This comes at a time when there is marked rise in biometric technology adaptation in government agencies and financial institutions in
Biometrics is used in computer science as a form of identification and access control. It is a form of recognition and identity confirmation that uses physical attributes of an individual that are impossible or at least hard to mask, said
Common forms of biometrics include facial recognition, fingerprinting, retinal scans and DNA analysis. While previously cost prohibitive, concerns over terrorism and security have made many world governments and private organisations implement the technology at least on a limited scale.
Biocertification are designed for technology practitioners who are seeking to enhance their technical skills as well as their professional prospects.
Such certificates include Certified Biometric Security Technician (CBT), Certified Biometric Security Professional (CBSP), Certified Biometric Security Engineer (CBSE), and Certified Biometrics Security Developer (CBSD).
While noting that the demand for skilled biometric security professionals is growing significantly worldwide, Akano explained that "These certifications are designed for both novice and as well as experienced networking and IT security professionals who wish to gain a solid understanding of Biometric Technologies and as well usage of Biometrics in the real world applications.”
He added that biocertification will "significantly benefit young university graduates looking for jobs, security professionals and officers seeking promotions and new opportunities in 2014 and also none Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals who want to diversify and enlarge their coast in 2014, auditors, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the physical, networking and as well as data security.”
Each programme consists of instructional material prepared by experts and practitioners which is followed by a certification exam.
On passing the exam participants will receive the certification.
New Horizons Nigeria has been offering IT certification programmes to individuals and IT personnels over a period of time. It is the
Information Technology is the future of the World and Nigerians should not be left behind, Akano concluded.
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