Anyone heard of these McAfee Institute?

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edited October 2020 in Other Certifications
Stumbled across these certifications last week on LinkedIn.  I was suggested a contact and I thought it was someone I knew (it wasn't).  Regardless, this person had tons of 'McAfee' Institute certifications.  I've never heard of these and at first I though they were related to McAfee but it appears they're not so I went into the rabbit hole....  Is this place a total sham ?? LOL.  Their certs seem pretty outrageous.

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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,253 Admin
    edited October 2020
    Those prices are targeted at businesses--specifically McAfee business customers--rather than at individuals. This training might also be a sales tool to be given away for free to entice new enterprise customers to sign multiple or long-term McAfee product licenses. McAfee salespeople might also acquire these certs to make themselves appear more of an expert in their products and target markets.
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,217 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Strangely it seems to be a legit program from Florida, based off the niccs.us-cert.gov 

    McAfee the cyber security product vendor has their own set of vendor product certifications and I believe is based out of Texas. 

    Never heard of the McAfee Institute.
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,253 Admin
    edited October 2020
    There is a rather lengthy Wikipedia article on McAfee Institute. It was founded by a number people all with the last name of "McAfee." I wonder if there is a famous "John" in that same family too ;)

    Here is an old TE discussion on the same subject.
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