NetAcad Learn-A-Thon

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Participate in the Learn-A-Thon to prepare students for a successful and lucrative career in technology from Cybersecurity to IoT.  Academies can be part of the change and help fill the global skills shortage to build the technology workforce of tomorrow. Upskilling students is easy, low in cost and only takes two weeks through the Learn-A-Thon campaign.

Learn the basics needed to fight cybercrime with Cybersecurity Essentials Course

A single breach can have huge consequences for a company’s ability to function, hurting the bottom line and causing disruption in the daily lives of millions of people. This is why the demand for security professionals continues to grow. Get on-board and develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures used to defend networks. Help your students decide whether they want to pursue an entry-level networking or security role professionally.

The core skills students will learn:

  • Understand security controls for networks, servers and applications.
  • Learn valuable security principals and how to develop compliant policies.
  • Implement proper procedures for data confidentiality and availability.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using Cisco Packet Tracer.

Length
30 hours

Cost
Free

Level
Intermediate

Learning type
Online self-paced

Awards 2018

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National Champion Instructor
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National Champion Instructor
2nd Place
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National Champion Instructor
3rd Place
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Gift Cards

Registration

The Learn-A-Thon is open to Higher Education NetAcad partners across ANZ who are able to host the event over a two-week period on campus.

Applications are open from 3rd week of February 2019 and close on 1st week of March 2019.

A dedicated instructor is to be appointed to enroll students and guide them through the self-paced Cybersecurity Essentials course over the two-week period.

Allocate a lab facility with good internet connection.

Encourage & motivate students to learn rigorously and earn a digital badge.

Fulfill and send next application form.

You’ll receive an email confirming your participation.

Digital Badge Students Can Earn

The participant students in this Learn-A-Thon earn a digital Badge which is a visual representation of the skills they have acquired. Unlike certificates, badges are distributed and posted online to display skills they have obtained by taking part in the Learn-A-Thon. Badges allow learners to showcase and articulate skills for advancement over social media and digital portfolios.

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Digital Badge: Cybersecurity Essentials


Badge description

Learn the basics needed to fight cybercrime. A single breach can have huge consequences for a company’s ability to function, hurting the bottom line and causing disruption in the daily lives of millions of people. This is why the demand for security professionals continues to grow. Get onboard—and develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures used to defend networks. Then decide whether you want to pursue an entry-level networking or security role professionally. Recommended for students planning to study for the Cisco CCNA R&S, CCNA Cyber Ops or Cisco CCNA Security Certifications. Prerequisite Introduction to Cybersecurity or equivalent knowledge recommended.

Badge criteria

Complete and pass the Cybersecurity Essentials Course during the Learn-A-Thon event hosted by individual academies.

Skills earned

Develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures used to defend networks.

  • Understand security controls for networks, servers and applications.
  • Learn valuable security principals and how to develo9p compliant policies
  • Implement proper procedures for data confidentiality and availability.

Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

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