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Introduction to Cybersecurity U.S. 2021

Participate in the Learn-A-Thon Introduction to Cybersecurity US 2021 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-A-Thon Begins

Countdown To Completion February 10th 2021 - Los Angeles time (UTC−08:00)
Apertura: 1611567000 - 25-01-2021 09:30
Cierre: 1612916100 - 10-02-2021 00:15
Ahora: 1611596820 - 25-01-2021 09:47

The Introduction to Cybersecurity Learn-A-Thon

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Length of Learn-A-Thon


Participate in the Learn-A-Thon from 25th January until 13th February 2021

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15-hour self-paced intro course


Explores cyber trends, threats and staying safe in cyberspace. Multiple activities and quizzes engage students and reinforce learning.

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Benefits of Intro to Cybersecurity


Teaches how to protect personal data and privacy online & in social media. Discusses why more IT jobs require cybersecurity knowledge and understanding.

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Free to join


The cost to join the Learn-A-Thon is free.

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In-Demand Skills


When you teach cybersecurity, you provide your students with valuable skills companies continually seek from candidates.

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Level


Beginner.

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Incentives for students to join the Learn-A-Thon

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Students who participate in the Learn-A-Thon and pass the Intro to Cybersecurity course exam with a 70% or above on the first attempt will be awarded a Cisco Intro to Cybersecurity digital badge.

Students that participate in the Learn-A-Thon will receive a Cisco Learn-A-Thon experience digital badge

A Cisco digital badge is an emblem distinguishing an achievement that can be shared and validated digitally on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Xing, via Email, shared link, embed code into web page or blog.

After the Learn-A-Thon, we encourage students to continue on their Cybersecurity journey by taking the Cybersecurity Essentials course as a next step.

Timeline

25th January 2021
Learn-A-Thon Begins
10th February 2021
Registration closes
13th February 2021
Learn-a-Thon Concludes
17th February 2021
Course Excel files Due
23th February 2021
Winners announced
3th March 2021
Learn-A-Thon Experience badges issued to students who participated in Learn-A-Thon

Awards

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Instructors with the most Student Participants in each of the 3 following organizational categories: High school, Higher Education (Community College, University), and Community Based/NGO

High School
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
Top performing Instructors

  • 1st place: Camera, Tablet, Mic Bundle
    • 1) Camera: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam
    • 2) Tablet: Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet with Software, 7.9″ X 6.3″
    • 3) Mic: Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play – Blackout
  • 2nd place: Camera: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam
  • 3rd place: Tablet: Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet with Software, 7.9″ X 6.3″

 

 

Higher Education (Community College, University)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
Top performing Instructors

  • 1st place: Camera, Tablet, Mic Bundle
    • 1) Camera: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam
    • 2) Tablet: Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet with Software, 7.9″ X 6.3″
    • 3) Mic: Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play – Blackout
  • 2nd place: Camera: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam
  • 3rd place: Tablet: Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet with Software, 7.9″ X 6.3″
Community Based/NGO
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
Top performing Instructors

  • 1st place: Camera, Tablet, Mic Bundle
    • 1) Camera: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam
    • 2) Tablet: Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet with Software, 7.9″ X 6.3″
    • 3) Mic: Blue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming on PC and Mac, 3 Condenser Capsules, 4 Pickup Patterns, Headphone Output and Volume Control, Mic Gain Control, Adjustable Stand, Plug & Play – Blackout
  • 2nd place: Camera: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam
  • 3rd place: Tablet: Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet with Software, 7.9″ X 6.3″

 

 

How Academies Join the Learn-A-Thon

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Host a 3-weeks event at your educational institute.
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Assign a dedicated instructor to manage the Learn-A-Thon.
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Dedicated instructor to set up a self-paced Introduction to Cybersecurity Course page on NetAcad.com. CourseID:
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Dedicated instructor enroll students into self-paced Introduction to Cybersecurity Course.
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Dedicated instructor register its academy and class in this website to participate in Learn-A-Thon.
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Allocates an on-site lab facility with internet connection, if applicable. Encourage students to complete course and earn a digital badge.
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All students who complete and pass the Introduction to Cybersecurity Course will earn a digital badge to share on social media platforms.
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Have the most students complete the Introduction to Cybersecurity course and earn a learning digital badge & you’ll be in the running to win some great prizes.

Registration

The Learn-A-Thon is open to NetAcad Academies across U.S. who are able to host the event over a two-week period on campus

Registration is open now through 10th February 2021.

Promotion

Download these files to promote Cybersecurity Learn-A-Thon in your academy.


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