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Introduction to Cybersecurity International Girls in ICT Day

International Girls in ICT Day​​​​​​​

Cisco is celebrating International Girls in ICT Day around the world on 22 April, 2021 to motivate girls and women to consider science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.

New studies suggest the impact of the COVID-19 recession on working women is greater than men, unlike other significant economic downturns that more affected men.

Global figures show a startling economic disparity with women losing jobs at almost twice the rate of men and leaving 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line.

If we want to empower girls to secure their own economic future, it only makes sense to expose them to the opportunities STEM skills can bring to their future.

We’re celebrating – get involved! 

Cisco Networking Academy is organizing a first-of-its-kind global Learn-A-thon and you can be part of it!

Join this friendly competition and compete for global prizes whilst helping more girls to learn technology skills at same time.

All students are welcome. This Learn-A-thon is capped at 250 instructors, so be quick!

Are you ready to celebrate?

Learn-A-Thon Begins

Learn-A-Thon begins April 1st 2021 - Los Angeles time (UTC−08:00):
Apertura: 1617269400 - 01-04-2021 09:30
Cierre: 1617149700 - 31-03-2021 00:15
Ahora: 1614587040 - 01-03-2021 00:24

The Introduction to Cybersecurity Learn-A-Thon

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Length of Learn-A-Thon


Participate in the Learn-A-Thon from 1st April until 22th April 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.

World of Cybersecurity
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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

23rd February 2021
Registration opens
31st March 2021
Registration closes
1st April 2021
Learn-A-Thon Begins
22nd April 2021
Learn-a-Thon Concludes with Women Rock-IT event
27th April 2021
Course Excel files Due
11th May 2021
Winners announced
17th May 2021
Learn-a-Thon Badges will be Distributed

Awards

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

  1. Apple watch 6 SE
  2. Air pods with wireless charging case
  3. Google Nest Audio
Academies
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
Top performing Academies

  1. Apple watch 6 SE
  2. Air pods with wireless charging case
  3. Google Nest Audio
ASC
1st Place
Top performing ASC

  1. Apple watch 6 SE

 

How Academies Join the Learn-A-Thon

What is a Learn-A-thon?

A Learn-A-Thon is a three-week virtual competition for Instructors to offer the Introduction to Cybersecurity course to all students who are interested in learning more about cybersecurity. This course can be offered by creating a self-enroll course or Instructor led course. You are welcome to invite students, staff, family members, and friends to participate in this free online course. Participating academies will help prepare students for a successful and lucrative career by providing students with the valuable skills that companies continually seek and help build the workforce of tomorrow.

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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:
Learnathon2021_Academy_Course#
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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 International Girls in ICT Day who are able to host the event over a two-week period on campus.

Registration is open now through 23rd of February 2021 until 31st of March 2021.

Registration is capped at 250 instructors. Once 250 instructors have registered registration will closes – so be quick! 

Promotion

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


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