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TCEA Announces Network Security Course

by Miguel Guhlin

School technology support staff now have access to a network security course! The online, self-paced course is available through TCEA. The course, Network Security, prepares technology support staff through a presentation of network threats and risks they will encounter.

Managing Networks and Infrastructure

The TCEA Network Security course developer is Dr. Gary Ackerman. Dr. Ackerman has written two books on technology management in schools, and he teaches computer information systems courses. Dr. Ackerman brings a lifetime of expertise to the safeguarding networks course.

“Given the sensitive data stored, all staff must help to protect network security,” says Dr. Gary Ackerman, TCEA Course Developer.

Network Security Course Details

Participants will dig into content relevant to the topics below. Each module is rich with video content featuring Dr. Ackerman. These are the five modules participants will complete in the course:

  • Defining Security
  • Securing Networks
  • Proving Your Identity
  • Avoiding Phishing
  • Building Good Habits

This course also provides case studies that highlight potential issues. Dr. Ackerman shares his solutions to these issues and invites you to do the same. Participants can interact with course content via online forums, sharing what they would do.

Additionally, educators who enroll in the course get the following benefits:

  • Free TCEA annual membership ($49 value)
  • 12 CPE credit hours
  • A digital certificate upon completion of the course
  • Digital badge

Course access lasts for one year from the enrollment date, and participants will be able to revisit the content in the future.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Designed for technology support staff (entry-level technicians), the course is also open to K-16 staff to build foundational skills in network security as it can provide a base of knowledge to build on. Need a more introductory level course? Explore the course, Cybersecurity for Educators (a.k.a. Data Guardian).

How to Sign Up

The course is available for $39, but for groups of 10 or more, the price is discounted to $34 per person. Contact Miguel Guhlin (mguhlin@tcea.org) for pricing quotes for 10 or more people. Large groups can also pay via TCEA Credit Card Authorization Form. Interested? Go ahead, enroll now!

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