The School of Continuing Studies is offering Intro to Computers & Cyber Security in Westerly every month!
In the past five years, the need for Cybersecurity professionals grew about 12 times faster than that of all other jobs. This program is a great opportunity for you to pursue an entry-level career in the Cybersecurity field, with the potential to grow as a Cybersecurity professional. The Introduction to IT Security course will cover a variety of modules designed to introduce the student to the basics of IT security and build on existing knowledge of computers, networks, and the Internet. Topics covered will include security awareness, incident response, cyber attacks, encryption basics, access control, basic network security, basic host and data security, and basic vulnerability assessments. In addition, students will receive training in the Microsoft Office Suite and will be prepared to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in Word. At the end of the program, students will take the Microsoft Word exam, which is included in the cost of the course. Students will also be prepared for the Security+ certification. Apply Here!
The vision set out for the center is aligned with our ethos and goal of removing barriers and obstacles to accessing education programs and opportunities. Meeting students, families and employers where they are is not only critical to this goal, it allows for us to contextualize our programs and curriculum to ensure that each student is exceptionally prepared to achieve their goals and be workforce ready.
If you are interested in registering or learning more about our other three offerings -- Business Office Technology, Legal Assistant, and Production, Planning & Design -- please, contact us at (401) 254-3555 and let us know if you are interested in seeing these programs in Westerly. Check out the career pathway programs for program descriptions.