Interested in Cybersecurity?

The Science Center of Pinellas County, Fla., has teamed up with Raytheon, SRI International and St. Petersburg College to create an innovative cyber security educational program.

Its goal is to prepare students for careers in national defense, the protection of corporate and civilian cyber networks, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education — and successful career placement with the best companies.

The program’s “real-world” learning methodology is uniquely differentiated by a blend of academic and practical experience, including mentoring by industry experts; in-depth studies of STEM principles; and the use of e-learning tools that include threat simulation and attack, counter-attack gaming, and hands-on components. The program provides students with a foundation in cyber security and ethics, protocols, operating systems, software, network management, security procedures, how to harden networks, and much more.

The 15 week-long educational program will be available on Oct. 11. Targeted for adults who desire either new skills or enhancement of existing computer technology training, this program will prepare graduates for careers in a critical high-growth industry. Students who complete the full Science Center Cyber Security Educational Program will qualify for credits toward a two- or four-year degree in network security from St. Petersburg College.

Individuals interested in learning new skills or enhancing current computer technology training through this program are encouraged to send their contact information or résumé to cybersecurityeducationprogram@gmail.com

The Science Center of Pinellas County, Fla., has teamed up with Raytheon, SRI International and St. Petersburg College to create an innovative cyber security educational program.

Its goal is to prepare students for careers in national defense, the protection of corporate and civilian cyber networks, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education — and successful career placement with the best companies.

The program’s “real-world” learning methodology is uniquely differentiated by a blend of academic and practical experience, including mentoring by industry experts; in-depth studies of STEM principles; and the use of e-learning tools that include threat simulation and attack, counter-attack gaming, and hands-on components. The program provides students with a foundation in cyber security and ethics, protocols, operating systems, software, network management, security procedures, how to harden networks, and much more.

The 15 week-long educational program will be available on Oct. 11. Targeted for adults who desire either new skills or enhancement of existing computer technology training, this program will prepare graduates for careers in a critical high-growth industry. Students who complete the full Science Center Cyber Security Educational Program will qualify for credits toward a two- or four-year degree in network security from St. Petersburg College.

Individuals interested in learning new skills or enhancing current computer technology training through this program are encouraged to send their contact information or résumé to cybersecurityeducationprogram@gmail.com

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