Agenda

Tracks

Instructor Best Practices
IT Industry Trends
CompTIA Instructor Network Training
Networking
General Session

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Defeating the Advanced Persistent Threat with CSA+

    Instructor: Clay Leitzke, President, Nexus Worldwide Computer Training

    The CompTIA CSA+ certification focuses on security professionals who use their skills to analyze data collected from various tools that are used manage and secure a network. Learn how to examine network data provided by these tools as a means of better understanding how to defend against attacks on your network.

    Who Should Attend: This session is geared for instructors who are preparing to implement the CompTIA CSA+ certification in their programs.
    Participants should have Network+ and Security+ or equivalent experience.

     

     

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Clay Leitcke

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Get The Knack of Network+

    Instructor: Jill West, Network+ Author, Cengage Publishing

    This session will explore instructional approaches, tools, and projects that bring Network+ concepts alive in the classroom. Special attention will be placed on TCP/IP IPv4 and IPv6, subnetting and virtual networks. Take away practical knowledge for network configuration requirements to share with your students to help provide a deeper understanding of network design.

    Who Should Attend: This session is intended for instructors with previous networking experience and should hold at least CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications or have equivalent experience in networking.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Jill West

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Hands On: Teaching the Networking Component of CompTIA A+

    Instructor: Mike Meyers, President, Total Seminars, LLC and McGraw-Hill Author

    Networking is a critical component in the CompTIA A+ and Network+ curriculum. Make sure you prepare your students for CompTIA certification success. Join Mike Meyers in this hands-on class that runs the gamut of modern networking, from LANs to WANS. Mike will cover configuration of all the machines that are involved in these networks, both small and big, and examine essential tools we use as network techs and administrators.

    Who Should Attend: Participants in this session should be familiar with basic computer and network concepts and components.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Mike Meyers

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Project Management Fundamentals with Project+

    Instructor: Kim Heldman, CIO - Regional Transportation District in Denver, Colorado, Author Wiley Publishng

    Discover the secret language used by project managers the world over. Learn the processes that make up a project and acquire the knowledge to build a framework for planning, managing, and controlling your project. You’ll also learn how to work with teams, manage project risk, and much more. This course will help prepare you for the CompTIA Project+ exam in a fun environment that will also provide you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of project management.

    Who Should Attend: This session is intended for instructor who are interested in adding Project+ to their educational programs.
    Some basic knowledge of project management would be helpful but not required for this session.

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  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Reaching for Linux+ Certification

    Instructors: Richard Blum, Author, Wiley Publishing and Christine Bresnahan, Author, Wiley Publishing and Professor, Ivy Tech Community College

    Linux has increased in popularity over the past years. The CompTIA Linux+ certification can help prepare students for a successful career as a Linux administrator. Join us as we look at the best approaches to teach Linux in the effort to assist students prepare for success in certification and careers.

    Who Should Attend: This session is intended for instructors who are interested in teaching Linux+ in their programs.
    Participants should have basic computer knowledge and skills such as CompTIA A+ and Network+ or equivalent experience.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Richard Blum

    Speaker

    Christine Bresnahan

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Security+ Basic to Advanced! Getting to Know Security+

    Instructor: Dr. Mark Ciampa, Professor, Western Kentucky University and Security+ Author, Cengage Publishing

    Interested in becoming Security+ certified but don't know exactly where to start? This session will explore the fundamentals of security, its unique terminology, and basic attacks and defenses that provides the foundation of the Security+ certification. After covering the fundamentals we will look at advanced security training that can be used to prepare for taking the Security+ certification and for training students in advanced security topics. This material can also be used to help students who are interested in becoming certified. Hands-on projects that illustrate these fundamentals will also be included.

    Who Should Attend: This session is intended for instructors who are looking to improve their instruction of Security+ topics with their students. Participants should hold at least CompTIA A+ and Network+ or equivalent experience.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Mark Ciampa

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    CompTIA Instructor Network Training Reception

    Reception for individuals who attended the Instructor Network Training sessions.

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  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Breakfast, Partner Expo & Networking

  • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Registration

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Welcome Address: The Future of CyberSecurity and CompTIA Products

     

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    James Stanger

    Speaker

    John McGlinchey

  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Partner Expo & Networking

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Cybersecurity: It's Not Just IT. Defining the Industry

    Speaker: Sari Greene, Founder, Sage Data Security, LLC


    The traditional information security model - one that is based on IT controls is simply is not enough anymore. We need to adopt a new model. One that requires executive engagement, on-going governance, and internal and external collaboration. To build cyber aware, cyber tough and cyber secure environments we need to know where we are, where we want to go, and how we are going to get there. This session will explore the convergence of technology, risk management, relationships, and education. Ultimately, it is our job as educators to foster a cadre of professionals and practioners that have the knowledge and insight to protect our companies, our communities, and our country from those who seek to do us harm.

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  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Securing the Academy: Better Cybersecurity for Instructors and Administrators

    Speaker: Dennis Thibodeaux, Technical Instructor, New Horizons Computer Learning Center


    In this session, technical instructor and cybersecurity expert Dennis Thibodeaux gives practical advice on protecting your students and colleagues from digital danger. Academy instructors, training center employees, independent technical educators, and IT pros will all benefit from this practical advice on securing both physical and virtual classrooms. Dennis will share the techniques he has used to defend the technical training environment against malware, malicious hackers, and other cyber-threats, from classroom computers to the cloud and back.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Dennis Thibodeaux

  • 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

    Conference Lunch & Keynote

    Cybersecurity in the Age of Espionage

    Recent years have seen a massive increase in cyber theft of private and confidential information from government agencies, business and private individuals. The modern spy is responsible for these attacks. Today’s spies are sophisticated, brilliant, devious and technologically advanced, and they are targeting your data. Robert Hanssen was the first of these new cyber spies, charged with selling American secrets to Russia for more than US$1.4 million in cash and diamonds. His ability to exploit computer systems allowed him to protect his identity during a 22 year spy career. Join Eric O'Neill as he uses real-life spy stories to show how careful diligence, counter espionage techniques and restraint in social media can help identify the numerous spies, hackers, hacktivists and trusted insiders that threaten every stroke of the keyboard.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Eric O'Neill

  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

    Partner Expo & Networking

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Cyber Workforce Challenges: Skill and Capability Shortfalls, Education Gaps, and How We Partner to Solve the Challenge

    In this session, hear industry experts discuss the challenges of today’s cyber workforce and how it’s lacking core technical expertise. There is a lack of a security doctrine that fails to keep pace with the current threat environment and education providers cannot train the workforce to close that gap. Panelists will address these and other shortcomings that include a checklist-driven approach to compliance and an inability to improvise using a balanced risk approach. There is an acute need for a workforce that can scale a range of approaches from critical infrastructure components to tactical/mission systems, to large and global enterprises. Tool agnosticism cannot continue at the expense of tool expertise.

    Panelists:

    • Dave Fedorchak
    • Sean Manning

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  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Taking the Virtual Classroom to the Next Level

    Speaker: Karen Hyder, Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach, Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting

    Teaching CompTIA certification in a virtual classroom environment is more than a lecture with uploaded PowerPoint slides. Live virtual sessions leverage the engagement tools in the software and compel learners to participate throughout the learning event. Attend this session to learn how to rock your virtual classroom courses. You’ll get a toolkit of resources and a strategy to get the job done wheather you teach virtually or in the classroom.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Karen Hyder

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Stories from the Front Lines and Protecting our Children

    Speaker: Clay Leitzke, President, Nexus Worldwide Computer Training


    Stories from the front lines at the Department of Defence, data about the types of activities and threats to our children and how our community can protect against current and future threats.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Clay Leitcke

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Cybersecuriy Pathway - Part 1 Security+

    Speaker: Dr. Mark Ciampa, Professor, Western Kentucky University and Security+ Author, Cengage Publishing


    Security+ is an essential credential for anyone starting a careen in the high demand field of cybersecurity.
    Our expert presenters will describe why Security+ should be part of your curriculum and provide best practices on how to implement the appropriate training into your program.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Mark Ciampa

  • 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

    Partner Expo & Networking

  • 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

    Cybersecurity Pathway - Part 2 CSA+

    Presenter: Steven Linthicum, Project Director, Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program at Coastline Community College

    CompTIA’s latest certification focuses on the skills needed for one of the today’s fastest growing job roles.   Professor Linthicum, one of the first CSA+ certified educators in the US, will share his expertise in using analytics to detect threats and enhance network security. 

    Additionally, you will learn how to align your courses to NSA/DHS criteria that can lead toward the Center of Academic Excellence designation for your academic institution.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Steven Linthicum

  • 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

    Networking Reception

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Breakfast, Partner Expo & Networking

  • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Registration

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    The NICE Framework - What, Why and the Future

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Preparing Your Students for the Workplace of the Future

    Employers, educators and economic development are closely related. What is the value of the certifications that your students are earning?
    Are you providing the right mix of IT talent to the workforce?
    This panel of employers and educators will share their views on current and future technology needs in the workplace.

    Panelists:

    • Raquel Perez, Alamo Colleges, San Antonio

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  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Synthetic Teammates and the Future of Cybersecurity

    Speaker: Dr. Fernando Maymí, Lead Scientist at Soar Technology


    Artificial Intelligence is becoming the key enabler of solutions to problems posed by the increasing variety, complexity and volume of cyber incidents. Based on our analysis of likely threats in the next ten years, it is likely that teams consisting of human and synthetic analysts will have to routinely work together in many if not most organizations in order to mitigate these risks. To fully leverage the potential of our synthetic teammates, we will need cybersecurity operators with broad knowledge and skills, and who know when to task agents and when to question their reports. This talk provides firstly an overview of future threats, then a vision of how human and synthetic teammates might work together, and finally some ideas on how we should develop today’s human assets to be able to thrive in tomorrow’s challenges.

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  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    The Flipped Classroom Approach!

    Presenter: Walt Jaqua, Information Technology Instructor, South Bend Community School Corporation 

    Flipping is a very popular term these days. You can flip a house, flip a pancake now you can flip your class! But what does flipping your class mean? As our technology courses become loaded with topics in certifications we find ourselves asking how we can complete all the topics and prepare students for certification in our limited time. One answer may be using the flipped classroom. But how? Come join us for this session to learn about various ways to flip your classroom, what happens outside the classroom and what happens in the classroom including one solution of creating or using existing short video lectures for students to view at home before the class session.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Walt Jaqua

  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Partner Expo & Networking

  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Conference Lunch & CompTIA Partner Awards Ceremony

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Creating the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Network+: Finding the Best Route to Success

    Presenter: Bill Saichek, Professor, Computer Science and Information Systems at Orange Coast College 

    In this session, we will be looking at labs that will reinforce the Network+ objectives.  We will be approaching the labs from the perspective of engaging students with practical networking activities by using traditional network infrastructures as well as the new, cutting-edge technologies that are evolving from the Internet of Things.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Bill Saichek

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    CyberSecurity Global Workforce Session: Addressing the Leadership Gap

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A+: A Fresh Look at an Old Favorite

    Presenter: Mark Whigham, Computer Science Instructor, Calhoun Community College Huntsville Campus 

    This workshop will take a look at how innovative changes and advancements in technology has impacted the field and increased the demand for skilled workers. As the growth of the IoT continues, the demand for skilled workers in the industry will evolved. Therefore, the need for an “Old Favorite “to continue evolve to meet the industry’s growing demands will still exist.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Mark Whigham

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