Agenda

Instructor Training Sessions (Additional Charge to Attend)



  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Defeating the Advanced Persistent Threat with CSA+

    Instructor: Clay Leitzke, President, Nexus Worldwide Computer Training

    The CompTIA CSA+ (CS0-001) 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 Leitzke

  • 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+ (N10-006 & N10-007) 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+ (220-902) and Network+ (N10-006 & N10-007) 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 Publishing

    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+ (PK0-004) 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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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Kim Heldman

  • 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+ (LX0-103 & LX0-104) 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+ (SYO-501) 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 - 3:30 PM

    Registration

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Breakfast, Content Partner Expo & Networking

  • 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

    Speaker

    Todd Thibodeaux

  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    Content Partner Expo & Networking

  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Why Defense is the Best Offense in Security

    Presenter: Tejas Vashi, Senior Director, Product Strategy & Marketing Learning @Cisco, Cisco Systems

    Today’s world of security looks very different than it did yesterday. Security now requires a coordinated team effort to protect, defend and manage data. It also requires employees who are trained to mitigate risks. Organizations can no longer take a reactive stance. Instead, they must consider what happens before, during and after an attack and what their capabilities to manage an incident truly are. How can organizations be best prepared?

    In this presentation, Tejas Vashi from Cisco will illustrate how defense is the best offense when it comes to security. He will demonstrate that talent is key to ensuring that companies not only react to the threats but proactively defend their data and assets. He will show how, much like a football team, security analysts must be coordinated in their approach to threat defense, and how organizations can lead the effort to mitigate security risks.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Tejas Vashi

  • 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

    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

    Content Partner Expo & Networking

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 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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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Sari Greene

  • 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 whether you teach virtually or in the classroom.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Karen Hyder

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Cyber Security Enterprise Risk Management – Key to an Organization’s Resilience

    Presenter: Richard Spires, CEO at Learning Tree International and Former CIO at the IRS and at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    For many organizations, dealing with the threat of a cyber attack has become its most significant risk.  Highly visible cyber security breaches have elevated this topic to the board room, and organizations are having to deal with the cultural, skills, and technology issues to address this key enterprise risk.  This presentation will focus on key factors necessary to address this enterprise risk, to include highlighting NIST’s Cyber Security Risk Management Framework.  As part of the framework, NIST has also developed a National Cyber Security Workforce Framework to help organizations address what skills are required to establish an effective cyber security program.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Richard Spires

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Cybersecurity 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

    Content Partner Expo & Networking

  • 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

    Security in Training and Certification – A look at why security should become a part of your DNA

    Presenter: Jedi Hammond, Dell Certification Strategy Lead at Dell EMC Proven Professional Certification Program

    Information security is critical to the future success in protecting your business and is integral to deployment, configuration and administration of new technologies. As IT administrators, security needs to become a part all your actives. Join me as we explore how to include security in your training and certification planning.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Jedi Hammond

  • 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

    CompTIA Partner Summit Reception

  • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Registration

  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Breakfast, Content Partner Expo & Networking

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Practical Tips to Help IT Pros Bridge the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

    IT professionals agree that cybersecurity skills are among the most important skills to have, yet the majority of organizations don’t have in-house security knowledge or access to third-party security experts. In this age of corporate hacks and ransomware, what can explain this cybersecurity skills gap, and what can be done about it? Join us for insights from Spiceworks and a panel of experienced IT professionals.

    Moderator: Peter Tsai, Senior Technology Analyst at Spiceworks

    Panelists:

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Peter Tsai

    Speaker

    Jason Ware

    Speaker

    Jeff Grettler

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Taking Care of Business – Deep in the Heart of Texas

    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:

    • Jana Hambruch, Vice President for Education Strategy and Program Outcomes, Institute for Life-Long Learning and Workforce Innovation 
    • Raquel Perez, Corporate Liaison, Alamo Colleges Corporate College 
    • Scott Strubberg, Senior IT Infrastructure Lead, IBM

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Raquel Perez

    Speaker

    Scott Strubberg

    Speaker

    Jana Hambruch

  • 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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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Fernando Maymí

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Project Management Skills Everyone Needs

    Presenters:

    • Walt Jaqua, Information Technology Instructor, South Bend Community School Corporation 
    • Stephen Schneiter, Program Manager, CompTIA Instructor Network

    Headlines are full of projects that have crashed miserably or gone extremely over budget! It is reported that 75% of business and IT executives anticipate their project will fail!  Fewer than one-third of projects are completed on time and on budget! 

    Instructors, you have the power to change the statistics!  Join us in this session to discuss project management skills needed in the industry. We will discuss the seven must-have project management skills every IT Pro needs to make sure projects are completed within scope, on time, in budget and work as expected! 

    CompTIA Project+ focuses in on project management skills every IT professional needs to be a part of a winning team. Learn how you can add this to your curriculum and enhance your student’s IT careers.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Stephen Schneiter

    Speaker

    Walt Jaqua

  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Content Partner Expo & Networking

  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Conference Lunch Award Ceremony: CompTIA Partner Awards

    CompTIA partner awards ceremony will be held during the Partner Summit lunch. Various categories will be awarded to all partner types recognizing valuable partnerships.

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  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Creating the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

    Speaker: Prem Jadhwani, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Intellectual Point 

    The cyber threat landscape is evolving rapidly and the corporations are scrambling to find skilled people to fill the cyber positions. There is clearly an acute shortage of skilled cyber professionals. Cybersecurity workforce training and development is going through a major transformation today with the changing threat landscape as well as rapidly evolving technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data analytics. This presentation will bring real world best practices from the trenches on how cyber security education and training can be both affordable and effective in helping people fill the cyber security job openings with the right skills. The presentation will highlight critical skills required in the next generation of cyber professionals and how is the role of a security analyst rapidly evolving with the advent of advanced targeted attacks and zero day attacks. Attendees will walk away with a clear understanding of practical cyber security training solutions as well as best practices in developing and delivering an effective cyber security program from a pragmatic perspective within the commercial and federal organizations.  Attendees will learn how an accredited training provider (Intellectual Point) has been leveraging the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) program to effectively impart cyber security education to the unemployed and underemployed folks and help them transition to a lucrative and stable career in cyber security with the help of hands-on professional short courses and IT certifications.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Prem Jadhwani

  • 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

    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

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Help Desk, the Security Analyst, and the Kill Chain: A Study in Job Role Morphology

    Over the past few years, we’ve heard sad (and sometimes tall) tales about devastating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), zero day, vendor impersonation, and social engineering attacks. Attacks seem to continue unabated. But some things are, in fact, changing. Join Dr. James Stanger to learn more about CompTIA’s research into critical job roles and responsibilities in today’s organizations. Using CompTIA research gathered from IT pros around the world, he’ll discuss how industry response to attacks over the last few years has helped morph key job roles in the industry. For example, research is showing key shifts in the security analyst and help desk job technician roles. After this presentation, you’ll have greater insight into how the Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) community fits into the security kill chain.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    James Stanger

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