Agenda

Instructor Training Sessions (Additional Charge to Attend)



  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 4:15 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

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