CSSIA Offers Online Faculty Development with Option for Graduate Credit

The National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) has once again broadened the horizons of cybersecurity education by collaborating with the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) to offer graduate credit to faculty taking CSSIA courses. These four or five-day virtual classes save faculty time & money by being 100% instructor-led, online courses with hands-on labs.

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By UIS offering graduate credit for faculty taking CSSIA courses, it's a win/win... the instructor receives the training to better his/her classroom while advancing his or her own education by earning graduate credit

Palos Hills, IL (PRWEB) May 28, 2014

The National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) has once again broadened the horizons of cybersecurity education by collaborating with the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) to offer graduate credits to faculty taking CSSIA courses. These four or five-day virtual classes save faculty time & money by being 100% instructor-led, online courses with hands-on labs.

"By UIS offering graduate credits for faculty taking CSSIA's courses, it's a win/win... the instructor receives the training to better his/her classroom while advancing his or her own education by earning graduate credit," states Dr. Ted Mims, Department Chair for Computer Science at University of Illinois Springfield. "Numerous faculty have gone through this UIS/CSSIA graduate credit offering & have been very pleased with the ease of earning graduate credits online through a professionally delivered distance-learning course."

Since 2003, CSSIA, an Advanced Technology Education National Center supported by the National Science Foundation, has trained over 3,000 instructors in cybersecurity-related areas. CSSIA has distributed curriculum to over 125 community colleges for rapid deployment, and the CSSIA virtualization data center has been highly regarded by business partners and academia nationwide. Companies such as EMC, Cisco and VMware utilize the virtual data center to deliver the content of their academic programs.

The spring/summer online courses include: Computer Forensics, Ethical Hacking, CISSP, EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS), VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware Horizon View, NDG Netlab+ Setup & Operations, Security+, EMC Information Storage Management, LPI Academy Linux Essentials, Linux 1 and Linux 2.

“CISSA's trainings are unique in the fact that they use master instructors who have great depth in their subject matter and have been teaching for a large number of years,” states Jesse Varsalone, lead CSSIA trainer, “The classes include hands-on demonstrations and give the students opportunities to complete hands on labs. The low cost of the top-notch training and the ability to network and communicate with fellow faculty from around the country without leaving your office makes CSSIA the best place to get your training.”

CSSIA’s adoption of a virtualized teaching and learning environment has resulted in groundbreaking innovations that have enabled cyber security educators to develop curricula that can easily be shared by institutions interested in teaching cyber security and cloud-related programs.

CSSIA works towards helping institutions address the demand for cybersecurity technicians in the workforce.

Go to http://www.cssia.org to learn more.


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