GCU Cybersecurity training and more


GCU Cybersecurity training and more

Here in GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology we strive to make an impact in the world by providing classrooms across the country with different tools and events that students can participate in to gather a better understanding on what higher education looks like in the field of technology. Below you will find various events that GCU is hosting that you and your students can utilize to gain an inside look into what areas of technology that we focus on.

Cyber Saturday Workshops: I am excited to announce that here at GCU we are offering a virtual Cyber Saturday workshop, on a monthly basis, that will give you a taste on what the Cybersecurity industry really looks like. Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and is experiencing an extreme shortage of qualified professionals. GCU recognizes the demand for cybersecurity careers and cordially invites you to a workshop through our Cyber Center of Excellence to learn more about this high-paying, dynamic field. You will get an inside look at cybersecurity and types of careers in the industry, while using advanced technologies and participating in hands-on activities and demos.

The best part is that it is completely FREE. If you or your students are interested in participating in this workshop, the next event it is being held on Saturday, June 5th, from 10am-12pm AZ time, with a pre-chat with GCU Professors scheduled to begin at 9:30am AZ time. All you need to do is go to this website: https://events.gcu.edu/event/cyber-center-excellence-workshop/and click on RSVP now to register for the workshop.

We run these events once a month (more dates are on their way) throughout the year constantly updating the content because there is always more to learn in Cybersecurity, so feel free to save this link for later to attend a future date as well.This event is open to anyone, so please share this opportunity with you students, your colleagues, or industry members who may be interested in learning more about the world of cybersecurity!

You are also welcome to attend to learn about some topics that we cover at GCU and how we can support you and your classrooms in educating the next generation of cyber professionals.

GCU Live Lessons: GCU LIVE Lessons offer a FREE and innovative opportunity where students participate in interactive activities in the fields of Software Development, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Cybersecurity! Please use this GCU Live Lesson landing page to schedule any GCU Live Lessons that you might be interested in implementing in your classrooms.

Here at GCU we have thoughtfully put together a catalog of 50+ free educational lessons featuring GCU curriculum designed by our college experts and faculty. These lessons are led remotely by a student representative from GCU, via live stream, using Zoom, Google Meets, or Microsoft Teams depending on your preferred platform. We provide options for both traditional and distanced learning classroom settings. So, no matter what your classroom looks like this semester or the next, we will find a lesson that your students can participate in! Check out the video below for a closer look at the live lesson experience.


GCU LIVE Lessons | Engage in Live Online Lessons Some of our most popular technology lessons are listed below, but you can also view the full catalog here

  • Back-End Software Development: Meme Creator *Distance learning option 
    • In this activity, students will receive hands-on training in the basics of how Back-End Website Development works utilizing the programming language of Java in creating and editing a Meme Creator.
  • Front-End Software Development: Magic Eight Ball *Distance learning option 
    • In this activity, students will receive hands-on training in the basics of how Front-End Website Development works utilizing the programming languages of HTML, CSS and JavaScript in creating and editing a Magic Eight Ball.
  • Cybersecurity: Network Forensics
    • In this activity, students will take a role as a forensics investigator to catch the criminal “Ann Decover”. Students will build a case against the criminal and her accomplice and catch them before they head out of town by using a tool called Wireshark.
  • Cybersecurity: Password Cracking
    • In this activity, students will learn how to crack password hashes using real-world scenarios via hash cat and hash-identifier

If you would like to be notified when our Fall scheduling opens back up please contact LiveLessons@gcu.edu and you will be contacted as soon as our Calendar is reopened. Once again, here at GCU we are here to support you and your classrooms with as many unique opportunities as we can to receive more information about a higher education degree in the fields of technology and a better understanding on what those high-demand careers have to offer.

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