Worthington Scranton Offering Network and E-Business Security Training

Penn State Worthington Scranton is now offering a Wall Street West - Network and E-Business Security Certificate course for interested information technology (IT) professionals in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The training is being funded by a Wall Street West grant awarded to Worthington Scranton's Information Sciences and Technology faculty earlier this year. The grant, titled "Security and Risk Analysis and Mitigation for Area College and Secondary Education, Industry, Community and Future Area Professionals aims to provide broad-based, subsidized training in Security, Risk and Network Integrity.

The Wall Street West initiative is a not-for-profit partnership in Northeastern Pennsylvania that encompasses nine counties and is charged with enhancing financial services, information technology, and related industries through workforce and economic development initiatives. Wall Street West was funded by a $15 million Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for education and job training.

Worthington Scranton's program focuses on Northeast Pennsylvania's high school educators and students, financial services and other key area industry personnel, as well as the community at large.

The course is free of charge to interested individuals, who must complete three required courses:  IST 5032 - E-Business Security Course (20 hours); IST 5033 - Networking and Telecommunications Course (20 hours); and IST 5034 - Network Security Course (20 hours).

There will be a series of training sessions offered at the Worthington Scranton campus, beginning October 6.  The training sessions include instruction in all three courses and are scheduled as follows:

Session 1:  October 6 through December 5 in Dawson Building, Room 114.

Session 2:  March 2, 2009 through May 1, 2009 in Dawson Building, Room 114.

Session 3:  October 5, 2009 through December 4, 2009.

*All classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, every other week, from 5:15 to 9:15 p.m. in Room 114 of the Dawson Building.

Training is free for the first 50 IT professionals who register.  Participants will receive their certificates once the training has been completed.

If interested, please contact Penn State Worthington Scranton's Continuing Education Office, (570) 963-2600, for registration, additional information and alternative funding sources.