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Seriously, why do we need a Digital Agenda?

IoE and IoT are acronyms that are familiar to me – when I use them with friends and family, they have a big question mark on their face (I learned how to read question marks on faces during my time teaching at universities in Japan.).

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

The fact is that there are lots of those networks of connected physical objects already out there
– list of countries by IoT devices online per 100 inhabitants

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… and they estimate that more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected to the Internet of Things by 2020!

That is why we need a digital agenda – we need to make sure that this growing number of networks are reliable and secure.

Are you involved in the study, management, development and implementation of systems and concepts to combat information warfare?

Are you working on improving information systems security?arminSimma

Armin Simma from the Networking Academy at FH Vorarlberg is heading the Mini Track on Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things: Security and Privacy with his co-chair Nasser Abouzakhar from the University of Hertfordshire.

Join them, share your knowledge and experience:
CALL FOR PAPERS
15th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security ECCWS 2016
Munich, Germany, 7-8 July 2016

Armin Simma is a senior lecturer at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria. After graduating at the University of Linz, Austria he worked 2 years at CERN, Switzerland, working in projects for DASA (Daimler Chrysler Aerospace), ESA (European Space Agency) and other organizations worldwide (e.g. IT services for tax office Oslo/Norway). Since 2001 he is teaching and doing research in the areas of IT security, virtualization, cloud technology, operating systems and computer networks.

Keywords:
Government’s Digital Agenda, embedded systems, industrial malware analysis, security and privacy, industrial IoT and Industry 4.0.

LINKS

Call for Papers:Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things: Security and Privacy

Conference Website ECCWS 2016

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015

Internet of Things explained by Wikipedia

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Summer News – CCNA 5.1 is here

We hope that the summer had a lot of relaxing time to recharge your batteries for all of you and the start into a new semester and school year takes off with a momentum:

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Our NetSpace team heard all of your input and feedback, thought about it and created CCNA 5.1 “the best CCNA ever” … statement from the German community.

What is the change?

Parts of the very demanding content was moved to the appendix, repetitions were deleted, explanatory video material was added and the supporting instructor materials were updated and improved.

LINKS to drill down into the details

The News and Events post includes the availability of the CCNA R&S ITN 5.1 Overview and the CCNA R&S 5.03 and CCNA R&S 5.1 Announcement – A recording outlining the curriculum enhancements
One more place to check Instructor Resource Spotlight

profile-image-display.jspaHere is an explanation from Eugene Morozov [22 min] Technical Manager on the NetAcad Team.

<<<< yes, this recording includes the invitation and details to the IPD week from 28th of September to 1st of October 2015 where the new features of CCNA 5.1. will be one of the topics.

What is the IPD week? IPD stands for Instructor Professional Development and you can self-enrol to this course, letting you have access to lots of instructor resources, learn about how other instructors use the course materials and much more.

This recording covers the updates to CCNA R&S curriculum.

CCNA R&S 5.03 update is the migration of the courses content to a new improved learning environment.

CCNA R&S ITN 5.1 update – Introduction to Networks course content have been reorganized and improved to address many concerns shared by instructor community.

Overview of the tools that can be used for planning and delivering courses includes:

– Instructor Resource Spotlight
– IPGs (Instructor Planning Guides)
– Activity Maps
– Teaching Best Practices
– Global IPD Week
– New course environment and content

 

Let us know if there are any issues or questions and contact your AAM or Technical Manager.

Happy to get in contact with you through your comments here as well 🙂

Have a great rest of the summer and come back rejuvenated

Jutta Jerlich, Eugene Morozov

 

Congratulations – Trade39 WorldSkills Participants in Sao Paulo 2015

#benetacad #netacad @eskills4jobs

Showing my highest respect for the achievement of the Trade39 WorldSkills participants in different cultural conventions … I lift my hat    ….    I bow   …   when I see the results of the Trade39 WorldSkills participants in Sao Paulo from Europe.

Huge Congratulations!!! I have the highest respect for all of your achievements in this very challenging global competition:

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David Csongradi, Hungary

BRONZE

Pekka Tuukkanen, Finland

 

MEDAILLION for EXCELLENCE

Ponnudurai Thushjandan, Switzerland

Alexandre Etienne, France

Stamm Simon, Germany

Miller Richard, UK

Jonathan Linder, Liechtenstein

Rui Chaves, Portugal

 

and

Tanel Peep, Estonia

Adrian Flodell, Sweden

Johannes Pinger, Austria

Diego Soto, Spain

 

The Austrian Team >>

Johannes Pinger, is a student at the Cisco Academy  HTL Wien Rennweg. His teacher, mentor and expert is Christian Schoendorfer, ASC, ITC, Instructor Trainer. Thank you very much Christian for driving the IT Education in and for Austria.
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The Estonian Team >>

Tanel Peep works as vocational teacher at Viljandi Vocational Education Centre and also administrates the school IT. Expert Toivo Pärnpuu is IT Manager at Networking Academy Tallinn Polytechnic School

The Finish Team >>

Pekka Tuukkanen [about him in Finish] and expert Markus Lintuala who was a competitor in London 2011 and EuroSkills 2010 in Lisboa. First international expert experience in EuroSkills Lille competitions 2014.

The French Team

Alexandre Etienne and expert Benjamin Callar who was competitor in Worldskills Calgary, then a team leader for Euroskills 2010, Euroskills 2012 and Worldskills 2013.

The German Team >>

Simon Stamm is working at Leibniz University IT Services and will start an integrated degree program at TUI InfoTec GmbH as IT business engineer in August this year. Expert Almut Leykauff-Bothe is one of the few female instructors and long-term Cisco Academy partner in the Multi-Media Berufsbildende Schulen (MMBbS) in Hannover Germany.
Worldskills Germany

The Hungarian Team >>

David Csongradi and expert Zoltán Sisák who is also Managing Director, Chairman of the Board for the HTTP Foundation, a very valuable and long term partner in the Cisco Networking Academy.
Skills Hungary

The Liechtenstein Team >>

Jonathan Linder [profile in German] and expert Stefan Wachter work for the same company Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan that is active training new talents within vocational education phramework.

The Portuguese Team >> 

Rui Chaves is a student at Cisco Academy ENTA- Escola de Novas Tecnologias dos Açores. Expert Daniel Medeiros is Director of Operations for Globestar Systems and has his own consulting company. He is a dedicated Cisco Network Academy Instructor at ENTA and has been involved with Worldskills since 2009, was an expert in Calgary will be the Chief Expert for Euroskills competition that will happen in EuroSkills Gothenburg in Dec 2016.

The Swedish Team >>
Adrian Flodell is a Networking Academy Student from the Cisco Academy Katrineholms Tekniska College
Expert Andreas Strömgren competed at the WorldSkills 2007 in Shizuoka and already was the Swedish expert in Leipzig 2013. He and the Swedish competitor from Calgary 2009 run a small company together.

WorldSkills Chief Expert: Anders Lantz is also from Sweden
www.worldskills.se

The Swiss Team >>

Thushjandan Ponnudurai is an apprentice at the University of Bern. Expert Danny Meier is an experienced WorldSkills professional, he works for Heiniger & Partner AG.
www.swiss-skills.ch

 

LINKS

More articles about WorldSkills

Results TRADE39 WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015

All results WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015

 

Stay tuned for

EuroSkills competition in Gothenburg in Dec 2016

European Cybersecurity Challenge

ablauf2015_klMost countries lack sufficient IT security professionals to protect their IT infrastructure. To help mitigate this problem, many of them setup national cyber security competitions for finding young cyber talents and for encouraging them to pursue a career in cyber security.

The European Cyber Security Challenge leverages these competitions with a pan European layer to them:

The top cyber talents from each country meet to network and collaborate and finally compete against each other
to determine which country has the best cyber talents.

To find out who’s countries team is the best, contestants have to solve security related tasks from domains such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics and collect points for solving them.

The competition is organized jointly in collaboration with experienced organizations from EU Member States for students. The Organizing Committee of the 1st pan-European Cyber Security Challenge is composed of the following representatives:

Who can participate?

Participants selected by their country’s organization responsible for running the ECSC qualification. In 2015, the following countries can assemble and send a team:

Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Spain and United Kingdom.

The selected participants should be the top participants from the national challenge and must meet the following criteria:

– They are between 14 and 30 years old
– They are a citizen of the county for which they participate or they live or study there
– They do not (yet) have a master degree or similar
– They do not have a higher education related to cyber security
(e.g., Certified Ethical Hacker, Bachelor in Forensics, …)

Team composition and categories

Teams consist of two (max. 3) coaches/staff members and a maximum of ten (10) contestants from two categories: Junior and Senior. The senior category might not contain more than five (5) members.

Junior: Between 14 and 20 years old
Senior: Between 20 and 30 years old

What are you waiting for?
Join in!

LINKS

Enisa Pan-european Cybersecurity Competition

Read all details about the European Challenge

Introduction to CyberSecurity Cisco Networking Academy

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Step outside your box

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STEM Entrepreneurship Programm

Stemettes are running Outbox Incubator this Summer – for girls interested in starting, running or trying out STEM-based business. If you’ve got an idea, or passion for STEM, this will be the place for you to get hands-on workshops, inspirational talks, personalized mentoring and some funding for your idea – all under one roof!

We’ll be hosting girls who live outside of London in the venue and it will run from 27th July to 5th September 2015 – you can book minimum a week at a time. As usual, the whole experience is FREE, will have lots of food and includes lots of fun.

Find out more and apply at http://www.outboxincubator.com/apply, follow us @OutboxIncubator and check out #OutboxIn

LINKS

www.outboxincubator.com

Build your smart device

… without learning a programming language.

Some of you might remember … the ones who came to the Cisco Partner Summit in Barcelona from 22-23. October 2014. Yes, the IoE Workshop “Be Creative with IoE: building a smart thing” where we were building a smart alarm clock.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you are a student, it is probably hard to imagine that teachers can also work in a team to create something together. They did and this was the team composition:

  1. Manager – ensures the projects are implemented and that everybody is working 🙂
  2. Designer – design and construct the box
  3. Programmer – programs the software inside the boards
  4. Engineer – connect the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino, peripherals of I/O, wires

Great work, super fun and we are looking forward to IoE classrooms in the Cisco Networking Academy World.

Now we have a challenge of for everyone:

Impress Santa and get your present – Enter the #Xmashack Contest

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Thanks to the Technical Field Team of the Cisco Networking Academy Bogdan Doinea, Marc Khayat, Serges Nanfack Fomekong, Eugene Morozov and Giuseppe Cinque and the creators of the cool tool Wyliodrinyou can build cars or robots that can move around while your smart device is being programmed – Alexandru Radovici, Ioana Culic, Ovidiu Stoica who were supporting the teams.

LINKS

www.wyliodrin.com

Xmashack Contest Share with the hashtags #XmasHack #Wyliodrin

Networking Academy Partner Summit 2014

Linux Community Intitiative

Linux Essentials2In collaboration with The Open University the Cisco Networking Academy is launching an initiative to enable schools, colleges and other educational organizations who are not yet a member of the global Cisco Networking Academy Program to teach Linux skills for free. The initiative was born in the UK but quickly expanded into other countries in Europe.

If you are from a school, college, training provider, educational charity, university or another valid interested party, you can join this community and apply to become a Cisco Networking Academy delivering LPI Linux courses.

Curriculum Objectives and Course modules

Frequently Asked Questions: Linux Essentials

It is an open and free community depending on everyone’s contribution. Volunteers including the Open University are donating 30-60 minutes a week working on the different forums to support the needs of participating members. The Academy Incubator is the framework that gives you as an easy entry into the Cisco Networking Academy program.

The Initiative

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How-to-join and community rules

The people behind this initiative

Additional benefits

  • Licensed use of Packet Tracer
  • Cisco self-enroll courses (Entrepreneurship, Introduction to the IoE, …)
  • Career development portal for all students
  • Global Community of Educators & Learners
  • Competitions, events and ideas

LINKS

Cisco Blog UK

Computing at school

Press release LPI

Congratulation to all NetRiders

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I hope that all of the NetRiders have such smiling faces as my Austrian NetRiders from HTL Rennweg in Vienna.

We hope you are proud of your success as you all did well under pressure showing your CCNA skills. Congratulations on a job well done representing your country! You are all winners and have joined the global community of NetRiders!

Thank you for your investment of time and your engagement going beyond.

Here are the results

For those of you who want to see more impressions from the competition day on 16 October 2014 we posted photos in an album on our Cisco Networking Academy Facebook page.

See you next year !

 

CALL for participation: Technology in Action

A Sports Application of the Internet-of-Everything Technology
#worldrun #netacad

name_badgeWFLCisco Networking Academy Students in Austria like to grow their practical knowledge in projects or internships. They want to see Networking Technology in action.

On May 4th, 2014 , at exactly 10 am UTC  the Wings for Life World Run, a unique event, a completely new competition format, never done before … happening in 35 locations at the same time, day or night …  would be cool to be part of the NetAcad Team reporting directly from the global race control center in Austria?

 

Cisco Networking Academy Students are part of this UNIQUE GLOBAL EVENT!

 

  • YOU can come to Spielberg and BE PART of the NetAcad Team in AUSTRIA,
    experience this event LIVE, check out more details and APPLY here.

 

Looking forward to reading your email.

THANK YOU for being part of the Global Cisco Networking Academy Network

 

You can not come to Austria. Do you want to be part of the Global Reporting Team?

 

CALL for participation: Global Reporting Team

A Sports Application of the Internet-of-Everything Technology
#worldrun #netacad

reportingCisco Networking Academy Students in Austria like to grow their practical knowledge in projects or internships. They want to learn first hand about Networking Technology.

On May 4th, 2014 , at exactly 10 am UTC the Wings for Life World Run, a unique event, a completely new competition format, never done before … happening in 35 locations at the same time, day or night … would be cool to connect with the NetAcad Team reporting directly from the global race control center in Austria?

We will connect you from where ever you are with the OnSite Netacad Team to exchange thoughts and feelings.

 

Cisco Networking Academy Students are part of this UNIQUE GLOBAL EVENT!

 

  • YOU want to communicate directly with the NetAcad Team in Austria,
    learn about what IoE technology enables and share this knowledge with your
    community, check out more details and APPLY here.

 

Looking forward to reading your email.

THANK YOU for being part of the Global Cisco Networking Academy Network

 

You can come to Austria. Do you want to be part of the NetAcad Team Behind the Scenes?

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