Information Communication Technologies & Digital Media Sector Team


Our weekly live webinar series helps ICT educators stay up-to-date on the latest trends, technologies and related community college efforts, all without attending a conference! Be sure to register for the webinars that interest you, so we can send you related materials.


September 6

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Cisco Update: A New Streamlined Certification Program

Have you heard about the changes to the Cisco Certification Program? Greg Coté, Product Manager at Cisco will discuss the updates in detail and Richard Grotegut, ICT-DM Regional Director will share how the new CCNA ties in with the CCC curriculum.


September 13

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

NETLAB+ Virtual Lab Updates

NDG will share two new short courses that will help instructors teach virtual storage and network concepts as well as updates to several lab libraries for the NETLAB+ community.


September 20

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Choosing the Right Cyber Activities for Your Campus

Wondering what cyber activities are right for your campus? Our panel of ICT-DM Regional Directors will share what synergies exist across the state and how you can assess your department’s capacity for getting involved in competitions, cyber camps, after school programs and more.


September 27

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

3 Ways Your Campus Can Offer Industry Certification Exams

Obtaining IT industry certifications is critical for students in this space, but are community colleges delivering the necessary assessments?  Learn why test delivery isn’t occurring on many campuses, best practices from around the state and three testing center ‘models’ for your consideration.


October 4

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

How Business Engagement Informs Guided Pathways


October 11

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Using the Haiku Cyber Range for Cybersecurity Training


October 25

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Save Money on Certifications with CompTIA’s Academy Partner Program


November 8

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Exploring the ICT Disciplines: Which ICT Career is for you?

November 15

10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

BIW Dual Enrollment at Cerro Coso College




NICE 2019 Conference and Expo

Novemeber 18-20, 2019
Phoenix, AZ 

2019 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

December 9-10, 2019
Orange County, CA

WASTC 2020 ICT Educators Conference 

January 6-7, 2020
San Jose, CA 

CompTIA Train-the-Trainer Online Courses

CompTIA holds online train-the-trainer courses for each of their certification exams around the time a new exam is released. There is no cost associated with these online courses. Sessions typically run for two hours and are recorded for viewing at a later time. These are a great resource for instructors preparing to teach courses aligned with CompTIA certifications.

Here are the TTT courses with links to session videos that are currently available

Certification: IT Fundamentals+

Exam Number: FC0-U61


Certification: A+ (Core 1)

Exam Number: 220-1001


Certification: A+ (Core 2)

Exam Number: 220-102


Certification: Network +

Exam Number: N10-007


Certification: Security+

Exam Number: SY0-501


Certification: CySA+

Exam Number: CS0-001


Certification: PenTest+

Exam Number: PT0-001


Certification: CASP+

Exam Number: CAS-003


Certification: Cloud+

Exam Number: CV0-002


Certification: Project+

Exam Number: PK0-004


Certification: Linux+

Exam Number: April 2019


Vision for Success

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office, through its Vision for Success website, provides access to free video trainings produced by Skillsoft and LinkedIn Learning. For instructors teaching IT/Cybersecurity courses there are literally hundreds of useful video classes you can take.

Learning content is not limited to technology fields. Video courses available on the site are applicable across a broad range of disciplines useful for just about any course faculty teach.

The Online Network of Educators (@ONE)

@ONE offers a variety of free or low-cost professional development opportunities, whether you’re interested in a quick webinar or workshop to improve your online course, or a certificate program designed to take your online course design or teaching practices to the next level. Webinars, courses, and certificate programs draw from experienced online teachers and designers throughout the state, harnessing the energy, experience, and insights of the largest higher education system in the world.


A LinkedIn group of college faculty, high school teaches and commercial trainers who share ideas and feedback about the CompTIA line of certifications.


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