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Cyber Security Summer Camp a success

The first summer camp based around cyber security was been held at SGS College last week.
Offering participants of all ages the chance to explore this growing subject, the event looked at social engineering, cryptography, password cracking (in python) and viruses in windows scripting host.
Participant, Ashley Strutt said: “I really enjoyed the day and would like to take it further.”

Ian Jenkins added: “It was an enjoyable day. I found it excellent.”

Kandis Douglas, Co-ordinator commented: "Knowing that Cyber Security is the right career choice for you can be a challenge, our summer school provided the perfect taster day to help make an informed decision. Everyone praised the day very highly and are now planning our next event in October half term. The day was a great introduction to the Cyber Security Academy launching this September.”

"We know that sixty-four percent of IT managers who hire IT staff rate certifications as having extremely high or high value in validating the skills and expertise and that entry level employees who hold certifications can earn up to £12,000 more than their peers. Which is why at the SGS Cyber Security Academy we are focusing not just on providing our learners with a broad foundation to Computing with the Level 3 BTEC in IT but offering preparation for the Microsoft Technology Associate exam in Security Fundamentals."