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Cisco Cybersecurity Scholarships. $10 Million.

Cisco certification (Cisco CCENT certification or higher)
Relevant industry certification [(ISC)2, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council, GIAC, ISACA]
Cisco Networking Academy letter of completion (CCNA 1 and CCNA 2)
Windows expertise: Microsoft (Microsoft Specialist, MCSA, MCSE), CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+)
Linux expertise: CompTIA (Linux+), Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification, Linux Foundation (LFCS, LFCE), Red Hat (RHCSA, RHCE, RHCA), Oracle Linux (OCA, OCP)
Register here.
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Scholarship - 2016 Coca Cola All-State Deadline Nov. 11, 2016
https://www.ptk.org/scholarships.aspx
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Paid internships and job shadowing positions. Who’s eligible? All LPC students and alumni. (Posted Sept. 2016)
Where? www.collegecentral.com/laspositascollege
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Best IT Certifications List, according to tomsitpro.com
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ISP - Your own personal or professional website for $ 0.99/month for the /first year; then $ 6.99/month
. Remember, prospective employers often ask if you have a website you can show them.
http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=8284285 Includes 2 free domains, hundreds of email accounts for your employees or family members, WebsiteBuilder web editor, Dynamic Content Catalog, Photo Gallery, WebStatistics, Virus Guard & Spam Guard for all accounts, Search Engine Tools, CGI Library, FTP, tutorials, Unlimited Webspace, Unlimited Websites, 20 Databases (1 GB on SSD), free 24/7 Phone Support, Up to 600 MB RAM, Over 120 Click&Build and Web Apps, Unlimited subdomains to structure your website, Advanced DNS management, WHOIS privacy is included to secure your personal information, Secure your domain from hijacking risks with domain lock, Multiple year registration
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LPC SCHOLARSHIPS
You may apply for as many scholarships for which you qualify.

International Students (those with ‘F1’ VISAs) do not qualify for scholarships which require financial need. However, they may apply for non-government scholarships.
Concurrently enrolled high school students do not qualify for the LPC Scholarship Program.
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Your free Microsoft Software.
Did you not get a email message from LPC about a DreamSpark/Microsoft Imagine account? Ask your instructorl.
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Women's Cyber Talent Search Offers Scholarships For Intensive Hands On Training
The National Center for Women in Technology and SANS are providing more than $300,000 in scholarships for advanced hands-on training in the most sought-after skills. Women who emonstrate aptitude for and basic skills in cybersecurity are eligible. The admissions process is now open and qualifying exams are being held from today through October 30. Schedule and qualifying site:
https://www.sans.org/cybertalent/immersion-academy/programs?#womens-academy
More on what is in the CyberAcademies
http://www.sans.org/cybertalent/immersion-academy/
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The Computer Center (room 803) is available to students as an open lab
with Internet connected computers and technical assistance from knowledgeable staff. We have over a hundred workstations with PCs and even a handful of iMacs, printing for a fee in black or color, eadphones, scanners, assistive technology, and friendly helpful guidance on a drop-in basis. The Computer Center supports all disciplines including Online Learning Blackboard courses. Computer Center Hours Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9:30pm. Friday 8:30am-3:00pm
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Apply now for the All USA Coca Cola Scholarship and for the Jack Kent Cooker Scholarship.
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LPC Veterans Scholarships
www.laspositascollege.edu/veterans
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INTERNSHIPS - For paid or unpaid scholarships for LPC students, contact Leslie Gravino LGravino at LasPositasCollege dot edu 925 424 1876
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Need transportation to school? Carpool http://rideshare.511.org/carpool/

Stuck in traffic? call 511 and find out about traffic conditions.
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TUTORING BY EMAIL NOW AVAILABLE.
Email your questions and/or paper as an attachment to LPCEnglishtutor@gmail.com. You must submit your name and W number in the subject heading of the email and the course name and section number in the body.Ask the tutor specific questions in the body of your email. Submissions will be reviewed within 48 hours if submitted Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. If you submit a question Thursday through Sunday, expect a reply by Tuesday night. Tutors will provide feedback, but will not edit your work for you. If you would rather receive tutoring in real time, you may register for a live, virtual tutoring session on the web. Available from 4-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. You can register for a 30-minute appointment at http://www.laspositascollege.edu/onlinelearning/tutoring_appt.php .More on http://www.laspositascollege.edu/onlinelearning/tutoring.php ."


LPC Honors Transfer Program:
For continuing students: At least 12 units completed at LPC with a 3.5 or higher GPA, and eligibility for English 1A. For new students entering from high school: A 3.75 cumulative GPA and a copy of your high-school transcript. You may apply at any time during the semester, but it’s best to apply early in the term so you can get started on your honors projects. Contact Dr. Candy Klaschus, Honors Program Director, for more information. Office: 2411T Phone / Voicemail: (925) 424-1266 E-mail: cklaschus@laspositascollege.edu Details and forms are available on the Honors Transfer Program Website: http://www.laspositascollege.edu/honors
Any transferable course may become an honors course if you complete a substantial project in addition to the regular coursework. You will work one-on-one with a faculty member to design the project; both full and part-time faculty are eligible to mentor honors students
By participating in a Transfer Admission Guarantee [TAG] or Transfer Admissions Agreement [TAA] program, you will receive early review of your academic records, early admission notification and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework.UCSD will not offer any TAG agreements after fall 2014. So fall of 2013 is the last time we can write a TAG to this campus. They will no longer be a TAG school but students will still be able to apply through the regular process, Nov.1 - Nov 30th. The GPA needed to write a TAG for UCSD is 3.5. If a student has the 3.5 GPA, the best possible way to get in is to write a TAG in fall 2013.
Accepting requests for hiring students to work on campus in  federal workstudy positions. Complete hiring packet must be submitted. Student assistant hiring packets can be downloaded from: http://www.clpccd.org/HR/documents/StudentAssistantPacket2011_000.pdf . All newly hired students must provide documentation of a TB test prior to beginning work; rehired students will need a TB test only if their original test on file is more than 4 years old. Current Payrates are attached; please review descriptions for levels A, B, C and D to determine the correct pay category. All new student hires begin at Step 1 and can be moved to Step 2 after 200 hours upon your filing a request. Only students who have applied for financial aid for 2012-2013 and exhibit some financial need (as determined by the financial aid office) may fill these positions. Contact your instructor or  Andi Schreibman, Financial Aid Officer, Las Positas College, 3033 Collier Canyon Rd., Livermore, CA 94551, (925) 424-1585

Resume Workshop . Looking for a job or internship? Need help creating a resume? Want to be a more competitive applicant? Students can drop in or make an appointment to see the representative at the LPC Transfer Center..
Job Shadowing Event , Students who are interested in participating should complete the form on the Career Center's website. It is the students responsibility to receive permission from the instructors or their supervisor to miss class or work to attend this event. This is a great opportunity for our students to shadow a professional in the career field of their interest.

Microsoft Certification Vouchers and S2B Internships and A+ discounts for LPC student. - Second shot (free retake) is back, visit www.microsoft.com/learning/studentdiscounts If you miss the first time, you get a second test for free. Take the test through VUE or Prometrics. Or call Prometric 1 800 755-3926, VUE 1 800 837-8734 . - Internships at Microsoft business partners http://s2b.experience.com - Free and fun Microsoft certification game: http://areyoucertifiable.com - A+ Cert. Network+ and other CompTIA vouchers for students can be ordered as of March 2011. Go here.

Ham Radio/Computer/ Free training for the technician FCC exam. Be a part of the rescuers in case of major disaster.For Livermore area: http://www.livermoreark.org/ For Mt. Diablo, Concord area: http://www.mdarc.org/

ISP - Your own family/professional website for under $6 per month: http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=8284285 Includes 2 free domains (.com .net .org), hundreds of email accounts for your employees or family members, WebsiteBuilder web editor, Dynamic Content Catalog, Photo Gallery, WebStatistics, Virus Guard & Spam Guard for all accounts, Search Engine Tools, CGI Library, FTP, tutorials, and more.

BOOKS. Buy, rent, download books from the Internet. (Not endorsed or verified by the instructor).
Recommendation: Sign up with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). 500+ free books online and other tutorials. ACM Student Membership Benefits are listed here. $19 per year for LPC students.

FREE MICROSOFT SOFTWARE and inexpensive non Microsoft software - The MSDN Academic Alliance offers software to LPC students who are enrolled in computing classes. The instructor will give the relevant instructions. The list of software packages is here. The download is a large ISO file that you will burn to a blank DVD. For instructions on burning DVD or CDs, go to your instructor's folder on Marvin and get How to Burn ISO files Word document.https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/Products.aspx - The Microsoft developer, designer and gaming tools are available on DreamSpark.com. Not 30-day trial versions; they’re the complete and full professional grade versions. Dreamspark and MSDN AA are not the same.- Other discounted software for students only: www.collegesoftware.org or www.journeyEd.com, both take you to the same deals. JourneyEd.com offers both Microsoft and non Microsoft products, some at an 85% discount. At JourneyEd, sign up as a Chabot student, same W number. I'm told that LPC is not found in their records.
- Windows 7 Upgrade for $30 for students. www.win741.com You are eligible if you have a valid .EDU e-mail OR an e-mail address through one of the educational institutions. - Office 2007 UltimateSteal for $59.99 for student: http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx - If you’re a student and you don't have access to MSDN AA, you could join the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for $19/year. As part of the membership you get access to the MSDNAA catalog, if they still have that offer. At any rate, you get access to thousands of technical books. The ACM site is at https://campus.acm.org/public/QuickJoin/qj_control.cfm?form_type=Student - SmartDraw drawing software at student price: log into Blackboard. Regular price: $200+. Your price: much less.

Get a text to you cell phone in case of a disaster at LPC. Join AlertU the Emergency Notification (Text) System
In the event of an emergency, subscribers will receive important security information in real time.
With your cell phone, text LPC to 55155 and reply Y. No spam. Promised. To cancel, at any time to discontinue the emergency messaging service by texting STOP to 55155. Text HELP to 55155 for information.


Book prices getting you down? Tax Credit for Books. New government program will now reimburse students for up to 100% of the cost of required textbooks and other course materials. For example, if you had out-of-pocket course material expenses or tuition and fees during 2009 or 2010 and no other financial grant aid covers those expenses, you would be able to claim the expenses as a credit. For each student the credit is limited to $2,500.

The LPC Honors Transfer Program is designed to prepare highly motivate students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Requirements for admission to the HTP: 12 units completed at LPC with a 3.5 or better GPA. Application forms are available at our website:http://www.laspositascollege.edu/honors. Contact Dr. Candy Klaschus at 925-424-1266, drop by 2411T, or email cklaschus @ laspositascollege.edu (Remove the spaces). I hope many of you sign up soon.

Scholarship opportunities from UNCF.

Looking for a career in computer security?  Launch it with a Cyber Corps scholarship.The U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey offers a program that enables civilians to obtain a full scholarship for a Master's Degree, receive a salary while in school, and begin a civilian career with an unlimited future. The "Scholarship for Service" program does not entail enrollment in the Military. Students receive their Master's Degree and move on to civilian jobs in such organizations as the CIA, FBI, NSA, and others. Deadlines are renewed as needed.

National Do Not Call list info - The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at the website https://donotcall.gov/. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.

No enrollment necessary for Community Education . Half a Saturday or Sunday. Open to the general public. Learn Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and other computer skills. You get a certificate. No prerequisites. Just pay the small fee ($39 - $79) . Location: Las Positas College 3033 Collier Canyon Livermore, CA 94551

This page can be found through Blackboard, in your class syllabus, or at http://lpc1.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/mdaoud/announcements.htm To continue viewing this page after you are no longer enrolled in my classes, note the link above or bookmark it on your home computer. CTL + D on keyboard to bookmark any web page.

Can't get a job? Need experience on your resume? Volunteers are always needed in your area: http://www.volunteersolutions.org/vccc/volunteer/
http://www.uwba.org/ United Ways helps you find volunteer jobs.

Job Leads - At LPC Bldg. 900 for employment assistance. Jobs are updated daily. Resume help. Coordinator Career/Transfer & Employment Center 925-424-1423
Try also: Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center - Pleasanton Fax: 485-5273 Phone: 485-5262. Both free to employers and job seekers.
Popular IT job boards: simplyHired.com   indeed.com dice.com LinkedIn.com TechCareers.com JustTechJobs.com

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LPC THEATER SCHEDULE All performances are in the Las Positas College Theater and are $10 general admission and $7 for students and seniors unless otherwise noted. http://www.laspositascollege.edu/performingarts/index.php Your admission fees help your theater classmates. If you can't attend yourself, use the tickets as gift certificates.

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