Announcing “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest

This October, prepare for the challenge of a lifetime. You’ve never witnessed a security awareness month like this!

The Biggest PhisherThis year for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Office of Information Technology is encouraging everyone to think more critically when reviewing emails by putting themselves in the villain’s shoes and create their own phishing email as for the “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest. You will find out what makes a good phishing email, which in turn, will help you to spot the real ones when they hit your inbox. Continue reading Announcing “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest

#SMUCertified Contest Starts Now

MOS Study Prize PackWe recently celebrated our 1,000th Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification here at SMU. CCPA student and Senior, Matthew Brink, received his certification in Microsoft Word and became that honored recipient. For his efforts, Matthew was awarded a Study Prize Pack filled with goodies, such as a reusable LinkedIn Learning water bottle, a $25 Starbucks gift card, a $50 campus print credit, plus snacks and other treats. We want to offer other students a chance to win another Study Prize Pack. Continue reading #SMUCertified Contest Starts Now

Winners in the 2019 LinkedIn Learning Watch and Win Contest

LinkedIn LearningWe are really excited about how the SMU campus has adopted LinkedIn Learning during our LinkedIn Learning Watch and Win Contest. During the contest period, which ran from January 14, 2019, to February 14, 2019, we had 413 users log in to view over 860 hours of training. Those users watched 1494 courses and 117 were completed.

For the contest, users needed to watch at least one complete video on LinkedIn Learning. The SMU community took on the challenge to heart. Over 7650 videos were viewed – 87 percent in their entirety! How users accessed those videos was interesting. Continue reading Winners in the 2019 LinkedIn Learning Watch and Win Contest

Fall in love with LinkedIn Learning this Valentine’s Day

I ❤️ LinkedIn LearningLove is in the air at SMU this month, so why not fall in love with learning?

If you haven’t heard, LinkedIn Learning is now available to all full-time eligible employees and students. LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform offering over 13,000 digital courses taught by industry experts with content from Watch videos on business, software, technology, and creative skills then promote your new skill set on your LinkedIn profile for professional networking and prospective employers to see. You can also download and view learning videos offline using the LinkedIn Learning mobile app.

The benefits and rewards of LinkedIn Learning are huge for both students and employees: Continue reading Fall in love with LinkedIn Learning this Valentine’s Day to become LinkedIn Learning

lyndaCampusAfter many years of helping people around the world with technical skills and professional development, Lynda is taking a well-earned retirement!, a LinkedIn service since 2015, will soon become LinkedIn Learning. This new service will continue to provide the legendary quality courses you expect from, but will now be closely integrated with LinkedIn’s professional social network. Faculty and staff members will also soon have the opportunity to create custom playlists that can be shared with your office or class. Continue reading to become LinkedIn Learning