MOS3K Contest Starts September

MOS3K ContestSince 2017, OIT has been offering Microsoft Office Specialist, or MOS, certifications to members of the SMU community. This year we are on our way to our 3,000th certification and we want to celebrate that achievement. On September 1, 2021, we are launching our MOS3K contest!

With the award of the 3,000th Microsoft Office Specialist certification, we will be awarding a MOS3K prize pack to the student that successfully passed that exam.

The MOS3K Study Prize Pack includes:

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The Biggest Phisher: The Results!

The Biggest PhisherThanks again to everyone who was able to join The Biggest Phisher awards call this afternoon. We will be working with HR to notify the winners…and if you missed it, our winners were: Neil Robinson and Nicole Babilya (the Biggest Phishers) and Jeanne Sutherland and Mai Bui (the Biggest Phish Writers).

But… you’re all winners! We’ll be putting our SMU Cybersecurity Challenge coins in the mail to you sometime in the next week or so.

You asked for the final leaderboard…and this is the complete list: Continue reading The Biggest Phisher: The Results!

The Biggest Phisher: Final Week Wrap Up

The Biggest PhisherAnd that’s a wrap!

You did it!

You made it to the end of the Biggest Phisher!

You are now one of the most highly trained phish spotters ever! Throughout the month, you received 22 of the most challenging phishing messages we’ve ever sent here at SMU. Overall, 93% of the time, y’all didn’t click… and y’all kept getting better throughout the month!

At this point in the email, I usually insert the leaderboard. But you’ll have to tune in on November 5, 2020, at 1 p.m. to find out the winners! (You don’t have to be present to win, I’ll let you know either way). It was a real nail biter right up until the end.

Thank you again for being a part of this! I hope you had some fun. Continue reading The Biggest Phisher: Final Week Wrap Up

The Biggest Phisher: Week 3 Wrap Up

The Biggest PhisherThere was a huge shakeup this week, and now one phisher has taken sole control of first place. But there are still a lot of phishers in striking distance as we head into the home stretch! The top 30 phishers all still have a chance to take the title home!

The Leader Board

Place Codename
1st Turkey
2nd SneakySniffer
3rd Sally Ride
4th Valkyrie
5th Obtuse
6th emtrek
7th phishfood
8th techOne
9th Sivermist
10 OffTheHook

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Adobe Test Fest is Coming in November

Adobe Digital Badges

Students, join us on November 7, 2020, for Adobe Test Fest!

Adobe Test Fest will be a day dedicated to getting SMU students their Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification. Not only will OIT cover the cost of the certifications, but we will also award a $100 Amazon gift card to the student with the highest score on their Adobe certification. Certifications available during Adobe Test Fest are: Continue reading Adobe Test Fest is Coming in November