Introduction to Hardware, Software, Networking, and Virtualization

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$99; Payment is due upon registration



Workshop Objectives

Students will learn the basics of system security, including:

  • Desktop/server hardware
  • Operating systems (Windows and Linux)
  • Networking (local area networks and wireless)
  • Virtualization using VirtualBox

Eligibility and Program Requirements

This NxtGen IT and Cybersecurity course is open to any high school sophomore, junior, or senior (ages 14-17) worldwide, as well as those technically advanced incoming freshmen who receive Illinois Tech staff approval. No prerequisite knowledge is required; however, it is recommended that students have some technical knowledge. Students practice hands-on, basic skills and continue into advanced techniques while building small, project-based websites and web applications.

Upon registration, students must submit the following in order to confirm enrollment in the program:

  • Program fee
  • Parental consent form, which will be sent by email via DocuSign

Access to a laptop or desktop computer, stable internet access, and the ability to download and install software is required. The program will take place online using the Zoom platform. In order for the program to be as interactive as possible, students are encouraged to use their webcam during the synchronous sessions. Students participating in Illinois Tech online summer programs must be at least 14 years of age to participate. View Zoom privacy policy.


Mariusz Gladys, CIS Adjunct Instructor at College of DuPage