GCC launches first information technology boot camp


Guam Community College is hosting the first Information Technology Boot Camp to meet the growing demand in Guam’s telecommunications industry.

The IT Boot Camp will run from June 7 through June 25. Participation will be limited to 12 qualified applicants who will complete instruction and hands-on training in:

· Hands-on Cisco ASA Firewall, Router and Switch;

· Creating multiple ACLs with use-cases;

· Creating multiple Firewall rules with use-cases;

· Creating multiple Site-to-Site VPN;

· Creating remote-access VPN;

· Understanding the difference between routed and transparent firewall;

· Implementing IPS;

· Understanding requirements for protecting security perimeters, the difference of using ACLs vs stateful firewall, advantages of using IPS, the importance of using encryption when transmitting important data, etc.

Participants who successfully complete the 15-day intensive training program will have the opportunity to apply for IT positions with Guam telecommunication companies.

Successful completers will earn 5 college credits and Certificates of Completion. They will also be eligible to earn nationally recognized certifications in Work Ethic and WorkKeys (NCRC).

Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to call GCC’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development office at 735-5627 or email workforce@guamcc.edu. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be unemployed or underemployed, provide high school diploma or equivalent, and complete a health clearance.

(GCC Release)