This course is ideal for students who are studying Cybersecurity or Computer Engineering.
Get to know the “dark side“ of cybersecurity and how to use “the force“ for good. In this course, the students will learn how to use their computer without exposing it to most of the threats lurking outside, whether this is simple Internet browsing, “innocent“ usage of publicly available Wi-Fi or usage of “secure“ corporate network.
Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving field with opportunities waiting for everyone with the interest to learn more and develop their skills in this interesting and demanding topic. This course will show the basic steps most of the hackers would go through while compromising the victim’s computers and it will define some interesting known and less known attack vectors and protections against them.
Students will not only have a chance to compromise many vulnerable machines by using different attack vectors, they will also gain knowledge that will help them protect their computers and networks against the attacks covered in this course. The course will also cover some of the latest attacks and methods used in the wild. The prerequisite for this course is the understanding of the basics of operating systems, network and web applications. Nevertheless, the important concepts will be delivered during the class as a refresher.
Everyone brave enough to step into this class will be rewarded with the knowledge that is heavily sought after not only in military/government sector but also in any security-aware corporation/company.
Participants in this course will also complete a Financing Early Stage Start-Ups Workshop and survival Croatian language Workshop.
Intended Learning Outcomes & Additional Course Information
After successfully completing this short course, participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge
- Employ basic concepts related to security and penetration testing
- Understand TCP/IP protocols and network devices
- Understand network-level attacks (MitM)
- Understand basic concepts of cryptography
- Analyse methods for hacking Windows
- Analyse methods for hacking Linux
- Hacking Web applications
University & Faculty
Algebra University College is the flagship of the largest private educational organization in Republic of Croatia and the region (Algebra group), present today in more than 20 cities across Croatia.
Founded in 1998, they educate around 20.000 students annually, through various seminars and short educational programs in adult education, while in higher education they enrol more than 300 new students each year.
The quality of Algebra has been recognized by their students as well as by all major software manufacturers and has been attested by the implementation of the ISO 9001:2000 certification which was introduced back in 2004.
Being the capital of Croatia and for good reason, Zagreb is not lacking anything. It is a bustling city with the whole package – culture, arts, music, architecture, and of course amazing food.
Differentiating from coastal attractions, Zagreb a year-round city with always something to offer its visitors. During spring and summer, you have Jarun Lake which is ideal for swimming and sailing or dance the night away at lakeside clubs and bars. In winter you can enjoy winter activities such as ice skating or skiing and sledging at Mt Medvednica, which is only a bus or tram ride away. Not to mention the magical winter landscape brimming with Christmas decor and night markets.
The best thing is that Zagreb’s location makes the coastal towns super accessible, with Split being a four-hour bus ride away, Hvar being 5 and Dubrovnik being six hours away!
You will be staying at a hostel in a four-person dorm shared with fellow students of the same sex. Your room includes:
The hostels also have a modern communal kitchen for you to cook your own meals, a lounge/common area, and a bar/restaurant.
You will have your privacy while also having the choice of socialising and partaking in the free events the hostels throw.
Students can upgrade to a private accommodation upon request for an additional fee
Social and Cultural Program
– National park Plitvice
– Quirky Museums
– Zagreb day trips and sightseeing
– Experiential learning and a better understanding of the program topics
– Better knowledge of Zagreb and Croatia as a land of Tesla and other famous inventors
– Opportunities for networking with other participants and international students throughout the globe
Students will be provided with lunch on weekdays during the program
Financing Early Stage Start-Ups Workshop
Early stage startups are often linked to high risk of falling into the “funding gap“. This has the potential to kill even most innovative ideas!
This workshop will help you prepare for funding an early stage startup and avoid some of the financial hurdles that early start-ups face, this way, when the time comes for pitching your project to funders (friends & family, venture capital, business angels, crowdfunding, banks, public funds, cofounders, employees) you will be much better prepared.
Croatian Language and Culture Workshop
The Croatian language and culture workshop is a fun introduction to the Croatian language and Croatian history. This course will include lessons on speaking, reading and writing in Croatian and will give you insight into relevant factors of the Croatian cultural identity.
If you have any questions about our programs check out the frequently asked questions page, or if you would like to ask specific questions about the courses we offer feel free to contact us, we’re more than happy to help.
You can register your interest for a future program by clicking here.
Applications for YMCA Global Study January/February 2019 programs are now open. Places are limited and are usually oversubscribed. Students are encouraged to apply early to secure their spot.
The YMCA Global Study Application Process
Step 1: Apply Now
Click here to complete the online Registration and Application forms. This will give us the information we need to access your eligibility for a program. After you have completed the online application forms you will be prompted to book a time to have a telephone interview with one of our staff.
Step 2: Phone Interview
Phone interviews are usually about 15 minutes and give us a chance to talk to you about your program choice, make sure all the information we have is correct, and talk you through the rest of the application process.
Step 3: Finalising your application
Once you have completed YMCA Global Study will send you an email with instructions detailing how to finalise your application.
Step 4: Receive your acceptance pack
Once your application has been approved YMCA Global Study will send you an ‘Acceptance pack’. This pack will include important documents such as a course syllabus, acceptance letter from your Host University and advice on how to apply for credit with your home university, the pack may also include information on any funding specific to your university.
Step 5: Apply for credit and funding (if applicable)
Now you are ready to apply for credit and funding (woohoo!) – all the information you need will be in your acceptance pack
Step 6: Pay your deposit and confirm your place
Once you have paid your deposit your place on the program confirmed.
For further information about the application process check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or if you would like to ask specific questions about the courses we offer feel free to contact us.
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