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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Personal Preparedness Month: Youth Resources

During the last week of National Preparedness Month, take some time to explore the youth preparedness resources on www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness
  • Download the Youth Preparedness Fact Sheet
  • Subscribe to the Children and Disasters Newsletter
  • Learn about the FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council, and more!
Also, check out www.ready.gov/kids for kid’s games and more information for parents and educators.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CompTIA Courses at FSI

The School of Applied Information Technology Enterprise Technology (SAIT) Division at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) offers Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) courses. The Adobe Connect virtual courses  deliver online, instructor-led training to students at embassies and consulates around the world. They are accessible from any Internet-enabled device, including OpenNet.

  • YW259 CompTIA Network+
  • YW261 CompTIA Security+
  • YW365 CompTIA Cloud Essentials
Note: Classes are scheduled at times to accommodate students located throughout the world: AF, EAP, EUR, NEA, SCA, and WHA.

Department of State accompanying Eligible Family Members may enroll on a space-available basis. Contact your sponsoring employee’s Career Development Officer to enroll. Family members from other agencies may enroll with an agency funded SF-182.

Email FLOAskTraining@state.gov with questions. Full schedules are available on FSI’s course catalog (intranet) or on FLO’s Functional Training for Foreign Service Family Members webpage.