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Introduction to Hardware, Software, Networking and Virtualization

NxtGen Introduction to HardwareWorkshop objectives (What is covered):

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

Who should attend:

This NxtGen Tech course is open to any high school sophomore, junior, or senior (and those technically advanced incoming freshmen with Illinois Tech staff approval). No special 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.


Vasilios (Billy) Pappademetriou is an adjunct instructor in Information Technology and Management at Illinois Tech and an adjunct faculty member at College of DuPage. He also the faculty adviser of the HAM Radio Club and Research Lab group at Illinois Tech and has a federal license at amateur radio.

Learn more about Vasilios (Billy) Pappademetriou

Course Dates, Time, and Location:

Dates: Monday June 29, 2020–Wednesday July 1, 2020

Time: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: Mies Campus, Chicago


Course Fees:




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