Loyola Marymount University (LMAU) is partnering with IBM to launch a free online training program for students to help them get up to speed with the digital currency Bitcoin.
The LMAU Cyber Academy is one of several initiatives that the university is currently working on to help boost its cybersecurity efforts.
The program will offer a series of virtual courses that students can take at home.
The first course, which will begin in the fall of 2019, will focus on cybersecurity and digital currency and include a “digital identity” class, as well as a “business” course.
It will also include an overview of digital currencies.
The other two courses will be in the spring of 2020 and in the summer of 2021.
Both of these classes will focus exclusively on cybersecurity.
Students will also be able to complete “digital citizenship” and “digital wealth” certification exams at the university, according to a news release from LMAO.
Students enrolled in the Cyber Academy will receive a certificate of completion and a certificate from IBM that will provide them with access to the IBM Blockchain platform, as part of the company’s ongoing cybersecurity education initiative.
The Cyber Academy, which has been running since 2015, is designed to provide cybersecurity and information security training for students who want to better understand the technologies behind the digital currencies and digital assets.
The partnership between LMAOA and IBM comes as the university has been criticized for not being more transparent about its cybersecurity operations.
In May, the university released a statement that said: “The university is committed to being a leader in cybersecurity education and is working to provide students with the information they need to become more cybersecurity savvy.”