Employee Information Security Training

Under the provisions of the Massachusetts data security law and regulations (201 CMR 17.00) the College is required to provide security training to all employees. The training focuses on the protection of PII (personally identifiable information) as well as the handling of College-sensitive data and the protection of accounts, passwords, computers, and networks. Typically we recommend employees attend the training when starting work at Amherst. Current employees may opt to retake the training at any time as a refresher or if their work responsibilites change. The training also has been updated recently to include information about phishing and fraud emails and Internet safety.

Audience: 
Faculty
Staff
Requirements: 

All new employees are required to attend information security training in order to receive their Amherst account information. Employees may set their passwords at the training and must show a photo ID to do so.

Getting Started: 

Consult the IT Training and Events Calendar to see when the next training will be offered. 

Password Required

This page is restricted to the Amherst College community or groups within the community. To gain access you must be logged in and have permissions to access this page.

Website Training

IT provides a variety of trainings for faculty, staff, and students. You can view the schedule of trainings on the IT Training and Events Calendar. In addition, you can choose from literally thousands of online, self-paced technology training courses using lynda.com.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Tags: 
Getting Started: 

If you would like to request training for you or your department, please call the Help Desk.

Using lynda.com

How to log in and use online software and technology training videos on lynda.com. With Amherst’s campus subscription to lynda.com, students and employees (staff and faculty) can access more than 1,400 training videos that provide software and computer skills instruction. New courses are added every week.

Lynda.com - Online Computer and Self-Improvement Learning Resource

With Amherst’s campus subscription to Lynda.com, students, faculty, and staff can access thousands of educational videos that serve as educational resources on software skills, computer skills, and self-improvement. Lynda.com adds new materials every week.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
Features and Benefits: 
Topics covered include how to use popular software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, and computer skills such as digital photography, music and video production, tips on using mobile devices such as iPads, home computing, animation, and web design and development. Each training topic is broken up into short video sections or chapters. View a section at a time or view all in a series to complete a particular topic. Some topics provide exercises you can use to follow along and practice what is being taught. Topics for self-improvement include: Communication Fundamentals, Body Language for Leaders, Managing Your Time, Influencing Others, Having Difficult Conversations, Learning to Be Assertive, Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Effective Listening, Overcoming Procrastination, Improving Your Memory, Management Fundamentals, and Conflict Resolution Fundamentals.
Requirements: 

You can access Lynda.com with any web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.) and use a computer or mobile device including iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android phones, and e-readers that can play video such as Kindle Fire and Nook Color.

Getting Started: 

As of August 27, 2015:

If you would like to use Lynda.com, you may request a seat by visiting AskIT.