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The state of Virginia requires that all employees participate in IT security awareness training every year.

IT Security Awareness Training

To meet this mandate, NOVA and VCCS leverages a security awareness training solution. Annual training consists of four courses as well as five policy documents to read and accept. Completion of assigned training is a requirement for system access.

Training status is recorded within the system and completion certificates are available for download as new courses are finished.

Security Awareness Training is required annually of all full time and adjunct credit faculty, full time staff, administrators, P-14s and contractors. The purpose is to provide valuable information about best practices, policies, and procedures to ensure secure information systems at NOVA. Our goal is for everyone to enjoy a safe, reliable computing environment.


All NOVA technology trainings and faculty professional development courses are located on the GoSignMeUp website. Faculty can register for courses provided on this site. Please access this Quick Guide for assistance. For additional assistance, email edtechhelp@nvcc.edu.



This free online software training and support provides short, easy-to-view tutorials that give you just-in-time answers to your "how do I do that?" software questions. The tutorials help you do more with the software you use every day.

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Google Apps For Education at NOVA

Every Faculty member and staff has a Google account provided by the VCCS through Google Apps for Education. You can access it by clicking on the MyNOVA tab on the top of the NOVA homepage, entering your username and password, and clicking Gmail.

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