'What the Tech Classroom'. Founded in 2003 as the Tom Coyote Classroom.
We have made this free interactive educational program available in order to train volunteer malware fighters who will help in security forums after graduation and therefore give back to the community.
It is important to note that the training in our Classroom is not intended for self help lessons, corporate or commercial purposes.
Along the same vein note that this course is not provided in the context of extra curriculum for those in pursuit of a degree, for example in computer science. People here come from all walks of life and while extra skills are valuable what you will need for this course is time, determination and the ability to follow instructions.
After graduation there is no expectation that one cannot apply the skills learned for self endeavors, others are in IT too or go on to start their own small business. But graduates of the Classroom are also expected to volunteer in the forums here and/or sister sites and pay it forward.
Our students are required to participate in answering practice logs and posting to receive feedback from the volunteer Classroom Teachers. Although this is not a piece of cake those who stay the course are well rewarded when they receive their first thank you from a user.
If your real life is busy and you are unable to keep to 48 hour deadlines it would be best not to apply. Time management in the classroom is of the essence as once senior students are working with live users under a teacher's guidance they are expected to respond promptly.
An applicant should not apply to more than one school at a time. Please wait for a decision before applying elsewhere. If you have already applied to another school please wait for their decision before submitting an application here.
As a member of the Classroom you are not to be active in similar programs. You may be an active member at other sites, as long as it is just "member" status and not as trainee or malware removal staff.
Please note students are not allowed to respond to users who may have an infected computer nor offer advice on malware removal, and/or intrusive (active intervention) tools in the other forums on this site, or at any other. WTT Senior Class are advanced students whose responses to members in the Malware Removal forums are reviewed by their teachers before being posted.
If you have sought assistance for a PC in any malware removal forum, please do not apply to the Classroom until the machine has been cleaned and the thread closed.
As the training course is given in English fluency in that language is a requirement.
Apply to the Classroom here
Not everyone who applies is accepted into the Classroom but if that is the case please do enjoy the rest of the forums this site has to offer. It is not our policy to supply the reason for denial.
Please log onto the site daily so that you can check your status. Failure to log in could result in the application being rejected without notice, but if you are accepted into the program you will need to post to the Classroom "rules" within the time frame specified.
Edited by tashi, 10 September 2014 - 03:27 PM.