The Source – 10/18/2021

BPA Members,

Last week National BPA hosted a pair of webinars from our partners at Adobe and Cisco!  Below you will find additional information regarding resources immediately available from Adobe and Cisco, the webinar recordings, and information on both of the upcoming fall conferences open to all BPA members!

Cisco – Cybersecurity Landscape and Free Resources!

The moment we think of Cybersecurity, the first word that comes to mind for most of us is the dreaded or enticing “HACKER.” Guess what? There is more, much more.  The featured presenters below covered free resources through Cisco Networking Academy and  Additionally, they provided a live demonstration of a real exploitation and and instructions on how to receive access to a hands on attack and defend lab to continue your education in cybersecurity.

Free Resource Links
Become CyberSmart with Cisco –
CyberDefense Clinic –
SkillsforAll Introductory Training –
Advanced Topic Training –

Featured Cisco Presenters

Swati Handa – Sr Product Servant Leader at Cisco
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Joseph Muniz – Architect and Security Researcher, Cisco Security Sales and Engineering Organization

Follow Joseph at and @SecureBlogger.

Webinar Recording

Adobe XD User Experience Design and Free Resources! 

If you were not able to join the Adobe partner webinar you definitely missed out on a truly cat-astic time!  Adobe professionals (Jamie, Tara, and Dan) provided high energy insight into the world of Adobe XD and gave BPA members a preview of their epic future Adobe XD workshop session that is part of the Advisor Professional Conference/Student Leadership Summit November 5-6, 2021!

Don’t miss out on the live Adobe XD workshop (available to Advisors and Students)!  Gain insight into the (455) User Experience Design using Adobe XD Team – Pilot as Jamie Nuzbach will demonstrate how to use Adobe XD to build her own Cat Con! 

Register here

Free Resource Links
Adobe has designed a unique competition preparation resource page for the (455) User Experience Design Team using Adobe XD – Pilot competition.  Be sure to visit the resource page here:

Webinar Recording

Adobe XD Licensing Offer

One (1) Year Subscription for all BPA Secondary Division Members competing in (455) – User Experience Design Using Adobe XD Team – Pilot (S).

2021 Advisor Professional Development Conference 

Join your fellow BPA Advisors as National BPA hosts a jam packed two days of virtual workshops and leadership sessions from a truly inspirational group of presenters.  

WHEN: November 5-6, 2021
COST: $75, includes choice of BPA Swag Combo and free access to Coursenvy’s modMBA (all courses worth over $5,000).

Download the Conference Schedule and Register here.

2021 Student Leadership Summit 

Join your fellow BPA members from around the world as National BPA and the National Officer team host help students identify their potential for leadership. All sessions are jam-packed with free resources and tips to Go Beyond Your Limits!  

WHEN: November 6, 2021, including Adobe XD workshop on November 5.
COST: $10, Conference BPA Leader T-shirt available for additional $15.

Download the Conference Schedule and Register here.