The Professional Development Center (PDC) of the Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) is offering training workshops on cybersecurity and programming in Python. These workshops are designed for individuals of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced professionals. Participants will learn from experienced and qualified trainers who will provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their careers. The workshops will cover a variety of topics, including the most common types of cyberattacks and the basics of Python programming. The PDC is committed to providing high-quality training programs that help individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workplace.

1. Workshop Details:

All training workshops will be of two days (weekend) with 4 hours per day sessions. The details of the trainings are as follows.

1.1. Cybersecurity workshop: Guardians of the cyberworld:

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to protect their personal and professional information from cyber threats. Participants will learn about the most common types of cyberattacks, how to identify them, and how to protect themselves. The details of the workshop are as follows.

Time: 10:00 A.M. to 02:00 P.M.

Date: March 2nd, 2024 (Saturday) and March 3rd, 2024 (Sunday)

Registration Deadline: February 28th, 2024

Venue: Virtual University Canal Road Campus, Faisalabad

No. of Participants: 25 (Limited Seats and registrations are based on a first come first serve basis)

Days Training Content
  • Cyberworld
  • CIA Triad ,Countermeasures & ISO model
  • Threats, Vulnerabilities, Attackers & Their tools
  • Cryptography & Access control
  • LAB: Packet Tracer & virtual machine based labs
  • The concept of five nines
  • Protecting a Cybersecurity Domain
  • The windows operating system,Processes, Threads, and Services
  • The Linux overview & Network Security Infrastructure
  • LAB: Exploring Processes, Threads, Handles, and Windows Registry hive & wireshark tool

1.2. Programming Fundamentals in Python:

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of Python, a popular programming language. Participants will learn about Python syntax, data types, variables, functions, and loops. The details of this workshop are as follows.

Time: 10:00 A.M. to 02:00 P.M.

Date: March 2nd, 2024 (Saturday) and March 3rd, 2024 (Sunday)

Registration Deadline: February 28th, 2024

Venue: Virtual University Davis Road Campus, Lahore

No. of Participants: 25 (Limited Seats and registrations are based on a first come first serve basis)

Days Training Content
  • Overview of Python and its features
  • Installing Python and setting up a development environment
  • IDLE, VS code installation
  • Basic “Hello World” program.
  • Data types: integers, floats, and strings
  • Basic operations in Python: arithmetic, strings, and variables
  • Logic and bit-wise operations in Python
  • Decision-making in Python: if, if-else, if-elif-else
  • Repeating code execution using loops: while and for loops
  • Code structuring and the concept of functions
  • Function invocation and returning a result from a function
  • Lists in Python: constructing, indexing, slicing and content manipulation
  • Tuples – purpose, constructing and using
  • Dictionaries – purpose, constructing and using
  • Read and Write data from files
  • Pandas Library
  • Read and Write data from Excel / CSV files
  • Introduction to matplotlib
  • Customizing plots with labels and titles

2. Registration Fee: Rs.5,000/-

Payment mode is online using Debit/Credit Card and Easypaisa. In case of any difficulty, please contact at or +92-42-111-880-880 (Ext. 876).

3. Discount Policy:

20% discount for VU Students/Alumni.

4. Training mode:


5. Target Audience:

The target audience for the training workshops on cybersecurity, programming in Python, networking, and Ubuntu Linux includes:

  • Information technology (IT) professionals who want to learn new skills or stay up-to-date on the latest trends in their field.
  • Individuals who are interested in a career in IT but do not have any prior experience.
  • Students who are pursuing a degree in computer science or a related field.
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about cybersecurity or programming.

6. Benefits

The proposed training workshops will provide participants with the following benefits:

  • Learn valuable skills that are in high demand in the workplace.
  • Gain a competitive advantage in the job market.
  • Increase their productivity and efficiency.
  • Improve their confidence and competence.
  • Certificate of Participation.

7. Disclaimer

By participating in our events, you acknowledge and agree to the following terms regarding the use of your photos and videos on our official social media channels and promotional materials:

1. By attending our events, you grant VUP the irrevocable right and permission to use, reproduce, distribute, and display photographs, videos, and other media captured during the event. This usage may include, but is not limited to, social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) and promotional materials (e.g., brochures, flyers, website).

2. Media captured during events may be used for various purposes, including promoting future events, showcasing the event's highlights, and illustrating the experience for those who were unable to attend. This helps create a vibrant and engaging community around our initiatives.

Please understand that capturing the moments of our events contributes significantly to the vibrant community we aim to foster. We endeavor to use these materials in a respectful and responsible manner, adhering to the terms outlined in this disclaimer.

University's Right to Cancel/Postpone:

The University reserves the right to cancel/postpone an event due to a range of valid reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, or emergencies.
  • Low participant turnout that could impact the event's effectiveness.
  • Unavailability of essential resources or facilities.

All participants will be informed about postponement of the event well before time.

Refunds and Credits:

If an event is canceled by the University, participants who have already paid registration fees will be eligible for a full refund.

Credit card service fee will be deducted as per banking regulations.

In case of postponement, the University might offer participants the option to transfer their registration fees to a rescheduled event.

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