Cyberworkplace introduced me to fascinating people from outstanding organizations

Levi student at Cyberworkplace
Levi Schift, Former student & ambassador of Cyberworkplace

Please introduce yourself.

My name is Levi Schijf. I live in Goes, Zeeland, and I’m 26 years old. I’m passionate about cybersecurity, and I have a freelance business in operating cranes, and web and graphic design. My interests are shifting, from creative ones to more technical ones. This comes as a result of my curiosity to explore how things are working. In my little free time, I am busy learning new stuff, some kickboxing, and yoga.

When did you join Cyberworkplace? What was your motivation?

I joined Cyberworkplace in March 2019. I was looking for a place to share my interest in computers, privacy, and security with like-minded people. Diving into these topics has raised a lot of questions. And the need for getting answers was little by little increasing; that’s where Cyberworkplace came in.

What did you like about Cyberworkplace?

I like the peer-to-peer learning method that Cyberworkplace is encouraging. Thanks to other students’ help I got on the right level real quick. The lessons’ subjects were varying on a broad spectrum from binary exploitation to helping the Municipality of Rotterdam with an awareness campaign for the elderly people. I got introduced to fascinating people from outstanding organizations.

What have you learned at Cyberworkplace?

It’s a long list, but the things that attracted me the most and are useful in my everyday life are working with Linux, understanding computer networks, protecting myself and others online. But also building more secure websites and experimenting with the Android operating system and Raspberry pi. The most important lesson I learned is to help others to grow.

What is your most favorite moment at Cyberworkplace?

My favorite moment was the four-week course on “Networking Fundamentals” by Wouter van den Bergh, Axians. In this course, we set up and tested a virtual computer network.

What are you currently up to?

I was offered a technical traineeship by Axians, starting next year. As a preparation, I will work on getting my CCNA certificate and also the LPIC-1 certificate from the Linux Professional Institute. Until then, I will continue to grow my freelance business.

Describe Cyberworkplace with three words.

Creative, connecting & inclusive

Would you recommend Cyberworkplace to your friends?

Yes, definitely! But only if they can manage to stay motivated. Cyberworkplace can offer you lessons, experiences, contacts, and certificates, but the effort is up to you.
Join Cyberworkplace here.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

A big thank you to Cyberworkplace and the teachers!