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Cybersecurity / Networking

Program Overview:

This program provides exciting opportunities for student professionals in the high-demand and challenging world of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. It introduces the technologies used in the field such as computer maintenance, basic networking, and cybersecurity awareness. Students will learn how to troubleshoot and repair various hardware, software, and configuration problems. Students will also practice installing basic computer parts, networking components, and apply security concepts. Further topics include identifying security threats, cryptography, hardening networks, and Ethical Hacking with Kali Linux.

Course Descriptions:

Computer Systems 1 & 2: Students will learn necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional including installing, building, upgrading, repairing, configuring, troubleshooting, optimizing, diagnosing, and performing preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. 

Network Fundamentals: Enhance your training by designing and building network systems. This course covers essentials for a network engineer to survive and excel in this rapidly growing industry. 

Cyber Forensics: Continue adding value for future employers with this course covering core security and forensics technologies. Learn to design and build security systems, how to monitor and prevent security leaks, and maintain data and device confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Principles of Cyber Defense and Ethics: This course will provide a comprehensive view of Cybersecurity across an organization. You will learn how to use features of modern operating systems to enhance an organization’s security, understand inherent weaknesses in wireless and wired networks, and be better equipped to protect your employer’s and your own information. As a prerequisite to advanced topics in ethical hacking, incident response and digital forensics, you will also learn about Cybersecurity career paths and how to further develope your skills in these area.

Career Possibilities:

  • PC Help Desk Technician
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Network Administrator
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Field Technician
  • Security Vulnerability Engineer
  • Wireless Networking Technician
  • Gaming PC Designer

Additional Details:

High School Credit:
CTE credit or elective credit: up to 4 credits 

Industry Certifications:
MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals, MTA Network Fundamentals, MTA Security Fundamentals, MTA Window Server Administration Fundamentals, TestOut PC Pro, TestOut Network Pro, and TestOut Security

Recommended:
Keyboarding and Foundations of Technology

Costs/Fees for the current school year

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