Cybersecurity / Networking

Program Overview:

One of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. is cybersecurity.
According to multiple media outlets, a projected 3.5 million vacancies are expected by 2023, which is a
350% growth since 2013. Opportunities within the field of cybersecurity are endless. To meet their everevolving demands, companies are hiring students to fill these vacancies as more cybersecurity threats
are recognized every day. Providing cybersecurity pathways at an earlier age is imperative for the
industry, as it will enable you to achieve success in your personal and professional life. This multi-faceted
course will bring students to the forefront of cyber technologies through daily Cyber Briefings, team
activities, “Capture the Flag” competitions, and hands-on labs using a fully functional Cyber Range.

Course Descriptions:

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

Computer Systems 2: Students will expand on the skill gained in Computer Systems 1. They discover
and install common operating systems and their purposes. This course will introduce the importance of
computer security including physical and cybersecurity measures. This course also focuses on software
troubleshooting and operational procedures.

Principles of Cyber Defense and Ethics: In this course students will discover the importance of
cybersecurity in information technology. The objective is to understand cyber-attacks and the techniques
used to take control of an unsecure system. Students 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.

Network Fundamentals: Students will gain knowledge and skills required to implement a defined
network architecture with basic network security. Furthermore, they will be able to configure, maintain,
and troubleshoot network devices using appropriate network tools and understand the features and
purpose of network technologies.

Cyber Forensics: This course will cover the fundamentals of computer forensics and investigations.
Students will understand topics including historical and current computer forensic and investigative
security issues, a systematic approach to computer investigations and cyber forensics tools. They will
learn email, image, and file analysis including guidelines for investigation reporting. Various forensic tools
will be used during the hands-on labs.

Career Possibilities:

  • Computer Forensics Analyst
  • Security Administrator
  • Cybercrime Investigator
  • Security Incident Responder
  • Cryptanalysts
  • Malware Analyst
  • Security Architect
  • Network Administrator
  • Service Desk Analyst
  • Security Auditor
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Wireless Network Engineer

Additional Details:

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

Industry Certifications:
TestOut Pro Certifications

Keyboarding and Foundations of Technology

Costs/Fees for the current school year

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