• Computer Networking and Cybersecurity

    This coursework will appeal to students who are curious about the design of computer networks and protecting them from potential threats. See the course information below.


    Prerequisite: Algebra 1, English 1  (see course catalog for specific requirements for CP and Honors)

    Recommended Grades: 10, 11, 12

    Course 1: Networking 1 (Cisco)

    Networking 1 is designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technologies. Students benefit most from the curriculum if they possess a strong background in reading, math, and problem-solving skills. Instruction includes networking media, topologies, network operating systems, models and protocols, codes and standards, addressing, diagnostics, routing, WAN services, network security, and leadership skills. In addition, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment.

    Course 2: Networking 2 (Cisco)

    This course builds on the skills and knowledge gained from Course 1 and is designed to provide students with more classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technologies. Students who continue in Networking 2 design and build complex networks. Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to seek employment or further their education and training in the information technology field. Particular emphasis is given to the use of critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques found in math and communication programs.

    Course 3: Cybersecurity Fundamentals

    This course builds on Networking 1 & 2 and introduces the basic concepts and terminology of cybersecurity and information assurance. The course examines how the concept of security integrates into the importance of user involvement, security training, ethics, trust, and best practices management. The fundamental skills cover internal and external threats to network security and design, how to enforce network-level security policies, how to protect an organization’s information and a broad range of other topics.

    Course 4: Advanced Cybersecurity

    This course explores the field of information security and assurance with updated content including new innovations in technology and methodologies. It builds on existing concepts introduced in Cyber Security Fundamentals and expands into malware threats, cryptography, organizational security, and wireless technologies. This is the second of two courses that prepare the student to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

    Honors Framework:

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    Potential Careers:

    Chief Information Security Officer

    Forensic Computer Analyst

    Information Security Analyst

    Security Architect

    IT Security Engineer

    Security Systems Administrator

    IT Security Consultant

    Available Certifications:

    CompTIA Security +

    Student Organizations:

    Skills USA

    National Technical Honor Society









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