# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Cybersecurity Systems Technology, Advanced (8629/36 weeks, 280 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Cybersecurity Systems Technology, Advanced (8629/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8629
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Cybersecurity Systems Technology (8628/36 weeks, 140 hours)

This advanced course provides students with training in procedures for optimizing and troubleshooting concepts for computer systems, subsystems, and networks. Students explore the following:

  • Basic network design and connectivity
  • Network documentation
  • Network limitations and weaknesses
  • Network security, standards and protocols
Students will gain a basic understanding of emerging technologies including unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. The course prepares students for postsecondary education and training and a successful career in information technology. Upon successful completion of the course, students may qualify to take CompTIA’s A+ and Network+ certification exams.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Information Technology
    • Information Support and Services
    • Network Systems
    • Programming and Software Development
    • Web and Digital Communications

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.