# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Cybersecurity Network Systems (8630/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Cybersecurity Network Systems (8630/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8630
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:12
Prerequisites:Cybersecurity Software Operations, Advanced (6306/36 weeks) or Computer Networking Hardware Operations IV (8545/18 weeks, 70 hours) or Cybersecurity Systems Technology, Advanced (8629/36 weeks, 280 hours)

This advanced-level course prepares students for postsecondary education and careers in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. Students gain competitive skills required to administer, analyze, and secure applications, networks, and devices. Students perform threat analysis and participate in risk mitigation. Concepts include understanding threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities; exploring technology and tools; examining architecture and design; analyzing identity and access management; demonstrating risk management; and examining cryptography and public key management. Upon successful completion of this course, students may qualify for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Individuals with a Security+ credential are well-equipped to further develop their skills toward a CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) credential.

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.