COURSE CODE: 6302

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

SCED Code: 10302
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FBLA
Non-Traditional?: F

Cybersecurity affects every individual, organization, and nation. This course focuses on the evolving and pervasive technological environment with an emphasis on securing personal, organizational, and national information. Students will be introduced to the principles of cybersecurity, explore emerging technologies, examine threats and protective measures, and investigate the diverse high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity. Exciting opportunities will be presented to use interactive current resources in the study of cybersecurity such as Virginia Cyber Range, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, and Cyber.Org. Students will have the opportunity to prepare for success on related industry certifications aligned to the course content. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
National Security
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
Planning
  • Interviewer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
Public Management and Administration
  • Government Accountant/Auditor
Regulation
  • Cyber Crime Investigator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Privacy Compliance Manager
  • Aviation Inspector
  • Compliance Officer
  • Transit Vehicle Inspector
Revenue and Taxation
  • Financial Analyst
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Revenue Agent

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
  • Information Systems Security Developer
Network Systems
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Database Analyst
  • Network Architect
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer and Information Systems Administrator
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
Programming and Software Development
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Software Applications Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
Web and Digital Communications
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Webmaster

Pathway Occupation
Law Enforcement Services
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Customs Inspector
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Police Officer
Legal Services
  • Cyber Legal Advisor
Security and Protective Services
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Security Officer

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Telecommunications Specialist
Science and Mathematics
  • Bioinformatics Technician

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