COURSE CODE: 8630

Cybersecurity Network Systems

SCED Code: 10108
Suggested Grade Level: 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

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.

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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  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
Network Systems
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  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
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  • Information Security Analyst
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  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
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  • Systems Analyst
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Programming and Software Development
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Web and Digital Communications
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