Cybersecurity Operations, Advanced

SCED Code: 10302
Virginia Extended Description: III
Suggested Grade Level: 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Cybersecurity Operations
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

In Cybersecurity Operations, Advanced, students explore security analysis and network security, monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks. The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify common threats, evaluate an organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle cybersecurity incidents. Students will understand threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, architecture and design considerations in a business environment, implementation of security operations, risk and incident response, ethics, and cryptography. Instruction will emphasize preparation for industry certification. 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.

Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Information Support & Services
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
Network Systems
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer and Information Systems Administrator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Telecommunications Specialist
Programming & Software Development
  • Game Designer, Programmer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Software Applications Engineer
  • Web Developer

Pathway Occupation
Engineering & Technology
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Production, Planning, Expediting Clerk
  • Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Stock Clerk
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Transportation Manager

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