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High School Computer and Network Security Fundamentals

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This inspiring course covers the fundamentals of computer safety, network security, and prevention of digital attacks. Students experience a hands-on approach to security strategies, expand their computer and networking security techniques, and improve their problem-solving skills. Students will also explore numerous employment opportunities in one of the fastest-growing industries – Cybersecurity. This CTE elective can be part of a cybersecurity or related CTE Program of Study.

Segment One

Module 01 - Cybersecurity and You

  • Cybersecurity 101
  • Hackers and Cybersecurity Threats
  • Computer Components
  • Operating Systems

Module 02 - Networking Fundamentals

  • Computer Networks
  • OSI Model
  • Network Devices
  • Opportunities in Cybersecurity

Module 03 - Access Control

  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • Authentication
  • Remote Access Technologies

Segment Two

Module 04 - Virtual Computing

  • Virtual Computing Basics
  • Virtualization and Hypervisors
  • Virtualization and Security
  • Common Protocols and Services

Module 05 - Protecting Data

  • Data Protection
  • Physical and Virtual Data Protection
  • Configuring Firewalls and Routers
  • Network Monitoring

Module 06 - Challenges and Trends

  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Security Breaches
  • Social Engineering and Physical Security
  • The Future of Cybersecurity