Cybersecurity 1: Computing
Prepares students for a career in information
technology with a focus on cybersecurity.
The course includes a series of technical subjects that provide hands-on
knowledge and skills in computer hardware, operating systems, networking, and
information security concepts.
Hardware: Students cover eleven
fundamental topics leading to the successful completion of the CompTIA A+
220-901 examination. Software: Students
cover twelve fundamental topics leading to the successful completion of the
CompTIA A+ 220-902 examination and their CompTIA A+ Certification.
and Network Security
Students engage with studies of the history and
implications of network communications; the network protocols which make the internet
possible; how networks provide access to services and communicate with one
another, methods used to increase scalability, reliability, and security in the
modern network, and the Internet of Things (IOT). Prepares students for the
CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ Certifications to meet DoD 8140 cyber security
3: Linux Systems and Tools
Linux Systems and Tools provides students with
in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with Linux enterprise operating
systems. Students learn the Linux fie
system, command line utilities, script editing, shell programming and text
processing tools and develop industry knowledge in cyber security ethics
offense and defense security concepts of penetration testing and security
auditing. This course prepares students for the Linux and Kali Linux
Analysis and Forensics
Threat Analysis and Forensics cover the fundamental principles of using analytic tools to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover computing systems and digital assets against cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Students learn how to apply ethical hacking practices to defend against nefarious activity. Students learn ethical cyber security practices incident response team roles, policies and procedures of a cybersecurity framework. This course prepares students to take the Cyber Security Analyst plus (CSA+) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exams which are high demand industry certifications across industry sectors.
professionals protect our most vital and private information, from financial
accounts to sensitive military communications. However, there is a dangerous
deficit in cybersecurity professionals in the United States that puts our
digital privacy and infrastructure in jeopardy.
Cybersecurity professionals plan and carry out methods to guard organization’s computer networks and systems. As threats became more common, their responsibilities will continue to increase. Positions in the field of cybersecurity are growing at twice the rate of other technology positons and there will be thousands of new positions.
Employment of cyber
security is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than
the average for all occupations. Demand
for those with experience in cyber security is expected to be very high.
Cyberattacks have grown in frequency, and analysts will be needed to come up
with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information
or creating problems for computer networks.
Mean Hourly Wages
Software Developer $53.52
Computer Network Architect $50.23
Software Developer, Applications $49.75
Information Security Analysts $45.92
Computer Systems Analyst $36.97
Median Annual Earnings by Educational
Bachelor’s Degree $99,010
Associate's Degree $66,601
Industry Certification $49,468
Some college, no degree $47,248
*Source: Occupational Projections, Employment Development Department