INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST
Cybersecurity Specialists are the main defense against hackers and are trained to protect computers and networks. This program prepares students to be Desktop Technicians and Security Analysts. Students gain knowledge of the design of desktop computers, the installation and configuring of Windows and Linux operating systems, the installation and set-up of computer networks, the best security practices for desktops and servers, and how to analyze and defend against cybersecurity attacks. Students have the opportunity to add several nationally recognized industry certifications to their portfolio.
Direct-Teacher Led Class
SOC Code: 15-1212.00
CURRICULUM / HOURS
|Routing and Switching I||120|
|Fundamentals of Linux/Unix||120|
|Computer Repair and Troubleshooting I||120|
|Computer Repair and Troubleshooting II||120|
|Server Operating Systems||120|
|Career Major Capstone||120|
Business Professionals of America (BPA) is a service organization for high school and adult
students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology,
and other related career fields. BPA provides opportunities for students to enhance their personal
and leadership qualities through individual and group projects and through skill competitions
which are held on local, state, and national levels.
CyberPatriot is the Air Force Association's National Youth Cyber Education Program, created to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. Through a series of online competition rounds, teams are given a set of virtual operating systems and are tasked with finding and fixing cybersecurity vulnerabilities while maintaining critical services.