Computer and Network Security Fundamentals

OVERVIEW

Have you or someone you know ever had personal information compromised? This inspiring course covers the fundamentals of computer safety, network security, and prevention of digital attacks. You’ll experience a hands-on approach to security strategies, expand your computer and networking security techniques, and improve your problem-solving skills. You will also explore numerous employment opportunities in one of the fastest-growing industries: Cybersecurity. This course provides honors-level elective credit. Digital Information Technology, Computer Networking & Security Fundamentals, and Cybersecurity Essentials make up the Applied Cybersecurity Program of Study.

MAJOR CONCEPTS

Segment I

Module 01 Cybersecurity and You

  • 01.00 Cybersecurity and You Checklist
  • 01.01 Cybersecurity 101
  • 01.02 Hackers and Cybersecurity Threats
  • 01.03 Computer Components
  • 01.04 Operating Systems
  • 01.05 Cybersecurity and You Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 01.06 Cybersecurity and You Exam

Module 02 Networking Fundamentals

  • 02.00 Networking Fundamentals Checklist
  • 02.01 Computer Networks
  • 02.02 OSI Model
  • 02.03 Network Devices
  • 02.04 Opportunities in Cybersecurity
  • 02.05 Networking Fundamentals Module Project

Module 03 Access Control

  • 03.00 Access Control Checklist
  • 03.01 Network Security
  • 03.02 Access Control
  • 03.03 Authentication
  • 03.04 Remote Access Technologies
  • 03.05 Access Control Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.06 Segment One Exam

Segment II

Module 04 Virtual Computing

  • 04.00 Virtual Computing Checklist
  • 04.01 Virtual Computing Basics
  • 04.02 Virtualization and Hypervisors
  • 04.03 Virtualization and Security
  • 04.04 Common Protocols and Services
  • 04.05 Virtual Computing Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.06 Virtual Computing Exam

Module 05 Protecting Data

  • 05.00 Protecting Data Checklist
  • 05.01 Data Protection
  • 05.02 Physical and Virtual Data Protection
  • 05.03 Configuring Firewalls and Routers
  • 05.04 Network Monitoring
  • 05.05 Protecting Data Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 05.06 Protecting Data Exam

Module 06 Challenges and Trends

    • 06.00 Challenges and Trends Checklist
    • 06.01 Cyber Terrorism
    • 06.02 Security Breaches
    • 06.03 Social Engineering and Physical Security
    • 06.04 The Future of Cybersecurity
    • 06.05 Challenges and Trends Review and Discussion-Based Assessment
    • 06.06 Segment Two Exam

Fee Details

Progam Regular
Fee Component  Course Fee
Amount (USD)  $ 558
Description To be paid by the student at the time of Enrollment.

Grade Level

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Duration

Annual

Requirements

  • Windows 8.1 Lab Infosec Learning
  • To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple-choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

Prerequisites

None

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