This elective offers students the fundamental principles of identifying security risks and implementing security controls. Completion of this course will also help students progress toward a career in IT security administration or other IT specialized fields. The content of this course includes: the essentials of network security, compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control; and cryptography. Additionally, students will learn through hands-on experiences and practical scenarios. The course content will prepare students to sit for the CompTIA Security + certification.
This program requires students to complete IT Networking Academy I & II or AP Computer Science or concurrent enrollment. Students who have completed IT Networking Academy I & II will automatically placed into Cybersecurity as IT Networking Academy III students.
This elective is a one year program.
The number of periods required in a student's schedule to complete this program is as follows: