High Cybersecurity Essentials
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Estimated Completion Time
None required. If taking the course as part of the Applied Cybersecurity Program of Study, both Digital Information Technology and Computer and Network Security Fundamentals should be taken first.
Have you or someone you know ever had personal information compromised? This inspiring course covers defensive strategies for computer, mobile device, and network security. 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 and prepare for one of the fastest-growing industries: cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity Essentials is the third course in the Applied Cybersecurity program of study in the Information Technology career cluster. Follow the link below for the Department of Education description of this course:
Module 01: Preserving Cybersecurity
- Security Breaches
- Defense Mechanisms
- Careers in Preserving Cybersecurity
Module 02: Vulnerabilities
- Footprinting and Port Scanning
- DoS and DDoS Attacks
- Attack Mechanisms
- Cryptographic Algorithms
- Cryptography and Digital Signatures
Module 03: Access Control
- Types of access control
- Intrusion Prevention
- Access Management
- Access Control Careers/CIRT
Module 04: Intrusion Detection Systems
- IDS Basics
- IDS Essentials
- Security Appliances
- Network Monitoring
- Cybersecurity Professional Organizations
Module 05: Network Security
- Virtual Computing
- Social Engineering
- Network Design Principles
- Careers in Network Security
Module 06: Cybersecurity and the Workplace
- Cybersecurity and Workplace Safety
- Career Search
- Résumés and Cover Letters
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple-choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
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