Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity I: Networks 
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment with Cybersecurity I: Systems Administration (26655); Cybersecurity I: Telecommunications & Routing Protocols (26656); Cybersecurity I: Operating Systems (26654)

This course develops the student’s skills needed to become network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help- desk technicians. It provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the internet, using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. Labs include PC installation, internet connectivity, wireless connectivity, file and print sharing, and the installation of game consoles, scanners, and cameras. Additionally, students will become proficient in Microsoft Office, which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills required for digital literacy.

  • College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as ITE 115 for a total of 3 credits at NOVA pending acceptance to NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details.
  • Student-selected verified credit can be earned by passing the course-related industry certification.

Cybersecurity I: Operating Systems
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment with Cybersecurity I: Networks (26653); Cybersecurity I: Systems Administration (26655); Cybersecurity I: Telecommunications & Routing Protocols (26656)

This course introduces students to network design and cybersecurity process and procedures for personal and enterprise networks. Students follow a standard design process to expand and upgrade each network, which includes requirements gathering, proof-of-concept, and project management. Focuses instruction on the installation, configuration and administration of the Windows and/or Linux operating system and emphasizes the use of Linux as a network client and workstation.

  • College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as ITN 106 for a total of 3 credits at NOVA pending acceptance to NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details.
  • Student-selected verified credit can be earned by passing the course-related industry certification.

Cybersecurity I: Systems Administration
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment with Cybersecurity I: Networks (26653); Cybersecurity I: Telecommunications & Routing Protocols (26656); Cybersecurity I: Operating Systems (26654)

This course provides students instruction in the basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide e-mail services, Web-space, security, and authenticated access. Students learn about the soft skills required for system administration and basic hardware configuration. Includes specially designed instruction to give a student a basic knowledge of hardware and software configurations, and cybersecurity. Includes the installation of various peripheral devices as well as basic system hardware components.

  • College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as ITN 101 for a total of 3 credits at NOVA pending acceptance to NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details.
  • Student-selected verified credit can be earned by passing the course-related industry certification.

Cybersecurity I: Telecommunications & Routing Protocols
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment with Cybersecurity I: Networks (26653); Cybersecurity I: Systems Administration (26655); Cybersecurity I: Operating Systems (26654)

This course familiarizes students with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enterprise networks, with a focus on switched networks, IP Telephony requirements, and security. It also introduces to various routing protocols. Hands-on exercises, including configuration, installation, and troubleshooting, reinforce student learning. The course also surveys data transmission systems, communication lines, data sets, network, modes of transmission, protocols, and interfacing. Emphasizes network structure and operation.

  • College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as ITN 171 for a total of 3 credits at NOVA pending acceptance to NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details.
  • Student-selected verified credit can be earned by passing the course-related industry certification.

Contact Information:

Mr. Englebert Kelah

Engelbert Kelah
engelbert.kelah@apsva.us
Cybersecurity Teacher