Program Description
The CyberSecurity program is an adjunct to the IT Networking Cisco Academy which is a nationally recognized program that prepares students for successful careers in information technology fields. It prepares high school students with the professional skills they require to pursue quality academic and professional opportunities. Particular emphasis is given to using decision-making and problem-solving techniques in the application of science, mathematics, communication and social studies concepts to solve networking problems.

Topics relating to Cybersecurity will be interwoven throughout the course of study. Particular emphasis is placed on ethics, operating systems security, vulnerability assessment, legal issues, the hacker culture, intellectual property laws, encryption/decryption algorithms and technologies, protection of critical infrastructure and disaster recovery.

Possible Certifications  Available College Credits
CompTIA ITF
CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Pen Test+
CompTIA Linux+
Cisco CCT
Cisco CCENT
Cisco CCNA RS
Cisco CCNA Security
Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops
College of Southern Maryland
Anne Arundel Community College
Baltimore City Community College
Chesapeake Community College
CCBC- Catonsville
Harford Community College
Howard Community College
Montgomery College
Prince George's Community College

 

Course Sequence
Cisco IT Essentials
Cisco-CCENT: Introduction to Networking
Cisco-CCNA: Routing and Switching Essentials
Cisco Cyber Security Essentials
Cisco CCNA Security

Sample High School Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Cisco IT Essentials

Cisco-CCENT Intro. to Networking 

Cisco-CCNA: Routing and Switching Essentials

Cisco Cyber Security Essentials
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Cisco-CCENT Intro. to Networking  Cisco-CCNA: Routing and Switching Essentials Cisco Cyber Security Essentials
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy Elective
Cisco CCNA Security
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Cisco CCNA Security
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement 
8 Technology Education Requirement Elective Elective Elective

 

High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School- Students apply in 8th grade