Cyber: Security Cap
This advanced-level course teaches the Cyber Security Network Systems VDOE curriculum that prepares students for postsecondary education and careers in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. Students gain competitive skills required to administer, analyze, and secure applications, networks, and devices. Students perform threat analysis and participate in risk mitigation. Concepts include understanding threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities; exploring technology and tools; examining architecture and design; analyzing identity and access management; demonstrating risk management; and examining cryptography and public key management. Upon successful completion of this course, students may qualify for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Individuals with a Security+ credential are well-equipped to further develop their skills toward a CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) credential.
- Microsoft Windows 10
- Microsoft Windows 2016 Server
- Microsoft Windows 2019 Server
- Microsoft Windows Active Directory
- Linux OS and Server
- Apple Mac OS
Professional Certification Opportunities
- CompTIA Security+ Certification
- TestOut Security Pro Certification
Potential Career Opportunities
- Computer Network Support Specialists
- Computer Systems Analysts *Bright Outlook*
- Information Security Analysts *Bright Outlook*
- Software Developers, Systems Software *Bright Outlook* * Green Job*
- Network & Computer Systems Administrators
- Security Engineer
- Security Specialist
- Security Manager
BLS Info - Check it Out!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 667,600 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $97,430 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.