Cyber: Security Capstone

Course Info

FCPS Grade Level and Course Credit information is found at the links to the left. The Virginia Department of Education Curriculum may be found using the links to the right. 

Course Description

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.

Class Features

  • 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
  • Microsoft MTA Certifications
  • Microsoft Office Specialist MOS

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Specialist
  • Security Manager
  • Information Technology Specialist or Assistant

For a 2020-21 student's perspective on the Cyber: Security + Capstone course at Edison Academy, watch this video.

Check out more videos about our Cyber programs on our Cyber IT Playlist on our YouTube Channel.