2022 MCCSC_Pathway Guide

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS

CYBERSECURITY

Information Technology Operations Career Information

Cybersecurity Career Information

Principles

Concentrator A

Concentrator B

Capstone

Principles

Concentrator A

Concentrator B

Capstone

Principles of Computing (7183)

Information Technology Fundamentals (7180)

IT Operations (7181)

IT Support Capstone (7245)

Principles of Computing (7183)

Cybersecurity Fundamentals (7179)

Advanced Cybersecurity (7178)

Cybersecurity Capstone (7243)

Principles of Computing Principles of Computing provides students the opportunity to explore how computers can be used in a wide variety of settings. The course will begin by exploring trends of computing and the necessary skills to implement information systems. Topics include operating systems, database technology, cybersecurity, cloud implementations, and other concepts associated with applying the principles of good information management to the organization. Students will also have the opportunity to utilize basic programming skills to develop scripts designed to solve problems. Students will learn about algorithms, logic development, and flowcharting. Information Technology Fundamentals Information Technology Fundamentals provides the necessary competencies required for an entry- level Information Technology professional. Students will have the knowledge required to assemble components based on customer requirements, install, configure, and maintain devices/software for end users, understand the basics of networking and security, and properly and safely diagnose, resolve, and document common hardware and software issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Students will also learn appropriate customer support, understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment. This course should also prepare students for the CompTia A+ Certification Exam. IT Operations Advanced Information Technology will provide students with the fundamental concepts in networking and cybersecurity. Students are introduced to the principles and concepts of computer networking, covering the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Students will be able to troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues. The students will also explore the field of Cyber Security/ Information Assurance focusing on the technical and managerial aspects of the discipline. Students will be introduced to the basic terminology, concepts, and best practices of computer/network security and the roles and responsibilities of management/security personnel. The students will learn the technologies used and techniques involved in creating a secure computer networking environment including authentication and the types of attacks against an organization.

Principles of Computing

Principles of Computing provides students the opportunity to explore how computers can be used in a wide variety of settings. The course will begin by exploring trends of computing and the necessary skills to implement information systems. Topics include operating systems, database technology, cybersecurity, cloud implementations, and other concepts associated with applying the principles of good information management to the organization. Students will also have the opportunity to utilize basic programming skills to develop scripts designed to solve problems. Students will learn about algorithms, logic development, and flowcharting.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This course introduces fundamental networking protocols and their hierarchical relationship in the context of conceptual Information Communication Technology (ICT) frameworks. Students will learn how networked hosts and applications communicate across networks. Emphasis is placed on security throughout the entire SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle).

Advanced Cybersecurity

Students will acquire the fundamentals of information and data security and understand the vulnerability most organizations have in their security systems with an emphasis on firewalls, security plans, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Discussions will include data security methods, authentication, network attacks, malicious code and viruses, wireless security, e-mail, and web security and disaster recovery. This course will also focus on the managerial aspects of information security and assurance. Topics covered include access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts such as security planning and contingencies, security policies, security management models, and practices and ethics.

Cybersecurity Capstone

IT Support Capstone

Not currently offered.

This course may be available for the 2022-2023 school year.

This Pathway is Offered to Students Who Attend:

This Pathway is Offered to Students Who Attend:

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