Cybersecurity

Description:

This program is an introduction into the exciting world of careers in Cybersecurity. This program will take you in many directions highlighting roles as an analyst, penetration tester, systems administrator and computer crime investigator. You will learn priceless skills in this program to help keep you, your family and eventual employer safe on the internet for many years to come. The program will be a constantly evolving experience starting with the basics of security but also studying current and evolving threats facing the real world security landscape. Collaboration and teamwork will be critical to the success of a student in the program. Students who complete the program can further their education or enter into the workforce as a security consultant, ethical hacker, information security analyst and more.


Curriculum: 

Learn the fundamentals of an Information Technology Infrastructure

-End User Devices

-Servers

-Network Devices

Familiarize yourself different authentication methods

Focus on the CIA triad of Cyber Security and best practices

-Confidentiality

-Integrity

-Availability

Hands on practice securing networks of different sizes and scopes

How to gather evidence and maintain a chain of custody


Textbooks:

TestOut IT Fundamentals Pro

TestOut Security Pro


National Standards:

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Workforce Framework


Certifications: 

CompTIA IT Fundamentals

CompTIA Security+

Palo Alto PCCSA


College Credit:

Southern Maine Community College

CMIT 100- Introduction to Information Technology (3 credits)

UMaine Augusta

ISS210- Introduction to Information Systems Security (3 credits)


Suggested Integrated Academic Credits:

Career Prep

Science

Social Studies


Is This Program A Fit?

I enjoy...

‣ Being a lifelong learner

‣ Solving technical problems

‣ Working with computers

I am able to...

‣ Be Self Directed- manage my time effectively and maintain attention to detail

‣ Communicate- verbal and written communication to support collaborative professional relationships with colleagues

‣ Commit To Ethical Behavior- with the use of technology and networking

‣ Problem Solve- find creative ways to take on and address complex information security challenges

I am comfortable with...

‣ Math- arithmetic skills including multiplication and division

‣ Technology- troubleshooting, maintaining, and updating information security systems

‣ Writing- to support collaborative professional relationships with colleagues