High Computer and Network Security Fundamentals
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
2 segments, 18-22 weeks
Earliest Start Date
None required. If taking the course as part of the Applied Cybersecurity Program of Study, Digital Information Technology should be taken first.
Have you or someone you know ever had personal information compromised? This inspiring course covers the fundamentals of computer safety, network security, and the prevention of digital attacks. You’ll experience a hands-on approach to security strategies, expand your computer and networking security techniques, and improve your problem-solving skills. You will also explore numerous employment opportunities in one of the fastest-growing industries: Cybersecurity. This course provides honors-level elective credit. Digital Information Technology, Computer Networking & Security Fundamentals, and Cybersecurity Essentials make up the Applied Cybersecurity Program of Study.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description of this course:
Module 1—Cybersecurity and You
- Cybersecurity 101
- Hackers and Cybersecurity Threats
- Computer Components
- Operating Systems
Module 2—Networking Fundamentals
- Computer Networks
- OSI Model
- Network Devices
- Opportunities in Cybersecurity
Module 3—Access Control
- Network Security
- Access Control
- Remote Access Technologies
Module 4—Virtual Computing
- Virtual Computing Basics
- Virtualization and Hypervisors
- Virtualization and Security
- Common Protocols and Services
Module 5 —Protecting Data
- Data Protection
- Physical and Virtual Data Protection
- Configuring Firewalls and Routers
- Network Monitoring
Module 6—Challenges and Trends
- Cyber Terrorism
- Security Breaches
- Social Engineering and Physical Security
- The Future of Cybersecurity
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Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student's overall grade.
The final grade will be determined, in part, by the student’s Readiness Score on the industry certification preparation portion of the course. The student’s overall grade must be at least 80% overall in order to be issued an industry certification test voucher.
Additional course requirements may exist based on specific expectations for individual courses. More information can be found in FLVS policy documents, published at www.flvs.net, or by referring to the course instructor after registration.
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