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Nevada Cybersecurity 1

This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, as well as topics in design, maintenance, and repair. Students will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software.

Overview & Highlights

Level
High School
Contact Hours
125
Timeframe
Year

Course Overview

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Computer Safety
This module provides an introduction to cybersecurity. It focuses on why cybersecurity is important, recent threats to cybersecurity, and different careers in the field. Students will also learn and discuss the principles of environmental and personal safety as it relates to computer use.
Project: Put it in Writing!
In this project, students develop a training policy that informs employees on matters of network security and details the company policy on preventative measures employees should take.
Operating Systems
Students compare and contrast common operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS) and explain the importance of application security. Students investigate security options and implement user accounts to enforce authentication and authorization. Students also demonstrate how to work with basic and advanced command prompts.
Hardware
Students will learn about the physical elements of computers, laptops and mobile devices such as motherboards, RAM, routers, and the use of port numbers, ethernet and wireless devices.
Project: Troubleshooting
In this project, students explore the troubleshooting methodology and utilize it to solve sample IT support issues.
Project: IT Professional
In this project, students explore cybersecurity career pathways and build skills that will be needed within these fields such as communication.
Networking
Students explore the structure and design of the internet and networks, and how this design affects the reliability of network communication, the security of data, and personal privacy. Students learn how the Internet connects computers all over the world by using networking protocols.
Final Exam
Students are assessed on topics learned throughout the course.
What's Next?
Students explore the different pathways available to learn more about cybersecurity upon completing this course.

59
Lessons
47
Videos
118
Exercises
86
Offline Handouts

Demo Programs

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Course Resources

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Professional Development

Teaching Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

The CodeHS Cybersecurity course prepares students with crucial skills to be responsible citizens in a digital future and protect themselves from the growing threat of cyber attacks. With the CodeHS online Professional Development course, we'll train teachers at your school to teach an excellent Cybersecurity course. No programming experience is required. Teachers will gain the skills, pedagogical knowledge, resources, and confidence to lead a great cybersecurity class with CodeHS.

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Standards

Nevada Cybersecurity 1 is aligned with the following standards

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