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Nevada Cybersecurity 1


Unit Description
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.

Unit Description