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Virginia MS CS Elective Standards Mapping

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Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

26 Standards in this Framework 13 Standards Mapped 50% Mapped to Course


Standard Lessons
MSCSE.1 The student will design and iteratively develop programs that combine control structures, including loops and conditionals.
  1. 4.3 Looping
  2. 4.4 Branching
MSCSE.2 The student will investigate variables and data types, including simple operations on strings.
  1. 4.1 Programming Concepts
MSCSE.3 The student will implement a program that accepts input values, stores them in appropriately named variables, and produces output.
MSCSE.4 The student will document programs in order to make them easier to trace, test, and debug.
  1. 4.6 Organizational Techniques
MSCSE.5 The student will discuss issues of bias and accessibility in the design of existing technologies.
MSCSE.6 The student will describe and explain the history of computer science, including naming significant historical figures and describing their impact on the field.
MSCSE.7 The student will use flowcharts and/or pseudo code to address complex problems as algorithms.
  1. 4.3 Looping
  2. 4.6 Organizational Techniques
MSCSE.8 The student will incorporate existing code, media, and libraries into original programs, and give attribution.
MSCSE.9 The student will systematically test and refine programs using a range of test cases.
  1. 4.3 Looping
  2. 4.4 Branching
MSCSE.10 The student will model the role of protocols in transmitting data across networks and the Internet.
  1. 10.2 Notational Systems
  2. 10.4 Internet Hardware and Sending Information
MSCSE.11 The student will apply multiple methods of encryption to model the secure transmission of information.
  1. 5.3 Basic Crypto Systems: Caesar Cipher
  2. 5.4 Basic Crypto Systems: Cracking Caesar
  3. 5.5 Basic Crypto Systems: Vigenere Cipher
MSCSE.12 The student will explain how physical and digital security measures protect electronic information.
  1. 2.4 Privacy & Security
  2. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
  3. 5.1 Cryptography, Cryptology, Cryptanalysis
  4. 7.7 Browser Configuration
  5. 7.8 System Administration
  6. 11.6 Network Communication
  7. 11.7 Network Management
MSCSE.13 The student will collect data using computational tools and transform the data to make it more useful and reliable.
MSCSE.14 The student will refine computational models based on the data they have generated.
MSCSE.15 The student will represent data using multiple encoding schemes.
  1. 10.2 Notational Systems
  2. 10.3 Data Representation
MSCSE.16 The student will discuss issues of bias and accessibility in the design of existing technologies.
MSCSE.17 The student will compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options.
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
  2. 2.1 Digital Footprint and Reputation
  3. 10.10 Impact of the Internet
MSCSE.18 The student will collaborate with many contributors through strategies such as crowdsourcing or surveys when creating a computational artifact or visualization.
MSCSE.19 The student will describe tradeoffs between allowing information to be public and keeping information private and secure.
  1. 2.1 Digital Footprint and Reputation
  2. 2.4 Privacy & Security
  3. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
MSCSE.20 The student will systematically identify and correct problems with computing devices and their components.
  1. 12.1 Methodology
  2. 12.2 Support Practice
MSCSE.21 The student will explore the relationship between hardware and software using he Internet of Things.
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
MSCSE.22 The student will work in a team to distribute tasks; maintain a timeline; and use iterative design to solve problems, including peer review and feedback.
MSCSE.23 The student will decompose problems and subproblems into parts to facilitate the design, implementation, and review of programs.
MSCSE.24 The student will create procedures with parameters to organize code and make it easier to reuse.
MSCSE.25 The student will recommend improvements to the design of computing devices, based on an analysis of how users interact with the devices.
MSCSE.26 The student will design projects that combine hardware and software components to collect and exchange data.