Would you like to solve cyber crimes such as identity theft? Would you like to learn how computer networks are created? Are you curious about how computers work inside?
The Cybersecurity Networking Academy consists of two pathways - Computer Networking and PC Systems. Both pathways prepare students for entry positions or further study in the cybersecurity arena. The Cisco and CyberWatch courses cover computer hardware, software, operating systems, fundamental and advanced networking, and cybersecurity-related threats and mitigation techniques. Students gain in-depth knowledge and practical application experience and demonstrate their ability to analyze cyber threats by using networking devices, simulation tools, software, and by participating in competitions. These courses prepare students to obtain CCENT and CCNA Certifications.
Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL)
10920 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Upon completion of the Computer Networking pathway experience, students will be prepared to take the CompTIA Net+ and Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) exams.
Upon completion of the CyberOps pathway experience, students will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Net+ certification exams.
Students who successfully complete all Computer Networking pathway coursework with a grade B or higher, are eligible for credits at Howard Community College.
Students who successfully complete all PC Systems pathway coursework with a grade of B or higher, are eligible for credits at Howard Community College
Computer Networking Pathway
Students will complete coursework and take the CompTIA Net+ and have the option to take the CISCO Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) and the CompTIA Security + certification exams.
Students will complete coursework and take the Comp TIA IT Fundamentals and A+ certification exams. Students will also have the option to take the Net+ certification exams.
Students will have the option of completing a worksite experience in a computer repair or networking field
Successful Academy Students:
- Maintain a C average in all academy coursework.
- Participate in student conferences and job shadowing.
- Complete a large-scale networking project during the senior year.
- Consider taking the CISCO Certified Network Associate Exam.
- Practice making responsible decisions to be better prepared for security clearance and background checks required in cybersecurity and computer networking career fields.
Suggested Course Schedule
|Grade Level||Course 1||Course 2||Course 3||Course 4||Course 5||Course 6||Course 7|
|Ninth Grade||English required||Mathematics required||Science required||Social Studies required||Fitness & Health required||Technology Education required||Elective available|
|Tenth Grade||English required||Mathematics required||Science required||Social Studies required||Fine Arts Requirement||Elective available||Elective available|
|Eleventh Grade||English required||Mathematics required||Science required||Social Studies required||Elective available||Computer Networking I - G/T OR Cybersecurity and Computer Networking I G/T|
|Twelfth Grade||English required||Mathematics required||Elective available||Elective available||Cybersecurity and Computer Networking II G/T OR Cybersecurity Networking Essentials - Honors|