IT Academy with CISCO Cyber Security

Program Description
If you think digital networks are important now, soon there will be more than 50 billion connections between people, places and things. Get a VIP pass to your future by enrolling in the IT Academy with CISCO Cyber Security. Networking knowledge will enhance your career in any field because every organization relies on connectivity for success. With the right skills, you can embark on a well-paid career in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), join a high-tech firm, start your own company or bring these skills to a different field you love. Right now, more than 1 million students take CISCO classes at high schools, colleges, universities and other educational centers. Digital information grew by 5,000 percent in the last decade, but the number of IT professionals increased by only 1.5 percent. Don’t let this incredible opportunity pass you by.

3D Lab Room and Course

Instruction Video

Skills Necessary for Success
  • Ability to carry out detailed tasks and follow multi-part directions
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to visualize completed projects
  • Reading comprehension skills
  • Ability to break down a problem and systematically check each part until a solution is found
Courses of Concentration

Level 1: Information Technology and Computer Software/Hardware
Level 2: Networking and Cyber Security

Areas of Concentration
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Internal and External Computer Builds/Operating Systems
  • Network analysis, design, installation and maintenance needed to manage a basic network for a small- to medium-sized business
  • Network building, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Network Security and Counter Security
Professional Pathway
  • PC Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Database Software Technician
  • CISCO Engineer
  • White Hat Technician
  • Network Security Analyst
Prerequisites-required
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Keyboarding skills
  • One college prep credit in science and English
Recommendations
  • Average G.P.A. of 2.5 for Algebra I, Geometry, English and science for three previous semesters
  • Average 95% attendance for three semesters
  • Suggest taking Calculus, Chemistry, Physics and/or Trigonometry as a junior or senior
  • Excellent attendance record
Licenses/Certifications
  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • CCNA Networking Fundamentals
  • CCNA Routing Protocols and Concepts
  • Security Plus
  • MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration Exam 70-680
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008, Network Infrastructure 70-640
  • Cyber OPS
Higher Education Opportunities
  • College credits available
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Cuyahoga Falls

COURSES AND CREDITS:
  • Level I – IT 2; CP English 1.
  • Level II – IT 2; CP English 1 (optional).

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