Cyber Academy STEM (formerly IT Academy with CISCO Cyber Security)

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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 this two-year program.  Networking knowledge will enhance your career in any field because every organization relies on connectivity for success.  With skills learned within this program, you will be prepared to 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.  This industry continues to grow and the demand for skilled IT professionals is great; don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

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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
Foundational Skills
  • 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 Pathways
  • PC Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Database Software Technician
  • CISCO Engineer
  • White Hat Technician
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Keyboarding skills
  • One college prep credit in science and English

  • 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
  • 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
Post-Secondary Opportunities
See Career Catalog Pages 37-40 for details.
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Cuyahoga Falls

  • Level I: Computer Hardware, 1 cr. (4.5); Computer Software, 1 cr. (4.5); English Language Arts 11, 1 cr. (4.0).
  • Level II: Networking, 1 cr. (4.5); Network Security, 1 cr. (4.5); English Language Arts 12 (optional), 1cr. (4.0).

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