This unique Introductory Course teaches students about defensive cybersecurity and IT fundamentals to assess if this is the right career path for them. The course also ensures classroom success by facilitating the advancement of only those students with the necessary passion and skills to ultimately land a career in the field.
At the end of the course, each student takes a summary exam and has a one-on-one assessment to examine their future in the program. Most importantly, this course discusses students' expectations of working in cybersecurity versus the reality
Material introduces students to the fundamentals of Networking, the Linux and Windows operating systems, and virtualization concepts. Students also learn to run basic commands and computer communication protocols, develop a firm understanding of basic operating system structures, and become familiarized with the Cyber Attack Cycle. Experiential education provides students with hands-on exercises so they gain a better understanding of cybersecurity countermeasures and defense techniques.