Cyber Operations

 

Cyber Operations: Protection in High Demand

Uncovering cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other networking threats are just some of the exciting cyber security jobs spanning across every industry. Learn the skills to join this fast-growing field and take advantage of the opportunities found in security operation centers. Feel confident that you are helping make the world a safer place by pursuing a role in this field.In this course you will learn security concepts, security monitoring, host-based analysis, network intrusion analysis, and security policies procedures. This course also aligns with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to support consistent communication language for cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

This is a semester-long offering to be paired with another course from the Computer Science Pathway. Please be mindful of prerequisites.

Students who take Network Engineering at Summit Technology Academy their junior year can choose to participate in the university partnership called Missouri Innovation Campus, where students begin to earn a bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity while still in high school.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Epiq, DST, Cerner, Riskanalystics, and many more.


 

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level security specialist jobs. It provides a hands-on introduction to network security. Student in the course will examine, design and implement security rules and policies that govern corporate networks. This course helps the student prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. The spring semester cybersecurity students are encouraged to apply for internships with industry through Internship in STEM course.

Students who take Network Engineering at Summit Technology Academy their junior year can choose to participate in the university partnership called Missouri Innovation Campus, where students begin to earn a bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity while still in high school.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Epiq, DST, Cerner, Riskanalystics, and many more.

Servers used in STA Network Engineering classes.

Prerequisites:  DevSecOps

  • DevSecOps with a B- or higher
  • Instructor Approval
  • Outside class Internet access is required.

High School Credits: 1.5 units per semester

NON Lee’s Summit Schools Weighted Credit: Varies by school

College Dual Credit:  UCM NET 2061

Have you heard about the CyberSecurity talent gap?

The demand for CyberSecurity skills continues to grow, but there is a dangerous shortage of professionals who help to keep our sensitive information and systems safe.  

Whether you are a teacher, an employer, a career counselor, or a student, you can learn more about these skills and the demand for them at cyberseek.org.

 

 

Learn more about how Cisco Networking Academy prepares you for the growing Cybersecurity career field!

Our program is an Excellence in Action National Award Winner!

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CyberSecurity Careers

According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. It is critical that today’s students graduate ready to enter the workforce and are open to learning more about the growing field of cybersecurity.  

Read about the amazing career growth in Kansas City Tech!

Check out hot careers related to networking!


 

Scholarship Opportunities

Read about CyberCorps Scholarships for Service

The STA CyberSecurity class covers both hardware and software protection.
Network Engineering is all about making the right connections.

Cerner Scholars Internship Option

After at least one semester of the Software Development course, students can apply for Intern in STEM and intern at Cerner during the fall and/or spring semester.  Click here to learn more about Cerner Scholars.

Ready to Apply!


 

Adam Vaughn, PhD
Instructor: Network Engineering and CyberSecurity
Phone: 816-986-3457

Student Testimonial

"Participating in the Internetworking competition at SkillsUSA conference allowed me to win cash prizes and well as a silver medal for placing 2nd in the nation." Brendan Smith, Lee's Summit North/STA

CyberSecurity Course Syllabus