Development, Security, and Operations (DevSecOps) is a deep dive into the foundations of network operations by using the lens of security to tie it all together. Hands-on and simulation-based activities in this course assist with implementing network operations with software development and cyber security concepts. Students will see how culture, automation, and platform design integrates security as a shared responsibility throughout the entire IT lifecycle. In this course, you will learn about the OSI Model and how that model allows IT to function across Software Development, CyberSecurity and Network Operations. Specifically, you will learn the principles and structure of IP addressing, LAN and WAN specifications, and network management. This course encompasses additional college classes (6 college credits) in order to prepare the student for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification Exam. Learn information the tech industry needs for high-demand, high-wage tech careers. Students interested in the MIC CyberSecurity early bachelor degree program must enroll in this course and Advanced Network and Cyber Concepts.

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

Grade: 11 or 12
Algebra I, B- or higher
Reading/Writing: 10th grade level
Keyboarding proficiency, minimum 30 WPM.
2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
90% Attendance
High speed home Internet access is required, and a fully functional laptop or desktop system (i.e. not a Chromebook).

Computer Hardware and Operating Systems I (also offered through R7 Online)
Algebra II
High School Credits: 3 units (2 semesters)

LSR7 Weighted: .666

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

College Dual Credit: UCM Net 1060, CYBR 1500

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Network Engineering I

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MIC Accelerated Early Bachelor Degree Program

Students who take Network Engineering at Summit Technology Academy their junior year AND have a 3.0 unweighted GPA/95% attendance may also choose to participate in a university partnership program called Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC), in which students begin to earn a systems engineering OR cybersecurity bachelor’s degree while still in high school.   The bachelor’s degree is offered through the University of Central Missouri- Lee’s Summit.  This program helps to significantly reduce the overall cost of a bachelor’s degree.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Epiq, DST, Cerner, Riskanalystics, and many more.  Students who qualify and have interest, must mark that they are interested on their STA Online Application.

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.

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"Going to Summit Tech has benefited me so much, with the certifications that I received I have gone out and got several jobs. Also, taking the exams for the certifications improved my test taking skills.” Shane Smyth, Lee’s Summit North Graduate

Julie Akers

Instructor: Network Engineering I & II
Phone: 816-986-3434

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