Networking and Cybersecurity Essentials

Course Description:

Computer Networking and Cybersecurity are the heart of the digital transformation. Often unseen, networks enable us to stay connected as we move around freely using our laptop or smartphone. This interconnected world makes everyone more susceptible to cyber-attacks. A single breach can have huge consequences for a company’s ability to function, hurting the bottom line and causing disruption in the daily lives of millions of people.

Networking and Cybersecurity Essentials is a combination of the following Cisco Netacademy courses: Networking Essentials, Introduction to Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Essentials. The course begins with the basic network concepts to help you set up a SOHO (small-office/home-office) network and put you on the path to managing a larger-scale business network. You will explore cyber trends, threats and the broader topic of cybersecurity in a way that will matter to YOU. This course will help you develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks.

This course is offered in partnership with Michigan Information Technology Training.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Networking and Cybersecurity Essentials
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Network Technology
Course Provider : Michigan Virtual
Content Provided By : Michigan Information Technology Training, LLC
Online Instructor Provided By : Michigan Information Technology Training, LLC
Standards Addressed : Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education
Alignment Document : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e_w9W852c4ei75voHTAJS0y687X6daR0v-SW1kerRGI/edit?usp=sharing
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Computer and Information Sciences
Course Identifier : Network Technology
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://slp.michiganvirtual.org/
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost Description:

None

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Explain how end-user devices and local networks interact with the global Internet.
  • Explain the requirements for network connectivity.
  • Build a small network using an integrated network router.
  • Explain the importance of IP addressing.
  • Explain how the protocols of the TCP/IP suite enable network communication.
  • Configure an integrated wireless router and wireless clients to connect securely to the Internet.
  • Configure basic network security.
  • Build a simple computer network using Cisco devices.
  • Troubleshoot common network issues found in home and small business networks.
  • Explain the need and importance of cybersecurity.
  • Explain the characteristics and value of personal data, and data within an organization.Recognize the characteristics and operation of a cyber attack.
  • Interpret the trends in the cyber threat landscape.
  • Understand how to protect devices from threats.
  • Master how to safeguard your privacy.
  • Learn techniques to protect organizations from cyber attacks.
  • Recognize the behavior-based approach to cybersecurity.
  • Understand legal and ethical issues in cybersecurity.
  • Explain the opportunities for pursuing an education and a career in cybersecurity.
  • Describe the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability as they relate to data states and cybersecurity countermeasures.
  • Describe the tactics, techniques and procedures used by cyber criminals.
  • Describe how technologies, products, and procedures are used to protect confidentiality.
  • Describe how technologies, products, and procedures are used to ensure integrity.
  • Describe how technologies, products, and procedures provide high availability.
  • Explain how cybersecurity professionals use technologies, processes, and procedures to defend all components of the network.
  • Explain the purpose of laws related to cybersecurity.

NSQ National Standards for Quality Online Courses

Rating Comments
A1. A course overview and syllabus are included in the online course Pilot: Review Pending
A2. Minimum computer skills and digital literacy skills expected of the learner are clearly stated.* Pilot: Review Pending
A3. The instructor’s biographical information and information on how to communicate with the instructor are provided to learners and other stakeholders. Pilot: Review Pending
A4. Learner expectations and policies are clearly stated and readily accessible within the introductory material of the course. Pilot: Review Pending
A5. Minimum technology requirements for the course are clearly stated, and information on how to obtain the technologies is provided.* Pilot: Review Pending
A6. Grading policies and practices are clearly defined in accordance with course content learning expectations. Pilot: Review Pending
A7. The online course provides a clear description or link to the technical support offered and how to obtain it.* Pilot: Review Pending
A8. Learners are offered an orientation prior to the start of the online course. Pilot: Review Pending
Rating Comments
B1. The online course objectives or competencies are measurable and clearly state what the learner will be able to demonstrate as a result of successfully completing the course.* Pilot: Review Pending
B2. The online course expectations are consistent with course-level objectives or competencies, are representative of the structure of the course, and are clearly stated. Pilot: Review Pending
B3. The online course content is aligned with accepted state and/or other accepted content standards, where applicable.* Pilot: Review Pending
B4. Digital literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum.* Pilot: Review Pending
B5. Supplemental learning resources and related instructional materials are available to support and enrich learning and are aligned to the specific content being delivered.* Pilot: Review Pending
B6. The online course content and supporting materials reflect a culturally diverse perspective that is free of bias.* Pilot: Review Pending
B7. The online course materials (e.g., textbooks, primary source documents, OER) that support course content standards are accurate and current. Pilot: Review Pending
B8. The online course is free of adult content and avoids unnecessary advertisements.* Pilot: Review Pending
B9. Copyright and licensing status for any third-party content is appropriately cited and easily found. Pilot: Review Pending
B10. Documentation and other support materials are available to support effective online course facilitation.* Pilot: Review Pending
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C1. The online course design includes activities that guide learners toward promoting ownership of their learning and self-monitoring. Pilot: Review Pending
C2. The online course’s content and learning activities promote the achievement of the stated learning objectives or competencies. Pilot: Review Pending
C3. The online course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Pilot: Review Pending
C4. The online course content is appropriate to the reading level of the intended learners.* Pilot: Review Pending
C5. The online course design includes introductory assignments or activities to engage learners within the first week of the course. Pilot: Review Pending
C6. The online course provides learners with multiple learning paths as appropriate, based on learner needs, that engage learners in a variety of ways. Pilot: Review Pending
C7. The online course provides regular opportunities for learner-learner interaction. Pilot: Review Pending
C8. The online course design provides opportunities for learner-instructor interaction, including opportunities for regular feedback about learner progress.* Pilot: Review Pending
C9. Online course instructional materials and resources present content in an effective, engaging, and appropriate manner.* Pilot: Review Pending
Rating Comments
D1. Learner assessments are linked to stated course, unit, or lesson-level objectives or competencies. Pilot: Review Pending
D2. Valid course assessments measure learner progress toward mastery of content. Pilot: Review Pending
D3. Assessment practices provide routine and varied opportunities for self-monitoring and reflection of learning.* Pilot: Review Pending
D4. Assessment materials provide the learner with the flexibility to demonstrate mastery in a variety of ways.* Pilot: Review Pending
D5. Rubrics that clearly define expectations for varied levels of proficiency are created and shared with learners.* Pilot: Review Pending
Rating Comments
E1. Online course navigation is logical, consistent, and efficient from the learner’s point of view.* Pilot: Review Pending
E2. The online course design facilitates readability.* Pilot: Review Pending
E3. The online course provides accessible course materials and activities to meet the needs of diverse learners.* Pilot: Review Pending
E4. Course multimedia facilitate ease of use.* Pilot: Review Pending
E5. Vendor accessibility statements are provided for all technologies required in the course.* Pilot: Review Pending
Rating Comments
F1. Educational tools ensure learner privacy and maintain confidentiality of learner information in accordance with local, state, and national laws for learner data. Pilot: Review Pending
F2. The online course tools support the learning objectives or competencies.* Pilot: Review Pending
F3. The online course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate learners’ needs and preferences.* Pilot: Review Pending
F4. The course allows instructors to control the release of content.* Pilot: Review Pending
F5. The course provides the necessary technical functionality to score and record assessments and calculate earned course points or grades.* Pilot: Review Pending
Rating Comments
G1. The online course uses multiple methods and sources of input for assessing course effectiveness. Pilot: Review Pending
G2. The online course is reviewed to ensure that the course is current. Pilot: Review Pending
G3. The online course is updated on a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness based on the findings from ongoing reviews. Pilot: Review Pending

Review Conducted By: Michigan Virtual
Date of Review: 01/04/2022

Segment 1: Networking Essentials
Communications in a Connected World
Online Communications
Explore Networks
Peer to Peer Networks
Providing Network Services
Communications Principles
Network Design
Routing
Internet Protocol
Dynamic Addressing (DHCP)
IP Addressing
Transport Services
Build a Home Network
Security Considerations
Cisco Switches and Routers

Segment 2: Introduction to Cybersecurity
The Need for Cybersecurity
Attacks, Concepts, Techniques
Protecting Your Data and Privacy
Protecting the Organization
Your Future in Cybersecurity

Segment 3: Cybersecurity Essentials
Cybersecurity Experts or Criminals
The Cybersecurity Cube
Threats, Vulnerabilities, Attacks
The Art of Protecting Secrets
The Art of Ensuring Integrity
The Five Nines Concept
Protecting a Cybersecurity Domain
Becoming a Cybersecurity Specialist

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022 11/01/2021 11/30/2021 11/05/2021 02/04/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022 11/01/2021 12/07/2021 11/12/2021 02/11/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022 11/01/2021 12/14/2021 11/19/2021 02/18/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022 11/01/2021 12/28/2021 12/03/2021 03/04/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022 11/01/2021 01/04/2022 12/10/2021 03/11/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022 11/01/2021 01/11/2022 12/17/2021 03/18/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022 11/01/2021 02/01/2022 01/07/2022 04/08/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022 11/01/2021 02/08/2022 01/14/2022 04/15/2022 30 $525
Semester 11/01/2021 02/04/2022 11/01/2021 02/01/2022 01/07/2022 05/27/2022 100 $525
Semester 11/01/2021 02/04/2022 11/01/2021 02/08/2022 01/14/2022 06/03/2022 100 $525
Semester 11/01/2021 02/04/2022 11/01/2021 02/15/2022 01/21/2022 06/10/2022 100 $525
Semester 11/01/2021 02/04/2022 11/01/2021 02/22/2022 01/28/2022 06/17/2022 100 $525
Semester 11/01/2021 03/18/2022 11/01/2021 04/12/2022 01/31/2022 06/17/2022 100 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022 11/01/2021 03/01/2022 02/04/2022 05/06/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022 11/01/2021 03/08/2022 02/11/2022 05/13/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022 11/01/2021 03/15/2022 02/18/2022 05/20/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022 11/01/2021 03/22/2022 02/25/2022 05/27/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022 11/01/2021 03/29/2022 03/04/2022 06/03/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022 11/01/2021 04/05/2022 03/11/2022 06/10/2022 30 $525
Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022 11/01/2021 04/12/2022 03/18/2022 06/17/2022 30 $525
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 01/21/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 11/01/2021 02/04/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 11/01/2021 02/04/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 11/01/2021 02/04/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 11/01/2021 02/04/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 11/01/2021 03/18/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022
Students have 25 days to drop from their enrollment start date. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 11/01/2021 04/08/2022
Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.
  • A computer with either Windows (7 or later), Linux, Macintosh Operating System, or Chromebook. Chromebook users will need to contact their instructor to request installation of a virtual machine.
  • Reliable Internet Access;
  • Ability to download and install Packet Tracer, a stand-alone program that is required for all Cisco NetAcademy Courses;
  • Ability to download/upload PDF files as well as Packet Tracer files (.pka);
  • A PDF reader to complete assignments (Recommend: Adobe Reader); Note: All Reading Guides/Labs are fillable PDF files.
  • Up to date Chrome and/or Firefox Web Browser to access the curriculum;
  • Java (JRE) to access Packet Tracer testing environment;
  • Students also require access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/