Network Operations at Edison High School

Information Technology & Computer Science Cluster

*New program beginning in the 2018-19 School Year

Network Operations

 

Network Operations is an exciting course, preparing students for college information systems majors and promising technical industry certifications. In this course, students explore new technologies in PC hardware and operation systems, as well as computer networking. Students have the opportunity to earn CompTIA A+ and Network + certification, which are entry level, industry standard certifications. Students gain theoretical and practical skills and knowledge, and are able to put those skills to use in entrepreneurial experiences and community service projects.

Graduates in this program are prepared for continued college/university study in various computer science majors.

Licenses & Certifications:

  •  CompTIA A+ certification  
  •  CompTIA Network+ certification 

Program Highlights:

  •  Students have the opportunity apply learned theory and skills by working at MCPS Foundation Computer Sales.  
  •  Automatically earn 15 SSL hours per semester with a passing grade in the course.
  •  Opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school (see below).

Montgomery College Articulations:

For all articulations, the student must earn an “A” or “B” each and every semester to be eligible for credit.  Some articulations have additional requirements.  The following courses/credits can be transferred to Montgomery College Cybersecurity A.A.S.: 356A, Network and Wireless Technologies A.A.S.: 354, or the IT Professional+ Certificate: 254.

Edison Semesters           Montgomery College Courses Articulated

2 semesters                    NWIT 127 Microcomputer Essentials (3 credits) *

* Note:  Student must also pass the CompTIA A+ 901 AND 902 Exams for NWIT 127 credit.

3rd semester                    NWIT 151 Introduction to Networking (3 credits) **

** Note:  Student must also pass the CompTIA Network + Exam for NWIT 151 credit.

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Cybersecurity

 

The Cybersecurity course is designed to prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career in the Cybersecurity industry.  Training the workforce for Cybersecurity employment is a national priority with global demand expected to continue to rise.  The course curriculum is based on Cisco Networking Academy and CompTIA national models and includes opportunities for challenging industry credentials. 

Students completing this course will be well prepared for the demands of college curriculum and industry credentials and certifications.   Students will master a variety of Cybersecurity skills by applying knowledge through their participation in actual and virtual exercises including preparation for Cybersecurity competitions as well as the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. 

Licenses & Certifications:

  •  CompTIA Security+ certification  

Program Highlights:

  •  Includes interactive, multimedia content, lab exercises and projects. 
  •  Covers foundational topics in information security, systems security, network security, mobile security, ethics and laws. 
  •  Builds student skills in protecting organizations from cyber-attacks using defense and mitigation techniques. 

Montgomery College Articulations:

For all articulations, the student must earn an “A” or “B” each and every semester to be eligible for credit.  Some articulations have additional requirements.

  • This course can serve as a Capstone course for the MCPS Computer Science/Code.org® Program of Study.  In this Program, up to nine credits may be transferred to Montgomery College’s Computer Science Track, Computer Science and Technologies AA:107; Information Systems Track, or Computer Science and Technologies AA: 109. 
  • For students in Network Operations Program of Study, up to six credits may be transferred to Montgomery College’s Cybersecurity A.A.S.: 356A or Network and Wireless Technologies A.A.S.: 354.  

► Specific course information and details to be released. 

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