Cyber-Security

Cyber-Security I

Grade: 11 (Double blocked/1 semester)

Credit: 2

Industry Credential: CompTIA A+

Career Cluster: Information Technology


Course Sequence Completion Offered in 2022-23 by taking Cybersecurity II offered to 12th grade students.


Do you have a passion for cyber-security?

Cyber-security information analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect a company's computer networks and systems.

Skills and traits that are suggested for a career in Cyber-Security include tenacity, the ability to stay focused and not give up. One needs to have a passion for learning and a passion for technology. If you have an aptitude for problem solving and being challenged, a career in Cyber-Security may be for you.

Career Pathways: Cybersecurity specialist, Cyber Crime Analyst, Investigator Incident Analyst, Systems Administrator, Database Administrator, Web Administrator, Web Developer, Network Administrator, IT technician, Network engineer.

Job Outlook: Talk about job security! The projected growth in this field is 31% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average of all other occupations.

Typical Pay: The median annual wage was $99,730 in May 2019.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts,at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm (visited February 10, 2021). Elka Torpey, "Cybersecurity consultant," Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2018.