Open to: Grades 8-12
Prerequisites: Qualifying math score and basic knowledge of computer systems
Course Format: Individually Paced
Course Length: Typically 3 months
Course Code: SEC
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer security as the first step towards learning how to protect computers from hackers. The course begins by explaining the very basic concepts of computer security and provides substantial technical details to keep students interested and involved. It includes hands-on labs and graded and non-graded assignments for each unit that provide an opportunity to practice what the students learn. It also includes a few security games to make learning more exciting and interactive. The course will be summed up with a final project and a final exam. Students are expected to be familiar with standard computer operations (e.g., login, cut & paste, email attachments, etc.) before enrolling in the course.
There are no required materials for this course.
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