Cyber Security

Program Overview

Become a network security professional and join the fight against cyber-attacks with the Cyber Security satellite program, located inside New Albany-Plain Local High School. This program is designed around certifications from industry leaders such as CompTIA and Cisco in preparation for the information technology workforce. Students will learn how to design and build computer networks and enhance their security skills. Built around industry standards provided by Network+, Cisco CCENT, and Security+, students will become skilled at network design, network monitoring and hardening, network penetration testing and physical network security, and social engineering awareness. There is no better way to test your skills than to design your own network and craft a virtual fortress around your creation!

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What you will learn

  • Network design

  • Network protocols and addressing

  • Network cabling

  • Wireless configuration and security

  • Server installation, management, and configuration

  • Cyber Security concepts

  • Malware and worms

  • Principals of VPNs and firewalls

  • Network hardening

  • Network penetration testing

  • Network attack awareness

  • Social engineering awareness

Career Pathways

  • Information Security Analyst

  • IT Security Consultant

  • IT Security Engineer

  • Network Administrator

  • Network Analyst

  • Penetration Tester

  • Security Architect

  • Security Systems Administrator

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What else do I need to know?


New Albany High School
7600 Fodor Rd.
New Albany, OH 43054

Program Length

This is a two-year satellite program designed for juniors and seniors.

Frequently Asked Questions


Students that enroll in this program participate in the SkillsUSA career-technical student organization. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

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Meet your instructor

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Ty James