Networking & Cybersecurity

Course Overview

Networking I -  explores and demonstrates how a network operates in our everyday lives. The course covers the technical pieces and parts of a network and also societal implications such as security and data integrity. This course offers students the critical information needed for a role as an Information Technology professional who supports computer networks. Concepts covered include the TCP/IP model, OS administration, designing a network topology, configuring the TCP/IP protocols, managing network devices and clients, configuring routers and switches, wireless technology and troubleshooting. The course has a heavy hands-on component to meet various learning styles. 

Vincennes University Dual College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other



Industry Certification Available

  • A+ or Net+ or CISCO Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
Concentrator Star

DOE Course


Recommended Grade Level

11, 12

Required Prerequisite

Information Technology (IT) Support, must have attempted A+ certification I & II

High School Credits 

  • 7183 Principles of Computing (2 Credits)
  • 7180 Information Technology Fundamentals (2 Credits)
  • 7181 Networking & Cybersecurity (2 credits)
  • 7249 IT Operations and Cybersecurity (4 credits if Principles of Computing and Information Technology Fundamentals were previously taken)

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for all diplomas