PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Computer Science and Cisco Network Engineering
PLTW Computer Science Curriculum empowers students to become creators, engaging students in collaborative projects that help them develop in-demand computer science knowledge as well as transportable skills like creative thinking and communication. And whether they’re creating an online art gallery or using automation to process and analyze DNA-sequence data, PLTW Computer Science students are seeing how their learning connects to the real world.
PLTW Computer Science Principles
Using Python® as a primary tool and incorporating multiple platforms and languages for computation, this course aims to develop computational thinking, generate excitement about career paths that utilize computing, and introduce professional tools that foster creativity and collaboration. Projects and problems include app development, visualization of data, cybersecurity, and simulation.
PLTW Computer Science Applications
Computer Science A focuses on further developing computational-thinking skills through the medium of Android™ App development for mobile platforms. The course utilizes industry-standard tools such as Android Studio, Java™ programming language, XML, and device emulators. Students collaborate to create original solutions to problems of their own choosing by designing and implementing user interfaces and Web-based databases.
Cybersecurity introduces the tools and concepts of cybersecurity and encourages students to create solutions that allow people to share computing resources while protecting privacy. In Cybersecurity, students solve problems by understanding and closing the vulnerability attacks on computational resources. The course aims to develop students’ skills as consumers, friends, citizens, and employees who can effectively contribute to communities with a dependable cyber-infrastructure that moves and processes information safely. Cybersecurity will be available fall 2018.
PLTW is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of curriculum and professional development for AP® Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). This endorsement affirms that all components of PLTW CSP’s offerings are aligned to the AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CSP assessment.
Cisco Networking – CCNA Security
Network Engineering I
Network Engineering I provides an introduction to networking concepts. Students develop an initial understanding of network design, addressing and equipment. Further understanding is accomplished through the use of software simulation tools and hands-on labs with real Cisco equipment.
Network Engineering II
Network Engineering II helps students develop a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, and services. Students practice what they learn on real equipment and use the Cisco Packet Tracer simulation tool. They prepare for the workplace with collaborative projects and presentations. After completing Network Engineering I and II, students are prepared to take the Cisco CCENT certification exam.
Network Engineering III -CCNA Security
The CCNA Security curriculum prepares students to design, implement, and support security for networked devices. Students develop a working knowledge of network security principals, tools, and configurations by practicing on real equipment and using the Cisco Packet Tracer simulation tool.