Course Syllabus



Mrs. Bounds




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Welcome to Mrs. Bounds Introduction to Cyber Security (Cyber) Class. I have high expectations for each student. I will demand hard work and positive attitudes from you every day. I will provide a safe and challenging environment so you have the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge of various career opportunities in the Cyber and Information Technology field. This course is project-based and requires students to work individually as well as in teams and to meet deadlines. My goal is to prepare students for life after high school armed with 21st century skills.


Introduction to Cyber Security course provides illustrated theory along with integrated step-by-step hands-on cyber security labs with equipment that will build a solid base of cyber knowledge and prepare students for their SPCC Cyber Security Courses. This course is designed to provide students with the essential foundational knowledge and skills to introduce them to the careers for cyber security professionals.

The concepts you will be expected to master in this course are as follows:


Physical Security.  (20%)                                                                                             Chapter 1


1.01Understand basic security and surveillance systems (%)

1.02 Understand access control and monitoring (%)

1.03 Describe remote monitoring (%)

1.04 Describe fire detection systems (%)

1.05 Understand purpose for vehicle detection sensors (%)

1.06 Analyze wired and wireless security systems (%) 

1.07 Understand access control systems (%)

1.08 Describe key management (%)


Computer Security.  (20%)                                                                                           Chapter 2


2.01 Describe access control (%)

2.02 Analyze computer authentication methods (%)

2.03 Explain malicious software protection (%)


Network Security.  (25%)                                                                                              Chapter 3


3.01 Set up network and server access for users (%)

3.02 Set up physical server security (%)

3.03 Explain network authentication methods (%)

3.04 Describe the purpose for access control and remote monitoring (%)

3.05 Explain simple network management protocol (SNMP) (%)

3.06 Set up wireless network security (%)


External Organizational Protection (25%)                                                                  Chapter 4


4.01 Describe the authentication process (%)

4.02 Explain and utilize data encryption and digital certificates (%)

4.03 Describe the purpose for auditing (%)

4.04 Explain the types of attacks (%)

4.05 Explain the purpose of firewalls (%)


External Organizational Protection (10%)


5.01 Analyze data backup methods (%)

5.02 Explain the data recovery process (%)

 Required Supplies

*Pencil or Pen          * Headphones/ear buds for video/audio assignments     * Flashdrive (16g or more)


  1. Show respect and courtesy for teacher and all classmates.
  2. Conduct yourself in a manner which respects all students’ right to learn.
  3. Follow all UCPS, CATA and Classroom Rules and Procedures as outlined in the student handbooks and course agenda.
  4. Stay on task at all times and put forth your best effort.
  5. Have a positive attitude!

 Internet Policy

Students will use the school network and Internet on a daily basis to access instructional websites and project resources. All students are expected to abide by the UCPS Acceptable Use policy when using the school network. The streaming of audio and/or video, playing games on the computer without permission, the use of chat rooms, Facebook, YouTube, instant messenger, email, twitter, proxy servers or using the Internet for non-educational purposes is prohibited. Violations will result in disciplinary action.

 Honor Code

The work that you submit represents your learning, and so it represents you.  Therefore, your work must demonstrate both your integrity and honor.  Anyone caught cheating or plagiarizing on any assignment, from homework to exams, will face strict penalties.                   ---J.Kasler

 “You may look up for inspiration and down in desperation, but you must not look side to side or over the shoulder for information.”      --  Unknown


Mrs. Bounds’ Classroom Procedures


1.     You are expected to be available for class related activities for the entire 90 minutes of each class to be counted present. If you are called upon or a chat message is posted for you and there is no response within 2 minutes, you will be counted as absent for that day.

2.     Do not leave the TEAMS call until I dismiss you. Remember, absences may be taken into consideration for Exam Exemptions.


1.     Always read instructions before asking for help.

2.     Use chat feature in TEAMS during class and Email outside of class hours.


1.     Use only the equipment assigned to you.

2.     Leave computer settings alone, they are not to be changed.

3.     Handle equipment with extreme care, you may be held responsible for repairs.

4.     Intentionally damaging or causing disruptions with equipment will result in disciplinary actions. 

Out of Seat

1.     Remain in your seat. There should be minimal movement at your desk and no one walking around the classroom at any time.


1.     Remain quiet when the teacher or another student is teaching, presenting or giving instructions.

2.     Raise your hand on TEAMS and wait to be called on to answer or ask questions.

Leaving the Classroom

1.     You must always get permission from the teacher before leaving the classroom and those requests must be minimal. GO TO THE BATHROOM BEFORE CLASS BEGINS!


1.     Students cheating will receive a 0 on the assignment(s) with no option to redo.

Missed Work

1.     Each student is responsible for getting missed assignments when absent.

2.     Missed assignments must be made up within 2 school days.

3.     Missed Test/Quiz must be made up within 2 school days.

4.     Daily assignments are posted on the class Canvas page in: Daily Virtual Start Here


1.     55%  Quizzes, Tests/Projects (Objective/Chapter Tests, Final Project)

2.     45%  Labs/Classwork:  Worksheets, Study Guides, Content Assignments, LabNotes, HHS and CurrentEvents and Participation. Participation = 10 pts weekly (5 pts for no 0’s and 1 pt per day for active participation 90 minutes daily in TEAMS meeting, or until I dismiss you.)

3.     All assignments may not appear in gradebook

4.     Students are expected to submit assignments timely, late work MAY NOT be accepted.

5.     A zero (0) grade represents work the student may NOT makeup

6.     A one (1) grade represents work the student MAY makeup (late points may be taken)

7.     Report Cards every 6 weeks and Progress Reports around week 3, 9, 15

8.     FINAL EXAM is 25% of course grade

9.     Access Parent Portal to view gradebook showing students grade

End of Class

1.     Continue working and remain at your desk until I dismiss you, not the bell.

Fire Drills, Tornado Drills, Lockdowns

1.     Follow the teacher’s instructions and take all safety drills seriously.

2.     Fire drill - exit to the front of the school, follow the sidewalk to the right and go to the far side of teacher parking lot and remain with your class.

3.     Tornado drill – kneel down facing the wall in the hallway just outside the classroom.

4.     Lockdown – sit in the front of the classroom and remain completely silent.

CANVAS Classroom Online-Learning Platform & Resources

1.     Warm-ups, assignments, quizzes and uploading files will be done through Canvas:

2.     Check due dates. It is the responsibility of each student to submit work on time.

3.     Canvas logs every student submission with a date and time.

4.     Grades in canvas reflect only the specific assignment grade and are NOT the teacher’s gradebook. Check the Parent Portal on PowerSchool for student’s true grade for each course.

5.     Link to Student Guide for Canvas questions: 

6.     Link to EmpowerEd Family Portal:

7.     Students will use the Cyber Security Essentials Concepts & Practices Textbook and Lab Book for this course. This textbook and lab book will be used online at the Marcraft website. This link: is accessible from the classroom Canvas page. The labs will be completed on classroom computers using Microsoft Office and VirtualBox. Quizzes and Chapter TESTS will be on Canvas.


     The majority of assignments will be submitted on our "learning platform," Canvas. Assignments will be submitted a variety of ways including: uploading files, typing into text boxes, and sharing Google documents/presentations. Students not having used Canvas before should alert the teacher and they will be shown how to submit assignments on Canvas.

  Individual assignments will indicate which method of submission on Canvas is expected. If students need a refresher or have questions, they can access the Canvas Student Guide for specific instructions. It is the student's responsibility to ensure correct and complete assignments are submitted on time and to contact the instructor if there is a problem. The Canvas Learning Platform logs every student log-in on Canvas which provides teachers with a list of when students log-in to Canvas using their user id. 

     Canvas is used to grade assignments as well, however, the grades in Canvas, while accurate to that assignment, are NOT the teacher’s gradebook. The teacher’s gradebook includes categories of assignments that may be weighted differently and may include grades for assignments that did not use the Canvas Learning Platform. Therefore, students and parents should always check their child’s true average on the Parent Portal in Powerschool.

Course Summary:

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