Full course description

Teacher-students electing to participate in this program will have zero cost.  In addition, teacher-students will receive a 4GB RAM ASUS-branded laptop loaded with Kali Linux to use during the week’s instruction, and then to take back with them to their various school districts.  The curriculum is to be deployed in a hands-on method inclusive of multiple learning modalities. With this, teacher-students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge from visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles as the teaching modality will be inclusive to reach as many of the different cognitive learning domains as possible.

Dates:

There will be 2 camps held in College Station, Texas; each will be a week long [Monday through Friday]. Every day will start at 8:30am and end at 4:30pm.

  • June 19-23, 2017
  • August 7-11, 2017

Covered Topics:

  • Fundamentals of Networks and Introduction
  • Cryptography Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Cyber Security, Risks, and Policies
  • Forensics, Ethics, and Privacy
  • Curriculum Development

Facilities:

The Texas A&M Cybersecurity Education Laboratory has been designed to accommodate the facilitation of hands-on training and education providing a flexible workspace with a modular group working environment layout.   Offering 40 square feet of space per student, the lab meets all access and accommodation requirements.   The lab was designed to offer facilitated instruction in applied cybersecurity, network engineering, Unix and Windows® system administration techniques, database administration, 3D printing, project management, and statistical management techniques.   This facility supports not only classroom instruction and laboratory exercises but is also the “club house” for the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Club.   The goal of this facility is to provide an applied research and applied andragogical laboratory space for educational development.

This lab includes 32 high caliber workstations, 8 55″ televisions for collaborative workspace use, 32 Cisco routers and switches, 48 Intel NUCs, private network access across the room, 2 Citrix Xenware Hypervisors for virtual machine provisioning, Internet Protocol version 4 and 6 access to the commodity Internet and Internet-2, and a Raspberry Pi Beowulf cluster combined of individualized student nodes.