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Georgia Foundations of Secure Information Systems


Unit Description
Computer Basics: Students learn about the physical elements of computers and networking such as motherboards, RAM, routers, and the use of port numbers, ethernet and wireless devices.
Networking Fundamentals: Students explore the structure and design of the internet and networks, how this design affects the reliability of network communication, the security of data, and personal privacy.
Project: Troubleshooting: In this project, students explore the troubleshooting methodology and utilize it to solve sample IT support issues.
Cybersecurity and Digital Citizenship: Students are introduced to the basics of cybersecurity, focusing on why cybersecurity is important, recent threats to cybersecurity, and different careers in the field.
Project: Public Service Announcement: Students create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to teach their peers about digital citizenship and cyber hygiene.

Unit Description
Programming Fundamentals: Students will learn the fundamentals of programming including variables, arrays, and objects as well as the difference in interpreted and compiled languages. They will explore programming through block coding which includes conditional statements and control structures.