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Standards Framework

for Virginia Cybersecurity Software Operations


Standards in this Framework

Standard Description
6304.39 Navigate an end user’s digital operating system network/environment.
6304.40 Compare current digital operating systems.
6304.41 Navigate the digital operating system environment.
6304.42 Demonstrate the procedures followed when installing digital operating systems.
6304.43 Manage a file system structure.
6304.44 Compare server operating systems.
6304.45 Explain different types of drive partitions and file system formats.
6304.46 Explain file system formats.
6304.47 Analyze current and emerging specialized server hardware.
6304.48 Manage partitions and volumes.
6304.49 Explain the authentication of users in a network environment.
6304.50 Install applications.
6304.51 Define aspects of networks.
6304.52 (Optional) Define types of network architecture.
6304.53 (Optional) Differentiate between distributed and centralized computing.
6304.54 (Optional) Identify services delivered by a server.
6304.55 (Optional) Describe standard network LAN topologies.
6304.56 Describe variations of standard topologies.
6304.57 Describe the role of the network adapter.
6304.58 (Optional) Describe the functions of networking infrastructure (e.g., adapter, router, switch, bridge, wireless access point).
6304.59 (Optional) Describe the primary features of each major access method.
6304.60 Define terms related to wired and wireless network media.
6304.61 Identify the types and uses of wired network media.
6304.62 Identify the types and uses of wireless network media.
6304.63 (Optional) Describe the concept of broadband.
6304.64 (Optional) Describe the types of modems.
6304.65 Describe each layer of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
6304.66 Describe devices in a network environment and their place in the OSI model.
6304.67 Define the basic components of a network packet.
6304.68 Describe networking protocols.
6304.69 (Optional) Map network processes.
6304.70 Identify the workings of a WAN.
6304.71 Describe TCP/IP.
6304.72 (Optional) Compare static and dynamic IP routing.
6304.73 Configure TCP/IP.
6304.74 Test a TCP/IP configuration, using operating-system-specific commands.
6304.75 Identify the network and host identifications' TCP/IP addresses.
6304.76 (Optional) Compare IPv4 and IPv6.
6304.77 Explain the function of a subnet mask and classless inter-domain routing (CIDR) format.
6304.78 Describe a loopback address.
6304.79 Describe the services provided by Network Basic Input/Output System (NetBIOS) over TCP/IP.
6304.80 (Optional) Explain the process of host name resolution.
6304.81 (Optional) Modify the host’s file to resolve host names.
6304.82 (Optional) Configure File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
6304.83 (Optional) Explain the purpose of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
6304.84 (Optional) Describe the implementation of a virtual LAN (VLAN).
6304.85 (Optional) Monitor network traffic.
6304.86 (Optional) Analyze network systems for security vulnerabilities.
6304.87 Explain the core security principles used in network management.
6304.88 Analyze threats and risks to networks and local account policies.
6304.89 Analyze internal and external threats to computer networks.
6304.90 Identify strategies to mitigate risk.
6304.91 Identify sustainable computer networking practices.
6304.92 Install a virtualized operating system.
6304.93 Describe the different types of network adapter modes for virtual operating systems.
6304.94 Incorporate security scanning tools such as Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and/or security appliances.
6304.95 Identify threats and vulnerabilities from users.
6304.96 Identify security measures to physical threats to network systems.
6304.97 Identifying other risks and threats to systems.
6304.98 (Optional) Identify training needs.
6304.99 (Optional) Provide an orientation to a network system (system onboarding).
6304.10 (Optional) Develop a training plan.
6305.101 (Optional) Provide training to users.
6305.102 (Optional) Create a user manual.
6305.103 (Optional) Provide ongoing basic user support.
6305.104 (Optional) Identify copyright and licensing laws that apply to computer use and network administration.
6305.105 (Optional) Describe procedures to ensure the proper licensing of a client-server operating system and applications.
6305.106 (Optional) Identify ethical behavior that is expected of users and administrators.
6305.107 (Optional) Describe procedures for documentation found in network policies.
6305.108 (Optional) Explain network hardening.
6305.109 (Optional) Manage a network.
6305.110 Optimize a network.
6305.111 Describe the process and requirements for obtaining industry certifications.
6305.112 Identify testing skills/strategies for a certification examination.
6305.113 Demonstrate ability to complete selected practice examinations (e.g., practice questions similar to those on certification exams).
6305.114 Complete an industry certification examination representative of skills learned in this course.
6305.115 Research careers in networking and systems security.
6305.116 Compose a résumé for electronic processing.
6305.117 Assemble a professional portfolio that contains representative samples of student work.
6305.118 (Optional) Create a cover letter to accompany a résumé.
6305.119 (Optional) Complete manual and electronic application forms.
6305.120 (Optional) Participate in an internship program.
6305.121 Research a company in preparation for a job interview.
6305.122 (Optional) Participate in a mock interview.
6305.123 (Optional) Compose an interview follow-up letter.
6305.124 (Optional) Identify the steps to follow when resigning from a position.
6305.125 Identify potential employment barriers for nontraditional groups and ways to overcome these barriers.