Course Description

Investigate the principles of cybersecurity, a fast-growing field with important implications for government, business, and individuals.  Explore various career opportunities in the cybersecurity field with hands-on activities including pen testing, ethical hacking, cryptography and block chain. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and their personal data and accounts.

This course is ideal for students who are interested in computer science and the cybersecurity field in general.

Please note times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Cyber Safety Lecture + Hands-on Activities 
  • Cyber Ethics Lecture
  • Understanding White Hat vs Black Hat Hacking
  • Hands-On Activities Related to Encoding, Encryption, Decryption and Pen Testing
  • Digital Footprint Lecture
  • Pen Testing, Web Robots, and Malware Hands-On Activities
  • Block Chain Lecture + Activities
  • Understanding Your Digital Dossier
  • Understanding the Dark Web
  • Careers in Cybersecurity
  • Certifications in Cybersecurity


Students will need a computer (Mac or PC) that has MyLanView Network/IP Scanner program installed. 
Students will receive instructions on how to download the MyLanView Network/IP Scanner program on a Mac or PC.


  • Online registration closes at noon 4 days prior to the start of the class.
  • For late registration options, please contact SMU College Prep at 214-768-2267 for assistance.
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Section Title
Cybersecurity Concepts
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00AM to 12:30PM
Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Live Online  
Grades 9-12  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $349.00
Section Notes

The well-being of our students, instructors and community is our top priority. We are excited to deliver dynamic and engaging courses in a fully online format to provide the best possible learning experience for our students.

Students will interact with instructors and other students through Zoom and SMU's Learning Management System (Canvas). To maximize classroom instruction and your learning experience, we encourage the use of video and audio devices during the Zoom meeting, if available.

Registered students will receive individualized communication with further instructions to help prepare for class.

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