Welcome to Information Technology with Mr. Albizo
To Parents and Students:
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year.
The Internet of Things (IoT), is defined as "the network of physical objects, devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data." The rapid proliferation of this technology such as mobile, social and cloud computing provides personal and economic benefits. Cisco Systems Inc., estimates the IoT will consist of 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020. However, with the rapid growth of technology comes increased vulnerability and related security issues. As you may well know, cybersecurity is paramount within government and private industry.
There is a severe shortage of personal to fill the current demand for security professionals as noted in CYBERSECURITY BUSINESS REPORT report. You might also be interested in reading a comprehensive study from Global Knowledge; 2018 IT Skillls and Salary Report, and finally, Ten Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Cybersecurity. This shortage has resulted in increased emphasis and efforts to stimulate interest at middle and high school levels through sponsored online competitions such as; the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot. and CyberWatchWest whose mission reads,"...to increase the quantity and quality of the Cybersecurity workforce throughout the western United States." A recent article in PCWorld titled "How to Become an Ethical Hacker," outlines the education, certification and experience needed to become an ethical hacker otherwise known as a "white hat" hacker. Two of the basic certifications noted in this article can be taken as a result of the courses offered here at Irvington by those students who successfully complete the course work. The BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) projects a faster than average employment growth rate at 32% from 2018 to 2028.
All of our courses align with and lead toward industry certifications which are CompTIA A+ and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). We recently rolled out CCNA CyberOps security course. This course and its subsequent industry CCNA CyberOps certification has been approved by DOD (Department of Defense) inclusion in the DoD-Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications for Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program as an accepted baseline certification for job roles of CCSP Analyst and CCSP Incident Responder.
In my class we will be using SchoolLoop for assignments and grades. Each student must have their own SchoolLoop account where they can monitor their progress daily. I encourage you to also register on SchoolLoop where you can monitor your student’s progress.I do my best to keep SchoolLoop current, I would ask you to contact me by e-mail for the latest up-to-date status of your daughter or son's progress. Should you have any questions or concerns at any time, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . It is my preferred method of contact.
Hoping you have a good day...
Course InformationLocation:Irvington High School Room 72Contact Information:Phone: 510-656-5711 x46372Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Period 1: Internet Engineering 1
- Period 2: CCNA CyberOps
- Period 3: Prep
- Period 4: Internet Engineering 2
- Period 5: Internet Engineering 1
- Period 6: Internet Engineering 2
UC/CSU A-G Courses: Computer Support Specialist 1 & 2, Internet Engineering 1 & 2, and Cyber Security each meet the UC/CSU Area G: College Preparatory Elective requirement.
- Students that earn a B- or better in Internet Engineering 1 or Internet Engineering 2 can earn college credits at Ohlone College.
- Students that earn a B- or better in Internet Engineering 1 or Internet Engineering 2 can earn college credits at Chabot College.
- Students planning to attend Mission College that earn a B- or better in Computer Support Specialist 1, Internet Engineering 1, or Internet Engineering 2 can earn college credits at Mission College.
- Period 1: Internet Engineering 1
College Credits Earned:
2018-2019: Mr. Albizo had 48 students in Internet Engineering 1 earn 3.0 credits for CNET 155A: Introduction to Networks (CCNA1) and 15 students in Internet Engineering 2 earn 3.0 credits for CNET 155B: Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA2).
2017-2018: Mr. Albizo had 32 students in Internet Engineering 1 earn 3.0 credits for CNET 155A: Introduction to Networks (CCNA1), 25 students in Internet Engineering 2 earn 3.0 credits for CNET 155B: Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA2), and 10 students earn 4 credits for CNET 105: IT Essentials (Comp TIA A+) from Ohlone College.