Welcome to Information Technology with Mr. Albizo
Location:Irvington High School, Room 72Contact Information:Phone: 510-657-5711 x46372Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Industry Sector: Information and Communication Technologies
- Period 1: Internet Engineering 2
- Period 2: Internet Engineering 1
- Period 3: Cybersecurity
- Period 4: Computer Support Specialist 1
- Period 5: Prep
- Period 6: Internet Engineering 1
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.
"Mission Valley ROP is proud of the many accomplishments of our students and staff. Often, such accomplishments draw the attention of newspapers, television stations, or other media who visit our schools to photograph, film and/or interview students during various activities. In addition we often use pictures of our students in Mission Valley ROP publications and school website at www.mvrop.org. In consideration, please indicate whether or not your child can be photographed, filmed or interviewed by local, regional, national and international news media or for Mission Valley ROP publications and web productions..."This form accompanies the syllabus and must be signed by the parent or guardian giving permission, or not giving permission to be photographed or participate in media related events. Not giving permission will not reflect negatively on student's grade.
To Parents and Students:
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. Mission Valley ROP and our business partners continue to make major investments in our program. You can see it when walking into room 72 which has been transformed into a mini-data center/cybersecurity sandbox, which leads me to the Internet of Things. 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 at the same time opportunities, therefore we embarked on the development of a cybersecurity sandbox.
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.
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 the e-mail address above. It is my preferred method of contact.
Hoping you have a good day...
College Credits Earned:
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.