Welcome to Information & Communication Technology
with Mr. Albizo
To students and parents -- Welcome to the 2023-24 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 technology such as mobile, social and cloud computing, and artificial intelligence provides personal and economic benefits. However, with the rapid growth of technology comes increased vulnerability and related security issues.
There is a severe shortage of personnel to fill the current demand for cybersecurity professionals. The 2023 Cyber Security Report report conducted by Check Point Research discusses the challenge of protecting both public and private network assets. There is an increased emphasis to stimulate interest at middle and high school levels through sponsored competitions such as, the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot. Our students have engaged in competitions such as the USCyberPatrioit national competition. This year our intent is to participate in more events in the Bay Area Cyber League. The BayCyber Presentation video includes former Irvington student participation at the 9 minute, 48 second mark. How to Become a Ethical Hacker in 2023 outlines the process of becomming an Ethical Hacker, and some of the essentials courses are taught here at Irvington High School. These courses are both articulated and UC-g approved. As a student, there are10 Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Cybersecurity. The BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) projects a faster than average employment growth rate at 32% from 2018 to 2028.
Industry Certifications -- Through the Cisco Networking Academy, we offer select courses leading toward industry certifications. Industry certifications are valuable to employers because they verify a job candidate's technical skillset. Having earned a certification credential, an employer can safely assume that the candidate has proven knowledge and skill in a particular subject. These certifications are, CompTIA A+; CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCNA CyberOps. These courses have been approved by DOD (Department of Defense) for inclusion in the DoD-Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications for Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program. They are an accepted certification for job roles of CCSP Cybersecurity Analyst and CCSP Incident Responder.
The 2023-24 school year looks to be very exciting. Room 72 has been upgraded with a new floor, new desktops and other equipment, and we are now able to administer industry certification exams here on site.
Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) certification program -- Cisco has partnered with Certiport to create the Cisco Certified support Technician (CCST) certification program. We applied to Certiport and have been designated as a Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC) for CCST Networking and CCST Cybersecurity.
Cisco Mobile Testing -- Cisco Mobile Testing provides the ability to integrate testing as part of a certification training program that will help increase the rate at which students can successfully achieve certification. The current list of proctored exams are CCNA, DevNet Associate, CyberOps Associate and CCNP.Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me email@example.com. It is my preferred method of contact. Wishing you all the best and a safe and enjoyable school year...
Course InformationLocation:Irvington High School Room 72Period 1-Internet Engineering 1 (Scope & Sequence)Period 2-AdvisoryPeriod 3-CS-1Period 4-Cybersecurity (Scope & Sequence)Period 5 Internet Engineering 2 (Scope & Sequence)Period 6-Internet Engineering 1 (Scope & Sequence)Contact Information:Phone: 510-656-5711 x46372Industry Sector:
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.
College Credits Earned:
2022/2023 74 Internet Engineering 1 & 2 students earned 225 college credits for CNET 155A: Introduction to Networks (CCNA1) and CNET 155B: Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA2).