Virtual Cyber Security Camps in Summer 2021!

Similar to coding camps, we will offer the cyber security camps online as well. These camps are made possible through a partnership with Rex Academy. All the camps are Whole day camps (10am to 5pm daily, with a lunch-break around 12:30pm). These camps will enable the students to pass the industry certification exams (CompTIA Security + and CEH-EC Council) which attests to theirs expertise and they are recognized by the companies!

 

Note that Networking camps goes on for 2 weeks (sessions starting in W4, W7 and W10 – costs $500), each Cyber Security camp goes on for 3 weeks and costs $750 each (sessions starting in W3 and W6) & advanced level camp session starts in W9. There is an automatic early bird discount of 20% until February 28 & early discount of 10% until April 30. Low income families get additional 30% discount (register for camps first and reach the payment screen, then email the supporting documentation like free/reduced rate lunch document from your school or last year’s tax document to [email protected]) and current UTD faculty/staff/students get additional 10% discount (register for camps first using UTD email address and reach the payment screen, send an email to [email protected] with the proof for your UTD status). Sorry, there will be NO sibling discounts this year. During the week before each camp week, registration will close on Wednesday. We cannot accommodate any late registrations beyond Wednesday due to UTD rules. Cancellation fee is $25 per transaction. Prorated amount will be refunded for cancellations after the camp start date.

 

Registration site: events.circuitree.com/UTD or bit.ly/utdcamps

 

Cyber Security Camps for High School
Students – $250 per week
(Age range 14-18)

W3

June

7-11

W4

June

14-18

W5

June

21-25

W6

June 28-
July 2

W7

July
5-9

W8

July

12-16

W9

July

19-23

W10

July

26-30

W11

Aug
2-6

IT Fundamentals

Pre-requisite: None

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Computer Networking (2 weeks)

Pre-requisite: IT Fundamentals

 

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Cyber Security Fundamentals (3 weeks)

Pre-requisite: Computer Networking

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Advanced Cyber Security (3 weeks)

Leads to CompTIA Security+ Certification

Pre-requisite: Cyber Security Fundamentals

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IT Fundamentals

IT Fundamentals teaches the basics of getting around a computer and the internet. Students will first learn about the hardware components of a computer and how they work.  This means they can identify the parts of a computer such as the CPU, RAM, etc., and can explain their purpose.  Students will then explore the nature of software from operating systems, file types, sound files, and video files.  The course contains activities such as creating and securing PDFs, installing open-source content, updating device drivers, and configuring firewalls.  The course concludes with some fundamentals about operating system security.  This
course is the precursor to the Fundamentals of Networking curriculum.

System Requirements:

·       This is browser based.

·       Works on any PC, Apple computer, laptop, Chromebook, or tablet.

·       Requires internet during use.

Computer Networking

The Network curriculum is precisely aligned to CompTIA’s Network+ curriculum. The primary goal of this curriculum is getting students certification ready.  This course is the immediate follow – up course to IT Fundamentals. The course will start with a general overview of how a network works by analyzing the different network layers and protocols in each layer.  There will be an emphasis on both security and implementation.  We will learn about the various network topologies and the physical devices (cables, routers, switches) that make up these networks. Additionally, wireless networks and cloud computing are also analyzed.  Finally, there will be some hands – on projects involving network installations.   

System Requirements:

  •       This is browser based.
  •       Works on any PC, Apple computer, laptop, Chromebook, or tablet.
  •       Requires internet during use.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals (CS1)

This course is the introductory class for cybersecurity certification (CompTIA Security + and CEH-EC Council). Students will master the fundamental concepts and learn different tools of the trade to become an active cyber defender. Students will use Kali Linux and its various cybersecurity applications such as Metasploit, crack passwords using Hydra, and execute social engineering attacks.  Students will also learn how to defend against various forms of attacks from configuring firewalls, activating intrusion
detection systems, and learn about how cryptography can keep data and transmission safe. 

System Requirements:

Windows machines only with the minimum specifications:

• Dual core processor

• 4 GB RAM

• Virtualization enabled.

• 20 GB of hard disk space for VM installation. Requires internet during use.

 

Advanced Cybersecurity (CS2)

Advanced Cybersecurity picks up here Cybersecurity – Level 1(CS1) dropped off. The goal is to approach certification readiness (CompTIA Security +  and CEH-EC Council) by the time CS2 is done. In CS2, we explore advanced topics such as exploiting database security, studying the OSI model, and SQL injection attacks.  Students will once again take command of Kali Linux to perform numerous exploits and learn their countermeasures.  CS2 ends with capture the flag (CTF) challenges.  The goal of the CTFs is to challenge students to use all the tool and techniques learned over CS1 and CS2 to perform forensic analysis and solve critical cybersecurity puzzles.  At the end, there will also be test prep materials.  

System Requirements:

Windows machines only with the minimum specifications:

• Dual core processor

• 4 GB RAM

• Virtualization enabled.

• 20 GB of hard disk space for VM installation. Requires internet during use.