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CyberPatriot Pathway

Welcome to CyberPatriot.  
This is a National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.
Cyber Security prepares students for a career in network administration and information technology support services with a focus on cybersecurity. The course includes a series of technical modules that provide hands-on knowledge and skills development in computer hardware, operating systems, networking, coding, and security infrastructures.  Industry-based curricula are utilized in network and virtual image environments to emulate real-life scenarios and prepare students for industry-recognized certifications.  Students research and address ethical and legal standards, information security, and mitigate cyber vulnerabilities through intricate problem solving scenarios mandating critical thinking, incident response and analysis, and collaboration.  Curriculum content is designed to ensure privacy, reliability, and integrity of information systems for students preparing for careers in Cyber Security and Information and Communications Technology.