Pearson IT Cybersecurity Curriculum

ITCC for Instructors

Pearson's IT Cybersecurity Curriculum (ITCC) series is designed to support the critical need for workforce development in cybersecurity. Pearson ITCC provides multi-modal, real-world focused, hands-on courseware that can be used as a complete cybersecurity program, or individual courses that can be chosen ad hoc to fill in your program to your professional profile. The Pearson ITCC series emphasis is on applied, hands-on learning and validation through certifications set by industry organizations like EC Council, CompTIA, and Cisco. Certifications augment the merit of an academic degree by providing learners with practical, industry-valued, stackable credentials proving a baseline of knowledge acquisition and competency for future employment and workforce development.

Mapped to leading industry standards: Be assured of compliance with industry standards and topical coverage. The Pearson IT Cybersecurity Curriculum is mapped to NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence knowledge units, and is aligned with the NIST/NICE framework and ACM CSEC2017 Curriculum guidance.

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Other Certificate Options

The Pearson ITCC series can be offered as a part of a full degree program when integrated with general education course requirements. Schools also have the option of offering these courses as part of a cybersecurity certificate program or pathway. The entire 8-course curriculum could be used as a Cybersecurity Certificate. This would qualify students for the following job roles:

Cybersecurity Specialist • Cybersecurity Technician • Incident Analyst/Responder

Click the buttons below to learn more about certificate options for three key tracks.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate
Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Certificate
Incident Response and Digital Forensics Certificate

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  Course Track I—Standard Textbook Focus Track II—Certification Guide Focus
1 IT Fundamentals Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to IT Hardware and Software, 8th Edition
Book: 9780789760500
Book + Course + Labs: 9780135783764
Course + Labs: 9780136525585
CompTIA A+ Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) Cert Guide
Book: 9780789760517
Book + Course + Labs: 9780136173670
Course + Labs: 9780135935408
2 Networking Fundamentals Networking Essentials, 6th Edition
Beasley & Nilkaew
Book: 9780137455928
Book + Course + Labs: 9780137675319
Course + Labs: 9780137675210
CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition
Sequeira & Taylor
Book: 9780137585304
Book + Course + Labs: 9780137611904
Course + Labs: 9780137611898
3 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Computer Security Fundamentals, 4th Edition
Book: 9780135774779
Book + Course + Labs: 9780136629429
Course + Labs: 9780136525585
CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Cert Guide
Santos & Taylor
Book: 9780136770312
Book + Course + Labs: 9780137305452
Course + Labs: 9780137305506
4 Linux Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity
Rothwell & Kinsey
Book: 9780789759351
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789759368
Course + Labs: 9780789759344
CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Cert Guide
Brunson & Walberg
Book: 9780789760586
Book + Course + Labs: 9780136741213
Course + Labs: 9780136741169
5 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Penetration Testing Fundamentals
Book: 9780789759375
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789759610
Course + Labs: 9780789759627
CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002 Cert Guide
Santos & Taylor
Book: 9780137566068
Book + Course + Labs:
Course + Labs:
CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Cert Guide, 4th Edition
Santos & Taylor
Book: 9780137489985
Book + Course + Labs:
Course + Labs:
6 Network Defense & Countermeasures Network Defense and Countermeasures, 3rd Edition
Book: 9780789759962
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789759993
Course + Labs: 9780789759986
7 Cybersecurity Operations (Incident Response & Digital Forensics) A Practical Guide to Digital Forensics Investigations, 2nd Edition
Book: 9780789759917
Book + Course + Labs: 9780136890034
Course + Labs: 9780136889977
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) CS0-002 Cert Guide
Book: 9780136747161
Book + Course + Labs: 9780137277001
Course + Labs: 9780137276998
8 Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies
Book: 9780789759405
Book + Course: 9780789759436
Course: 9780134858685