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, 7th Edition
Book: 9780789756459
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789757562
Course + Labs: 9780789757548
CompTIA A+ Cert Guide, Academic Edition
Book: 9780789756534
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789757609
Course + Labs: 9780789757593
2 Networking Fundamentals Networking Essentials, 7th Edition
Beasley & Nilkaew
Book: 9780789758743
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789759870
Course + Labs: 9780789758729
CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition
Sequeira & Taylor
Book: 9780789759825
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789759856
Course + Labs: 9780789759849
3 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Computer Security Fundamentals, 3rd Edition
Book: 9780789757463
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789759566
Course + Labs: 9780789759559
CompTIA Security+ SYO-501 Cert Guide, Academic Edition, 2nd Edition
Book: 9780789759122
Book + Course + Labs:
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CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 Official Cert Guide
Santos, Muniz, & De Crescenzo
Book: 9781587147029
Book + Course + Labs:
Course + Labs:
4 Linux Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity
Rothwell & Kinsey
Book: 9780789759351 (coming soon)
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789759368
Course + Labs: 9780789759344
CompTIA Linux+ LPIC-1 Cert Guide
Brunson & Walberg
Book: 9780789754554
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789757975
Course + Labs: 9780789758453
5 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Penetration Testing Fundamentals
Book: 9780789759375
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789759610
Course + Labs: 9780789759627
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 9 Cert Guide, 2nd Ed.
Book: 9780789756916
Book + Course + Labs: 9780789756930
Course + Labs: 9780789756923
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 Computer Forensics Investigations
Book: 9780789741158
Book + Course + Labs: 9780134998688
Course + Labs: 9780789759719
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Cert Guide
Book: 9780789756954
Book + Course + Labs:
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CCNA Cyber Ops SECOPS 210-255 Official Cert Guide
Santos & Muniz
Book: 9781587147036
Book + Course + Labs:
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8 Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies Developing Cybersecurity Programs and Policies
Book: 9780789759405
Book + Course: 9780789759436
Course: 9780134858685