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technical skills are merely commodities. Employability skills
turn intellectual commodities into intellectual capital.”
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Project 5: Physical Security


Project Overview

 

Purpose:
A student-run data center, with a network confined to the classroom, supports coursework and security-based competitions. Before opening it up to support remote access, the administration asked for a plan that considers the physical security for the student run datacenter.

Courses for Implementation:

  • Cybersecurity Essentials
  • Security+
  • Network Security

Key Terms/Major Topics:

  • Key terms: physical security
  • Technical skills: Provide detailed recommendations to physically secure a student data center: 1) local access, 2) wireless access, and 3) off-campus access.
  • Employability skills:
    1. Teamwork.Work constructively and respectfully in teams to construct and present a plan to provide physical security measures for a student data center.
    2. Problem solving. Identify potential problem areas and suggested solutions to improve the physical security for a student data center.
    3. Verbal Communications (optional). Demonstrate effective verbal communication skills to present, explain, answer questions about, and refine one’s recommended plans to administration representatives.
    4. Planning and Organizing. Collaborate with classmates to organize and plan a set of thorough recommendations to maintain the physical security of a student data center.

Equipment/Materials:

Estimated Time Required: 3 hours