• Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This module provides an introduction to problem-solving techniques and the computer program development process through coding in a high-level language. Topics include: program structure; data types; variables; operations; expressions; input/output; sequence, selection, and repetition; functions; data structures; and software design techniques. Concepts are reinforced with many programming laboratory-exercises throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

Define what coding is and what syntax means, Utilize variables, basic functions, and operators to display data and perform arithmetic, Differentiate and convert between different data types utilizing variables, Define and call functions utilizing parameters and return data, Compare values using equality operators and logical operators, Use branching scripts utilizing selection control structures, Construct repetition structures such as while loops and for loops, Identify and correct common errors when using loops , Manipulate strings using indexing, slicing, and formatting, Use lists and dictionaries to store and manipulate data, Use modules to access powerful methods, Apply defensive/secure coding practices .

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Investigation
  • Collection Operations
  • Network Services
  • Training, Education, and Awareness