About The Instructor

Preston Ball B.S., M.S.

Preston Ball holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with specialization in Computer Information Systems, from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina and an M.S. in Information Systems, Technology Management, from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has held positions as network analyst and systems analyst. In addition to his design and oversight of the Governor's School's Cybersecurity course, Mr. Ball currently provides IT support for Southwest Virginia Community College.

Mr. PRESTON BALL


Mrs. Karen Smith

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Phone: 276-791-7101
Email: pball@hgs.k12.va.us

INSTRUCTOR'S COURSE OFFERINGS

Cybersecurity

From the VCCS Course Catalog: Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity.

Also, career paths in Information Technology will be explored to help the student determine the appropriate degree plan. Career paths will include but not be limited to software development, computer science, database, networking, system administration and operations, end user support, web design, and management. The student will learn ethical concerns in business and information technology including the ACM Code of Ethics.

DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT
Five Hours

PRE-REQUISITES
Algebra II
Additional requirement for dual enrollment: See About ... link below

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
about this class can be obtained by exploring the links in the topic list below.