Cadets attending this year’s Cyber STEM Camp will have the opportunity to earn a professionally recognized certificate in information technology. At the conclusion of the camp Cadets will sit for an examination for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certificate.
In collaboration with Norwich University and other educational partners, Cadets who complete Cyber STEM Camp and Master the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) exam will be award 3 college credits (CS100 Foundation of Computer Science).
In conjunction with the Marine Corps JROTC Cyber STEM Camp, DoD STARBASE 3.0 is hosting an Engineering Design Process (EDP) class using Freenove Hexapod robots. All participants will have the opportunity to work in a collaborative setting with another student to build and program a Hexapod robot. Students will work autonomously with their team member, but will also have access to DoD STARBASE staff to assist as needed in the developmental and programming processes. Each team will be then assigned a specific task to accomplish as the capstone to the program. The overall goal is to increase student STEM literacy by developing the skills of following directions, critical thinking, working collaboratively, problem solving, and perseverance. In addition, students will gain more specific awareness in the areas of coding (i.e. C++ programming), robotics, and the EDP as they continue on their future career pathway
Hexapod Robot Build
CompTIA ITF+ helps students to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT.
The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:
This exam is also a good fit for individuals interested in pursuing professional-level certifications, such as A+.