Building a Course Syllabus

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Hey, everyone, Canada Real here, Master Instructor is Sai Buri. In this video, we're gonna talk about building out the syllabus for your course,
so you'll notice we're starting off here in the Discord Channel. We have all of the templates that you can use to build out your course inside of the Creator. Resource is channel in discord. So if you select create a resource is on the left side. You'll see if he scrolled out a little bit. All of the documents, all the helpful information to help you build on him. A better course for students.
It's All you have to do is select the syllabus template, which I've already selected and launched here Now, a couple of ways you could do this. You can either download like a word version of this toe edit, or you can also just make a copy of it
for our purposes. I'm just gonna go ahead and make a copy of this particular syllabus,
and I'm actually just gonna leave the title. There is copy of the syllabus template. Um, what you could do is you could name it your course name if you want. You can also leave it as this. It doesn't really matter too much. The most important thing is, once you are done with the syllabus, just change the name of it. However you save it Ah, and change the name of it and then upload that into the folder. So it's got the correct name on it.
So we're just going to say Okay, there it's gonna build out the copy of the template for us.
You should take just a few seconds. So here. So
first things first, what is the title of my course? So I should already know this or have a general idea of what that might be. Eso as an example. If I'm teaching like basic networking, that might actually be the name of my courses. Basic networking, right?
If I'm teaching penetration testing, as you
probably already know, I have a course on the site called Penetration testing an ethical hacking. So you just kind of play with the title to make it something relevant. So that way, as a student is looking for a certain subject, they'll find your course.
So don't put it like super friendly Caliskan, SPL negotiates or whatever right from that movie. Don't put a long title like that that doesn't make any sense. But put something like basic networking, networking fundamentals, something like that to tell people that Hey, this is a networking course
for our purposes. We're just going to do it on a word to say It's a penetration testing course, and this is not an actual course that we're building in this video. But would you say penetration? Testing fundamentals.
Now, you could put your name here instructor website. So your contact information, if you want. Um, I don't ever actually do that for my courses, But you're welcome to see what is put my name there. Of course, creation data normally wait on that. Ah, and that's just for me. Because when I create courses, I normally doing pretty quickly eso a lot of times that will change from my estimates.
So the course description. This is where you should be writing in over few overview of the course. So
here we show 250 words minimum, and that is ideal. When you're making a first past, though, it's your syllabus. I don't want you to get hung up on the course description and not do anything else and that does hang up a lot of people. So initially, what I want you to do is just put sort of a brief overview of what is what is this course about?
And then you can expand upon that to hit that 250 word minimum.
But again, this course syllabus creation should not hold up. You actually producing your course. That's not the intent of this. This is more of sort of a reference guide for you to go through and keep you on track as you go building your course.
And then, of course, this syllabus will be used for students so they can read about the description of the course and then figure out of this course is actually for them and no sort of how they're actually going through the course.
So, of course, description on a penetration, testing fundamentals. I'm just going to space that down here.
Uh, you know, we're gonna cover many things, right? You know, this course will cover basic ethical hacking is what we'll call here.
And then, um,
will say, you know, students will learn what? Right. So you want you want always put like students will learn these particular things. So
ah, And again, this is just a general overview. Top of description. And when you want to get the 250 words minimum, what I like to do is I'll normally explain certain topics so students will learn, you know?
Well to say, Oh, sent to keep it simple. It's really gonna be re kon, but we'll we'll say, Oh, send, uh, skinning.
Ah, enumeration
callously here. So what? We've done that, then we'll we'll actually breach stuff. So will Ah, well, to say, exploits
and gaining access will kind of summarizes like that. Um, this isn't a full ah,
full deep dive type. Of course, that we're building here. We're just gonna say it's a little sample type, of course. Um
and then we'll also combined maintaining access in there as well.
Ah, and
we'll also say, Ah, and Web exploits. Right. So we'll talk about the ah, stop. 10 Will do things like Seiko injection. Whatever.
Um, so something like that, right? Just something to get your ideas on paper Initially. So very brief course description. There again. The overall goes eventually to get 250 words, but I don't like this part to hold you up. And I found in my own experience that sometimes if I spend all my time in the course description, I it takes me longer to build out the actual course. And that doesn't benefit anyone. So
we can always have a teaching assistant or someone help out on writing.
Ah, little more verbose description
prerequisite. So anything that someone actually needs to know
before they take this course. Right? So if I'm gonna be talking about different networking topics as an example or even penetration testing, right,
if I'm gonna use certain terminology, I can either number one, have a glossary and talk about the terminology throughout the course and all that stuff Oregon to say, Hey, you need a basic understanding of networking, right? You need understanding of programming. You needed a basic understanding of malware threats. Whatever the case might be, those would be my prerequisites. Right. So, um, what to say? Basic networking.
basic programming. You don't really need that to be Ah, pen tester. But to be a good one, you do, Um, but just a
basically, most most when you get most pen testing rolls out there, most entry level. They're really just vulnerability. Scanning,
business, networking, basic programming. Um, basic understanding of my war threats. We'll just keep this simple. Like I said,
So study resource is and again prerequisites useless. Not anything they might need. This will also be what you talk about in your introduction video. When you talk about the prerequisites for the course, just make sure that all matches up with what you're actually stating in the video itself. I'm gonna space the core schools down to the next page.
Eso study. Resource is here
anything that you're including with the course. You may not know that initially, is your building out the course? But it could be things like study guides. In most cases, you'll have that you'll have, you know, quiz questions. Whatever,
Um, that sort of stuff. You may also have other supplemental things that they can use, and any outside resource is, you know. So if you ah, have, like, a recommended reading, um
uh, more to say, recommended reading. Ah, and really, I don't recommend any.
There's really not any pen test books that I recommend. You will have to do a hands on, but we'll just do like thinking grew rich by no pulling hill. I don't know.
so thank you. Grow it. So you recommend reading.
So next we have Coarsegold. So what are the specific things as students should be able to do by the end of this course? Right. So basic pen testing course students should be able to, you know, run a scan within map. Right?
students should also be able to understand, um,
basic malware concepts, right? So things like that just kind of generalized things that somebody should be able to know. What? The end of the course Now, what you need to do is you need to make sure that these course goals can actually be something attainable. Right? So if I said that students will be able to reverse engineer malware after this basic pen testing course,
Well, that's a lie, right? Unless I put that in there. But
mostly that's not relevant to this particular type of topic. So make sure stuff that they can actually learn in the course
labs used. We'll have a separate video on actually how to find labs and stuff in the catalogue to use for your particular topic. Ah, and how to let us know if you don't see something so we can get it on the agenda with our vendors to make sure we get it built
the module. So name your modules.
Basically, whatever the overall concept is, right, so usually macho one for me, my course is gonna be introduction. You don't have to do some fancy title. This introduction tells people what that actually is. Ah, and so that might consist of a naming. Now, one thing I don't do in my syllabus I don't do duration in minutes because I usually don't know that till after I fill my course videos.
Um, you can try to estimate that, but
what I found was that put you in like, a little box and you can't get out of that. And it's hard to film your course at that point. And that's where I see a lot of instructors making that mistake. So don't worry about putting duration in minutes. That's not really relevant.
Um, and it's not really something you can really realistically track until you've actually filmed the videos. So just put the actual topics that's that's more important of each video. So introduction this might be like, What is pen testing? Right.
Um, that kind explains what that is, and then ah, maybe, um
Ah, I don't know determining scope, right? You know, because if you don't know what you're testing, then you could end up like a lot of people and go to jail. So just basic things like that, right? And maybe this one is on, um,
the whole Ricana aspect. Rights will call this re kon, and we'll talk about oh, sent and all that stuff in there. This one, you know, maybe something scanning, etcetera. And then don't feel like you're limited to three modules. You just copy and paste it.
And then you can build on more modules for the course. Just adjust all these to, you know, be module for whatever.
So that's all we're doing here with syllabus. It's really just kind of that that realistically, it's a rough outline of your course. This is a fluid thing. However, you want to make sure that you've got something on paper for us to take a look at and kind of say, yeah, that looks good, but you can change things as you go out through the course and just keep everyone abreast of that as you're going through it.
So in this video, we just talked about the course syllabus.
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