Cyber Security Practices

Certificate Computing & Digital

Course Details

Subject Area
Computing & Digital
Age Group

City Campus Manchester
(Part Time Non Released - 34 weeks)

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Throughout the course, you will take part in a number of practical activities that will help you to understand:
• The fundamentals of cyber security
• The threat intelligence associated with cyber security
• How cyber security systems are tested and flaws identified
• How to respond to an incident
• Associated legal and ethical conduct, and professional behaviour expectations.

You do not need to have any specific prior knowledge to join this course, however, you may find it helpful if you have already achieved a Level 2 Digital Skills or Information Technology qualification.
Level 2 Functional Skills or GCSE in English and maths would be desirable, but applicants can be assessed on an individual basis for past experiences and overseas qualifications.

During the course you will be assessed by a range of methods such as:
• Research and analysis
• Reports
• Written or oral question and answer
• Discussion
• Assignment
• Presentation

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You could start a career in areas such as:
• Cyber Security
• Networking
• Service management
• Cloud Consultant
• Delivery Architect
• Security test engineer

Or, should you wish to continue with an IT based course, we offer Level 3 Diplomas for those who wanting to learn more about how devices function, network and security needs.

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This course is funded by the GM Skills Fund and free to learners aged 19+ who haven't already achieved a first or second full Level 3 qualification.
If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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