There is a current skills shortage in the field of Cyber Security to defend against cyber-attacks. This course includes the NPA in Cyber Security covering the core elements of Data Security, Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking. Also included is the NPA in Professional Computer Fundamentals which is linked to the Microsoft Technology Associate programme, students will study Networking Fundamentals, Server Administration Fundamentals and Security Fundamentals and are encouraged the appropriate Microsoft exams as part of this course.
During the course, students are supplied with a computer to use for practical work in class, on successful completion of the course, students in receipt of a bursary or EMA can retain this computer. (Subject to funding)
Students will need one of the following
Please note: entry may also be subject to a satisfactory interview, and an academic reference may be requested.
On this course you will cover a range of practical, industry-relevant subjects including:
All students will be given the opportunity to take place in a 2 week European internship via the Erasmus+ student mobility programme.
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is embedded within this qualification.
Progression to NQ Level 6 Cyber Security with Networks Part 2 within the college.