Computing and Digital Technologies

NQ Cyber Security with Networks

Full-time

Available at 3 campuses

Overview


This exciting computing course is suitable for school leavers or mature students wishing to develop their technical skills or progress onto further study in computing.


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. 

 

Course Information


Four National 5 passes (preferably including Computing Science or Mathematics) OR a NQ qualification at Level 5 in a computing-related area 
 
Previous employment or practical experience may be considered in place of formal entry requirements if you demonstrate a real interest in the subject 
 
Please note: entry is also subject to a satisfactory interview, and an academic reference may be requested. 

This course will develop your skills in hardware, software and applications, as well as introduce you to new areas such as networking and programming. It also includes a Level 6 National Progression Award in Cyber Security. 
 
In this course you will have the opportunity to study the following subjects: 
 
-  Data Security 
-  Ethical Hacking 
-  Digital Forensics 
-  Computer Programming 
-  Computer Hardware and Systems 
-  Networking Fundamentals 
 
Our students are also given the opportunity to study for additional Microsoft qualifications in areas such as Azure, Artificial Intelligence, Data Fundamentals and Microsoft Office Specialist at no additional cost. 

When you successfully complete this course you will have enhanced career prospects in the computing industry. You may choose to develop your skills further by progressing onto our HN Next Gen Computing course.

Classes Available

Motherwell

Full-time

  • Days
  • 3 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 23 Jan 2023

Cumbernauld

Full-time

  • Days
  • 3 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 23 Jan 2023

Coatbridge

Full-time

  • Days
  • 3 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 23 Jan 2023