The Certificate in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics course is designed to give you a broad knowledge of open systems so that you can then apply it to the understanding of threats to IT systems and how to counter them.
It would suit any students interested in working in the growing industry related to cyber security, but also students interested in general employment involving IT, networking professions, infrastructure management, and data management.
Cyber threats now affect all aspects of IT and organisations connected to the Internet, which accounts for almost all organisations.
There are no specific entry requirements for the qualifications. However, an interest in IT systems and networking would be desirable.
You will study the follow content:
This qualification will be assessed by coursework (40%) including a practical cyber security test, and examination (60%). This involves:
You will be expected to plan, execute, evaluate and document a working online system that is, as far as possible, free from external and internal threats to security.
All coursework will be graded either Pass, Merit, Distinction, or Distinction*.
This course could lead to direct employment in the cyber security industry in a junior role or in a modern apprenticeship. It could also pave the way for further study at college or university levels.
Apprentice Sam Mount is helping Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel to improve its social media presence. He is one of three apprentices recruited by the hotel across its operations in a new partnership with Derby College. One of the city’s top boutique establishments, the hotel is a business focused on customer experience, and values its social media credibility highly.
Sam’s work plays an important role in communicating and engaging with customers as well as building the hotel brand through creative platforms. He attends Derby College on day release every two months as he works towards an NVQ award.
While the social side of university life appealed to me, I wasn’t convinced that I wanted to study for three years, especially when there was no guarantee of a job at the end of it. I’d always been interested in both the software and hardware aspects of computer technology, so when I saw the social media opportunity on the national apprenticeship website, I decided to give it a go.