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.
After finishing school I wanted to focus specifically on IT and achieved better results when doing course work so chose a BTEC National Diploma at Derby College. I really enjoyed focusing solely on IT but having various different disciplines with the IT, it gave me a varied understanding of what is expected within each different branch of IT. My time at the College gave me an understanding of different roles that I could do in a work environment and what skills are applicable in each field. I use of the technical programming skills I learnt at the College on a day to day basis.
The most exciting part of my current role is training and developing new staff members, helping them to learn new technical process and learning transferable skills that can go across the industry.