Diploma for Cybersecurity Analysts

About the Programme

The Diploma for Cybersecurity is designed for individuals with IT knowledge or several years of practice or some combination of IT knowledge and experience. Students will develop the skill-set of analyzing, assessing, and preventing vulnerabilities in the infrastructure. Students will develop the skills necessary to the cybersecurity field and contribute to the management of security solutions.

Cybersecurity pathway

ENTER the Pathway where it makes sense for you! Consider your experience and existing certifications or course of study

The Specialist Diploma builds on the CompTIA Cybersecurity Pathway which accommodates Advanced Standing in a most seamless way. IT Professionals may use relevant experience
and/or training to gain entry to the programme at a level that will be most beneficial and
consistent with their current level of IT expertise and achievements.

Course No.

Course Name

Course Descriptions

1 and 2

Essentials of the IT Professional

Essentials 1 & Essentials 2

( 8 weeks )

Essentials 1 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues

Essentials 2  covers installing and configuring operating systems includng Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures

Preparation for the CompTIA A+ 901 and 902 certification exams

3

Network Systems: Infrastructure Design, Operations and Security

(6 weeks )

The Network Systems course covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

Preparation for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam

4

Cybersecurity Principles

(6 weeks)

The Cybersecurity Principles course is designed for developing  the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Preparation for the CompTia Security+ exam

5

Linux Essentials

 

(3 weeks)

The Linux Essentials course provides an introduction to Linux as an operating system, basic open source concepts and the basics of the Linux command line. The practical nature of the course provides more than a basic knowledge of the operating system and develops knowledge and skills necessary to construct and manage  a Linux filesystem, setup the Linux network configuration, and Install software using Linux package management tools.

Knowledge preparation beyond the LPI Linux Essentials certification exam

6

Testing and Managing Risk

 

( 6 weeks )

The Testing and Managing Risk course develops skilled professionals with the knowledge and skills to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the vulnerabilities and use security measures to harden the security posture of  target systems..

7

Security Analysis – Intermediate

 

(8 weeks)

The Security Analysis (Intermediate) course is designed to deliver the knowledge and skills required to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization, with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization.

Preparation to sit the Comptia CySA+ certification exam

8

Security Analysis – Advanced

 

(10 weeks)

The Security Analysis ( Advanced) covers the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, engineer, integrate and implement secure solutions across complex environments to support a resilient enterprise.

Preparation to sit the CompTia CASP certification exam

 

Career Opportunities

Students who complete this programme may consider career opportunities as:

  • Security Analysts
  • Security Engineers
  • Security Administrators
  • Vulnerability Analysts
  • Threat Intelligence Analysts

International Certifications

This programme equips students with skills that allow them to further earn these international certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • CompTIA CASP