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IoC Skills Bootcamp: Cyber Security (Cyber Operations)

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This 16-week online course covers in-depth knowledge, hands-on experience and skills about Cyber Security. It is designed to help Security Analyst working in a Security Operations Centre to successfully handle their tasks, duties and responsibilities....

  • Level Short Course
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City Centre
  • Award N/A
  • Start date August 2022
  • School School of Computing and Digital Technology
  • Faculty Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment

Overview

This 16-week online course covers in-depth knowledge, hands-on experience and skills about Cyber Security. It is designed to help Security Analyst working in a Security Operations Centre to successfully handle their tasks, duties and responsibilities.

The cybersecurity threat landscape for both information technology and operations technology is constantly evolving, which creates pressure on cybersecurity experts to keep their threat awareness up to date. The consequences for organizations that fail to keep up to date on fundamental cybersecurity hygiene practices such as patching vulnerable software, threat analysis, and so on can be devastating.

This Bootcamp will provide you with the opportunity to understand different forms of cyber security threats, reduce the risk of data breaches and device compromise, effective use of up-to-date cyber security protection mechanisms, and improve your cyber security practices. 

 
This course is not open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

You will learn a range of Cyber Security skills during this course which you will be able to replicate in Security Operation Centres. The skills include:  

  • Ability to examine and classify various types of network security attacks.
  • Ability to analyse network intrusion data to identify compromised hosts and vulnerabilities.
  • Ability to apply incident response models to manage network security incidents.
  • Use of network monitoring tools to identify attacks against network protocols and services.
  • Prevention of malicious access to computer networks, hosts, and data.
  • Understand the use and impacts of cryptography on network security.
  • Ability to analyse and investigate endpoint vulnerabilities and attacks.
  • Ability to analyse the operation of network security protocols and services.

Eligibility-  Who can study this course?

Learners must:

  • Be aged 19+
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Agree to provide mandatory personal data and supplementary information on their employment outcomes for up to 8 months following completion of the Skills Bootcamp
  • Be looking for a new role, new opportunities or increased responsibility/promotion to a different role which utilises the skills acquired through their Skills Bootcamp

Be either:

  • employed/self-employed, or
  • career changers/returners/redeployed, or
  • unemployed within the last 12 months

Studying with us during the Covid-19 pandemic

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses. Should the impact of the pandemic continue in future years, any additional or alternative arrangements put in place by the University will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

Fees & How to Apply

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

Essential Entry Requirements

  • Meet the Depart for Educations Skills for Life eligibility requirements
  • GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above
  • Equivalent level 2 or above qualifications can be accepted
  • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

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Course Fees:

This Skills Bootcamp is free for individuals to apply and study. Employers who wish to upskill existing employees through the Skills Bootcamps will need to pay 30% of the fees that would normally be charged for this course, please email cebeenterprise@bcu.ac.uk for more details. 

Course Duration

Start date: August 2022

  • Flexible learning
  • 16 weeks live-online sessions
  • Access to on campus labs and support
  • Location: Online, with access to facilities at our City Centre Campus if required 

Facilities & Staff

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Our Facilities

As a student in the School of Computing and Digital Technology, you will have access to our labs, software, professional sound studios, computer games labs and industry-standard facilities to develop your practical skills in audio, video and multimedia application development, content creation and more.

We are currently undertaking a £340 million investment programme in our facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus. This includes our brand new £70 million development, STEAMhouse, which will be the new home to Computing and Digital Technology students. This state-of-the-art centre will give you access to outstanding facilities and equipment, as well as opportunities to collaborate with businesses across multiple sectors and work on real industry-based projects.

Our facilities in Millennium Point have undergone a £6.5million investment with a new maker area, engineering labs/equipment and IT equipment.

Thanks to our partnerships with Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Juniper, SAS and LPI you will have access to the latest technology and facilities that reflect advanced professional practice. Our students also have access to software such as the Adobe Suite including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

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Enquiries

To inquire about this course, please email cebeenterprise@bcu.ac.uk.