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Cyber Security Technologist

Course Code: AP4

Level: 4
Subject area: Media, Games & Computing
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Apprenticeship
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

The primary role of a Cyber Security Technologist is to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect organisations systems and people. Those focused on the technical side work on areas such as security design & architecture, security testing, investigations & response. Those focussed on the risk analysis side focus on areas such as operations, risk, governance & compliance. Whether focussed on the technical or risk analysis side, all people in this occupation work to achieve required security outcomes in a legal and regulatory context in all parts of the economy. They develop and apply practical knowledge of information security to deliver solutions that fulfil an organisation’s requirements.

What you'll learn

On this course, you will cover the following:

  • threats, hazards, risks and intelligence
  • developing and using a security case
  • organisational context
  • and much more.

You will also understand:

  • why cyber security matters
  • how to build a security case
  • cyber security concept applied to ICT infrastructure
  • cyber defence
  • relevant laws and ethics
  • the existing threat landscape
  • threat trends.

 

Entry requirements

Acceptance on this Apprenticeship is via initial assessment. Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A-Levels, a relevant level 3 Apprenticeship, or other relevant qualifications, relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies by moving onto a higher level Apprenticeship or course. You could also benefit from greatly enhanced job opportunities, whether with your current employer or elsewhere.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Whether or not you've got a work placement lined up, you can apply for and start an Apprenticeship at any time. We'll work with you to make sure you're on the right career path and help match you with a suitable employer. Just complete and return an application form.