|Course at QLS||Level 4|
|Endorsement||Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme|
|Study Method||Online Learning|
|Course Duration||400 Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Take the first step towards becoming a qualified cybersecurity specialist, with our exclusive online cyber security training courses! Enrol online with Oxford Home Study Centre, for the chance to boost your CV with an endorsed Certificate IV in Cyber Security! This exclusive Level 4 Cyber Security Diploma was designed by a team of noted academics, in conjunction with leading cyber security experts from all over the world. Build the technical skills and detailed knowledge needed to pursue a fulfilling and financially-rewarding career in cybersecurity, studying in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle. Explore the growing threat posed by cybercriminals to businesses and individuals worldwide, the risks associated with malware and the importance of robust cyber security policies. Get the cyber security hands on training you need to take your career to the next level, with this exclusive course from Oxford Home Study Centre!
Why Study Cyber Security?
The argument in favour of studying cybersecurity is simple. Within the next decade, almost every electronic device we use in our everyday lives will be connected to the Internet. From televisions to toasters to cars to clothes, ‘smart’ technology is taking over the world at an incredible pace. The problem being that while smart technology has the capacity to make our lives easier and more enjoyable, it also opens the door to a world of criminal threats. This is where the input and expertise of cyber security experts shows its value. For the benefit of businesses and the general public alike, cyber security agents are involved in a 24/7 ‘cat and mouse’ fight with cybercriminals worldwide. It’s a complex, challenging and demanding field, but one that guarantees lucrative earnings and lifelong job security for those who make it.
Whether new to cybersecurity or looking to take an existing career to the next level, this Level 4 Cyber Security Diploma is open for enrolment right now! Course content is delivered over a series of five intensive modules, which conclude with online assessments your assigned tutor will mark and return with helpful feedback:
Unit 1 - Understanding Cyber Security
The course begins by providing candidates with a broad definition of cyber security, outlining both the objectives and limitations of contemporary cybersecurity practices. The various personnel involved in cybersecurity are discussed, along with the concept of rogue software, the differences between internal and external attacks, common reasons why cybercriminals carry out illegal attacks and more.
Unit 2 - Types of Malware
The damaging effects of malware are examined in the second module, which details the importance of preventing malware ‘infection’ in the first place and some of the most common types of malware. The potential consequences of allowing malware to go undetected are also discussed, along with the origins of malware and a series of related cybersecurity best-practice guidelines.
Unit 3 - Cyber Security Tools & Techniques
Effective tools and techniques for improving cyber security are discussed in module three, which introduces candidates to the concept of encryption and the role of authentication in protecting computer systems from attacks. Digital signatures are also brought into discussion, along with the differences between antivirus software and firewalls, the cornerstones of a strong password and the use of multi-level authentication.
Unit 4 - Developing Cyber Security policies
Module four examines the process of developing and implementing cyber security policies, identifying who takes responsibility for enforcing and managing an organization’s cybersecurity framework. The concept of due diligence is also discussed, along with the extent to which employees at all levels throughout the business play a role in safeguarding the organization from cyber security threats.
Unit 5 - Developing a Cyber Security and Risk Mitigation Plan
Concluding the course, module five considers risk management from the perspective of a cybersecurity specialist. The importance of identifying and mitigating threats at the earliest possible stage is discussed, along with the primary components of an effective risk management plan and the importance of handling personally identifying information with extreme care.
Paying in Instalments: £540(interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £36
Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £440
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
A career in cyber security could take you places you never dreamed possible. Whether it’s climbing the ladder with an established organization or taking the first steps towards becoming your own boss, this Level 4 Cyber Security Diploma could turbocharge your career prospects like never before. Typical job titles in the field of cyber security include security consultant, cryptographer, security software specialist, system security architect, security engineer and many more besides. All with entry-level salaries starting at around £25,000 and with limitless scope for advancement.
Who Should Take This Course?
If you have a keen eye for detail and you know your way around a computer, this could be the course for you! Our fully-endorsed Level 4 Cyber Security Diploma was created exclusively for distance learning, with the following applicants in mind:
If you’re serious about building a successful career in cyber security, we’re standing by to show you the way! Sign up for this advanced Level 4 Cyber Security Diploma in just a few clicks, or contact the student support team at Oxford Home Study Centre if you have any questions.