|Course Level||Level 4|
|Endorsed By||Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards|
|Study Method||Online Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Hours Approx.|
|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 Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford home study centre has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Oxford home study centre to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.