Information security is widely recognised as an international priority, with hacking, malicious code, and data theft being just three of the many reasons why it's vital in the design, development and implementation of today’s IT systems. This course delivers a view of security threats and solutions, alongside an essential background in wider IT topics. This is particularly important considering the current shortage of related skills in the marketplace.
Students will enhance knowledge of a variety of computing disciplines, including analysis and design, programming, networking and information systems. The qualification will focus on the design, configuration, management and support of all types of computer networks, distributed applications based on risk assessments.
The Level 4 Diploma in Information Security and Assurance will develop students’ intellectual and practical skills and will promote the development of students’ ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate information security principles in a wide range of appropriate contexts.
The two core features of this qualification are:
Transferable skills that are necessary for a career in information security are developed through engagement with real life and virtual security issues, enabling the study of key aspects of security and distributed applications. This is complemented by external guest speakers from industry.
This qualification is delivered by Sussex Coast College Hastings in Ilford and Sussex campuses.
Credits: 120 Credits - This qualification is equivalent to the 1st year of Bachelors Degree
Why Study this program:
There are three very good reasons for getting into cybersecurity:
Awarding Body: Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE)
Students can take out an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for the course which is payable when they have completed the course and are earning at least £25,000 per annum.
More information: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
More information: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/eligibility
The top 10 students will be given free lifetime student membership to ISACA and free training (either CISA or CISM). ISACA is an international membership body for cybersecurity professionals offering a centralized source of information and guidance and provides education, advocacy, professional networking and other benefits through conferences, events and materials. The Skills for the Information Age framework [SFIA] for UK IT professionals (www.sfia-online.org/en) recognizes ISACA skills.
Documents Required for Admission:
How to Apply:
Complete the application form online at http://www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/documents/course-guidea/part-time-application-form/
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