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Cyber Security NPA and CISCO Networking Essentials

Campus Granton Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Full time Start date 23/01/23 Duration 20 Weeks

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Course overview

Cyber Security, Networking and Forensics are a National Progression Award (NPA) designed to introduce you to the core concepts, knowledge and skills required for entering the industry. Computer networking with security and forensics is one of the fastest developing branches of the new technologies industries. There is a huge demand in the industry for network professionals with salaries starting between £30,000-£50,000+.
 
During this course, you will learn about a wide variety of essential subject areas including;

Computer Networking, AWS Cloud, Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics and Data Security. The course uses CISCO Network Essentials and  Amazon AWS Cloud, which give you an additional certificate and an AWS cloud 101 badge. This course will ensure you are well-prepared for entry-level opportunities in technical support or further specialist study of networking and cyber security at the HNC/D level. 

What you will learn

  • CISCO Network Essentials
  • Academic Skills
  • Data Security
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Digital Forensics
  • AWS Cloud

How the course is assessed

  • The course is mainly assessed on your practical skills
  • There will be some written assignments and multiple-choice tests

Number of days per week

  • 2.5 days per week (approximately) can be spread over 3 days

Entry requirements

  • For school leavers: Six National 5’s at C passes or equivalent, one of which must be in Mathematics
  • For everyone else: All enquiries are welcome regardless of qualifications. Edinburgh College computing staff can assess where you can start or progress in your computing career and find the right course for you

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • At the interview, you will be asked to take part in a Skills and Experience screening exercise this will be on a computer
  • Please bring along any qualification certificates
  • Further course information will be provided by a lecturer on the course as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Computing: Software Development
  • HNC Computing
  • HND Computer Networking
  • HNC Computing
  • HNC Cyber Security

Career options

  • Employment or Modern Apprenticeship

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks
Granton Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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