About this course

Course type Essentials
Course code QAACSL68S
Duration 17 Months

Programme duration 16-24 months

Our Cyber Security Advanced to Technical Modern Apprenticeship combines classroom training and on-the-job experience to develop real world skills in information security.

This is the perfect programme for anyone looking to start their journey in the fast paced, rewarding sector that is cyber security.

This apprenticeship gives you a great opportunity to develop and enhance your IT skills, giving you the technical grounding needed to become a Security Engineer, Security Operations Analyst or Information Security Analyst.

What’s included?

On successful completion of the programme, you will gain the following qualifications:

Part 1 – Advanced Modern Apprenticeship:

  • SQA SCQF 6 Diploma in Information Security
  • Installing and configuring Windows 7 client (Exam optional – only one exam included)
  • Upgrading your skills to MCSA Windows 8 (Exam optional – only one exam included)
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices ICND1 (Exam optional cost)
  • Microsoft IT Security Fundamentals (No exam)

Part 2 – Technical Modern Apprenticeship:

  • SQA SCQF 8 Diploma in Information Security
  • Certified Ethical Hacker v9 (No exam)
  • Penetration Testing – Tools and Techniques (No exam)
  • Cryptography (No exam)

Prerequisites

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • Age 16-24
  • A keen interest in technology and cyber security
  • 5 Standard grades (Level 1-3)
  • OR 5 National 5’s or intermediate 2’s level C or above (including Maths and English)

What will you learn?

On this programme, you will learn technical skills including:

  • Understanding Microsoft Windows 7/8.1 and other client operating systems
  • Working with Mobility solutions such as Microsoft Intune
  • Support for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • Securing devices and networks
  • Understanding ethical hacking, penetration testing and cryptography

This will equip you with the skills essential to take on job roles such as Security Engineer, Information Security Analyst, Security Operations Analyst and IT Operations.

Outline

During the programme, you will complete:

  1. Classroom training units introducing tech theory and fundamentals, through practical classroom workshops.
  2. Competency units to complete in the workplace providing a direct link between theory and practice.

The classroom units included in part 1 of this programme are:

  • Unit 1: Testing the Security of Information Systems 1
  • Unit 2: Carrying Out Information Security Risk Assessment 1
  • Unit 3: Investigating Information Security Incidents 1
  • Unit 4: Carrying Out Information Security Forensic Examinations 1
  • Unit 5: Carrying Out Information Security Audits 1
  • Unit 6: Principles of Secure System Development 1
  • Unit 7: Carrying out Information Security Incident Management Activities 1

You will be required to complete competency units in the workplace during part 1 of their apprenticeship. The workplace units in part on of this programme are:

  • Unit 1: Personal Effectiveness 2
  • Unit 2: Health and Safety in IT and Telecoms
  • Unit 3: Principles of Information Governance and Assurance 1
  • Unit 4: Testing the Security of Information Systems 1
  • Unit 5: Carrying Out Information Security Risk Assessment 1
  • Unit 6: Investigating Information Security Incidents 1
  • Unit 7: Carrying Out Information Security Forensic Examinations 1
  • Unit 8: Carrying out Information Security Incident Management Activities 1
  • Unit 9: Carrying out Information Security Audits 1
  • Unit 10: Principles of Secure System Development 1

The classroom units included in part 2 of this programme are:

  • Unit 1: Testing the Security of Information Systems 2
  • Unit 2: Carrying out Information Security Risk Assessment 2
  • Unit 3: Investigating Information Security Incidents 2
  • Unit 4: Carrying Out Information Security Incident Management Activities 2
  • Unit 5: Carrying Out Information Security Forensic Examinations 2
  • Unit 6: Carrying Out Information Security Audits 2
  • Unit 7: Principles of Secure System Development

You will be required to complete competency units in the workplace during part 2 of their apprenticeship. The workplace units in part on of this programme are:

  • Unit 1: Personal Effectiveness 3
  • Unit 2: Health and Safety in IT and Telecoms
  • Unit 3: Principles of Information Governance and Assurance 2
  • Unit 4: Testing the Security of Information Systems 2
  • Unit 5: Carrying Out Information Security Risk Assessment 2
  • Unit 6: Investigating Information Security Incidents 2
  • Unit 7: Carrying Out Information Security Incident Management Activities 2
  • Unit 8: Carrying Out Information Security Forensic Examinations 2
  • Unit 9: Carrying Out Information Security Audits 2
  • Unit 10: Principles of Secure System Development 2
  • Unit 11: Principles of Information Security Testing 2

For more information download the handout

NOTE: this programme is available in Scotland. If you are based in England follow this link www.qa.com/QAACST4E (Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 Apprenticeship Programme)

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Essentials

17 Months

Duration
Delivery Method

Delivery method

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Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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