THE ACADEMY OF CYBER SECURITY
Course & Curriculum
The curriculum was designed alongside cyber security’s most influential organisations, ensuring academy members are highly employable upon graduation
Academic experts designed the course delivery to optimise knowledge intake and member enjoyment
The Academy of Cyber Security is a 16 weeks immersive course. Classroom hours are 9am – 3pm with additional extra curricular study to complete in your own time.
Members of the Academy can learn from anywhere and attend the live, online, instructor-lead classrooms between the hours of 9;30am-3:30pm.
Alongside the core classroom study, members will also develop their own 16-week cyber security project of their choice.
Lastly, members will be set homework on a fortnightly basis. This self-study can be completed anywhere, anytime. A variety of virtual labs and e-learning material will be supplied.
The course and curriculum was designed by an expert team consisting of academic experts, leading cyber security professionals, and key employers. A number of potential students were also involved with the design, to make the course was engaging and enjoyable.
The course has taken 9 months to develop. The material and course is entirely bespoke and aligned with the GCHQ accreditation scheme & key employers.
The curriculum team undertook immersive research alongside employers to understand which skills are most in demand. Members will develop a core technical cyber security skill set suitable for a number of different roles.
Members of the Academy can expect to study;
- Network fundamentals and security architecture
- Security information & event management (SIEM) expertise
- Intrusion detection & intrusion prevention system expertise
- Scripting skills and programming basics
- Ethical hacking and vulnerability scanning
- Governance, risk & compliance
- Orchestration & automation of security operations
- Proactive network defense
Graduates of the Academy will obtain a number of highly recognised cyber security certifications. These will include;
- CompTIA Network+, Linux+, Server+
Further optional certifications could include;
- EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker
- ISACA CSX Fundamentals
- (ISC)2 SSCP
- CompTIA A+, CySA+, Pen-test+
- CREST CRT, CPSA
- Other certifications of interest, subject to tutor approval
Members will be able to choose which optional certifications they will obtain with help from their tutor and mentors. Academy members will be guaranteed to obtain a minimum of 3 certifications upon graduation, but will be able to choose one additional certification from the list above of their choice.