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Diploma QLS Level 5 | *FREE PDF Certificate* Tutor Support & Exam | 60 CPD Credits | *Free Risk Management Course*

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Study method
Online, self-paced
450 hours
Certificate in Performance Management (Level 3)
Awarded by ABC Awards
60 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Cyber Security

Diploma of achievement in Cyber Security Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited Cyber Security Certificate with 60 CPD points available with no extra study. This Cyber Security course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Endorsed Cyber Security - Diploma Level 5 Certificate of Achievement. Prime yourself for a fulfilling lifelong career with limitless earnings potential, studying online for an endorsed Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma! Capitalise on growing demand for Cyber Security specialists worldwide, with this exclusive distance learning program!

It’s estimated that within the next five years, almost everything we encounter in our daily lives will be connected to the Internet. From household appliances to all types of vehicles to the clothes we wear, the world in its entirety will be connected digitally. All in the name of convenience and versatility, but at the expense of security. Since the dawn of the Internet, cyber criminals have been devising elaborate systems to defraud businesses and individuals alike. Every time you go online for any reason, you’re wide open to attack from multiple angles. We’ve become increasingly reliant on the protection provided by cyber security experts, but there remains a huge deficit in the availability of talent. Cyber Security careers are not only future-proof, but attach median salaries in the region of £60,000 and up. The greater the world’s dependence on cyber security specialists, the brighter the outlook for talented and capable candidates!

This endorsed Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma is perfect for candidates looking to capitalise on record-demand for qualified professionals. Study the fascinating field of Cyber Security at an advanced level, as you work towards a fully-endorsed diploma! Learn how cyber criminals worldwide are threatening our very way of life, along with measures that can be implemented to mitigate cyber security risks. Explore the roles and responsibilities of those who work in digital security, the threat posed by malware and a detailed breakdown of the effective cyber security policy. Study in your own time at a pace that suits you, with no deadlines to worry about and no time-restrictions.

Prime yourself for a fulfilling and lucrative career for life, with this exclusive Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma!



60 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Cyber Security

Course Benefits

With demand at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time to boost your professional profile with an endorsed Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma! Join our global community of students online and gain access to the following benefits:

  • Exceptional value for money - all study aids and learning resources required are included in the initial course fee.
  • Total flexibility and convenience - study in your own time and at your own pace, with no deadlines or time-restrictions imposed.
  • Open to ambitious candidates worldwide - no entry-requirements to fulfil and no geographical restrictions.
  • Expert tutor support - your personally-assigned tutor will ensure you gain maximum value from this quality course.
  • A brighter future - enhance your long-term outlook with a fully-endorsed Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma!

Learning Objectives

Every citizen and business worldwide using the Internet for any purpose is a potential target for cyber criminals. From phishing scams to identity theft to malware to network hacking, cyber crime is rife. The objective of this course is to introduce candidates to the specialist skills, knowledge and industry insights needed to play a confident role in digital crime prevention. The duties, responsibilities and objectives of Cyber Security specialists are discussed, along with steps that can and must be taken to thwart the efforts of cyber criminals.

By studying Cyber Security at an advanced level, you could be looking at enhanced and improved career prospects for life. Enjoyable, financially rewarding and 100% future-proof, careers in cyber security hold enormous appeal. With no prior knowledge or experience required, this Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma instils candidates with the capabilities and confidence needed to succeed in the field. All with the flexibility to study from any location worldwide, with no deadlines to worry about.

Upon completion of the course, learners will have examined the most important concepts and teachings at the heart of cyber security, such as:

  • The history and evolution of cyber crime
  • Typical examples of online fraud
  • The mindset and characteristics of the fraudster
  • An introduction to malware and its effects
  • Forensic analysis and investigation techniques
  • General IT security considerations
  • Implementation of a cyber security policy
  • Cyber security risk management
  • Essential cyber security tools and techniques

Course Outline

Each of the six course units examines a different aspect of cyber crime and the enforcement of an effective cyber security policy. An online assessment is completed and submitted at the end of each unit, which your personally-assigned tutor will return with helpful feedback. Topics covered are as follows:

Unit 1 - Understanding Cyber Security

This Cyber security Unit covers the following key topics:

  • What is Cyber Security
  • Importance of Security
  • Physical Security
  • Physical Threats
  • User tracking
  • Physical Protection of Data
  • Reasons for Commission of Cyber Crimes
  • Kinds of Cyber Crime
  • Computer Vandalism
  • Computer Hacking
  • Creating and distributing viruses over internet
  • Email Spoofing
  • Data Diddling
  • Web Jacking
  • Logic Bombs
  • Plus More

Unit 2 - Types of Malware

This Cyber security Unit covers the following key topics:

  • What is Malware
  • Viruses & Worms
  • Trojans
  • Rootkits
  • Backdoors
  • Spyware
  • Loggers
  • Malware Symptoms
  • Reconnaissance attacks
  • Data Interception
  • Social Engineering
  • Access attacks
  • Plus More

Unit 3 - Cyber Security Tools & Techniques

This Cyber security Unit covers the following key topics:

  • Prevention and Defenses
  • Authentication
  • Encryption
  • Digital Signatures
  • Steganography
  • Generating Secure Password
  • Tips For Buying Online
  • Wireless Security
  • Safe Browsing Guidelines For Social Networking Sites
  • Posting Personal Details
  • Email Security Tips
  • Smartphone Security
  • Platforms, Setup and Installation
  • Through Wi-Fi or Mobile Data
  • Plus More

Unit 4 - Computer Forensics

This Cyber security Unit covers the following key topics:

  • The Role of Forensics within Organisations
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Evidence Assessment
  • Evidence Acquisition
  • Evidence Examination
  • Documenting and Reporting
  • Plus More

Unit 5 - Developing Cyber Security Policies

This Cyber security Unit covers the following key topics:

  • Policies and training can limit the risk
  • Cyber Security Policy
  • Security Policy Elements
  • Security-Related Roles and Responsibilities
  • Policy Implementation and Enforcement
  • Policy Exceptions
  • Personnel and Training
  • Security Awareness and Training
  • Access Privileges
  • Operational Risks
  • Contingency Planning
  • Physical Security Risks
  • Plan and Protection
  • Monitoring, Logging, and Retention
  • Maintenance and Testing
  • Addressing Technology Risks
  • Network Connection Control
  • Plus More

Unit 6 - Developing a Cyber Security and Risk Mitigation Plan

This Cyber security Unit covers the following key topics:

  • Establishing a Risk Management Framework
  • Cyber Asset Identification and Classification
  • Identifying Critical Cyber Assets
  • Classifying Cyber Assets
  • Personally Identifying Information (PII)
  • Identifying the Electronic Security Perimeter (ESP) Protecting Cyber Assets
  • Conducting a Vulnerability Assessment
  • Assessing and Mitigating Risks
  • Assessing Impact and Risk Levels
  • Mitigating Risks with Security Controls
  • Evaluating and Monitoring Control Effectiveness
  • Plus More

Who is this course for?

Cyber Security

This exclusive Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma has been designed to pave the way for a successful and potentially-lucrative career for life. From IT companies to government offices to software companies to financial institutions, demand for talented Cyber Security personnel is at an all-time high. Anyone looking to climb the career ladder in this fascinating field could find this fully-endorsed course invaluable. Along with more formal employment opportunities, talented cyber security is specialists also have the option of going into business for themselves as self-employed contractors or freelancers.

Cyber Security

We believe in the importance of accessible, enjoyable and affordable online education for ambitious candidates worldwide. With no entry-requirements to fulfil and no deadlines imposed, our courses are suitable for even the busiest lifestyles. We’ll provide all the learning resources and study aids you need to successfully complete the course, along with complete tutor support from start to finish!

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Start writing your success story today, with our exclusive Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma!


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No particular entry requirement.

OPTION-I: Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from QLS

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £120 endorsed fee+postal charges.

Certificate of course Completion

FREE PDF Certificate

If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25

OPTION-II: CPD Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, a fee is payable for a CPD Accredited Diploma in PDF format or hard copy.

CPD Accredited Diploma (PDF format)=£30

CPD Accredited Diploma (Hardcopy)=£95

Postage Charges:

National £9

International £15

Career path

Cyber Security

Along with a world of incredible self-employment opportunities, endorsed Level 5 Cyber Security could open the door to a variety of rewarding careers. Examples of which include the following:

  • IT Business Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Architect
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Software Developer

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.