Cyber Security - Diploma

Cyber Security Professional Level 5 | Endorsed by ABC Awards | Tutor Support and Assessments included in Course Price

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Level 5 Diploma Cyber Security (Certificate of Achievement)
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Cyber Security - Diploma

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 SecurityDiploma! 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 SecurityDiploma 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 SecurityDiploma!


Level 5 Diploma Cyber Security (Certificate of Achievement)
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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Cyber Security - Diploma

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 SecurityDiploma! 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 - Diploma

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.

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!

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


Cyber Security - Diploma

  • A strong working knowledge of English language
  • Aged at least 16-years
  • Access to a reliable computer and Internet connection

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £120 accreditation fee.There are £9 postal charges for the UK students and £15 for the non UK students.

Certificate of Completion from OHSC

Certificate of Completion from OHSC (soft copy) can be claimed for £10. If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25 + postal charges (£9 for UK students, £15 for outside UK)

Career path

Cyber Security - Diploma

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

  • Information Assurance Analyst
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Architect
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Software Developer

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