Cyber Security

Cyber Security Level 5 by ABC Awards,CPD Accredited | 60 CPD Credits | Tutor Support, Study Material & Exam included

Brentwood Open learning College


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Study method
Online, self-paced
320 Hours
No formal qualification
60 CPD hours / points
Endorsed by ABC Awards
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Cyber Security

Certificate of achievement in Cyber Security Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited Certificate with 60 CPD points available with no extra study.

Endorsed cyber security diploma Level 5 from Certificate of Achievement. Arm yourself with the technical skills and in-depth knowledge you’ll need to pursue a rewarding career as a cyber security specialist! Study online and enrich your CV with an advanced Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma, opening the door to incredible career prospects worldwide.

There are few careers that can be considered 100% future-proof. Cyber security is one rare exception - a specialist field of growing importance worldwide. Identity theft, phishing scams, network hacks, data security breaches - all major issues threatening businesses and members of the public all over the world. The threat of cyber crime has already impacted the way each and every one of us lives our lives. More importantly, it’s estimated that within the next five years, everything from the cars we drive to the clothes we wear will be connected to the Internet 24/7. As the world becomes increasingly digitised, the threat posed by cyber criminals is only set to grow at record pace. As a result, cyber security experts are not only in high demand worldwide, but are also some of the highest-paid professionals in any IT setting. Every IT role is in some way affected by cyber security - studying for a Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma could transform your professional outlook for life!

This exclusive course is ideal for both newcomers and existing IT workers alike. With no prior knowledge or experience required, course content gradually examines the threats posed by cyber criminals, the steps that can be taken to thwart their efforts and the development of a business-wide cyber security policy. Several essential cyber security tools and techniques are presented and explored, along with the primary roles and responsibilities of cyber security specialists. Enjoy complete flexibility from start to finish, with no deadlines imposed and no time-restrictions. Your assigned tutor will provide expert support from start to finish, as you work your way towards a endorsed Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma!

With demand for cyber security specialists at an all-time high worldwide, there’s never been a better time to explore this fascinating field!


Endorsed by ABC Awards


60 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Course Benefits

Studying for an endorsed Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma could transform your career prospects and help you achieve your long-term goals. Enrol online in just a few clicks and enjoy a variety of exclusive benefits such as:

  • Premium-quality course materials and learning resources, created by experienced cyber security specialists.
  • Total flexibility and convenience from start to finish, with no strict deadlines imposed and no time-restrictions.
  • Nurturing support from your assigned expert tutor, who will mark and return your online assignments with constructive feedback.
  • Unbeatable value for money, with all required course materials and study aids included in the course fee.
  • The opportunity to pursue a rewarding career in one of the world’s most important and fulfilling specialist fields.

Learning Objectives

Businesses and citizens spanning the entire world are becoming increasingly dependent on talented cyber security agents. The use of any connected device for any purpose whatsoever opens the door to an incalculable array of threats from cyber criminals worldwide. This course has been designed to provide a detailed overview of the importance of proactive cyber security, presenting the technical skills and knowledge needed to pursue a rewarding career in the field. The duties and responsibilities of cyber security agents are discussed in depth, along with their role in protecting businesses and individuals from a variety of threats.

Our most advanced digital security course to date, this Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma is open to newcomers and existing IT workers alike. Whatever your background and objectives, we’ll provide the support and resources you need to confidently pursue your goals. Enjoy the freedom to study from any location worldwide, with no time-restrictions to worry about and no deadlines imposed.

Throughout the course, candidates will examine the most critical aspects of contemporary cyber security threats and operations, including:

  • Common examples of cyber crime
  • The mindset of the online fraudster
  • An introduction to malware and its effects
  • Tools and techniques for preventing cyber crime
  • The consequences of cyber crime
  • Forensic investigation techniques
  • Characteristics of an effective cyber security policy
  • Risk management in cyber security
  • The benefits of proactive security enforcement

Course Outline

This challenging yet fascinating course is delivered over a series of six units, each concluding with an online assessment for submission to your assigned tutor. Key topics and cyber security concepts covered in this Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma 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

Our exclusive Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma is ideal for anyone with an interest in IT security and general fraud prevention. Worldwide, major employers for talented cyber security specialists include technology and Internet companies, the ecommerce sector, banks and financial institutions, civil defence companies, local and national government offices, specialist defence agencies and many more besides. An endorsed Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma could pave the way for lifelong job security and limitless earnings potential. Senior cyber security roles often attaching salaries in excess of £100,000.

Open to candidates worldwide with no entry-requirements to fulfil, this Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma could hold the key to the career of your dreams. Sign up and get started today, or contact a member of our admissions team for more information!


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OPTION-I:Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards

On course completion, learner can claim endorsed certificate by paying £120 accreditation fee+postal charges.

Certificate of course Completion

Soft copy :£15

Hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25

OPTION-II: CPD Certificate

CPD Standards Office Accredited Certificate can be claimed on course completion, which will be issued in association with Oxford Home Study (PDF format or hard copy)

CPD Accredited Diploma (PDF format)=£30

CPD Accredited Diploma (Hard copy)=£95

Postage Charges:

National £9

International £15

Career path

Cyber Security

Studying for an advanced Level 5 Cyber Security Diploma could pave the way for an extraordinary career in the field. Just a few typical job titles and roles in cyber security operations include the following:

  • Information Assurance Analyst
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Information Architect
  • CSO
  • Vulnerability Researcher
  • Incident Responder
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Penetration Tester

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Leyla asked:

Once I finish this do I sit an exam?


Dear Leyla This is an assignment-based online course, which consists of six modules. Each module concludes with an assignment which is submitted to the personally assigned tutor for marking and feedback. You can plan your studies according to your own convenience and can submit the assignment when you are ready for this. The course is totally flexible. There will be no formal exams at the end of this course.

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Fareeda asked:

Can I get work straight away


Dear Fareeda The course Awarding Body is ABC Awards- a leading national awarding organisation. Their endorsed courses are respected by the employers in the UK and abroad. The endorsed certificate benefits you in the following ways: • It adds value to your CV • It significantly increases your chances of getting the job • It helps you to get promotion on your existing job. If you wish to continue your studies you can use it as a proof of your completed education.

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LUMUMBA asked:

How do i purchase this course online


Dear Lumuba This is an exclusive offer for REED website only. You can purchase this Cyber Security course directly through REED website.

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