Principles of
Cyber Security

This popular course is designed to increase learners knowledge and understanding of issues and roles relating to cyber security. It will also act as a stepping stone for learners who wish to study cyber security at a higher level.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the need for cyber security and the impact of cyber crime, the various job functions and the key skills required
  • Learn about cyber security terminology and the concept of social engineering
  • Learn how to maintain data confidentiality and security and understand ethical and unethical conduct within cyber security
  • Develop an understanding of the different types of malicious software and the ways in which systems can be infected
  • Learn about common and emerging threats in cyber security
  • Learn about the preventative methods used to maintain cyber security and the principles of user access controls and firewalls
  • Develop an understanding of effective team working and the importance of communication when working in cyber security
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  • FREE online course
    FREE 100% online study
  • Course duration
    11 weeks
  • Recommended study
    10 hours per week
  • Study requirements
    No existing qualification required
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • First-class support
    Online and by phone
  • Assessments
    6 to pass
  • Qualification
    Nationally accredited Level 2 qualification

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to provide learners with sector awareness. It will do this by increasing the knowledge and understanding of roles and issues relating to Cyber Security. It will also act as a stepping stone for learners who wish to study cyber security at a higher level.

Course details

Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Cyber Security.

Unit 01: Introduction to cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand motivations for cyber crime
  • Understand the need for cyber security
  • Know about job roles within cyber security
  • Assessment
    Unit 1 Assessment
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Unit 02: Understand terminology used in cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand cyber security terminology
  • Understand current and emerging challenges in cyber security
  • Understand what is meant by social engineering
  • Assessment
    Unit 2 Assessment
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Unit 03: Understand legal and ethical aspects of cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand key legislation related to cyber security
  • Understand procedures to maintain data confidentiality and security
  • Understand ethical conduct in cyber security
  • Assessment
    Unit 3 Assessment
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Unit 04: Understand common threats to cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Know about common and emerging threats to cyber security
  • Understand what is meant by malicious software
  • Understand physical threats to cyber security
  • Assessment
    Unit 4 Assessment
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Unit 05: Understand methods of maintaining cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand preventative methods used to maintain cyber security
  • Understand the principles of user access control
  • Understand the use of firewalls
  • Assessment
    Unit 5 Assessment
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Unit 6: Working with others in cyber security

Your learning goals:

  • Understand team working for cyber security
  • Understand the use of interpersonal skills for working in cyber security
  • Understand types of written communications used in cyber security
  • Assessment
    Unit 6 Assessment
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Can I study for free?

Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

  • Living in England
  • Aged 19 or over from the 31 August 2021 (born before 01 September 2002)
  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and a resident in the EEA for the last 3 years
  • Not in receipt of any other government-funded training.

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You may also qualify if you're:

  • Employed and in receipt of a low wage
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission by UK government to live in the UK which is not for educational purposes, and lived in England for at least 3 years
  • A family member of an EU national
  • A refugee
  • Asylum Seeker.

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