If you think like a hacker and wish to become a security specialist, you need to stay up-to-date on technology and discover weak spots before someone else does. If you enjoy solving complex problems, have a passion for information and network security, this course is for you.
This course prepares you for working in the following Career Sectors:
What will you study?
Introduction to Cyber-security
Network Theory Essentials
Fundamentals of Routing and Switching
Modern Network Security Threats
The Data Protection Act and the implications for your IT network
Securing Network Devices and your Local Area Network
Introduction to Cryptography
Managing a Secure Network
- Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.
- Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.
Progression to CAO Courses
The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.