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Networking and Cybersecurity (Level 3 Certificate)

Course Overview

Fee disclaimer

  • This course is FREE for most students
  • You may be eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan
  • Course fees listed below are the maximum fee if paid.  Click here to find out more and if you are eligible for free or discounted courses.

Entry requirements

Essential:

  • Successful completion of initial assessment or successful completion of associated level 1 course
  • Basic computer skills

Desirable:

  • Basic computer systems understanding

Course information

The networking and cybersecurity course covers a range of essential topics to help you understand the fundamentals of networking and cybersecurity.

Key topics:

  • Data Communications: This unit covers the basics of data communication and networking, including concepts such as networking protocols, topologies, and networking hardware.
  • Access Controls: This unit covers the principles of access control and how to secure networks and systems against unauthorised access.
  • Ethical Hacking: This unit covers the concepts and techniques of ethical hacking, including how to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in networks and systems.
  • Network Management: This unit covers the management and maintenance of networks, including topics such as network design, network monitoring, and network troubleshooting.
  • Network Threats and Vulnerabilities: This unit covers the various types of threats and vulnerabilities that can compromise a network, including malware, phishing, and denial of service attacks.
  • Networking: This unit covers advanced networking concepts and technologies, including topics such as virtualisation, cloud computing, and software-defined networking. Upon completion of this course, you will have a strong foundation in networking and cybersecurity and will be well-prepared to pursue careers in these fields.
  • Next steps

    Networking and cybersecurity are critical to the success and security of any organisation. Networking enables the exchange of information and resources between computers and devices, while cybersecurity protects against unauthorised access and attacks.

    Without a strong network and robust cybersecurity measures in place, an organisation is vulnerable to data breaches, malware infections, and other cyber threats that can disrupt operations and compromise sensitive information. Therefore, it is essential for organisations to invest in both networking and cybersecurity to ensure the security and reliability of their systems and data.

  • Why study at NCC?

    Networking and cybersecurity are critical to the success and security of any organisation. Networking enables the exchange of information and resources between computers and devices, while cybersecurity protects against unauthorised access and attacks.

    Without a strong network and robust cybersecurity measures in place, an organisation is vulnerable to data breaches, malware infections, and other cyber threats that can disrupt operations and compromise sensitive information. Therefore, it is essential for organisations to invest in both networking and cybersecurity to ensure the security and reliability of their systems and data.

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Dates Schedule Max. fee if paid
Start: 21/10/2024
End: 04/07/2025
Mon (09:30 - 15:45)
£1775.00

What Can This Course Lead To

Following successful completion of this course you can progress to other qualifications such as Level 4 Diploma in Cybersecurity or Level 4 Diploma in Networking.

You could also pursue a career in relevant roles including:

  • Ethical Hacker
  • Network Manager
  • Network Administrator

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