According to Cisco, this certification is the first step in preparing for a career in cybersecurity and cybersecurity operations. It covers the fundamental skills and knowledge that professionals need to succeed in the challenging cybersecurity field.

This course concentrates on learner’s knowledge of associate level cyber operations including security concepts, security monitoring, host-based analysis, network intrusion analysis, and security policies and procedures.  The restructured Cisco CyberOps Associate training and certification program prepares you for an associate level job role so you can prevent, detect, and defend against cybersecurity threats.

The PDA qualifications in Cyber Resilience intent to provide foundation knowledge and skills in cyber security to increase awareness and develop deeper knowledge and appropriate skills of the discipline. The principal aim of the qualifications is to introduce cyber security to learners already employed across the wider workforce, to encourage interest in this emerging discipline as a potential future career and to improve cyber security knowledge for all learners irrespective of their vocational goals.


There are no formal prerequisites for CyberOps Associate certification;

A basic understanding of using operating systems, TCP/IP protocols, networking security concepts and Ethernet would be an advantage but not essential.

If you unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Then please arrange an appointment either in person or via telephone with our course adviser who will be happy to guide you accordingly.

Exam Domain: The exam includes the following domains:

☑ Security concepts

☑ Security monitoring

☑ Host-based analysis

☑ Network intrusion analysis

☑ Security policies and procedures

Course Objectives:

☑ Learn the fundamental skills, techniques, technologies, and the hands-on practice necessary to prevent and defend against cyberattacks as part of a SOC team

☑ Prepare for the 200-201 Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS) exam which earns the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification

SQA Framework

This CyberOps course has been organised in conjunction with the PDA Cyber Security at SCQF Level 8 so the Learners will have an opportunity to earn 40 SQA credit points & received a certificate from Scottish Qualification Authority if successfully passed all relevant unit exams.

Job Roles & Opportunities

This is an ideal intermediate-level globally recognized qualification for IT folks who are seeking a role within Cyber Security.

What job could I work towards?

You will be able to function in a variety of job roles, including:

1. Security Engineer

2. Threat Intelligence Analyst

3. Application Security Analyst

4. Incident Response or Handler

5. Compliance Analyst

6. Threat Hunter

7. Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst

8. Vulnerability Analyst

9. Cybersecurity Specialist/Analyst

Modes of Learning:

You have the option of undertaking this course via following learning modes:

1.) Face to Face (Classroom based Learning): You will attend the class each week on its specified day and time at your designated centre (Edinburgh or Glasgow)

2.) Virtual Learning: Live traditional face to face class will broadcast remotely via our online settings through Microsoft Team

3.) Blended Learning: Mixture of Face to face and Virtual learning (must inform when joining the course).

4.) No ELearning is available for this course.

Funding Available:

Course Funding: SAAS PTFG: Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland

This course is funded by SAAS part time funding which is available to eligible individuals only;
SAAS General funding eligibility requirement:

1. You have to be a resident of Scotland
2. Either employed or unemployed, if working then earning must be less/equals to
25k a year
3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.

Other criteria:

☑ Students do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a loan.

☑ This funding is different from the full time funding which can be applied by someone who previously granted for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc. but not in a same session

☑ Part time funding cannot be received on a same session if one is already receiving any part/full time funding for other courses.

☑ Part Time funding can only be used for one course per academic year

☑ SAAS part time funding academic year starts from Aug to July.

For more information please visit the below link 


To check your eligibility:

Please follow the below link to check if you qualify for the course funding;


Self Funding

If you do not qualify for SAAS part-time funding, you have the option to self-fund the course.

Fees are payable in advance at the start of the course unless otherwise agreed.

We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fees.

There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies. Contact the college for more details.

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