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Cisco: Cyber Security Essentials Course @ Edinburgh *virtual learning only *

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October 2, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
62 West Harbour Road
Edinurgh EH5 1PW

The Introduction to Cybersecurity course stresses the broad topic of cybersecurity in a way that matters to you. Learn how to protect your personal data and privacy online and in social media, and why more and more IT jobs require cybersecurity awareness and understanding.

Cybersecurity Essentials course covers foundation knowledge and essentials skills in all security domains in the cyber world to tackle cyber-crime such as information security, systems security, network security mobile security, physical security, ethics and laws, related technologies, defence and mitigation techniques use in protecting businesses. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.


* No prerequisite required to join this course, just ease of commuting use is recommended.
* It will be an advantage to have a basic networking knowledge but not essential
* This course sits at SCQF level 7 so it is available for beginners.
* Any combination of National 4’s of which one should be in Maths, if you are a school leaver
* We also consider applications on individual’s qualifications/work experience and personal statement basis. If necessary we ask applicants to sit an aptitude test to judge their existing knowledge.

Course Outline:
Module 1: A World of Experts and Criminals
Module 2: The Security Cube
Module 3: Cyber Security Threats, Vulnerabilities and Attacks
Module 4: The Art of Protecting Secrets
Module 5: The Art of Ensuring Integrity
Module 6: The Five Nines
Module 7: Protecting a Cyber Security Domain
Module 8: Becoming a Cyber Security Specialist

For detailed course outlines, please request via email.

Hands’ on:
This course is instructor led training programme followed by hands on live labs, so the attendance is required if you chose to attend face to face class based training.
Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

SQA’s Framework;
This course has been arranged in conjunction with the SQA PDA Cyber Resilience at SCQF Level 7. Learners will have an opportunity to earn 32 SCQF credit points & received a certificate from Scottish Qualification Authority if successfully passed all relevant SQA unit exams, exam fee is included in the SAAS PTFG funding.

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 the day and time mentioned above.
2.) Virtual Learning: Live traditional face to face class will broadcast to all virtual learners each week on a specified time.
3.) Blended Learning: Mixture of Face to face and Virtual learning (must inform when joining the course).
4.) ELearning: is self-paced, you will be completing the course in your own time and do not have to attend any traditional face to face classes or virtual.

*Please note that we shall be starting this course via our virtual learning classrooms only. We shall update students when this will be available via other modes of learning*

SAAS Part Time Course Funding:
This course is funded by SAAS part time funding which is available to eligible individuals only and they do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a student loan. This is different from the full time funding which can be applied by even someone previously granted fulltime funding for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc.

* Please note that you can only use SAAS Part Time funding for one course per academic year.
* SAAS academic year starts from Aug to July.

How to apply for the Course Funding from SAAS PTFG:
SAAS Part Time full funding is available for this course and the course training will be totally free for eligible candidates only. SAAS Part Time full funding is available for this course and the training will be totally free for eligible candidates only. This is a grant not a loan and the funding covers the full cost of our designated courses including the SQA relevant exams.
Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
Please visit the https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time/undergraduate-funding to apply for the course funding;

In addition to the funding application student must fill ITPT course admission application form so we can reserve the place while their SAAS funding application is in process. Any student who do not inform us then their place in the course will not be guaranteed as we have minimum places to offer to SAAS funded students/learners.

Students intending to use SAAS Part Time Fee Grant to fund their studies should apply well prior to the course starting dates. In some cases we allow students to enrol while their funding is in process, if the course date is near or gone past but they have to provide the proof that their funding has been applied to SAAS PTFG and is in under process.

Students can also self-finance this course if do not qualify for the funding. The cost can be divided into manageable instalments but this needs to be paid within the course duration. To book the place, first instalment must be paid three weeks before the course starting date.

Group Learner Discounts:
There is further discounts if there a group of students or delegates from the company wants to attend the course.

What ITPT do to help students for SAAS funding application forms?
We advise & provide information regarding their SAAS funding application, how and what information to fill through SAAS PTFG online portal so don’t worry just make an appointment and pop along, our dedicated course consultants will be happy to assist you accordingly.

Contact Us:
For more information please do contact us;

Edinburgh Phone: 0131 552 5558 – 0131 552 5800
Glasgow Phone: 0141 429 2922
Email: info@itpt.co.uk
website: https://www.itpt.co.uk/
Contact us via website: https://www.itpt.co.uk/contact-us/

To Book an Appointment with Course Advisors:

To Book course registration or for further information about the course or its funding, please follow the below link;