About the Course

This course is free only for residents within the following areas: Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioural analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring.

What Is a Cybersecurity Analyst?

A Cybersecurity Analyst detects cyber threats and then implements changes to protect an organisation in the following ways:

  • Manages and configures tools to monitor activity on the network
  • Analyses the reports from those tools to identify unusual behaviour on the network
  • Proactively identifies network vulnerabilities through penetration testing, vulnerability scans and vulnerability assessment reports
  • Plans and recommends changes to increase the security of the network
  • Applies security patches to protect the network

Jobs that use CySA+ include:

  • Threat intelligence Analyst
  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst or Administrator
  • Security Administrator

Modules

  • Threat and Vulnerability Management
  • Software and Systems Security
  • Security Operations & Monitoring
  • Incidence Response
  • Compliance & Assessment

Entry Requirements

The CySA+ qualification is intended to follow the CompTIA Security+ course. Applicants engaging at this level must have a minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience.

Equipment Needed

Other than a notepad all equipment required for training will be supplied.

Next Steps

Upon successful completion of this course you can move onto higher education, IT and digital Apprenticeships.

OTHER ARTICLES
03 Jul
ACADEMY LAUNCHES SOFTWARE DEVELOPER BOOTCAMP

The Digital Skills Academy has launched a brand new Software Developer bootcamp designed for...

READ MORE
22 Jun
COLLEGE SUPPORT FOR DIGITAL WORKFORCE REVOLUTION

A new academy offering free courses in digital skills is poised to help support...

READ MORE
14 May
REDUNDANCY PROVIDES THE CATALYST FOR LEARNER IN UPDATING IT SKILLS

Su Green – CompTIA IT Fundamentals Redundancy has provided Su Green with the catalyst...

READ MORE

About the Course

This course is free only for residents within the following areas: Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.

The CompTIA Network+ qualification helps IT professionals develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring and managing networks. This online course ensures learners have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualised networks

This course is aimed at network engineers who are responsible for building and designing communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and intranets. These systems can be as simple as two computers and as complex as multisystem enterprise networks with cloud integration.

Responsibilities of a Network Engineer include:

  • Designing, deploying, managing and troubleshooting networks
  • Analysing network traffic and predicting growth to determine future needs
  • Presenting to leadership their plans and explaining how they meet the needs of the organisation
  • Understanding cybersecurity and how it affects networks
  • Staying up to date on the latest technologies to determine the best options for their organisation

Network Engineers may share some of the same responsibilities as network administrators, and in some organisations, a network engineer and network administrator may be one in the same.

Jobs that use Network+ include:

  • Systems Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Unix Administrator/Engineer
  • Network Administrator

Modules

  • Networking Concepts
  • Infrastructure
  • Network Operations
  • Network Security
  • Network Troubleshooting & Tools

Entry Requirements

Preferably core CompTIA A+ or other IT based qualifications and some networking experience.

Equipment Needed

Other than a notepad all equipment required for training will be supplied.

Next Steps

On successful completion of this course, you can move onto the CompTIA Security+ should you wish to pursue a career in cyber security.

OTHER ARTICLES
03 Jul
ACADEMY LAUNCHES SOFTWARE DEVELOPER BOOTCAMP

The Digital Skills Academy has launched a brand new Software Developer bootcamp designed for...

READ MORE
22 Jun
COLLEGE SUPPORT FOR DIGITAL WORKFORCE REVOLUTION

A new academy offering free courses in digital skills is poised to help support...

READ MORE
14 May
REDUNDANCY PROVIDES THE CATALYST FOR LEARNER IN UPDATING IT SKILLS

Su Green – CompTIA IT Fundamentals Redundancy has provided Su Green with the catalyst...

READ MORE

About the course

This course is free only for residents within the following areas: Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.

This qualification is a general purpose IT qualification which is designed to equip students with a broad understanding of the modern world of IT.  It has an overarching focus on cloud based technologies, since these are the most prevalent and evolving form at present, but also has the flexibility for students to choose from a range of optional units to satisfy their interests or curiosity in specific fields.  It also includes a real world practical project unit to allow students to explore their skills in a formal setting and to be able to network with local and national organisations in their chosen field.

Training will take place at our new Digital Skills Academy at Coventry Technology Park.

Modules

As part of the course you will be required to complete the following modules:

  • Cloud based services and applications
  • Cloud based systems and security
  • Real world project
  • Optional units include: Tools to Analyse and Present Data, Digital Tools to Create Images, Videos and Cloud Based Applications.

Entry requirements

The learner will have an IT qualification at Level 2 or be working to a Level 2 standard.

Equipment needed

Other than a notepad all equipment required for training will be supplied.

Next steps

Upon successful completion of this course you can move onto higher education, IT & digital Apprenticeships.

OTHER ARTICLES
03 Jul
ACADEMY LAUNCHES SOFTWARE DEVELOPER BOOTCAMP

The Digital Skills Academy has launched a brand new Software Developer bootcamp designed for...

READ MORE
22 Jun
COLLEGE SUPPORT FOR DIGITAL WORKFORCE REVOLUTION

A new academy offering free courses in digital skills is poised to help support...

READ MORE
14 May
REDUNDANCY PROVIDES THE CATALYST FOR LEARNER IN UPDATING IT SKILLS

Su Green – CompTIA IT Fundamentals Redundancy has provided Su Green with the catalyst...

READ MORE

About the course

This course is free only for residents within the following areas: Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.

CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Why is it different?

– No other certification that assesses baseline cybersecurity skills has performance-based questions on the exam. Security+ emphasises hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues
– More choose Security+ for DoD 8570 compliance than any other certification
– Focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection
– The new Security+ certification covers the Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, in addition to the previous job roles for Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Security Administrator

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

CompTIA Security+ develops the skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Jobs that use Security+ include:

  • Systems Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Auditor / Penetration Tester

Modules

  • Threats, attacks and vulnerabilities – detecting various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning
  • Technologies and tools – installing, configuring, and deploying network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organisational security
  • Architecture and design – implementing secure network architecture concepts and systems design
  • Identity and access management – installing and configuring identity and access services, as well as management controls
  • Risk management – implementing and summarising risk management best practices and the business impact
  • Cryptography and PKI – Installing and configuring wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this course, applicants will be required to have passed CompTIA A+.

Equipment needed

Other than a notepad all equipment required for training will be supplied.

Next steps

Upon successful completion of this course you can move onto higher education, IT and digital Apprenticeships.

OTHER ARTICLES
03 Jul
ACADEMY LAUNCHES SOFTWARE DEVELOPER BOOTCAMP

The Digital Skills Academy has launched a brand new Software Developer bootcamp designed for...

READ MORE
22 Jun
COLLEGE SUPPORT FOR DIGITAL WORKFORCE REVOLUTION

A new academy offering free courses in digital skills is poised to help support...

READ MORE
14 May
REDUNDANCY PROVIDES THE CATALYST FOR LEARNER IN UPDATING IT SKILLS

Su Green – CompTIA IT Fundamentals Redundancy has provided Su Green with the catalyst...

READ MORE

About the course

This course is free only for residents within the following areas: Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem-solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world.

Why is it different?

CompTIA A+ is the only industry recognised credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management and technical support roles.

This course is regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace.

Successful candidates will have the skills to:

– Support basic IT infrastructure, including endpoint management, advanced device connectivity troubleshooting, and basic networking
– Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware, including components, connectors and peripherals
– Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices
– Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals, including detecting and removing malware, addressing privacy concerns, physical security and device hardening
– Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software

Jobs that use A+ include:

  • Service Desk Analyst
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • Associate Network Engineer
  • Data Support Technician
  • Desktop Support Administrator
  • End User Computing Technician
  • System Support Specialist

Modules

  • Hardware – identifying, using and connecting hardware components and devices
  • Operating systems – installing and supporting Windows OS including command line and client support Understanding Mac OS, Linux and mobile OS
  • Software troubleshooting – troubleshooting PC and mobile device issues including application security support
  • Networking – explaining types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO
  • Hardware and network troubleshooting – troubleshooting device and network issues
  • Security – identifying and protecting against security vulnerabilities for devices and their network connections
  • Mobile devices – installing and configuring laptops and other mobile devices
  • Virtualisation and cloud computing – comparing and contrasting cloud computing concepts and set up client-side virtualisation
  • Operational procedures – following best practices for safety, environmental impacts, communication and professionalism

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this course, applicants will be required to have either passed the CompTIA IT Fundamentals or have a basic knowledge of Windows, PC and Web browsing.

Equipment needed

Other than a notepad all equipment required for training will be supplied.

Next steps

The course will prepare you to take the CompTIA A+ exam and will enable you to progress onto the. CompTIA Security+, should you wish to pursue a career in security.

OTHER ARTICLES
03 Jul
ACADEMY LAUNCHES SOFTWARE DEVELOPER BOOTCAMP

The Digital Skills Academy has launched a brand new Software Developer bootcamp designed for...

READ MORE
22 Jun
COLLEGE SUPPORT FOR DIGITAL WORKFORCE REVOLUTION

A new academy offering free courses in digital skills is poised to help support...

READ MORE
14 May
REDUNDANCY PROVIDES THE CATALYST FOR LEARNER IN UPDATING IT SKILLS

Su Green – CompTIA IT Fundamentals Redundancy has provided Su Green with the catalyst...

READ MORE