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Cybersecurity

School:

School of Engineering

Certificate:

Diploma

Application Fee:

$30 $20 (Early Bird)

Program Length:

12 Months/4 semesters

Start Date:

October 4, 2024

Location:

Online

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About the program

Kickstart your career in Cybersecurity with our beginner-friendly program. An estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs are unclaimed worldwide, signalling the availability of rewarding opportunities for skilled talent. In this program, you will be well-equipped to enter the workforce with a solid foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of cybersecurity, with no degree or prior experience required. Enrol in this program now and begin your journey to becoming a cybersecurity expert!

Admission Requirements

  1. Educational Background:

    • You don’t need to have a certificate or degree to apply for this diploma program. We expect anyone to take the program.

  2. Language Proficiency:

    • The course is conducted in English, so applicants must have a basic understanding of the English language to effectively engage with the curriculum and participate in discussions.

  3. Assessment:

    • All applicants are required to take an entrance assessment. You will be provided with a study kit to prepare you for the assessment.

    • The entrance exam will evaluate your problem-solving skills, basic cybersecurity knowledge (from the study kit), and readiness for a diploma program.

Course Outline

In this immersive 12-month Cyber security course, you will achieve the following learning outcomes

Gain practical skills in managing and using tools for network security, threat detection, risk assessment, and incident response.

Learn how to implement and configure security measures such as firewalls, antivirus software, intrusion detection systems, and encryption protocols.

Learn about encryption techniques and cryptographic protocols to safeguard sensitive information and ensure data integrity.

Gain insights into popular cybersecurity frameworks and standards, such as NIST and ISO/IEC 27001, enabling you to implement robust security measures.

Successfully deploy and manage security tools and software to monitor, detect, and respond to cyber incidents.

Learn how to analyse security breaches and effectively participate in mitigating and rectifying cybersecurity incidents.

Gain a clear understanding of the cybersecurity landscape, including current threats, defence strategies, and compliance requirements across different industries.

Skills in conducting vulnerability assessments and basic penetration tests to identify vulnerabilities in systems and networks.

Learn how to navigate getting industry certifications such as: CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate, (ISC)² SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner), and Microsoft Certified.

Prepare for cybersecurity job interviews by honing your skills and building a strong portfolio of security assessments and projects.

Costs

High quality tech education at an affordable cost

Quarterly


$

80

per quarter

If you choose this payment plan, you will be required to pay once every 3 months. This plan saves you $40 off the total cost.

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Upfront


$

290

If you pay in full when you resume, you get $70 off the tuition fee.

Monthly


$

30

per month

If you choose this plan, you will pay the same amount in tuition every month.

Career Outcome

Prepare to become a Cybersecurity expert and occupy roles such as Security Analyst, Junior Penetration Tester, IT Security Administrator, or Cybersecurity Specialist

  • Demonstrate your proficiency in portfolio-ready projects

  • Earn your Diploma Certificate

  • Qualify for in-demand job roles as a Cybersecurity expert

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Scholarship

The following scholarships are available and open for applicants

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VOA Foundation Scholarship Fund

Application Open

Program

Diploma

School applicable

School of Engineering, Product, Data

Deadline

08-09-2024

Value

100% Tuition

Eligibility Criteria

Must have passed AltSchool’s entrance examination.

Must be willing to commit to the program.

Ayoba Developer Program Scholarship Fund

Application Open

Program

Diploma

School applicable

School of Engineering

Deadline

08-09-2024

Value

100% Tuition

Eligibility Criteria

Must have passed AltSchool’s entrance assessment

18 - 35 years

Must be enrolled in the School of Engineering.

Must be from Nigeria, South Africa or Ghana

Must be willing to commit to the program.

The Cleva- AltSchool Scholarship Fund

Application Open

Program

Diploma

School applicable

School of Engineering, Product, Data

Deadline

08-09-2024

Value

100% Tuition

Eligibility Criteria

Must have passed AltSchool’s entrance examination.

Must be willing to commit to the program.

Write an essay (1000 words or less) about your story and how the scholarship will help you.

100% Laptop Scholarship

Application Closed

Program

Diploma

School applicable

School of Data, Engineering, Product

Deadline

30-04-2024

Value

70% Tuition

Eligibility Criteria

Available to both Male and Female applicants.

Must have passed AltSchool entrance assessment.

Be computer literate.

Must be willing to commit to the program.

AltFoundation 70% Scholarship

Application Closed

Program

Diploma

School applicable

School of Data, Engineering, Product

Deadline

03-05-2024

Value

70% Tuition

Eligibility Criteria

Available to both Male and Female applicants.

Must have passed AltSchool entrance assessment.

Be computer literate.

Must be willing to commit to the program.

AltFoundation 30% Scholarship

Application Closed

Program

Diploma

School applicable

School of Data, Engineering, Product

Deadline

03-05-2024

Value

30% Tuition

Eligibility Criteria

Available to both Male and Female applicants.

Must have passed AltSchool entrance assessment.

Be computer literate.

Must be willing to commit to the program.

WDA Foundation Scholarship

Application Closed

Program

Diploma

School applicable

School of Engineering, Product and Data

Deadline

03-05-2024

Value

100% Tuition

Eligibility Criteria

Available to both Male and Female applicants.

Must have passed AltSchool entrance assessment.

Be computer literate.

Must be willing to commit to the program.