Advanced IT Security Engineer Diploma with CompTIA

Position yourself for success in IT!

Our Advanced IT Security Engineer Diploma could be your route to a senior job in IT security. It’s intended for those who already have a strong background in IT infrastructure and are seeking to pursue roles in cyber security. In addition to robust security training, this diploma ties in a significant amount of training in cloud computing, which is the present and future of IT infrastructure and an area in which all IT security professionals need to be conversant.

The typical IT security professional has a strong background across several areas of IT, which may include network and systems administration, cloud computing, and even some experience in programming. This diploma ensures that in addition to IT security preparation, you will have a strong background in essential cloud-computing concepts and practices.

Graduates of the programme will be in a position to achieve several CompTIA certifications:

  • Cloud Essentials+
  • Cloud+
  • Security+

In addition, our electives offer you the option to prepare for one of the following additional certifications:

There is strong demand for security professionals, and there are many exciting opportunities for anyone interested in developing a career in IT security.

Advanced IT Security Engineer Diploma with CompTIA

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Course Info

Duration 280 hours flexi study or 12 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)
Training Type Diploma
Study Type In centre, Online

Awards & Qualifications

Awarded 280 CPD points upon successful completion

Is this course right for me?

This diploma is ideal if you’re looking for a position of greater responsibility in the area of IT security. Upon completion of the diploma, you’ll be well positioned to gain CompTIA certification in several key areas of IT security and cloud computing.

Awarded 280 CPD points upon successful completion
Duration 280 hours flexi study or 12 weeks full-time (Full-time based on approx 20-30 hours a week)

Course Content

Core Courses

CyberSecurity 101

In this course, you’ll explore information security concepts and the security-related roles within an organisation. You’ll explore the actions that expose us to security risks, the roles we play in maintaining or breaching security, and the various controls that can be implemented to mitigate risks.

CyberSecurity 102

Continuing with the foundational elements of security begun in the previous course, in this second course, you’ll explore different ways organisations protect their information and systems from malicious activity.

Getting Started with Information Security

Now that you’ve learned the core foundational elements of security, it’s time to start thinking like a security professional. In this course, you’ll learn about security topologies and the key role they play in network security. You’ll delve into pen testing, and you’ll learn how honeypots can help protect an organisation’s systems. You’ll also learn about APT defences, network access control, subnetting, and DNS security.

Evaluating and Planning for Security Risks

In the course, you’ll examine various components of the risk identification process and different techniques used to identify risk. You’ll explore the assessment, classification, and prioritisation of security risks. And you’ll identify the activities involved in the risk management process, the importance of risk strategies in the context of work environments, and essential decisions required for managing security risks effectively.

Cloud Essentials+

This course provides a thorough introduction to cloud computing. Topics covered include essential cloud principles and cloud networking, cloud migration strategies, cloud connectivity and load balancing, cloud storage technologies, cloud design considerations, cloud security, and risk mitigation with cloud infrastructure.

Cloud+

This course offers a deep dive into cloud computing. Suitable for working or aspiring network and systems administrators, as well as cloud computing specialists seeking to strengthen their skillset, you’ll explore cloud solution design, cloud security, deployment of cloud solutions, ongoing management of cloud solutions, and troubleshooting issues with cloud environments.

Cloud Security Fundamentals

This course provides an introduction to cloud security concepts and covers the core principles of cloud infrastructure, data, and application security.

Security+

In this course, we’ll cover the essential knowledge and skills relating to IT security, including attacks, threats and vulnerabilities, architecture and design, implementation, operations and incident response, and governance, risk, and compliance. Successful completion of the course will prepare you for the CompTIA certification exam. The Security+ certification is a powerful credential to have in today’s IT job market.

Cloud Security Administration

In this course, you’ll learn how to maintain a secure cloud environment using open-source software. You’ll learn essential security concepts, such as protecting data in motion and at rest and using encryption. You’ll examine life cycle management of the cloud environment, including patching and encryption.

Cloud Platform Security

This course focuses on cloud infrastructure monitoring to identify and evaluate security risks and protect organisational assets using industry-standard tools and services. You’ll learn about securing cloud resources using subnets, virtual private clouds, security groups, and virtual networks. And you’ll learn how to proactively shield cloud infrastructure by monitoring organisational security using established security tools and services.

ELECTIVE COURSES (choose one)
• AWS Cloud Practitioner
Azure Fundamentals
Cloud Security Management
Mitigating Security Risks
• CompTIA CyberSecurity Analyst (CySa+)
• CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)
• CompTIA PenTest+
For details regarding professional exam certification, please speak with one of our Course Advisors.

Course Overview

Aims and Objectives
This diploma will prepare you for roles in IT security or more advanced systems support roles that include a security component.

Career Path
CompTIA certifications are highly regarded IT industry credentials that can help you get a rewarding career as a Cyber Security Specialist or an Incident and Intrusion Analyst. With further training in more specialised areas, you could look forward to a rewarding career in IT security management, analysis, or architecture.

Pre-Requisites
Network+ certification or equivalent with a strong interest in cyber security.

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