Cyber Security Online Certification

Introducing
CYBER SECURITY

Learners who complete this Cyber Security will be able to: identify and describe the various threats to the security, analyse models and practices for managing security; develop, evaluate, implement and manage cyber security solutions for complex systems, organisations, platforms communication channels, and data, based on industry-accepted standards and best practice.

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Cyber Security

Course Details

Background

The Cyber Security course is intended for persons who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding of cyber security. The course provides a unique opportunity to develop leading-edge in-depth knowledge in the area of security technologies and practices. This course is especially designed to tackle the cyber security challenges not only in the Zambian ICT industry but Africa as a whole, and the world at large.  The course is rooted in the belief that theory and research must translate into real-world solutions and an accessible path to career advancement.

Rationale

The Cyber Security course provides the basis of cyber security and introduces students to dozens of proven security theories and techniques whilst emphasising on the practical applicability thereof. The modules offered herein are there to equip learners with skills that will be very valuable in solving security challenges currently being faced in the industry. Learners who complete this Cyber Security will be able to: identify and describe the various threats to the security, analyse models and practices for managing security; develop, evaluate, implement and manage cyber security solutions for complex systems, organisations, platforms communication channels, and data, based on industry-accepted standards and best practice.

The course progresses from introductory work in cyber security to culminating real-life practical labs which will aid students in solving real-world cyber security problems.

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Code

CYB111
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Fees

K5,000 Per Person
Groups of more than 5 persons K4,000 per person
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Location

Online
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Contact

Coordinator: Dr A Zimba

Email: azimba@mu.ac.zm

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Dates

09hrs to 13hrs every day

Aim

To produce cyber security personnel who have the necessary skills and professional expertise to meet the ever-growing needs of Zambia and the SADC region. This will enable the successful participants to plan, design, and implement security technologies using a wide spectrum of security tools.  

Objectives

At the end of the program Learners should be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the various threats to the security of digital information and information systems
  2. Analyse models and practices for managing security of digital information and information systems
  3. Utilise security-based digital technologies and information sources to discover, select, analyse, synthesise, evaluate, critique and disseminate both technical and professional information
  4. Evaluate, implement and manage cyber security solutions for complex systems, organisations, platforms communication channels, and data, based on industry-accepted standards and best practice.
  5. Undertake risk assessment regarding the security of digital information and information systems and develop strategies for controlling risk
  6. Design, develop and implement cyber security solutions and software, and associated policies and procedures for optimal use to withstand emerging attacks/threats in cyber space.
  7. Integrate ethical principles into personal practice

Competencies

  1. Cyber security policy formulation
  2. Operating systems security implementation
  3. Knowledge of effective cyber security design principles
  4. Information and network security implementation
  5. Good cyber security analysis techniques
  6. Adherence to cyber security ethics and standards

Entry requirements

You will need a working computer that is able to support virtualization, either VMware or Virtual Box.

Expected prior knowledge

Must have competency in computer networking and operating systems.

COURSE DELIVERY.

Intensive 2 weeks of didactic lectures, hands-on practical and tutorials sessions

QUALIFICATION

Upon successful completion, the candidates will be awarded a certificate in Cyber Security and a grade appended to the certificate. This qualification will only apply to a student who passes the final exam and completes the assignment or quizzes.

Course Content

  1. Security Fundamentals
  1. Encryption Essentials
  1. Operating Systems Security
  1. Software Security
  1. Ethical Hacking
  1. Digital Forensics
  1. Securing Network and Information Systems
  1. Security Polices and Models

Lesson Schedule

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Lesson/activity

Responsible/Lecturer

Day 1

Security Fundamentals

Dr. A. Zimba

Day 2

Encryption Essentials

Dr. A. Zimba

Day 3

Operating Systems Security

Dr. A. Zimba

Day 4

Software Security

Quiz 1

Dr. A. Zimba

Day 5

Labs and Practicals on System Security

Dr. A. Zimba

Day 6

Ethical Hacking

Dr. A. Zimba

Day 7

Digital Forensics

Dr. A. Zimba

Day 8

Securing Network and Information Systems

Quiz 2

Dr. A. Zimba

Day 9

Security Polices and Models

Dr. A. Zimba

Day 10

Labs & Practicals on network Security

Assignments due and Final Quiz

Dr. A. Zimba

Note

Final Security Project due 7 days after completion (day 10)

Dr. A. Zimba

Teaching Methods

  1. Lecture using virtual classrooms
  2. Practical hands-on online tutorials using virtual machines
  3. Assessments using ICT technologies
  4. Zoom and Moodle BigBlueButton interactive software

Timing and schedules

Time: 09hrs to 13hrs every day

Assessment Method

  1. Assignment 30%
  2. Quizzes 10%
  3. Security project 60%

Certifications

Mulungushi University certificate will be provided

Connect with us

26 km from Kabwe Town along Great North Rd, Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia

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