- NQF: 5
- SAQA ID. 118986
- CREDITS: 173
What is a Cybersecurity Analyst?
A cyber security analyst is primarily responsible for protecting a company’s network and systems from cyber-attacks (e.g., Email and internet fraud, identity fraud or theft of financial/card payment data).
Did you know?
‘The average cyber security salary in South Africa is R 990 000 per year or R 508 per hour’.
This qualification aims to build an understanding of fundamentals of various computer and network security threats such as identity theft, credit card fraud, phishing, virus and backdoors, emails hoaxes, loss of confidential information, hacking attacks, and social engineering. Students’ knowledge will be improved by teaching them the principle of cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking and understanding of the principles and techniques applied in the editing and proofreading processes Network Security and Defence to be industry ready and find work.
- NQF Level 4 qualification.
Certification and Examination
On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Cybersecurity Analyst from the QCTO.
EISA is a single, national assessment which leads to competent learners being awarded Occupational Certificates. It is an integral and critical component of QCTO’s quality assurance system, as it ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications, part-qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible. Qualifying for External Assessment: To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge and practical modules by means of statements of results and a record of completed work experience.
Duration and Work-Integrated Learning
2 YEARS FULL TIME
- Prescribed textbook lists will be provided by the academic department at your campus. Students will receive electronic versions of the study guides for this programme. Study material is also available online on the learner management system, Moodle.
Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a current programme pricelist.
Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides etc.
For more information on this course and for further study options, visit www.bct.ac.za
WHAT IS THIS COURSE ?
Introduction to cybersecurity
Fundamentals of network security and defence
Cybersecurity and cyber threats and attacks
Introduction to cybersecurity governance, legislation and ethics
Fundamentals of design thinking and innovation
Refresher logical thinking and basic calculations
Computers, devices and computing systems
Data and databases vulnerabilities
Introduction to 4IR and future skills
Ensure Compliance in terms of Legal Cybersecurity Requirements and National and International Standards
Assess Risks and Vulnerabilities and Current Security Measures
Implement Protection, Prevention and Detection Measures to Mitigate Risk, Violations and Vulnerabilities
Apply Logical Thinking and Math’s
Apply Basic Scriptwriting for Cybersecurity Toolsets
Access and Visualise Structured Data Using Spreadsheets
Apply Design Thinking Methodologies
Function Ethically and Effectively as a Member of a Multidisciplinary Team
Work Experience Modules
Compliance with Legal Cybersecurity Requirements
Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation
Cybersecurity Detection, Protection and Prevention Processes
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)
The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.