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Cyber Security Course | College of Contract Management

Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Cyber Security


Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Cyber Security

No. of Modules: 4
Study that Fits your Working Life

MCIOBCyber Security Course Fee: £1,790

Monthly Direct Debit Payment Plan: £299 upfront fee and £299 x 6 months (Starting from Month 1 to Month 6 inclusive).



It goes without saying that our reliance on technology has increased drastically over the years. Nearly all homes have a computer, smartphone or tablet, with many workforces following suit. Following an increase in use of computing, there comes and increased need for those trained in the art of cyber security.

Working in cyber security will be a test of skill as you work to protect the devices and services we access online and at work. All skills required for this role can be learnt, regardless of your current abilities. Regardless of your existing skill, taking a Professional Diploma Cyber Security suitably prepares you to excel in the role.

In addition to welcoming those of all skill. Working in cyber security is a highly rewarding career path. Given its increased importance to companies worldwide, experts in cyber security are in high demand. Offering an above median wage, high job satisfaction and continued opportunity for development, cyber security is a solid career choice. Furthermore, with such swift acceleration for both interest and use, the finer details of cyber security are continuously developing.

Cyber security with the College of Contract Management

At the College of Contract Management, we have developed the Professional Diploma in Cyber Security to help establish a further understanding of the cyber security industry. This course has been established for individuals with a previous history in the industry, and will build upon your existing skills. An ideal course for those who consider themselves as having an intermediate to advanced level of understanding, our expert professors will help increase your comprehension.

Studying at the College of Contract Management offer individuals worldwide the opportunity to expand their existing skillset. First of all, our live online lectures mean learning is accessible and affordable. Further from that, our student portal acts as a host for networking opportunities, lecture recordings and easy live online lecture access. With a focus on delivering excellence, all courses offered by the college are delivered by experts within their industry. Moreover, each Professional Diploma includes real world scenarios and case studies to enhance learning opportunities.


Key Benefits

Key Benefits

      • In-depth Knowledge of Cyber Threats: Candidates will acquire a comprehensive understanding of various cyber threats, including malware, viruses, ransomware, phishing, and other attack vectors. This knowledge is crucial for recognizing and mitigating potential risks in real-world scenarios.
      • Strong Security Fundamentals: The course will cover the fundamental principles of cybersecurity, including network security, cryptography, access control, and security policies. This foundation will serve as a basis for building advanced security skills.
      • Practical Hands-On Experience: Candidates will get the opportunity to work with real-world tools and technologies, simulating cyber-attack and defense scenarios. This practical experience enhances their problem-solving skills and boosts their confidence in handling real cyber incidents.
      • Current Industry Best Practices: Cybersecurity is a rapidly evolving field. The course will keep candidates updated with the latest industry best practices and emerging trends. This knowledge is essential for staying ahead of cyber threats and employing the most effective defense strategies.
      • Ethical Hacking Skills: Ethical hacking, also known as penetration testing, is a crucial aspect of cybersecurity. Candidates will learn how to ethically hack into systems to identify vulnerabilities and help organizations strengthen their security posture.
      • Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance: Understanding cybersecurity policies and compliance standards is essential for professionals working in any organization. The course will cover various regulations and frameworks, such as GDPR, ISO 27001, etc., ensuring candidates are well-versed in compliance requirements.
      • Career Advancement: With the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks, there is a growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals. Completing a cybersecurity course opens up new career opportunities and the potential for higher salaries and career advancement.
      • Protection for Personal Data and Privacy: In an age where data breaches and privacy violations are common, cybersecurity training enables candidates to safeguard their own personal data and privacy effectively.
      • Building a Network of Professionals: Cybersecurity courses often provide opportunities to network with fellow professionals and industry experts. This networking can lead to valuable connections and potential job opportunities.
      • COMPTIA ++ certification This cybersecurity course is designed to thoroughly prepare candidates for professional certification exams in cybersecurity, such as CompTIA Security+. The course curriculum is aligned with the exam objectives, ensuring that candidates cover all the essential topics required for success in the certification process.
      • Contributing to a Safer Digital World: Finally, and perhaps most importantly, by gaining cybersecurity knowledge and skills, candidates actively contribute to making the digital world a safer place. Their expertise helps protect individuals, organizations, and critical infrastructures from cyber threats.

Course Content

Course Content

The Professional Diploma in Cyber Security consists of 3 modules. Starting by teaching you the foundations, then giving you a higher understanding of the industry.

Module One

Foundation of Cyber Security and Information Management

      • To understand the concept of cyber security/infosec
      • Understand the ethics, legal and regulatory landscape of cuber security and infosec
      • Apply methods and strategies for cyber security
      • Conduct information security and privacy risk management


Module Two

Computer forensic and digital investigation

        • Understand the concept and different types of computer crime, fundamental concepts of computer forensic and incident response, legal and ethical issues of digital forensics and the responsibilities of a forensic investigator
        • Know the various phases in computer forensic investigation and the process of chain of custody.
        • Understand the difference between the physical and logical structure of hard disk and different types of file systems
        • Recognise the significance of data acquisition and ascertain the most effective method and tools for acquiring data
        • Recognise methods for data analysis
        • Understand and practice digital forensic reporting tasks and post forensic tasks


Module Three

Incidence Response and Digital Forensic

          • Examine various phrases in incident response and process of a chain of custody according to CompTIA CySA+ Domain 3: Cyber Incident Response and NCSC Guidance for Cyber Security Response and Recovery
          • Recognise the significance of incident detection and recovery (according to CompTIA CySA+ Domain 3 and CompTIA Security ++ Domain 10
          • Recognise and examine the methods of digital forensics according to CompTIA CySA + Domain 3
          • Understand and practice digital forensic reporting tasks and post forensic tasks


Module Four 

Essential Skills for Ethical Hacking 

      • Understand fundamental concepts of ethical hacking according to CompTIA PenTest +
      • Understand stages of planning and scoping according to CompTIA PenTest + Domain 1
      • Understand reconnaissance stage according to CompTIA PenTest + Domain 2
      • Understand scanning stage according to CompTIA PenTest + Domain 2
      • Understanding methods and types of attacks according to CompTIA PenTest Domain 3
      • Understand reporting and communication in pen testing according to Domain 5
      • Practice and get familiar with pen testing tools and code analysis according to Domain 4


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

To study this Professional Diploma in Cyber Security, you do need to have a background in IT. Additionally, you do require to have an existing qualification from an academic provider that acts as evidence for a foundation understanding in Cyber Security. Alternatively, if you do not have an academic qualification, you can take this course if you have previous experience working in the industry.

If you have any questions in regard to application for this course or if you meet the entry requirements, please feel free to reach out to us on our LiveChat. Our team are available Monday to Friday, but any messages left over the weekend will be responded to the following Monday.

Course Delivery

Course Delivery

The Studying Process

Upon enrolment to the course you will be granted access to Moodle, the College’s virtual study platform. From here you will then be able to access your timetable, lecture recordings, source material and messages.Furthermore, we hold each of our lectures live online. This maximises your learning experience because it allows you to speak to your lecturer and classmates as you would at university or college. We generally hold our live online lectures in the evening at weekends but you can catch up at any time via Moodle. Our study software allows you and your lecturer to share a screen so that you can work through the course topics together.

The Assignment Process

At the end of each module, you will be required to complete and submit an assignment. Assignments are sent to you via your Moodle account, and this is where you will need to upload any completed assignments as well. If you have any concerns regarding your assignment, your course administrator will be happy to help.

Period of Study

Period of Study

The live online Professional Diploma in Cyber Security course takes between 5- 7 months to complete, but it is possible to finish it faster.  Additionally, we award a Certificate of Completion for each module that you pass.

Course Fees

The full cost of the course is £1,790. We do offer a monthly payment plan, but it does work out cheaper to pay in full. Your payment options are:

Full Payment: £1,790 (saving £303)

Monthly Payment Plan: This option requires an upfront fee of £299 plus £299 x 6 (Month 1 – Month 6 inclusive). Your first payment will be £598. From Month 2 – 6 inclusive, your monthly payment will be £299. Your monthly payment will be taken as a direct debit through the debit or credit card which was used to enrol.

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Rebecca Reid
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