Cyber Security Programme

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The Cyber Security Programme is designed for IT and non-IT professionals who are interested to transition their career into Cyber Security. The programme includes practical training, industry certificate of achievement and job placement support to help professionals secure a job in the cyber security industry.


The Cyber Security programme is delivered in a 24 week part time and 12 week full time format and is designed for career-driven professionals to transition into the cyber security industry. The programme includes pre-work, intensive practical training, industry certificate of achievement  and a job outcomes programme in collaboration with industry partners. The course content has been tailored to give you the skills that are demanded by businesses in today’s rapidly evolving job market.

Remote learning is available for this programme. The interactive remote format enabled by video conferencing technology is a rich and connected experience featuring virtual break-out rooms, shared screens, digital whiteboards, peer to peer collaboration and instructor support.

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Practical Training at the Institute

The Institute of Data welcomes you to the United Kingdom’s most in-demand cyber security training programme.

Learn in-demand skills to protect and secure businesses and government with education from the best cyber industry trainers in the United Kingdom.

The Cyber Security Programme is a structured training programme designed to help you develop the practical skills you will need, allowing you to progress into roles such as a Cyber Security Analyst, Penetration Tester or SOC (Security Operations Consultant). After completing the programme, you will be awarded the Cyber Security Certificate of Achievement from the Institute of Data.

Hundreds of professionals choose the Institute of Data every year to prepare them for their future career after careful consideration of their desired career progression and to attain maximum return on investment for their education. Leading the future of the profession, the Institute of Data offers a collaborative and successful programme, driven to ensure you have the best start to your career.

What is Practical Cyber Security Training?

Practical cyber security training is an essential requirement to practice as a cyber security professional in the United Kingdom. Learn from industry experts on how to defend from cyber-attacks and develop business solutions for businesses and government organisations including consulting techniques and simulating commercial projects. This means you will be ready to work as a cyber security professional.

Why TheInstitute Of Data?

You Will:

Be ready to practice cyber security

The Institute of Data’s courses are designed to prepare students for real commercial work in the area of cyber security. It is focused on practical in-class training, labs and real-life projects.

Receive the best training and the latest curriculum

The Institute of Data trainers are actively working in the industry and will teach you how to practice cyber security in the real world. The curriculum is developed by the Institute of Data Academic Board with decades of experience working in cyber security.

Be more attractive to employers

The Institute of Data’s Cyber Security Programme results in the Cyber Security Certificate of Achievement which signals to employers that you are ready to join the industry. Your resume and profile will be reviewed by your Job Outcomes team to give you the best possible chance of success.

Get more support and guidance

The member network offers support and guidance from mentors and direct connections to the industry. You will meet employers in-person at both exclusive and public events held by the Institute of Data.

Meet great people and become a member of the Institute

Beyond a healthy discipline of practical education and learning, you will meet great friends in your virtual or real classroom and become a member of the Institute of Data. Many students continue to keep in touch with their fellow students and the community becomes a strong network as you enter the industry.

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Programme Structure


Students complete curated pre-work as an interactive online learning experience designed to prepare every student with the required skills and knowledge to complete all coursework and training.

Remote and In Class Training

Students undertake a professional in-classroom course from a team of expert industry trainers from leading consultancies and enterprises to acquire the most sought-after practical training in the country.

Job Outcomes

You will undergo a Job Outcomes Programme through the Institute of Data which will help position you for the best chance of a new job opportunity and/or internal promotion. Land a job in one of the most sought after fields in tech with the guidance of Professional Career Coaches and access to our hiring network.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The Institute of Data – Cyber Security Programme is assessed through completion of labs and a final capstone project. There is no formal exam. The capstone project is a real-life project and is assessed against the Institute of Data Industry Standards set by the Academic Board.

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We'll help you transition into the big data and cyber security industry. We have a 93% job outcome success rate within 180 days of graduation for active job seekers.

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Syllabus Breakdown

  • A game of defence and attack, ruled on both sides by economics
  • Compliance vs Security
  • Definitions and Language
  • Encryption
  • Cyber Security Practice (ongoing)
  • Business Email Compromise
  • Intellectual Property Theft
  • Ransomware
  • Resource Theft
  • Other notable Case Studies
  • Cyber Security Practice (ongoing)
  • Networks and Network protocols
  • Authentication
  • Systems
  • Encryption
  • Cyber Security Practice (ongoing)
  • Questioning technique
  • Critical thinking
  • Documentation
  • Presentation skills
  • Cyber Security Practice (ongoing)
  • The Attacker’s Mindset
  • Technical Attacks
  • Attack Software and Tooling
  • Cyber Security Practice (ongoing)
  • Economics of Defence
  • Defensive Architecture
  • Assets and Perimeters
  • Logs and Monitoring
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Cyber Security Practice (ongoing)
  • Security vs ITIL
  • Incident Playbooks
  • Incident Management
  • Crisis Communication
  • Cyber Security Practice (ongoing)
  • Threat Risk Assessment
  • Determining the likelihood
  • Economic Measurement
  • Effectiveness of controls
  • Cyber Security Practice (ongoing)
  • Compliance Frameworks Introduction
  • Common Frameworks: Overview & Scope
  • Pitfalls and Common Mistakes
  • Balancing Security Outcomes and Compliance Requirements
  • Cyber Security Practice (ongoing)
  • Capstone Project (ongoing)
  • Trust and Confidence
  • Administrative Functions
  • Supply Chain
  • Control Systems and Operational Technology: Introduction
  • Capstone Project (ongoing)
  • Cyber Security Practice (ongoing)
  • Additional Topics: determined by students and Lead Trainer
  • Job Outcomes Programme
  • Consultation and Presentation training
  • Cyber Security Practice
  • Capstone Project

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Fees & Payment

Pre-payment deposit of $500 is required to enrol. Current fees are $16,500 for the full time and part time programme. Interest free financing options available.

Course Entry Requirements

Completion of a bachelor degree in any field of studies

Completion of any previous qualification undertaken in English or obtained IELTS 5.5

Completion of assigned online pre-work (provided to you when you enrol)

Time Commitment: Part Time Programme

6 months intensive remote or in-class training | 2 night classes per week + 1 fortnightly Saturday class

Time Commitment: Full Time Programme

12 weeks intensive remote or in-class training | Monday-Friday


New Zealand (Remote or In-person)

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