In my last post about cyber security, I gave a brief introduction about what cyber attacks and threats is all about and the need for cyber security training. I did not just stop there, I continued by giving a list of cyber security training services providers you can find in Nigeria and their various locations in the country. For my readers outside Nigeria, you can also find various training centers in your respective countries, till i find time to compile some list in some countries. In this post I will be showing you some cyber security certifications and training programs you can easily enrol for in various training centers.
Cyber security education is structured around 4 key pillars:
- Technology, and
- Digital forensics
This training actually covers all the core needs of an organisation or state institutions. Some staffs like corporate lawyers may require training on policy, while those in the Information Technology field may require technical skills. Duration of each cyber security courses and training programs is dependent on various service providers and institutions. The minimum training period is 3 months while some specific courses can even last up to a year. Now let me show you some cyber security certifications and training programs you can easily enrol in and get the required knowledge you need to protect yourself from cyber attacks.
Cyber Security Certifications and Training Programs
1. Certificate in Cyber Security Policy (CCYP)
Certificate in cyber security policy categorically deals with the policy analysis and implementation aspect of cyber security. It entails theory and topical issues at enterprise and government levels, and also technical and management components in the fields of information security systems. This program is designed to help learners develop the necessary skills on policy, ethical and legal issues associated with cyber security and information security.
2. Diploma in Cyber Security Policy (DCYP) Capstone
This cyber security training program is basically, practical oriented. Learners who enrolled for this program are tasked with developing solutions for a theoretical or real case cyber security policy issue with the guidance of a mentor. At the end of the program, successful learners are required to carry out a practical project before certification is been issued to him or her.
3. Certificate in Cyber Security Technology (CCYT)
This program is designed to provide learners with skills to analyse multi-faceted complex cyber security issues, develop capabilities to make strategic decisions to protect organisations from threats, and become competent cyber security professionals.
4. Diploma in Cyber Security technology (DCYT) Capstone
This program is also practical-oriented. During the program, learners are tasked with developing capabilities in the core aspect of cyber security. They will be giving access to some tools and equipment to work with throughout the duration of the program, A project report is also required by the end of the program year before certificates are giving.
5. Certificate in Cyber Security Management (CCYM)
This program equips learners with modern skills to become effective managers across the broad nexus of cyber security and intrusion prevention in organisations. The main purpose of this training is to develop capacity to prevent anticipated cyber intrusions, by using experiences to mitigate future threats, and formulating and implementing enterprise-level cyber security roadmaps. The program also talk about the roles of regulation policy developments, legal instruments and civil liberties.
6. Diploma in Cyber Security Management (DCYM) Capstone
This is another practical-oriented designed for learners to embark on developing cyber security project management capabilities with the guidance of a mentor. During the course of the training, learners will develop cyber security implementation frameworks. A project is also required at the end of the program.
7. Certificate in Cyber Security Intelligence and Digital Forensics (CCDF)
This program is structured to provide modern skills to learners who are interested in digital forensics, digital intelligence and uncovering digital evidence. It equips learners with broad analytical frameworks and get them prepared to become competent cyber investigators.
8. Diploma in Cyber Security Intelligence and Digital Forensics (DCDF)
This is also a practical-oriented program where learners are tasked with developing capabilities in digital forensics, digital evidence and digital intelligence. They will be giving access to some tools and equipment to work with throughout the program. Submission of a project report is also required at the end of the program.
These are some of the cyber security certifications and training programs you can easily register for and get the required experience to combat different forms of cyber threats. If you till need some additional information, you can simply make your enquiries by using the comment box below.