Higher National Diploma

International in Computing (Cyber Security)

Subject to KHDA Approval*

The Higher National Diploma International in Computing with a focus on Cyber Security offers a comprehensive education in the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity. This program serves as a steppingstone for those who wish to build a successful career in the ever-growing field of cyber security.

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        Duration

        24 Months

        Course Level

        Level 5

        Credits

        240

        Modules

        15

        Programme Overview

        The Higher National Diploma International (HND) in Computing with a specialization in Cyber Security is a comprehensive educational program designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience required to excel in the field of cybersecurity. This program focuses on preparing students for careers in identifying and addressing cybersecurity threats, protecting sensitive information, and ensuring the integrity of digital systems.

        The program covers a range of core subjects and elective courses specific to the field of cyber security. Students are exposed to both theoretical and hands-on practical learning, enabling them to develop a deep understanding of cybersecurity concepts and methodologies.

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          Top Skills you will Learn

          The Higher National Diploma International in Computing (Cyber Security) equips students with a diverse skill set vital for success in the field. Through this program, students acquire a deep understanding of network security, information security management, and cryptography, enabling them to design and manage secure network architectures, formulate effective security policies, and protect sensitive data using encryption methods. The curriculum also encompasses hands-on ethical hacking and penetration testing, empowering students to identify vulnerabilities in systems and applications.

          Job Opportunities

          • Cyber Security Analyst
          • Network Security Engineer
          • Systems Engineer
          • Information Security Officer
          • Cryptographer

          Who Is This Programme for?

          The Higher National Diploma International (HND) in Computing with a specialization in Cyber Security is designed for individuals who have an interest in and passion for the field of cybersecurity. This program caters to a diverse range of individuals with varying backgrounds and aspirations.

          Minimum Eligibility

          Students must be High School Graduates

          Higher National Diploma International in Computing (Cyber Security)

          Awarding Body:  Pearson

          Pearson Education is a British-owned educational publishing and appraisal service for educational institutions and corporations, as for students directly. It integrates world-class educational content and evaluation, driven by services and technology, to allow more efficient teaching and customized learning. Their mission is to have a direct partnership with millions of lifelong learners and to link education to the way people aspire to live and work each day. They assume that wherever learning flourishes, people do as well.

          Core Modules

          Module Name Credit
          Programming 15
          Networking 15
          Professional Practice 15
           Database Design & Development 15
          Security 15
          Planning a Computing Project (Pearson-set) 15
          Cyber Security 15
           Website Design & Development 15
           Computing Research Project (Pearson-set) 30
           Business Process Support 15
           Applied Cryptography in the Cloud 15
          Forensics 15
          Information Security Management 15
           Operating Systems 15
           Cloud Computing 15

          Key Learnings:

          • Gain a solid understanding of the core concepts, terminologies, and principles that underpin cybersecurity practices and strategies.
          • Learn to gather, preserve, and analyze digital evidence for cybercrime investigations, including data breaches and hacking incidents.
          • Explore the unique challenges of securing data and applications in cloud environments and learn best practices for cloud security.
          • Hone your skills in analyzing complex cybersecurity issues, assessing vulnerabilities, and devising effective solutions.

          Progression and Further Study Opportunities

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