The Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security (L5DCS) makes up the second year of the NCC Education degree journey. This builds upon the knowledge gained during the Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC).
This qualification is designed to develop the specialist skills necessary to protect and secure data systems from ever-increasing threats in today’s evolving digital society.
A balance of academic and vocational learning will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills essential in many cyber-security job roles.
For entry onto the NCC Education L5DCS qualification students must have at least one of the following:
NCC Education Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC).
A local or international qualification which is deemed to be of a similar level to the NCC Education L4DC qualification. This must be agreed with NCC Education in advance.
If a potential student’s first language is not English, they must also reach the English Language requirements of either:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score of 5.5 or above
Alternatively, take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test, which is administered by our Accredited Partner Centres.
Six core units include:
Networking Security and Cryptography - Provides students with the underlying theory and practical skills required to secure networks and to send data safely and securely over communication networks.
Information Systems Analysis - This module equips students with a range of tools to analyse the function and requirements of information systems, as well as the skills to compare systems analysis models and to examine them in the wider context of the Internet and the social, economic and political climate of an organisation.
Analysis, Design and Implementation - Provides students with in-depth knowledge, skills and experience in the use of object-oriented techniques for the development of software. The unit also develops expertise in object-oriented analysis, design and coding, and the testing of systems.
Network Security Threats and Defence Mechanisms - Provides students with the skills to eliminate or reduce the risks associated with network vulnerability and protects valuable information held by organisations.
Computer Forensics and Incident Investigation - Understanding the investigation requirements and prosecution of cyber criminals. Students will learn the necessary processes required for the acquisition, inspection, and reporting of information stored across computer networks related to criminal incidents.
Ethical Hacking and Information Security Assessments - Understanding of the concept of ‘ethical’ hacking and the essential elements; such as information security, threats and attack vectors of information security, hacking and ethical hacking concepts including risk management.
Upon successful completion of the qualification, students will be able to go on to directly pursue a career in cyber security or complete the final year of a degree at one of the many universities which recognise NCC Education qualifications.