The role of a Cyber Security Technologist is to protect systems and people from cyber threats and hazards. As part of this apprenticeship learners will be taught how to analyse security threats for vulnerabilities by researching and investigating the techniques that people use to attack security systems.
On this apprenticeship candidates will develop an understanding of why cyber security is important and the concepts that underpin it. They will have to design, build, and test a network for vulnerabilties and carry out risk assessments on systems.
98% of all businesses in the UK operate online in one way or another (Companies House), and the latest government statistics show that 43% of all businesses experienced a cyber attack or breach in 2018. It’s never been more important for a business to protect their online activities and a Cyber Security Technologist is equipped with the skills and knowledge to achieve this.
The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 18 months to Gateway, with a three-month window for the End Point Assessment (EPA).
Individual employers will set selection criteria, but this could include A Levels, a relevant level 3 apprenticeship, or other relevant qualifications, relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.
This leads to a Level 4 Advanced Apprenticeship qualification.
A portfolio of work
A final project
An employer reference
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