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Diploma in Cyber Security & Forensics

Professional Diploma in Cyber Security & Forensics.
11 Weeks
Wednesday evening from
18.30 - 21.30 p.m.
Start/End Date
04/10/23 - 13/12/23
Blended Learning/Live Online Classes
1 Class Per Week
Course Fees
€925.00 September Discount 15% = €786.00
A Discount of 20% applies to this course and includes examination fees; €925 discount 15% = €786.00. To secure a place on this course a deposit of €75.00 applies. Flexible Payment Terms available. - see details on page below.

Why take this course?

Diploma In Cyber Security Course - Immerse yourself in the dynamic and fulfilling world of Cyber Security & Forensics Course and gain a competitive edge, acquire the expertise to safeguard networks, fortify devices, and prevent potential breaches. Master the art of countering security risks faced by businesses while ensuring the utmost confidentiality for clients.

Embrace the countless advantages in the cyber security field, including exciting professional opportunities, rapid career advancement, lucrative salaries, and a continuously expanding industry. Our course equips you with essential principles and proficiencies needed to effectively monitor, identify, analyse, and mitigate both internal and external security threats faced by organisations.

Student Profile

It is expected that students have some basic knowledge of computer systems, networking, and operating systems. Students should be comfortable working with various software applications and have a basic understanding of how data is stored, retrieved, and transmitted over networks.

You will experience a programme that will provide the skills needed to protect networks, secure electronic devices, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of your customers and build secure infrastructure.  Learners will be encouraged to critically apply the learning from this course to contemporary organisations and a variety of Cyber Security contexts.

Course  Objectives

The objectives of this module are to enable the learner to:

  • Understand Cyber Security concepts and origins
  • Understand system forensics theories and concepts
  • Use sources to examine contemporary root causes analysis practices
  • Present arguments effectively to a group of peers and managers
  • Critically apply management approaches to contemporary information technology disaster recovery management practice

Cyber Security & Forensic Units

Cyber Security

    • Cyber Security overview and origins
    • Firewalls and Intrusion Detection and Protection
    • Threats and Mitigation

Overview of Computer System Forensics

    • Definitions of Computer System Forensics
    • Understanding the factors that determine which Computer System Forensics approach is appropriate for a variety of contexts
    • Using analysis approaches to assess risk factors
    • Using Data sources for effective analysis
    • Digital Evidence

The origins of evidence gathering approaches in information technology

    • Appropriate handling of evidence (Legal, ethical and privacy issues)
    • Acquisition and storage of Forensic imaging techniques

Hardware Systems

    • Using magnetic and solid-state storage media
    • Partitioning and formatting techniques
    • Caching Data in ROM and RAM storage
    • Other storage devices like photocopiers, cameras, smartphones

Forensic Analysis

    • Understanding formats for stored data
    • Breaking passwords and Keyword searches
    • Internet history analysis
    • Using Alternate Data Streams, Registry, Recycle Bin, System logs

Network Forensics

    • Tools for analysing data types over networks
    • Examining and identifying data traffic types and their origins and destinations
    • Logging and categorising incidents

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Evaluate the evolution of information technology Cyber Security theory and its role in the management of operations in modern business
  • Plan and implement effective strategies to ensure systems are secure and fit for purpose
  • Critique key information technology disaster recovery management functions, concepts and techniques and their role in organisational efficiency
  • Apply information technology security management concepts, techniques for a variety of Cyber Security related contexts
  • Assess the importance of the technical environment and how Cyber Security issues affect business

Assessment & Award

Assessment Method
Continuous assessment of module units with practical exercises to ensure that you have a hands-on understanding of the Cyber Security concepts and skills acquired throughout the course.

Gain a Professional Diploma in Cyber Security & Forensics, awarded by Dorset College.

Blended & Live Online Learning

The Diploma In Cyber Security course is delivered in a blended learning environment with face-to-face and live online classes. Gain the skills and knowledge from an industry experienced professional who will provide you with in-depth lectures and all the support materials you need to achieve your goals.

How to Apply

The Application Steps

  • To apply for this course, simply submit the online application form.
  • Upload your photo ID.
  • Pay the minimum deposit of €75.00.

After completing this, our team will contact you to arrange a short online interview to ensure you are suitable for this programme.

Our Course Advisor can be contacted at: [email protected].

Flexible Payment Terms

To secure a place on this course a deposit of €75.00 applies and the remainder may be paid in installments. You have the flexibility of using our online payment facility to manage your course payments at any time, from the comfort of your own home.  Pay Online

The outstanding balance can be paid in full before the course starts or split into 2 installments if necessary.

Payment Plan: €925.00 Course Fee / September Discount 15% = €786.00

Installments will reflect this discount.

Deposit: €75.00 Secures your Place on the Course
1st Instalment:  €355.50 27/09/2023
2nd Instalment:  €355.50 01/11/2023


Click here to view the provisional timetable for this programme.