Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security

Reference Material: Online Library Resource

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Reading: E-Library Books: Cyber Security Threat and Risk – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Network Security and Data Communications – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Database Security and Computer Programming – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Physical IT Networking – L4-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
Reading: E-Library Books: Cryptography – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: Digital Investigations and Forensics – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: E-Library Books: System Administration – L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
Reading: E-Library Books: Network Routing and Switching – L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
Reading: E-Library Books: Network Design and Administration – L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING

Reference Material: Module Reading List

11 readings
Reading: Study Links: Cyber Security Threat and Risk – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Network Security and Data Communications – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Database Security and Computer Programming – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Physical IT Networking – L4-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
Reading: Study Links: Cryptography – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: Digital Investigations and Forensics – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Links: System Administration- L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
Reading: Study Links: Network Routing and Switching – L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
Reading: Study Links: Network Design and Administration – L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING

Assignment Brief Documents - Download Section

Below please find the Assignment Brief document(s) for your enrolled programme. Simply click on the links to view and download the same.

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Sample Assignments - Download Section

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Study Material

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Reading: Study Material – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
Reading: Study Material – L5-QUA-DipIT-Networking (2024)

Important documents

This section provides you with some important information that you should adhere to succeed in your course

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Reading: LS-4.1.0-Sample-Template-for-Assignments
Reading: LS-5.1.0-Assignment-Plagiarism-Report
Reading: LS-6.1.0-E-Library-Access
Reading: LS-7.1.0-Assignment-Submission-Guidelines
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Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security

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About this course

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security: Become a Defender of the Digital Age (Fast-Track 12 Months)

Do you have a passion for technology and a desire to protect information in today’s ever-evolving digital landscape? The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security from the London School of Business and Research (LSBR) equips you with the skills to combat cyber threats and safeguard valuable data.

This intensive, 12-month program provides a comprehensive understanding of both network infrastructure and cyber security principles. You’ll learn how to design, secure, and manage networks while developing the expertise to identify, investigate, and respond to cyberattacks. Designed for working professionals, the program offers flexible, 100% online learning through our user-friendly Learning Management System (LMS).

Course Structure:

This program takes a comprehensive approach, combining foundational networking modules with in-depth cyber security expertise. The 12 modules you’ll conquer include:
  • Networking Essentials:
    • Physical IT Networking
    • Network Routing and Switching
    • Network Design and Administration
  • Cyber Security Fundamentals:
    • Cyber Security Threat and Risk
    • Network Security and Data Communications
    • Database Security and Computer Programming (introduces programming concepts relevant to cyber security)
  • Cyber Security Practices:
    • Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics
    • Digital Investigations and Forensics
    • Cryptography (understanding encryption and decryption techniques)
  • Security Management:
    • Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation
    • System Administration (covers server security and administration)

Convenient Assessment and Rich Learning Resources:

  • Master the material at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.
  • Benefit from a convenient assessment system based on assignments (no exams!).
  • Access a comprehensive suite of learning resources within the LMS:
    • Engaging course materials
    • Relevant reference materials and video resources
    • Interactive presentations
    • Clear assignment briefs
    • Dedicated academic support

Career Prospects in Networking and Cyber Security:

Upon successful completion, you’ll earn a globally recognized, Ofqual-accredited Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security. This qualification positions you for a variety of exciting careers, such as:
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator (with a security focus)
  • Penetration Tester (with additional training and certification)

Become a Leader in Cybersecurity!

The demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is rapidly growing. This program equips you with the knowledge and skills to tackle complex security challenges and become a valuable asset in the fight against cybercrime. Enroll in the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security at LSBR today!

IMPORTANT INFO

Undergraduate / Bachelor’s Level Qualification

This qualification help you to progress to:

Final year of 3 year Honours Degree at UK University, or

BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems (Top-up) degree (speak to the Admissions team for details), or

Level 6 Diploma in Information Technology, or

Directly into employment in an associated profession

This qualification is Accredited by OfQual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), which is a UK Government body.

Qualification Number: 610/3042/9

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Program Overview: Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security

Key Highlights of this Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security qualification are:

Program Duration: Fast Track 12 Months

Program Credits: 240 UK or 120 ECTS

Designed for working Professionals

Format: Online

No Written Exam. The Assessment is done via Submission of Assignment

Tutor Assist available

Dedicated Student Success Manager

Timely Doubt Resolution

Regular Networking Events with Industry Professionals

Direct entry into Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.

Alumni Status

No Cost EMI Option

Career Opportunities and Salary Expectations after the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security

Career Opportunities:

The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, creating a high demand for skilled professionals. With the knowledge and expertise gained from this program, you can pursue various rewarding careers that combine your understanding of networks, security principles, and investigative techniques. Here are some exciting paths you can explore:
  • Network Security Analyst: Identify vulnerabilities in network systems, implement security measures, and monitor network activity for suspicious behavior.
  • Cyber Security Analyst: Analyze cyber threats, investigate security incidents, and develop strategies to mitigate cyber risks.
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst: Monitor security systems in real-time, detect and respond to security incidents, and provide ongoing threat analysis within a SOC environment.
  • IT Security Specialist: Implement and manage security controls across IT systems, ensuring data protection and user access management.
  • Network Administrator (with a security focus): Leverage your combined networking and security knowledge to manage secure network infrastructure and user access.

Salary Expectations:

Entry-level salaries in the cybersecurity field can vary depending on factors like location, experience, specific job title, and the size and industry of the company. However, the skills and knowledge gained from this program position you for competitive salaries.
  • Network Security Analyst: Β£28,000 – Β£45,000+ per year
  • Cyber Security Analyst: Β£30,000 – Β£50,000+ per year
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst: Β£25,000 – Β£40,000+ per year
  • IT Security Specialist: Β£22,000 – Β£38,000+ per year
  • Network Administrator (Security Focus): Β£25,000 – Β£42,000+ per year (depending on experience)

Important Note:

Salary information can vary greatly. Conducting additional research on specific roles and locations is recommended to get a more accurate idea of salary ranges.

Beyond Salary and Career Growth:

The cybersecurity field offers immense potential for growth and career advancement. With experience and continuous learning, you can progress to senior-level security positions or even specialise in areas like penetration testing or digital forensics. This program equips you with the foundational knowledge to pursue industry-recognized certifications that can further enhance your career prospects and earning potential.

Protect Our Digital Future:

Cybersecurity is a critical field that safeguards businesses, organisations, and individuals in today’s digital world. By completing the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security at LSBR, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to make a real difference in the fight against cybercrime. This program can be your stepping stone to a rewarding career in this dynamic and ever-evolving field.
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    Career Progression

    Learners completing the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security progress to:

    As our Qualifi accredited qualifications are approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are also eligible to progress to a Top-Up Degree, Master’s programme, or MBA at many universities in UK and Overseas with advanced standing.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the Entry Requirement?

    Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security

    This Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security (Accredited by Qualifi, UK) qualifications has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Below please find the minimum entry requirement:

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    • Level 4 qualification in another discipline and want to develop their careers in Information Technology or web design.

    The qualification is offered in English.

    What are the Learning Outcomes?

    Learning Outcomes for the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security

    This Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security programme equips you with a comprehensive understanding of both network infrastructure and cyber security principles. Upon successful completion, you’ll achieve the following learning outcomes:

    Networking Skills:

    • Design and implement secure network architectures (covering physical and logical aspects).
    • Configure and manage network devices like routers, switches, and firewalls.
    • Understand network routing and switching protocols to optimize network performance.
    • Apply network troubleshooting methodologies to diagnose and resolve network issues.

    Cybersecurity Expertise:

    • Identify and assess cyber threats and vulnerabilities within network systems.
    • Implement security measures to mitigate cyber risks, including firewalls, access controls, and encryption.
    • Analyse and respond to security incidents, following established incident response procedures.
    • Utilize digital forensics techniques to investigate cybercrimes and collect digital evidence.
    • Understand the legal and ethical considerations surrounding cybersecurity practices.

    Integrated Knowledge:

    • Apply your networking knowledge to secure network infrastructure and implement security controls at the network layer.
    • Leverage your understanding of cyber threats to develop effective network security strategies.
    • Analyse network activity to detect suspicious behaviour and potential cyberattacks.
    • Effectively communicate security risks and mitigation strategies to technical and non-technical audiences.

    Professional Skills:

    • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address complex network and security challenges.
    • Effectively research and analyse information related to emerging cyber threats and security solutions.
    • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills to document findings and present security recommendations.
    • Maintain a professional and ethical approach while working within the cybersecurity domain.

    These comprehensive learning outcomes position you to excel in various network security specialist roles and contribute significantly to safeguarding information systems in today’s digital landscape.

    What is Level 5 qualification Equivalent to?
    This qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to
    • Foundation Degrees,
    • Higher National Diploma (HND) and
    • Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree.
    How is Assessment done?
    • Assessment is done via submission of Assignments
    • There are no written exams
    Is the Qualification Accredited?
    The qualification is delivered by London School of Business and Research (LSBR) and it is awarded by Qualifi, UK – an Awarding body by the UK Government’s regulator – OfQual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). All of the qualifications are listed on the OfQual register.
    Can the course fee be paid in Instalments?
    Yes, the course fee can be paid in Instalment.

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    Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security: Become a Defender of the Digital Age (Fast-Track 12 Months) Do you have a passion for technology and a desire to protect information in today's ever-evolving digital landscape? The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Networking and Cyber Security from the London School of Business and Research (LSBR) equips you with the skills to combat cyber threats and safeguard valuable data. This intensive, 12-month program provides a comprehensive understanding of both network infrastructure and cyber security principles. You'll learn how to design, secure, and manage networks while developing the expertise to identify, investigate, and respond to cyberattacks. Designed for working professionals, the program offers flexible, 100% online learning through our user-friendly Learning Management System (LMS).

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    Reading: Reference Material: E-Library Access Codes
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    Reading: E-Library Books: Cyber Security Threat and Risk – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
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    Reading: E-Library Books: Network Security and Data Communications – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
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    Reading: E-Library Books: Database Security and Computer Programming – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
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    Reading: E-Library Books: Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
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    Reading: E-Library Books: Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
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    Reading: E-Library Books: Physical IT Networking – L4-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
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    Reading: E-Library Books: Cryptography – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
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    Reading: E-Library Books: Digital Investigations and Forensics – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
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    Reading: E-Library Books: System Administration – L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
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    Reading: E-Library Books: Network Routing and Switching – L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
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    Reading: E-Library Books: Network Design and Administration – L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
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    Reading: Study Links: Cyber Security Threat and Risk – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
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    Reading: Study Links: Network Security and Data Communications – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
    4 weeks
    Reading: Study Links: Database Security and Computer Programming – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
    4 weeks
    Reading: Study Links: Incident Response, Investigations and Forensics – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
    4 weeks
    Reading: Study Links: Security Strategy: Laws, Policies and Implementation – L4-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
    4 weeks
    Reading: Study Links: Physical IT Networking – L4-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
    4 weeks
    Reading: Study Links: Cryptography – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
    4 weeks
    Reading: Study Links: Digital Investigations and Forensics – L5-QUA-DipCYBERSECURITY
    4 weeks
    Reading: Study Links: System Administration- L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
    4 weeks
    Reading: Study Links: Network Routing and Switching – L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
    4 weeks
    Reading: Study Links: Network Design and Administration – L5-QUA-DipIT-NETWORKING
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    Below please find the Sample Assignments for your enrolled programme for reference purposes only. Simply click on the links to view and download the same. Please adhere to the Plagiarism Level while preparing your assignments

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    This section provides you with some important information that you should adhere to succeed in your course

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    Reading: LS-6.1.0-E-Library-Access
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