CCNA Cybersecurity Operations (short course)

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Why study this course?

The CCNA Cyber Security Operations course prepares you for a career working with associate-level cyber security analysts within security operations centres (SOCs).

More about this course

Today's organisations are challenged with rapidly detecting cyber security breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. Teams of people in security operations centres (SOCs) keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organisations by responding to security threats. Our CCNA Cyber Security Operations course will prepare you to begin a career working with associate-level cyber security analysts within security operations centres.

Uncovering cybercrime, cyber espionage and other threats to the integrity of networks is an exciting new area that spans all industries. London Met is one of the few Cisco Networking Academies in the UK.

You'll also be joining a university that has a specialist Cyber Security Research Centre. The centre was established in 2018 and is already attracting funding from external organisations such as Lloyds Banking Group, which is partnering with London Met in research regarding threat intelligence modelling for predictive analytics. Technical support for the work of the Centre has been provided by big vendors of hardware and software equipment such as Cisco, Amazon, Oracle and Hortonworks.

Fees and key information

Course type
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Entry requirements

Prerequisites for the Cisco Security Courses (CCNA Security and CCNA Cyber Security Operations):

You must have:

  • passed the CCNA award and have a certificate registration number with Cisco

OR

  • have completed at least CCNA 1 and 2 with Cisco Networking Academy

You will be required to have:

  • basic computer literacy and awareness of the internet
  • prior experience with computer hardware, cabling, binary maths and basic electronics (this is desired, but not required)
  • a reading-age level (RAL) of 13

You will also be required to have a Windows-based PC or laptop with internet connection if you want to study the material outside of the University premises.

Please note, references are not required for Cisco courses.

Course structure

CCNA Cyber Security Operations

Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm in Room T6-04, Tower Building, Holloway Road.

ChapterWeekDate

0. Course Introduction, Welcome to CCNA Cyber Security Operations
1. Cyber Security and the Security Operation Centre (Part 1)

20 January 2020
22 January 2020

1. Cyber Security and the Security Operation Centre (Part 2)
    Chapter 1 test, class activity and labs (5)

2

27 January 2020
29 January 2020

2. Windows Operating System
    Chapter 2 test, class activity and labs (5)

3 February 2020
5 February 2020 

3. Linux Operating System
    Chapter 3 test and labs (5) 

10 February 2020
12 February 2020 

4. Network Protocols
    Chapter 4 test and labs (6)

17 February 2020
19 February 2020 

5. Network Communication Devices
    Chapter 5 test and Chapter 4 labs (6)

24 February 2020
26 February 2020 

6. Principals of Network Security
    Chapter 6 test and labs (2)

7

2 March 2020
4 March 2020

7. Network attacks: A deeper Look
    Chapter 7 test, class activity and labs (3)

8

9 March 2020
11 March 2020

8. Protecting the Network
    Chapter 8 test, no labs

9

16 March 2020
18 March 2020

9. Public Key Infrastructure 
    Chapter 9 test, class activity and labs (5)

10

23 March 2020
25 March 2020

10. Endpoint Security and Analysis
      Chapter 10 test, no labs

11

30 March 2020
1 April 2020

11. Security Monitoring 
      Chapter 11 test, lab (1)

12

20 April 2020
22 April 2020

12. Intrusion Data Analysis
     Chapter 12 test, labs (6)

13

27 April 2020
29 April 2020

13. Incident Response and Handling
      Chapter 13 test, lab (1)

14

4 May 2020
6 May 2020

Assessments

15

11 May 2020
13 May 2020

Re-takes

16

18 May 2020
20 May 2020

*This schedule is for guidance only. On the first day of each semester your instructor may provide you with the detailed schedule. 

After the course

The CCNA Cyber Security Operations course prepares candidates to begin a career working with associate-level cyber security analysts within security operations centres. Trained candidates in SOCs keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organisations by detecting and responding to cyber security threats.

Course dates

Course dates 20 January - 20 May 2020
Length 16 weeks
Day and time Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm to 9pm
Venue Room T6-04

Payments and discounts

Payment must be made in full via the eShop before the start of the course. 

The CCNA Cyber Security part-time course costs £1,940 which you can pay for via the eShop. If you are entitled to a 10% discount, the reduced price is £1,740, which you can pay for via the discounted eShop. Please make sure you read and understand our terms and conditions before making any payments. Please email the course administrator (cisco.academy@londonmet.ac.uk) to find out if you are entitled to a discount. 

How to apply

Please apply for the short course online.

Before paying, you will be asked to confirm you agree to our Short Course Training Centre terms and conditions .

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch with the course administrator, Adele Almammedova, by emailing cisco.academy@londonmet.ac.uk, or call 020 7133 3627 and we will do our best to accommodate you.