Cyber security is increasingly critical to the operation of organisations. Cisco and Palo Alto are significant players in the cyber security industry. Completing this course will equip you with key skills in using next generation Cisco and Palo Alto products for working in a security operations centre.
Technology is changing the world by connecting billions of devices and improving how we live, work, play and treat our planet.
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 detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats. Palo Alto Cyber Security PCCSA and PCNSA and Cisco CCNA cyber operations prepares you to begin a career in cyber security administration with 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 the only Palo Alto Cyber security regional academy in the UK offering this new course at one of the most advanced Palo Alto Academies in the UK and a leading Cisco academy.
You will be assessed by in-class chapter tests, final theory exams and practical exams.
You will receive Cisco CCNA cyber security operations and Palo Alto PCCSA and PCNSA certifications.
You're required to have:
Prior experience with computer hardware, cabling, binary maths and basic electronics is desirable but not required.
You're also required to have a Windows-based PC or laptop with an internet connection if you want to study the material outside of the University premises.
You will need the following level of English:
For more information about how to take an IELTS exam (the preferred qualification), visit the British Council's website.
It may be possible to be exempt from formal English qualifications if:
Module one - Cyber Security Foundation:
Module two - Cyber Security Gateway:
Module three - Cyber Security Essentials:
The PCCSA consists of two modules, Palo Alto cyber security Infrastructure Configuration (CIC) and Palo Alto cyber security Prevention and Countermeasures (CPC), which is essentially the Palo Alto EDU-210 course. The Palo Alto CIC course provides you with a general understanding of how to install, configure and manage firewalls for defence of enterprise network architecture. You will learn the theory and configuration steps for setting up the security, networking, threat prevention, logging and reporting features of next generation firewall technologies.
The Palo Alto CPC module provides you with advanced information on how to install, configure and manage firewalls for the defence of enterprise network infrastructure. You will learn the theory and extended configuration features necessary for setting up traffic handling, advanced content/user identification, quality of service, global protection, monitoring/reporting and high availability of next generation firewall technologies.
The CCNA cyber security operations course prepares you to begin a career working with associate-level cyber security analysts within security operations centres. Trained candidates in security operations centres (SOCs) keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organisations by detecting and responding to cyber security threats.
Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 5pm in rooms T6-05 and T6-04, Tower Building, Holloway Road.
The first day of the course starts at 11am.
Week 1 – beginning 17 February 2020
Week 2 – beginning 24 February 2020
Week 3 – beginning 2 March 2020
Week 4 – beginning 9 March 2020
Week 5 – beginning 16 March 2020
Week 6 – beginning 23 March 2020
Week 7 – beginning 30 March 2020
Week 8 – beginning 20 April 2020
Week 9 – beginning 27 April 2020
Week 10 – beginning 4 May 2020
Week 11 – beginning 11 May 2020
Week 12 – beginning 18 May 2020
Week 13 – beginning 27 May 2020
Week 14 – beginning 1 June 2020
Week 15 – beginning 8 June 2020
Week 16 – beginning 15 June 2020
This schedule is for guidance only. On the first day of each semester your instructor may provide you with the detailed schedule; however the start and end date of the course will not be changed.
On completion of the course career opportunities could include:
Payment must be made in full via eShop before the start of the course. Full payment of the fee will qualify you to a 10% discount. Please contact us directly to find out more.
If we have offered you the option to split the payment, you are still committed to pay any outstanding fees as early as starting the second module, or when you are asked to do so. Please read our terms and conditions before proceeding with any payments. Current students and London Met alumni and staff are entitled to a 10% discount.
Please note that the cost does not cover the cost of sitting the certification exams.
The official closing date for this course is one week before the course start date. Please refer to the course structure. However, you are advised to apply as early as possible, as we will only consider your application if there are places available on the course. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Course administrator: Adele Almammedova – firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 7133 3627
Course leader: Dr Shahram Salekzamankhani – email@example.com or +44 (0)20 7133 3705
Please select when you would like to start: