Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Learn how to:

  • Understand Foundational Security Concepts and Governance
  • Develop Skills in Intrusion Prevention and Penetration Testing
  • Enhance knowledge of networking and cloud security
  • Manage and plan for security risks
  • Comply with legal and regulatory frameworks.
This programme is delivered on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council.

Funding support available for participants living and woring in Buckinghamshire:
  • Unemployed Adults - Fully Funded
  • SME Businesses - 90% Funded
  • Corporates - 70% Funded
Programme Start: July 2024

Programme Overview

Cybersecurity 101

In this course, you’ll explore information security
concepts and the security-related roles within

You’ll learn about security governance and the activities involved in it. You’ll explore the actions that expose us to security risks, the roles we play in maintaining or breaching security, and the various controls that can be implemented to mitigate risks.

You’ll investigate advanced persistent threats (APTs), insider threats, and uncertainty in relation to cybersecurity, as well as the various types of
malware and security threats. 

You’ll also learn effective methods to reduce common security risks that render organisations vulnerable.

Cybersecurity 102

Continuing with the foundational elements of security begun in the previous course, in this second course, you’ll explore different ways organisations protect their information and systems from malicious activity.

You’ll start by learning best practices in intrusion prevention and move on to the fundamentals of penetration (pen) testing. 

From there, you’ll examine how organisations manage and analyse the results of their pen-testing activities.

Getting Started with Information Security

Now that you’ve learned the core foundational elements of security, it’s time to start thinking like a security professional. 

In this course, you’ll learn about security topologies and the key role they play in network security.

You’ll explore continuous infrastructure testing and security governance. You’ll delve further into pen testing, and you’ll learn how honeypots can help protect an organisation’s systems. 

You’ll also learn about APT defences, network access control, subnetting, and DNS security. And you’ll learn about securing network protocols.

Evaluating & Planning for Security Risks

In this course, you’ll examine various components of the risk identification process and different techniques used to identify risk. 

You’ll explore the assessment, classification,  and prioritisation of security risks. 

And you’ll identify the activities involved in the risk management process, the importance of risk strategies in the context of work environments, and essential decisions required for managing security risks effectively.

Cloud Security Fundamentals

You’ll begin the course by exploring cloud definitions, roles, deployment models, characteristics, and building block technologies. 

You’ll then move on to the fundamentals of
cloud architecture and design. From there, you’ll learn about securing cloud data-at-rest
and data-in-transit by using various security controls offered by the cloud service provider. 

And you’ll learn how to secure applications in the cloud. Lastly, you’ll explore the critical and often overlooked approaches to legal and regulatory
compliance when working with cloud solution providers

CompTIA Security+

In this course, we’ll cover the essential knowledge and skills relating to IT security, including attacks, threats and vulnerabilities, architecture and design, implementation, operations and incident response, and governance, risk, and compliance.

Successful completion of the course will prepare you for the CompTIA certification exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this programme delivered in-person?

This programme combines a mix of classroom workshops and independent online learning so you've got flexibility to fit this programme with your work commitments.

Do I qualify for funding?

Funding is available for adults aged 19 and over who live and/or work in Buckinghamshire.   At least 70% of tuition fees are sponsored.  Larger contributions are available for small business employees and unemployed adults.

How much time do I need to commit?

Broadly one hour per day. This programme has 100 hours of learning activity which need to be completed within 16 weeks.

Does this programme provide recognised qualifications?

Yes.  Students will work towards the globally recognised and respected CompTIA Security+ certification.

Will this programme help me get a job in cybersecurity?

All participants will have full support from our career coaching team to achieve their job goals.  We'll connect you with hiring employers to translate new skills into tangible job opportunities.

Is this course suitable for beginners?

This course is designed for IT professionals who are new to cybersecurity.  Professional experience or qualifications in IT Support and/or Networking will help you successfully complete this programme.