Safeguard Networks and Information Assets from Threats and Attacks.

Why Choose the Occupational Certificate Programme?

Cybersecurity equips you to become a proficient Cybersecurity Analyst, responsible for defending vital assets like computer systems and networks against malicious intrusions. As an analyst, you’ll assess, mitigate, and identify risks and vulnerabilities, ensuring legal compliance and data security. This qualification empowers you to investigate and tackle cybersecurity challenges that impact legal compliance, communities, society, the ICT sector, and the economy. You’ll master the art of responding effectively to incidents, testing vulnerabilities, and analysing threats, becoming the frontline protector against cybercrimes such as fraud, identity theft, and data breaches.

Join this high-demand field and play a pivotal role in securing businesses and data.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with:

  • NQF Level 4 qualification
The Occupational Certificate is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].
The Cybersecurity Analyst Occupational Certificate is accredited by the Quality Council for Trade and Occupations (QCTO). On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Cybersecurity Analyst from the QCTO.
  • Security Engineer – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R900 000 a year
  • Testing and Hacking – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R600 000 a year
  • Incidence Response – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R500 000 a year
  • Management and Administration – Pay Estimate: +/- R300 000 to R800 000 a year
Knowledge Modules:
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • Fundamentals of Network Security and Defence
    • Cybersecurity and Cyber Threats and Attacks
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity Governance, Legislation and Ethics
    • Fundamentals of Design Thinking and Innovation
    • Logical Thinking and Basic Calculations
    • Computers, Devices and Computing Systems
    • Data and Database Vulnerabilities
    • Introduction to 4IR and Future Skills
Practical Skill Modules:
    • Ensure Compliance in terms of Legal Cybersecurity Requirements and National and International Standards
    • Assess Risks and Vulnerabilities and Current Security Measures
    • Implement Protection, Prevention and Detection Measures to Mitigate Risk, Violations and Vulnerabilities
    • Apply Logical Thinking and Maths
    • Apply Basic Scriptwriting for Cybersecurity Toolsets
    • Access and Visualise Structured Data Using Spreadsheets
    • Apply Design Thinking Methodologies
    • Function Ethically and Effectively as a Member of a Multidisciplinary Team
    Work Experience Modules:  
    • Compliance with Legal Cybersecurity Requirements
    • Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation
    • Cybersecurity Detection, Protection and Prevention Processes

Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Occupational Certificate pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the Occupational Certificate professional training, you can progress to other programmes offered by us or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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