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West Herts College

HND Computing: Cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking

UCAS Code: I160

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


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48

You will need 48 UCAS points from an appropriate Level 3 qualification, such as A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Computing, an A-Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject, or other related Level 3 qualifications. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* - C in maths and English language (or equivalent). Applications to be made via UCAS. Course code: I160 Campus code: W

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

The HND Computing: Cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking provides a programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the cyber defence, security and ethical hacking sectors. As internet intelligence grows, so does the need for well-trained cybersecurity analysts and architects.

The course is designed to develop a range of technological skills, knowledge and experiences to prepare you for an exciting career in this constantly evolving industry. You'll need to be prepared to learn fast, as system hacking becomes an increasingly pertinent threat you'll be on the front line ready to deal with a wide range of risks and challenges. This bespoke HND offers expert tutorial support, provided to help develop your educational and vocational abilities as well as the personal and professional qualities and attitudes required to adapt to the demands of the global cybersecurity market.

**What will I study?**
In studying this HND you will cover a range of practical, industry focused skills to prepare you for the transition into an exciting career.

- Computing Research Project

- Business Intelligence (Mandatory)

- Transport Network Design

- Network Security

- Cryptography

- Forensics

- Network Management

- Architecture

**What can I do next?**
You'll be set for a career in the cybersecurity industry, graduate with the full HND and you'll have the perfect blend of technical know-how and industry skills to seek employment. A wide range of careers are available to you such as; Cryptographer, Forensics Expert, Incident Responder, Security Administrator, Security Analyst, Security Architect, Vulnerability Assessor and more.

Alternatively, you'll have the chance to further your studies by using your HND to progress to the final year of an honours degree at university, visit the National Careers Service for more information.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

West Herts College

Department:

Business and Computing

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