Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Cyber Security)

Programme overview:

First Intake for 2024 is still accepting late applications until 26th of February.
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Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Cyber Security) next start date Next start date: 26 February 2024
15 April 2024
6 May 2024
3 June 2024
15 July 2024
5 August 2024
26 August 2024
Next New Students Orientation Date:
19 February 2024
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Cyber Security) study mode Campuses:
Bedfordview
Bloemfontein
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Midrand
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay
Potchefstroom
Pretoria
Vanderbijlpark

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Cyber Security) duration Duration:
Minimum: 1 year full time and 2.5 years part-time.
Maximum: 3 years (full-time) and 5 years (part-time)
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Cyber Security) support Support: Fully supported


Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate | Degree: Higher Certificate in Information Systems | Saqa Id: 120688

The fourth industrial revolution also referred to as industry 4.0 is a new phase in the industrial revolution that also focuses heavily on Cyber Security. Information technology security (also known as Cyber Security) is the protection of computer systems, networks, programs and data from unauthorized access or attacks that are aimed for exploitation. It also includes activities to protect the usability, reliability, integrity and safety of the network.

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Cyber Security) is a career focused qualification that is intensive but also broad. It provides you with the fundamental and technical knowledge as well as the applicable skill set in Computer Hardware, Networking Technologies, Security, Penetration Testing, Cyber Security Analysis and Advanced Security Practices.


More information:

Entry requirements
• National Senior Certificate (NSC) with diploma or Higher Certificate entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification or international schoolleaving certificate on an NSC level (NQF 4) confirmed by SAQA.
Or
• National Certificate (Vocational) level four issued by the Council of General, Further Education, and Training.
And
• You must have obtained the required results in the Placement Assessment.
Pricing
Price:
From R51 250 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

Programme accreditation
• Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
• South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Possible career options
The career choices for you as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Cyber Security) graduate include junior positions in:
• A+ Preparation
• Support Specialist, Desktop Support Analyst
• Help Desk Technician, Computer Technician
• Network+ Preparation
• Network Administration, Network Analyst
• Network Support Specialist
• Systems Administrator
• Security+ Preparation
• IT Auditor, Security Specialist
• Security Engineer, Security Administrator
• Penetration Testing
• Penetration Tester, Security Analyst
• Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
• Network Security Operations
• Cyber Security Analysis
• Cyber Security Analyst, Vulnerability Analyst
• Threat Intelligence Analyst, Security Engineer
• IT Security Analyst, SOC Analyst
• Advanced Security Practices
• Security Architect, Technical Lead Analyst
• Application Security Engineer
This qualification is offered at the following campuses


Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Mowbray, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark


International students


International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions


Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 26 February 2024

    Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Cyber Security)
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission Fee
    A+ (ITVAA0-M00) - Core
    Network+ (ITVNA0-M00) - Core
    Linux Administration (ITLIA0-M00) - Core
    Wireless Networks and Security (ITNSA0-M00) - Core
    PenTest+ (Penetration Testing) (ITVTA0-M00) - Core
    Security+ (ITSPA0-M00) - Core
    CySA+ (Cyber Security Analysis) (ITVSA0-M00) - Core
    CASP+ (Advanced Security Practitioner) (ITVCA0-M00) - Core
    CASP+ (Advanced Security Practitioner) (Optional CompTIA Vou (ITVCA0-EXT) - External Certification
    CySA+ (Cyber Security Analysis) (Optional CompTIA Voucher) (ITVSA0-EXT) - External Certification
    Security+ (CompTIA Certification Voucher) (ITSPA0-EXT) - External Certification
    PenTest+ (Penetration Testing) (Optional CompTIA Voucher) (ITVPA0-EXT) - External Certification
    Network+ (CompTIA Certification Voucher) (ITVNA0-EXT) - External Certification
    A+ (CompTIA Certification Voucher) (ITVAA0-EXT) - External Certification
    Linux Operating System (ITLXA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Computer Literacy (Microsoft) (ITCLA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Personal Skills Development (ITSDA0-M00) - Fundamental