Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU)

Subject Area Computing and Digital Technologies
Course Type Adult Learning
Start Date September 2020
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Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU)

The purpose of the CSCU training programme is to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to protect your information assets.

This class will immerse you into an interactive environment where you will acquire a fundamental understanding of various computer and network security threats such as identity theft, credit card fraud, online banking phishing scams, virus and backdoors, emails hoaxes, sex offenders lurking online, loss of confidential information, hacking attacks and social engineering.

More importantly, the skills learned from the class will help you take the necessary steps to mitigate security exposure. This course is specifically designed for todays’ computer users who use the internet extensively to work, study and play.

You will receive South Devon College Certification upon course completion and EC-Council CSCU accreditation through successful completion and achievement of a two-hour, multiple choice exam.

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Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • Introduction to Security

  • Securing Operating Systems

  • Malware and Antivirus

  • Internet Security

  • Security on Social Networking Sites

  • Securing Email Communications

  • Securing Mobile Devices

  • Securing the Cloud

  • Securing Network Connections

  • Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

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LocationVantage Point High Tech Centre
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This course costs: £390.00

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable).

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.

“I have really enjoyed my time at the College, and have made some great friends whilst studying here. The tutors are really supportive and it's great that they have industry experience. Learning the fundamentals of programming has been a highlight for me.”Reece Tarrant

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