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Cybersecurity Programme Comparison Guide

Understand the differences between cybersecurity engineering and cybersecurity analytics as overall disciplines, as well as which of our courses is right for you. Whether you’re tech savvy or new to the cyber space, check out our suite of immersive cybersecurity programmes — available both on-campus and online.

Careers in cybersecurity

Our cybersecurity programmes prepare you to launch a career in one of the UK’s hottest tech jobs. We give you the skills employers are looking for, and the platform to make the leap to a meaningful and rewarding career at the forefront of global tech growth.

Cybersecurity Analytics vs. Cybersecurity Engineering

Cybersecurity Analytics

Overview

Launch your career in the cyber space with our 12-week immersive Cybersecurity Analytics programme at our central London campus – or learn online at your own pace. Get job-ready for a career as a tier 1+ SOC analyst, threat intel analyst, compliance analyst, or security consultant.

Who is the programme for?

  • A technical background is not necessary for the Cybersecurity Analytics programme. A passion for research and analytics will make you a good fit.

  • Successful students are typically curious, proficient multitaskers and excellent communicators, who love creative problem solving.

  • We place a higher value on technical and/or analytical ability over formal education. Degrees in business, humanities, science, or mathematics are helpful in this programme.

What will I learn?

  • 480-hour curriculum

  • Learn cybersecurity tools such as SOAR, SIEM, SQL, detection protocols and more, and learn to stop hackers.

  • Eight foundational courses deep-dive on concepts related to threat intelligence, data visualization, and interpretation, as well as threat and adversary hunting. 

  • 50% of learning takes place in our unique, hands-on Cyber Range lab environment – giving you the practical know-how to jump right into the frontlines of cybersecurity. 

Career paths

Examples of the exciting career paths for Cybersecurity Analytics grads:

Threat Intel Analyst

Specialises in monitoring and analysing active as well as potential cybersecurity threats. They focus on analysing useful intelligence from a wide spectrum of sources to keep their finger on the pulse of cybersecurity.

Security Hunt Analyst

Responsible for defensive cyber counter-infiltration operations against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). They focus on searching for hackers who have already burrowed deep within their company’s network.


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Cybersecurity Engineering

Overview

Fast-track to a career as a cybersecurity engineer. This 15-week immersive Cybersecurity Engineering programme in London gives you the skills and hands-on practical experience you need to launch a career as a tier 1+ security engineer, security analyst, penetration tester or consultant. 

Who is the programme for?

  • Some knowledge of programming languages, as well as a familiarity with Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems, will help with the Cybersecurity Engineering programme.

  • Detail-oriented problem solvers with a programming background are a good fit for the programme.

  • We place a higher value on technical ability over formal education. Networking engineering certifications and degrees in technology, science and mathematics are helpful.

What will I learn?

  • 600-hour curriculum

  • Learn advanced cybersecurity tools such as Python, Wireshark, Linux, Metasploit and more, and learn how to use them to defend against cybercriminals.

  • Nine foundational courses deep-dive on concepts related to networks and systems, cryptography, application security, python programming, and pen testing. 

  • 50% of learning takes place in our unique, hands-on Cyber Range lab environment – giving you the practical know-how to jump right into the frontlines of cybersecurity. 

Career paths

Examples of the exciting career paths for Cybersecurity Engineering grads:

Security Engineer

Develops detailed cybersecurity designs and builds computer security architecture. They’re on the front line of protecting network assets from threat actors.

Penetration Tester 

Makes their living trying to break things. They are hired to probe computer networks and discover vulnerabilities that a truly malicious hacker could exploit. 


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