Cyber Security Traineeship

Guaranteed job in IT or 100% of your course fees back

  • Price: £945 or 8 x £137 monthly
  • Study time: 3-6 months
  • Salary: £18k – £35k

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Our online Cyber Security Traineeship is a convenient and cost-effective way to start a new career in IT and to fast-track into the cyber security field in only 2 years. It’s broken down into 4 simple steps, which consist of online courses, practical live labs, official CompTIA A+, and CYSA+ exams.

The initial 3 steps of the training to gain your first IT role can be completed online in as little as 12 weeks of full-time study. Step 4 of the training is then completed whilst you are working and focused on specializing in cyber security.

Starting salaries for the initial entry-level IT role are £18k-£25k and cyber security £35k+. 

Our expert recruitment team works solely with our own graduates on a one-to-one basis to secure your dream role. With partnerships across the whole of the UK and a pro-active approach to securing interviews, we go above and beyond to ensure you are swiftly placed.

If you do not receive a job offer within 12 weeks of successful completion of your studies we will refund 100% of your course fees back to you.

Our unrivalled job/money-back guarantee gives you full confidence that the Cyber Security Traineeship is the way to go in kick-starting your new IT career.

Success stories

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out some of our success stories from the 100’s of students who are now happily working in their new career.

Thomas-Radley
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Retail Deputy Manager
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IT Support Analyst @ FedEx
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Change Manager
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Service Desk Analyst @ Eloquent Technologies LTD
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Andrew-Williams-Oni
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Security Officer
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Systems Engineer @ iomart
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David-Stares
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Commercial Flooring Estimator
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Service Desk Analyst @Sopra Steria
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Peter-H
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Department Admin
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Traineeship overview

The training program is split into 4 easy steps:

Step 2
Practical Live Lab

Your next step will be to make use of our Live Lab which can also be conveniently accessed online. This will give you the opportunity to test your skills in a practical environment – a crucial requirement when stepping into your first role.

By using our hosted platforms, you will be able to work on real-world hardware from your home, allowing you to test your own configurations and the impacts that they have, or to follow the Lab guidelines that are aimed at a specific piece of technology as will be required during your CompTIA exams.

Step 3
CompTIA A+ Exams

The last step in this process is gaining your CompTIA A+ certifications. Here, you will be supplied with in-depth mock tests that will ensure that you are ready to take the official CompTIA exams, which we will book for you once you are ready. The exam can be taken at one of the many Pearson Vue test centres across the UK or remotely from the comfort of your own home.

The CompTIA A+ certification is an essential certification for establishing your IT career and demonstrating the core skills required to work in an entry-level IT position.

Step 4
Cyber Bundle + Job Placement

Once you have completed the initial three steps, we will then place you into your first role as either an IT Technician/IT Support specialist, with a starting salary of anywhere between £18K-25K.

While working within this position, we will release Step 4 of your training which is specifically designed to qualify you to move into the cyber security sector. You will have two years access to complete Step 4, which consists of your cyber courses, Live lab and official CySA+ exam like in Step 1-3.

Once you have gained the two years experience within the IT industry, as well as completing step 4 of your training, we can then place you into a role as a cyber security analyst.

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Step 1
Courses + Internal exam

You will begin your journey by studying fully accredited courses from reputable industry leaders – Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco. You will be given access to your own study portal which includes video tutorials, presentations, and quizzes, specifically designed to ready you for the practical application of the theory that you will learn. 

Once you have worked your way through the course material, you will take a short online exam consisting of multiple-choice questions in order to ensure that you have a firm grasp of the course material.

Step 1
Courses + Internal exam

You will begin your journey by studying fully accredited courses from reputable industry leaders – Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco. You will be given access to your own study portal which includes video tutorials, presentations, and quizzes, specifically designed to ready you for the practical application of the theory that you will learn. 

Once you have worked your way through the course material, you will sit a short exam consisting of multiple-choice questions in order to ensure that you have a firm grasp of the course material.

Step 2
Practical Live Lab

Your next step will be to make use of our Live Lab which can also be conveniently accessed online. This will give you the opportunity to test your skills in a practical environment – a crucial requirement when stepping into your first role.

By using our hosted platforms, you will be able to work on real-world hardware from your home, allowing you to test your own configurations and the impacts that they have, or to follow the Lab guidelines that are aimed at a specific piece of technology as will be required during your CompTIA exams.

Step 3
CompTIA A+ Exams

The last step in this process is gaining your CompTIA A+ certifications. Here, you will be supplied with in-depth mock tests that will ensure that you are ready to take the official CompTIA exams, which we will book for you once you are ready. The exam can be taken at one of the many Pearson Vue test centres across the UK or remotely from the comfort of your own home.

The CompTIA A+ certification is an essential certification for establishing your IT career and demonstrating the core skills required to work in an entry-level IT position.

Step 4
Cyber Bundle + Job Placement

Once you have completed the initial three steps, we will then place you into your first role as either an IT Technician/IT Support specialist, with a starting salary of anywhere between £18K-25K.

While working within this position, we will release Step 4 of your training which is specifically designed to qualify you to move into the cyber security sector. You will have two years access to complete Step 4, which consists of your cyber courses, Live lab and official CySA+ exam like in Step 1-3.

Once you have gained the two years experience within the IT industry, as well as completing step 4 of your training, we can then place you into a role as a cyber security analyst.

Course outline

Below you can find the description of each course that you will be studying in step 1 & 4 of the Traineeship. The combination of CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco & ITIL courses is what gives our students the well-rounded knowledge needed to become job-ready.

CompTIA A+ 220-1001

When choosing your IT courses, the CompTIA A+ 220-1001 training course is the ideal foundational qualification to begin a career working with cutting edge information technologies. It covers laptops, desktops, tablets and mobiles as well as providing you with the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot networking and security issues within operating systems such as Windows, Apple, Android and more.

The CompTIA A+ certification is the first step towards a professional IT support career. This training course includes the globally recognised CompTIA A+ 220-1001 training course, which is the first part of the CompTIA A+. This will cover all the knowledge required to provide computer maintenance support.

Step 1
  • Mobile Devices
  • Networking
  • Hardware
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
CompTIA A+ 220-1002

The CompTIA A+ certification exam with exam code 220-1002 is a part of CompTIA’s new A+ core series (Core 1 and Core 2). This core series was released on January 15th, 2019 and is designed specifically for IT technicians who are interested in IT operational roles and technical support such as troubleshooting and solving IT problems.

The CompTIA A+ Exam 220-1002 covers the installation and configuration of operating systems, expanded security, operational procedures and software troubleshooting.

Step 1
  • Operating Systems
  • Security
  • Software Troubleshooting
  • Operational Procedures
CompTIA Network+ N10-007

Networking has become an integral part of any business as companies of all sizes need to share files and keep communication and collaboration as effective and efficient as possible. All the data on the network also needs to be kept safe to ensure that it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

The CompTIA Network+ course aims to ready students to do just that. IT professionals that have gained the CompTIA Network+ certification have the ability to not only design networks, but also configure, manage and troubleshoot them and the software and hardware that goes along with networking. They will also monitor the organisation’s networks to ensure that they are secure, whether they are cabled or wireless, and have the necessary knowledge to troubleshoot networks, should a problem arise.

Step 1
  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Implement physical security.
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks
CompTIA Security+ SY0-601

The CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cyber security role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cyber security jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cyber security professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

Step 1
  • Threats, Attacks & Vulnerabilities
  • Technologies and Tools
  • Architecture and Design
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Risk Management
  • Cryptography and PKI
Microsoft Windows 10 – 70-697

The Windows 10 course is offered by Microsoft, the leading IT corporation in the world today. This course will teach students how to install, support and maintain the Windows 10 operating system which is currently becoming the most popular and widely-used operating system on the market. It will also teach you to identify and resolve issues concerning the security, application and networks on devices that are running Windows 10.

This course is intended for novice and experienced Network Administrators, Desktop Support Technicians or other IT professionals who have a need to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows 10.

Step 1
  • Installing Windows 10
  • Configuring Devices
  • Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Managing Storage, Data and Printers
  • Managing Apps
  • Managing Device SecurityMaintaining Windows 10
  • Troubleshooting and Recovery
  • Deploying Windows 10 Enterprise Desktops
  • Managing User Profiles and User State Virtualization
  • Managing Desktop and Application Settings Using Group Policy
  • Configuring and Managing Client Hyper-V
Cisco CCNA 200-301

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate.

The Cisco CCNA course is the associate level in Cisco’s certification path and their first step in preparing for a career in IT technologies. The CCNA course validates your skills and knowledge in network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.

CCNA gives you the foundation you need to take your career in any direction.

 

Step 1
  • Routing protocols, including OSPFv2 for IPv4 and OSPFv3 for IPv6
  • VLANs, STP, and EtherChannel (static, PAGP, and LACP)
  • WAN technologies
  • Quality of service (QoS), including marketing, shaping, and prioritization of voice, video, and data
  • Device monitoring protocols, including SNMPv2 and SNMPv3
  • Device management using AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting) with TACACS+ and RADIUS
ITIL Foundation

This ITIL Foundation course covers the IT Infrastructure Library best practices. ITIL is globally accepted as the most widely used best practices for IT service management. This course gives students the necessary knowledge to work in roles such as 1st line Support within IT Service management companies. Companies that use ITIL best practices range from the Fortune 500 market, Government, DOD, small business and is also used internationally. This course covers the 5 main concepts within ITIL: Service Strategy, Design, Transition, Operation and Continual Service Improvement.

This course will interest those that wish to gain a better understanding of the correlation between an organisation’s business needs and how IT services can help to meet those requirements. Gaining the ITIL Foundation certification will place you firmly on track towards a career in IT services.

Step 1
  • The ITIL Qualification Scheme
  • Introduction to Service Management
  • ITIL and the Service Lifecycle
  • Service Strategy
  • Service Design
  • Service Transition
  • Service Operation
  • Continual Service Improvement
  • Service Management Technology
  • How it all Fits Together
CompTIA Linux+

Linux has become well known for being used in devices such as mobile phones or tablets running the Android operating system, web servers and everything up to super computers. CompTIA Linux+ is a certification that has grown in stature and demand, with ever more organisations trusting Linux when developing services and applications.

During the CompTIA Linux+ course, students will learn the foundational skills that are required to work with the Linux operating system, including it’s configuration, management and troubleshooting.

Step 4
  • Instructions
  • Managing Software
  • Configuring Hardware
  • Managing Files
  • Booting Files
  • Admin
  • Basic Networking
  • Scripts
  • Security
CompTIA Pentest+

This highly hands-on course gives participants experience in-network and system penetration testing. It covers all the exam objectives for the PT0-001 exam while taking the learner step-by step through hacking and exploiting each network and system type. Tools used in the activities are mostly Kali Linux-based, covering a broad range of real-world examples used by penetration testers and red teams.

It is the final step in achieving the new CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional
(CNVP) or Network Security Professional (CNSP) stackable certification. It is also an intermediary step in achieving the CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert (CSIE) top-level certification.

 

Step 4
  • Client engagement and documentation
  • Passive and active reconnaissance
  • Windows, Linux, and mobile device system
    hacking
  • Physical security testing and social
    engineering
  • Wired and wireless network hacking and
    exploitation
  • Network service hacking and exploitation
  • Application and web app hacking and
    exploitation
  • Lateral movement and persistence in a
    compromised network
Cisco CCNA Security

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA® Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.

During the Cisco CCNA Security course, you will learn about the creation, implementation and maintenance of an all-inclusive security policy by utilising Cisco IOS security features. The course will also teach students to implement security technologies and concepts using routers, switches and firewalls and how to configure site-to-site VPNs.

 

Step 4
  • Network Review
  • Terminology and Fundamentals
  • PKI and Cryptography
  • AAA
  • Bring Your Own Device
  • Secure Access
  • VPNs
  • Secure Routing and Switching
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Protection System (IPS)
  • Content And Endpoint Security
CompTIA CYSA+

CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cyber security analyst certification with performance-based questions covering security analytics, intrusion detection and response. As attackers have learned to evade traditional signature-based solutions, such as firewalls, an analytics-based approach within the IT security industry is increasingly important for most organizations. The behavioral analytics skills covered by CySA+ identify and combat malware, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in enhanced threat visibility across a broad attack surface.

Step 4
  • Module 1: Threat Management
  • Module 2: Vulnerability Management
  • Module 3: Cyber Incident Response
  • Module 4: Security Architecture and Tool Sets

Meet your tutors

You are not alone. We give you the support needed to complete your studies with tutors on hand to contact any time you feel stuck.

Leigh
Leigh

I have been studying and working in the IT industry since I was 18. I have worked for a number of different IT companies all around the world, so have gained a massive amount of experience working in different environments.
I always keep myself up to date on the latest technology as well as updating my certifications so that I can provide expert tutor support on the latest curriculum.
Pierre - tutor tech, cyber,networking
Pierre

I have more than 20 years of experience in the IT field, this forms the foundation of my commitment to help my students, whatever their abilities may be.
I’m passionate about everything IT. I keep up to date with all my relevant certifications as well as new technologies to ensure I provide the best possible support. In my spare time, I’m also an avid pc gamer and motorcycle enthusiast.

Recruitment

Our specialist recruitment team will work with you on a one-to-one basis to place you into your new IT role.

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12 week recruitment period

On completion of your studies, you will be assigned your own personal recruitment consultant. Firstly your CV will be completely reformatted, updated, and tailored to the IT industry.

Your consultant will then actively seek opening positions with our wide network of partner companies and new companies hiring in your area. You will be provided with comprehensive interview prep and techniques ensuring you’re fully confident in the hiring process.

On average our students are hired within only 4 weeks.

Money Job Guarantee (2)
Money / Job Guarantee

We got you covered. As per our job guarantee, we will place you into an IT position within 12 weeks of completing your Traineeship. The job offer must also be within 20 miles of your home location with a salary between 18 to 25k.

In the unlikely event that we are unable to do so, we will refund all of your course fees back to you with 10 working days. No quibbles, and, no fuss.

Example Jobs

IT Technician
IT Technician

0-2 Years

Job Overview

IT Technician required to join our Field Services team, which will involve working on site with our clients, helping to deliver a broad range of IT support solutions, along with providing brilliant customer service at all times.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Presenting the proposed solutions to the clients over the telephone and face to face and explaining the industry jargon in a clear, confident and concise manner.
  • Designing, building and testing hardware and software for inclusion into systems both at our facility and on site. Installing and maintaining systems.
  • Problem solving both before and during installation.Ensuring that during on site project work customer requirements are met wherever feasible. Providing professional and competent pre and post-sales support to customers. Writing and delivering documentation, application guides, manuals etc.
  • Training the clients staff on the operation and maintenance of the systems. Supporting colleagues with internal IT issues.
IT Technician

0-2 Years

Job Overview

IT Technician required to join our Field Services team, which will involve working on site with our clients, helping to deliver a broad range of IT support solutions, along with providing brilliant customer service at all times.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Presenting the proposed solutions to the clients over the telephone and face to face and explaining the industry jargon in a clear, confident and concise manner.
  • Designing, building and testing hardware and software for inclusion into systems both at our facility and on site. Installing and maintaining systems.
  • Problem solving both before and during installation.Ensuring that during on site project work customer requirements are met wherever feasible. Providing professional and competent pre and post-sales support to customers. Writing and delivering documentation, application guides, manuals etc.
  • Training the clients staff on the operation and maintenance of the systems. Supporting colleagues with internal IT issues.

Position 1

IT Technician

0-2 Years

 

Job Overview

IT Technician required to join our Field Services team, which will involve working on site with our clients, helping to deliver a broad range of IT support solutions, along with providing brilliant customer service at all times.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Presenting the proposed solutions to the clients over the telephone and face to face and explaining the industry jargon in a clear, confident and concise manner.
  • Designing, building and testing hardware and software for inclusion into systems both at our facility and on site. Installing and maintaining systems.
  • Problem solving both before and during installation.Ensuring that during on site project work customer requirements are met wherever feasible. Providing professional and competent pre and post-sales support to customers. Writing and delivering documentation, application guides, manuals etc.
  • Training the clients staff on the operation and maintenance of the systems. Supporting colleagues with internal IT issues.
Cyber Security Analyst
Cyber Security Analyst

2+ Years

Job Overview

Job duties typically include planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data. Cyber security analysts are expected to stay up-to-date on the latest intelligence, including hackers’ methodologies, in order to anticipate security breaches.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating, testing and implementing network disaster recovery plans
  • Performing risk assessments and testing of data processing systems
  • Installing firewalls, data encryption and other security measures
  • Recommending security enhancements and purchases
  • Recognise patterns or inconsistencies that could indicate complex cyber attacks
  • Preventing data loss and service interruptions by researching new technologies that will effectively protect a network
  • Perform internet penetration, network vulnerability assessments, social engineering and IT audits
Cyber Security Analyst

2+ Years

Job Overview

Job duties typically include planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data. Cyber security analysts are expected to stay up-to-date on the latest intelligence, including hackers’ methodologies, in order to anticipate security breaches.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating, testing and implementing network disaster recovery plans
  • Performing risk assessments and testing of data processing systems
  • Installing firewalls, data encryption and other security measures
  • Recommending security enhancements and purchases
  • Recognise patterns or inconsistencies that could indicate complex cyber attacks
  • Preventing data loss and service interruptions by researching new technologies that will effectively protect a network
  • Perform internet penetration, network vulnerability assessments, social engineering and IT audits

Position 2

Cyber Security Analyst

2+ Years

 

Job Overview

Job duties typically include planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data. Cyber security analysts are expected to stay up-to-date on the latest intelligence, including hackers’ methodologies, in order to anticipate security breaches.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating, testing and implementing network disaster recovery plans
  • Performing risk assessments and testing of data processing systems
  • Installing firewalls, data encryption and other security measures
  • Recommending security enhancements and purchases
  • Recognise patterns or inconsistencies that could indicate complex cyber attacks
  • Preventing data loss and service interruptions by researching new technologies that will effectively protect a network
  • Perform internet penetration, network vulnerability assessments, social engineering and IT audits

Companies

Our graduates now work with

Fijutsu
Yorkshire Building Society
Sky
Stagecoach
natwest
Iomart
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Why choose us?

We are the most cost-effective and comprehensive all-in-one solution in the UK for you to not only train for a new career in IT but actually start one.

What will set you apart

What do we provide?

  • Accredited training courses from CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco & ITIL.
  • Official CompTIA A+ & CYSA+ Exams (Worth £594)
  • Live labs for your practical work
  • Expert tutor support
  • Expert CV review
  • 100% of your course fees back if you’re not placed into a role
  • £18K-£25K Job Guarantee within 20 miles of your location
  • 1 years access to step 1-3 & 2 years access to step 4
Why choose Cyber Security

Why choose Cyber Security?

  • 53% of organisations struggle to find qualified professionals
  • Average starting salary of £35K
  • Fantastic career opportunities
  • Growing 4 times faster than IT in general
  • A career for life
  • Salaries increasing 8% per year
  • Average salary for Cyber professionals is £68K
What will set you apart

What salary you can expect?

  • IT Technician – £23,000
  • Junior Cyber Security
    Analyst – £35,000
  • Network Security Analyst – £44,000
  • Senior Cyber Security
    Analyst – £51,000
  • Penetration Tester – £75,000
  • Chief Information Security
    officer – £90,000
  • Cyber Security
    Consultant – £100,000+

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