Cyber Security Technologist

Level: 4

Duration: 24 (Excluding EPA)

Apprenticeship Overview

A work based learning programme designed for ICT colleagues that wish to develop their knowledge and skills in Cyber Security.

A Colleague that has a key responsibility around cyber security will need to be able to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect the organisations’ systems and people.

Those focused on the technical side work on areas such as security design & architecture, security testing, investigations & response. Those focused on the risk analysis side focus on areas such as operations, risk, governance & compliance.

DEVELOPING CORE KNOWLEDGE:

  • Understands range of data protection and legal issues
  • Understands data life cycle
  • Understands the different types of data, including open and public data, administrative data, and research data
  • Understands the differences between structured and unstructured data
  • Understands the fundamentals of data structures, database system design, implementation and maintenance
  • Understands the importance of the domain context for data analytics
  • Understands the quality issues that can arise with data and how to avoid and/or resolve these
  • Understands the importance of clearly defining customer requirements for data analysis

DEVELOPING CORE SKILLS:

  • Identify, collect and migrate data to/from a range of internal and external systems
  • Manipulate and link different data sets as required
  • Apply the organisations data, information security standards, policies and procedures to data management activities
  • Collect and compile data from different sources
  • Perform database queries across multiple tables to extract data for analysis
  • Perform routine statistical analyses and adhoc queries
  • Use a range of analytical techniques such as data mining, time series forecasting and modelling techniques to identify and predict trends and patterns in data
  • Assist production of performance dashboards and reports
  • Assist with data quality checking and cleansing
  • Apply the tools and techniques for data analysis, data visualisation and presentation

DEVELOPING CORE BEHAVIOURS:

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • A thorough and organised approach and analytical problem solving skills

*The End Point Assessment duration for this Apprenticeship is 3 months