Module overview

CategorySkill set
Security concepts
  • Data threats
  • Value of information
  • Personal security
  • File security
Malware
  • Definition and function
  • Types
  • Protection
Network security
  • Networks
  • Network connections
  • Wireless security
  • Access control
Secure web use
  • Web browsing
  • Social networking
Communications
  • E-mail
  • Instant messaging
Secure data management
  • Securing and backing-up data
  • Secure destruction

Main learning outcomes

Successful candidates will be able to apply good cyber security principles to manage connections, devices, and data effectively and safely. After passing this module, candidates will feel confident keeping information and data secure. They will know how to reduce risk with good practice. They will be able to:

  • understand the key concepts of IT security
  • recognise good practice in protecting computers, devices, and networks
  • understand the types of risk that pose a threat to security
  • know how to use the internet and communication channels securely
  • recognise good practice in secure data management

Why certify with ICDL?

  • ICDL certification is internationally recognised by employers and institutions.
  • ICDL modules are developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising professionals from all over the world.
  • The regularly updated syllabus content reflects day-to-day tasks and responsibilities typical of job roles.
  • ICDL modules focus on skills acquisition as well as an understanding of concepts.
  • ICDL syllabus content is vendor-independent so that skills and knowledge are transferable.
  • ICDL has rigorous Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and regular quality audits are conducted internally and externally.

Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the Cyber Security module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

If you are an individual wishing to get ICDL certified, first step is to find an ICDL Accredited Test Centre near you.

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