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HND Computer Forensics & Security
Mode of Study
32 UCAS points from an appropriate level 3 qualification. English Language and maths GCSE at grade D (or grade 3) or above or equivalent (typically FS L2). We welcome applications from international or mature students without the required formal qualifications.
Leads on to
You'll be set for a career in the technology industry, graduate with this HND and you'll have the perfect blend of technical know-how and industry skills to seek employment. A wide range of careers are available to you such as; Forensic Computer Analyst, Security Architect, Ethical Hacker, Fraud Analyst, IT Security Coordinator. Alternatively, you'll have the chance to further your studies by using your HND to progress to the final year of an honours degree at university.
6165 fees are listed per year
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course is available through Clearing. The programme covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in computer forensics, cyber defence, security and ethical hacking sectors. As internet intelligence grows, so does the need for well-trained forensic computer analysts and architects. The course is designed to develop a range of technological skills, knowledge and experiences to prepare you for an exciting career in this constantly evolving industry. You'll need to be prepared to learn fast, as security becomes an increasingly pertinent threat you'll be on the front line ready to deal with a wide range of risks and challenges. On this course you’ll develop essential skills such as time management, teamwork and self-motivation, plus an understanding of the sensitivity and openness required to work with diverse groups. What will I Study? You will cover a range of practical, industry focused skills to prepare you for the transition into an exciting career. You will study the architecture of computer systems together with the principles of network security, insider threats, and preventive measures whilst developing the skill of cryptography and the art of hiding and obscuring information. You will advance forensic knowledge to learn how to obtain, preserve and document evidence from digital electronic storage devices, typically after unauthorised access or use. Through a series of projects and case studies, you’ll learn how you can practically apply your knowledge in the world of work. You’ll also gain an excellent grounding in forensic and security practices.