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Cyber Security

The Cyber Security module (formerly referred to as IT Security) covers the main skills and knowledge needed for the secure use of ICT in everyday settings, at home and at work.

For individuals and organisations, it is important to understand good practice in maintaining a secure network connection, using the internet safely and securely, and managing data and information. This module covers concepts around secure information and data, physical security, privacy, and identity theft.

As data and information are valuable, having the appropriate knowledge, skills, and awareness to protect them is beneficial in a wide range of job roles. The Cyber Security module helps workers and employers protect these crucial resources.

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 cyber 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; and
– recognise good practice in secure data management.


The syllabus for the Cyber Security module (formerly referred to as IT Security), which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

Sample Tests

Do you want to better understand the Cyber Security module and how we test skills and knowledge? 

Try out the Cyber Security sample tests here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.