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Cyber Defence and Cloud Administration Diploma

Cyber Defence and Cloud Administration Diploma

  • Specialization: CDCA Diploma
    • Windows Server Installation and Configuration

      This course gives students practical experience with Microsoft’s latest server operating system and covers users and permissions, security, and server services such as DNS, DHCP, and Active Directory.

      Course Code: NCT-230
      Course Requirements: Windows Desktop Support

      Hours: 70

    • Windows Server Administration

      This course focusses on the skills required to administer Windows Server. Topics include Windows deployment, maintenance and monitoring, advanced file services, remote access, network policy, Active Directory, Group Policy, and DNS.

      Course Code: NCT-250
      Course Requirements: Windows Server Installation and Configuration

      Hours: 70

    • Linux Fundamentals

      In this course students learn to install, deploy, and troubleshoot Linux as a desktop and basic server operating system.

      Course Code: NCT-260
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 70

    • Managing Office 365

      Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based service designed to provide robust security, reliability, and user productivity. This course will prepare students to administer, tune, setup, and customize Office 365.

      Course Code: CDCA-031
      Course Requirements: Windows Server Administration

      Hours: 70

    • Network and Computer Technology Capstone

      Troubleshooting hardware, software, and network problems is one of the most difficult challenges for students. To develop these skills, students will build a comprehensive network topology based on skills learned in all previous courses. Problems will then be created in the topology that students will troubleshoot and repair based on best practices.

      Course Code: NCT-290
      Course Requirements: Managing Office 365,Linux Fundamentals,Windows Server Administration,Cisco CCENT Level 2,Windows Server Installation and Configuration,ITIL Foundations,Cisco CCENT Level 1,Windows Desktop Support,Cisco CCNA Security

      Hours: 70

    • Managing Exchange Server

      Exchange 2013 is a messaging platform from Microsoft that offers mailbox solutions, scheduling, and various other tools for messaging applications and collaboration. By applying the best practices taught in this course, students will optimize the performance of the Exchange Server environment. Students will gain knowledge on planning, installing and managing MS Exchange infrastructure including client access, mailbox roles, and message transport.

      Course Code: NCT-281
      Course Requirements: Windows Server Installation and Configuration

      Hours: 70

    • Windows Advanced Server Services

      This course focuses on the skills needed to administer Windows Server. Upon completion, the student will have an in-depth knowledge of Windows Server, including Enterprise Active Directory, advanced DNS and DHCP, DAC, IPAM, server high availability, disaster recovery, certificate services, AD FS, and AD RMS.

      Course Code: CDCA-040
      Course Requirements: Windows Server Administration

      Hours: 44

    • Advanced Linux

      In the Advanced Linux course, students will ramp up their knowledge of Linux by familiarizing themselves with tools commonly used to configure, monitor, and secure services and servers. Students will learn how to automate the configuration of a web server while enabling the proper telemetry in order to monitor their new service. Students will investigate server attacks and how to recognize when one has occurred. Students will familiarize themselves with code repositories in order to track changes made to configuration files and other items along the way.

      Course Code: CDCA-050
      Course Requirements: Linux Fundamentals

      Hours: 44

    • Scripting

      This course offers an in-depth introduction to scripting languages including basic data types, control structures, regular expressions, input/output, and textual analysis.

      Course Code: CDCA-060
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 55

    • Cisco Collaboration

      As technology continues to evolve, the realm of voice, which was traditionally kept completely separate from data, has now begun to merge with the data network. This brings together two different worlds of people: data technicians—historically accustomed to working with routers, switches, servers, and the like—and voice technicians, historically accustomed to working with PBX systems, digital handsets, and trunk lines. For students, the primary goals of this course is to bridge these two worlds together The secondary goal is to provide the information necessary to manage a VoIP solution using Cisco Unified Communication Manager Express (CME), Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), Cisco Unity Connection, or Cisco Unified Presence.

      Course Code: CDCA-070
      Course Requirements: Cisco CCENT Level 2

      Hours: 94

    • Traffic Monitoring and Analysis

      Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems are critical components of well-designed network architectures. These systems act as a line of defence, helping protect company assets from attacks. In this course, students gain a thorough grounding in the design, implementation, and administration of IDSes/IPSes, as well as practical, hands-on experience working with these systems. In addition, students analyze various attack signatures and the network traffic these systems collect.

      Course Code: CDCA-080
      Course Requirements: Cisco CCNA Level 4,Advanced Linux,Scripting

      Hours: 66

    • Wireless Networks

      This course prepares students to deploy, configure, and troubleshoot 802.11 wireless networks.

      Course Code: CDCA-090
      Course Requirements: Cisco CCENT Level 2

      Hours: 50

    • Firewall Applications (Check Point)

      The goal of this course is to introduce students to cutting edge cybersecurity solutions offered by Check Point. Students will work with cybersecurity platform R80.10 that provides highest level of protection against known and unknown targeted attacks spanning networks, cloud and mobile. This course prepares students to start-up, configure and manage Check Point infrastructure with R80 which is used by enterprises to protect data and provide network security.

      Course Code: CDCA-100
      Course Requirements: Cisco CCNA Security

      Hours: 44

    • VMware Virtualization Infrastructure

      This course provides students a starting point for understanding the VMware Infrastructure and deploying it for cost reduction, quicker deployments of systems, and better control of resource utilization, as well as datacenter management and high availability.

      Course Code: CDCA-110
      Course Requirements: Windows Advanced Server Services,Advanced Linux,Managing Office 365

      Hours: 66

    • Digital Forensics

      This course introduces the student to the legal and technical aspects of Digital Forensics, including general forensic processes, imaging, hashing, file recovery, file system basics, identifying mismatched file types, reporting, and laws regarding computer evidence.

      Course Code: CDCA-120
      Course Requirements: Linux Fundamentals

      Hours: 44

    • Cloud Server Infrastructure

      Cloud computing is a natural transition from this legacy model of enterprise IT to a world where computing can be sold and purchased just like any other commodity, where consumers would pay only for what they use, without steep up-front bills. Students take a dive into understanding the concepts behind key technologies that power modern cloud solutions and are essential for deploying, configuring, and managing private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

      Course Code: CDCA-130
      Course Requirements: Managing Office 365,Windows Advanced Server Services

      Hours: 66

    • Applied Penetration Testing

      The course combines penetration testing methodologies along with the hands-on application of security tools to better help students secure their systems. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and/or mitigate attacks.

      Course Code: CDCA-140
      Course Requirements: Managing Exchange Server,Windows Advanced Server Services,Scripting,Traffic Monitoring and Analysis,Wireless Networks,Digital Forensics,Advanced Linux

      Hours: 77

    • Project Management for IT

      This course helps students to build their capacity as project managers by applying best practices in project management and the execution of dynamic project management strategies. Focus will be placed on helping students tailor their communication, expectations, service orientation, and conflict resolution skills. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all preceding courses.

      Course Code: CDCA-150
      Course Requirements: See course description

      Hours: 60

    • Cyber Defence and Cloud Administration Practicum

      The Work Practicum is the capstone component of this program and an integral pathway to transition students from the MITT learning environment to the workplace. It offers students the opportunity to gain industry-relevant experience with a recognized employer and to build on their technical skills, while increasing confidence, employability, and job readiness. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all preceding courses with a cumulative average of no less than 65%. Other factors (including attendance) may determine practicum eligibility. 

      Course Code: CDCA-160
      Course Requirements: See course description

      Hours: 280

    • Cisco CCNA Level 1

      The first course in the 3-course CCNA series. The focus of this course is on learning the fundamentals of networking. Students will learn both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking. Students will also earn a Cisco Networking Academy badge for completing this course.

      Course Code: NSA-210
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 70
      Location: Henlow Campus

    • Cisco CCNA Level 2

      The second course in the 3-course CCNA series The focus of this course is on learning the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students will learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality, configure and troubleshoot routers and switches, and resolve common issues with routing protocols, switch security, VLANs, and inter-VLAN routing. Students will also earn a Networking Academy badge for completing this course.

      Course Code: NSA-220
      Course Requirements: Cisco CCNA Level 1

      Hours: 70
      Location: Henlow Campus

    • A+ IT Essentials

      This course covers the installation, deployment, configuration and troubleshooting of computers and mobile devices. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

      Course Code: NSA-200
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 70
      Location: Henlow Campus

    • Network Security

      Network security is largely driven by the effort to stay one step ahead of ill-intentioned hackers and is now an integral part of computer networking. Network security involves protocols, technologies, devices, tools, and techniques to secure data and mitigate threats. In this course, students will develop a detailed understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and configurations available.

      Course Code: NSA-240
      Course Requirements: Cisco CCNA Level 3

      Hours: 70
      Location: Henlow Campus

    • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise Core

      This course focuses on implementing advanced technologies to support a secure and scalable enterprise network architecture backed by a deepened student understanding of virtualization and network automation. Students will learn how to configure enterprise networks for high availability and optimized performance. Students will also learn the configuration and management od secure site-to-site, remote-access, and wireless networks.

      Course Code: CDCA-170
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 232
      Location: Henlow Campus

    • Cisco CCNA Level 3

      The third course in the 3-course CCNA series. Students will learn how to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPsec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network. Students will also earn a Networking Academy badge for completing this course. 

      Course Code: NSA-230
      Course Requirements: Cisco CCNA Level 2

      Hours: 70
      Location: Henlow Campus

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