Diploma in Information Security and Computer Forensics

Get equipped with the basics of information security and computer forensics. The course equips students with a knowledge base and skills of securing and managing information systems and finding fraudulent activities carried out with digital technologies.

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About this Programme

This is a two-year programme which equips students with the knowledge and technical (practical) skills in computer forensics and information security (cybersecurity). The duration is broken down into four semesters.

This programme is about exploring the aspects of information security and computer forensics. It equips the students with knowledge and skills of securing information systems and finding fraudulent activities carried out using a computer. It empowers students with investigative skills and knowledge on how to find out crimes carried out using a computer.

What You Will Learn?

  • Demonstrate knowledge of information security and computer forensics.
  • Protect a computer system and carry out investigations on computer-related crimes.
  • Apply, integrate theory and practice to work effectively and efficiently in organizations.
  • Utilize the knowledge and skills acquired to meet the labour market and enhance the chances of employment.
  • Write clear cybersecurity review and pen test reports with practical fixes.
  • Become a cybersecurity practitioner or trainer.
  • Pursue further studies.
  • Write clear forensics investigation reports

Objectives of the programme

The objectives of this programme are to:

    1. Impart knowledge about information security and computer forensics.
    2. Equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to protect a computer system and how to carry out investigations on computer-related crimes.
    3. Produce graduates who can integrate theory and practice to work efficiently and effectively in organizations.
    4. Enable students to meet the requirements of the labour market and enhance the chances of employability.
    5. Train the students for lifelong learning by exposing them to practical skills in cybersecurity and forensics.

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry:
Students entry through A’ level must have at least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes in Mathematics or Physics at Advanced level of education.

Certificate Entry
A certificate from a recognized institution of higher learning with credit and three passes at the ordinary level on one sitting or its equivalent.

Foundation Programme
Foundation or Bridging course approved by NCHE

Category of Application

Advanced Level Certificate Entrant (Direct Entrant)
This is for a student who finished A’ level and got a certificate.

Degree Holder Entrant
This applies to a student with a bachelor’s degree in a course relevant to a diploma they want to take on

Diploma Holder Entrant:
This applies to a student who did and passed on a diploma level

Credit Transfer Entrant
This applies to a student who would want their credits from a previously studied course unit to be considered in the diploma they want to apply for

Curriculum

  1. Introduction to Computers and Computing Mathematics
  2. Cryptography
  3. Fundamentals of I.T Project Management & Governance
  4. Fundamentals of programming
  5. Networking fundamentals
  6. Communication skills
  7. Innovation
  8. Databases
  9. Network Infrastructure
  10. Operating system fundamentals
  11. Vulnerabilities
  12. Assembly language & Python
  13. Information security
  14. Server & Cloud security
  15. Secure software development
  16. Digital Forensics
  17. Malware Analysis & Antivirus Technologies
  18. Network Security
  19. Ethical Hacking
  20. Network Forensics

Course Curriculum

Total learning: 155 lessons Time: 60 weeks

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR

IFIS provides comprehensive and realistic business-critical Computer Based Training (CBT) solutions for those responsible for and/or considering a career in a typical heterogeneous computing environment.
Hello, my name is Peter. P Magemeso, and I am a security instructor at Institute of Forensics and ICT Security.

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