Cyber Security Specialist With Swiss Federal Diploma

The course will introduce you to the field of cybersecurity and prepare you for the Swiss Federal Examination

Course Start Dates

15 November 2021

2 semesters / 12 months

May 2022

3 semesters / 18 months

Duration

520 Hours (Online)

Government Funding

50% Funding

Those who register for the federal examination are entitled to a 50% refund, by the Swiss Government, out of the course fee.

Language

English

Knowledge of English is required for the study of technical literature as the first part of federal examination is set exclusively in English.

Information Events. Online.

20.07.2021, Online

12:30 - 13:00

03.08.2021, Online

12:30 - 13:00

Prof. Dr. Barbara
Endicott-Popovsky

Ph.D., CRISC

Academic Director of Cyber Security Programs at Swiss Cyber Academy

Executive Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cyber Security Professor, University of Washington

Cyber Security Specialist with Federal Diploma

Swiss Cyber Forum is a registered course provider (Reg. No: 40109) by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SBFI in Switzerland. We offer the most intensive and up-to-date preparation training course for the “Cyber Security Specialist with Federal Diploma” Federal Examination.

This course will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of how to protect systems, applications, and data from misuse and thus minimize damage to assets, knowledge, and people. You will be able to protect existing systems, to recognize security incidents, and to manage them appropriately. You will also learn how to lead smaller teams in operational activities or specific projects.

Who is a Cyber Security Specialist?

Cyber Security Specialists are specialists in the field of cyber security. They typically work in mediumor large-sized private companies and public institutions. Their main tasks are to take preventive measures to protect the organization’s information and communication systems against cyberattacks, and to take corrective action in response to security incidents.

Key Professional Competences

・continuously analyze the cyberspace and anticipate relevant threats to the organization;
・assess system vulnerabilities, identify weaknesses, and ensure that preventive actions are taken to address them;
・monitor the systems within operations and identify relevant security incidents
・search for non-compliances related to an organization’s security policies;
・analyze the cause-effects of security incidents and respond accordingly with corrective / protective measures;
・plan and implement project-related activities in the field of cybersecurity;
・provide technical advice and training to relevant stakeholders.

Professional Practice

Typically, Cyber Security Specialists work with other specialists from within the ICT Security Operations Centre (SOC) of a given organisation. The management’s security strategy, the resulting requirements, and the organization’s Information Security Policy, serve as the frame of reference for the work carried out by the Cyber Security Specialists. In order to work as a Cyber Security Specialist, a person must have sound technical expertise, rapid perceptiveness, strong analytical skills, discretion, integrity, a sense of responsibility, stamina, frustration tolerance, strong communication and team skills.

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Cyber Security Skills Needed

There will be an estimated 3.5 Million open cybersecurity jobs worldwide by 2021.

Study Content

Intensive training and security incidents using simulated challenges related to real-world cyber incidents.

The course content is based on the ICT Berufsbildung Competence Framework and highlights the following 4 areas of competence:

Preventive protection of systems

・Monitor systems during operations
・Analyse and interpret data
・Triage security incidents
・Document security incidents
・Supervise the handling of security incidents

Detection of security incidents

・Monitor systems during operations
・Analyse and interpret data
・Triage security incidents
・Document security incidents
・Supervise the handling of security incidents

Handling Of Security Incidents

・Monitor systems during operations
・Analyse and interpret data
・Triage security incidents
・Document security incidents
・Supervise the handling of security incidents

Implementation of security solutions

・Monitor systems during operations
・Analyse and interpret data
・Triage security incidents
・Document security incidents
・Supervise the handling of security incidents

Highlights Of Our Course

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Real-world cyber security challenges from industry experts

The content and structure of our course are designed by internationally recognized cybersecurity academics and experts, with practice-oriented case studies and cyber incident challenges.

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Learn anytime anywhere
in Switzerland

The next course will start online in May and November 2021, in the same day, fully online. You can attend this course while working full time, from anywhere in Switzerland and other countries.

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Government Funding

Those who register for the federal examination are entitled to a 50% refund, by the Swiss Government, out of the course fee, regardless of the results of the exam.

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Pre-hire screening and career coach

After finishing our course, we can conduct a pre-hire screening, therefore helping you with your professional career in finding a new job in cyber security.

Admission Requirement

In order to qualify for the federal examination, you must have at least two years of professional experience in the field of IT Security / Information and Communication Technologies / Cyber Security field before the exam date.

If you have a different background, please contact us, we will gladly clarify your admission in advance!

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Special Ethical Hacking Laboratory

Swiss Cyber Academy is the only school that owns a custom-made Ethical Hacking Lab specially made for Federal Examination in Switzerland.  You will learn practical cybersecurity skills in real-world scenarios from one of the world's most talented Ethical Hackers.

Language of the Course: English

Knowledge of English is required for the study of technical literature as the first part of the federal examination is set exclusively in English. Regardless if you are living in the German, French, or Italian part of Switzerland, you can enroll in our course.

Swiss Cyber Forum Online Campus

Swiss Cyber Forum’s Online Campus is excellent for learners, having information clearly laid-out, with different modules, and clear timetables to work on. The lessons will take place in two learning formats:

・Self-paced learning
・The weekly virtual classroom, which will take place on every Tuesday (May Course) and Thursday (November Course) evenings from 16:00 to 20:00.

Course Fee

14,900 CHF

Before Government
Funding

7,450 CHF

After Government
Funding

Government Funding

50%

Total cost after reimbursement of federal
contribution CHF 7,450

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frequently asked questions

Which condition do I have to fulfill?

In order to be able to complete the Cyber Security Specialist course with Federal Diploma, you must have completed an apprenticeship. If you have completed an apprenticeship as a computer scientist, you only need two years, otherwise four years of professional experience in ICT. Good knowledge of system and network technology, as well as basic knowledge of IT security, are important.

These requirements must only be fulfilled at the time of the federal examination. 

If you do not meet these requirements, attendance is still possible under certain conditions. Please contact us today.

When do next courses start?

May 2021 – 3 Semesters / 18 months course
You can attend the Federal Examination in November 2022

November 2021 – 2 Semesters / 12 months course
You can attend the Federal Examination in November 2022

What is Swiss Cyber Academy's Online Campus?

The Swiss Cyber Academy is a recognized training provider by the State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation SBFI.

Swiss Cyber Forum’s Online Campus is excellent for learners, having information clearly laid-out, with different modules, and clear timetables to work on.

The lessons will take place in two learning formats: 

  1. Self-paced learning – online 6–8 hours per week;
  2. The weekly virtual classroom, which will take place on every Thursday (2-semester program) and Wednesday (3-semester program) evenings from 16:00 to 20:00.

This course consists of modules. Each module is broken down into manageable units. You should work throughout the components of these units in the order they are presented. A unit represents a meaningful portion of work, where you can work on different key concepts and cyber incident challenges.

Each module also aligns with a specific set of learning outcomes or learning competencies. These relate to the specific learning goals you need to achieve for the federal diploma final examination.

Small group discussions 

Each module in this course offers different topics for you to discuss with your peers. These take the form of discussions in the class-wide forum and optional.

Live sessions 

Each week, you will take part in a live session with your Tutor and classmates. This involves a scenario in which you will learn during the week about specific topics. It is mandatory to participate in the weekly live sessions, which will provide you with an opportunity to engage with the Tutor and ask your questions to your Tutor and peers.

Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?

This course is completely online. There is no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your virtual classrooms, lectures, readings and challenges anytime and anywhere via the web or any device.

What optional internationally recognized certificates can I take after my study?

The course is designed to ensure that you can obtain CompTIA Security+ and CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security certifications after completing the whole study program. These are optional and are not absolutely necessary in connection with the federal final examination.

What jobs will this course prepare me for?

ICT Security Operations Manager: Operating, monitoring and supporting company-wide security systems; analyzing security-relevant events; initiating and monitoring measures to eliminate threats; monitoring the current threat situation and examining any effects on the company

ICT Security Incident Manager: Leading the process of identifying, managing, recording and analyzing security threats or incidents in real time. Planning of preparatory measures and processes.

Cyber Security Engineer: Checking existing components and identifying security flaws. Preparation of risk assessments and analyses. Troubleshooting errors. Development of new components to improve ICT solutions. Further development of the IT architecture.

How much does it cost to study?

The course costs a total of CHF 14’900. After you attend the federal examination, you will be refunded half of the course fee by the Swiss Federal Government, regardless of your result in the exam. Further details can be found on the web page of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SBFI.

The examination fee for the federal diploma will be around CHF 3,200, according to ICT Berufsbildung (May 2019). This fee is invoiced by the examiner and must be paid before the November exam.

Course Fee included:

  • Teaching materials and licenses
  • Internal examination fees
  • Registration fee 

TOTAL COSTS 

Total (before the reimbursement of the federal contribution) – CHF 14’900

Total (after the reimbursement of the federal contribution) – CHF 7’450

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