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Graduate Cyber Security Engineer

Master the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity with our GCSE Certification

Empower your future as a cybersecurity engineer with the Edwhere Graduate Cyber Security Engineer (GCSE) certification. This intensive 3-month program equips you with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and real-world experience to confidently navigate the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.

Become industry-ready: Gain hands-on experience with industry-standard tools and technologies, and earn the prestigious Edwhere GCSE certification to showcase your expertise.

Open doors to exciting careers: Prepare for entry-level roles like Cybersecurity Engineer, Specialist, Analyst, and SOC L1 in top organizations.

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90 Hour ~ 3 Months

Suggested Credit Equivalency

6 Credits

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Why Choose the
Edwhere GCSE Certification?

Master the Fundamentals

Deep dive into essential cybersecurity concepts like network security, Endpoint protection, Security operations and incident response.

Become Industry-ready

Upskill yourself through hands-on labs and simulations using industry-standard tools.

Earn a Valuable Certification

The Edwhere GCSE certification recognizes your cybersecurity knowledge and skills, setting you apart from the competition.

Flexible Learning

Choose from online, onsite, or blended learning options to fit your schedule and preferences.

The program is divided into four modules, each focusing on a critical aspect of cybersecurity:

Course Outline

Build a strong foundation in network architecture, protocols, and security principles.

  • Demystify the digital terrain: Grasp network architecture, topologies, and protocols, the blueprints of our interconnected world.
  • Master essential tools: Hone your skills with practical labs using Cisco Packet Tracer and Wireshark, dissecting network traffic and identifying potential threats like unauthorized access or malicious packets.

Demystify cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and defense strategies.

  • Understand “What we are trying to protect?”, “From What we are trying to protect?” and “How do we protect?”
  • Embrace ethical hacking: Explore the world of penetration testing, learning how to think like an attacker to identify and patch vulnerabilities before they are exploited.

Master operating system security and essential tools to safeguard individual devices.

  • Secure the frontline: Become an expert in Windows and Linux security, understanding operating system vulnerabilities and mastering essential tools like anti-virus software and vulnerability scanners.
  • Harden your defenses: Learn to configure robust security policies, implement firewall rules, and patch critical vulnerabilities, turning your devices unbreakable.
  • Go beyond the basics: Deep dive into advanced endpoint protection techniques like intrusion detection systems.

Your Cybersecurity Command Center: Understand the critical roles, workflows, and tools within a Security Operations Center.

  • Step into the center of cyber defense: Explore the critical roles and workflows within a Security Operations Center (SOC), the central hub for detecting and responding to cyber threats.
  • Master essential tools: Gain hands-on experience with powerful SIEM platforms, IDS/IPS systems,and threat intelligence dashboards, becoming adept at identifying and analyzing suspicious activity.
  • Simulate real-world scenarios: Improve your skills through simulated incident response exercises,applying your knowledge to contain threats, mitigate damage, and restore your digital ecosystem to normalcy.

Skills and Knowledge statements as per NICE Framework

Empower your career with a cybersecurity certification that speaks volumes on a global stage. The Edwhere Graduate Cyber Security Engineer (GCSE) program meticulously aligns with the Knowledge and Skill Statements outlined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE). This means you acquire not just industry-relevant skills, but also those explicitly recognized by a globally respected authority.

Master network security fundamentals, delve into threat analysis and defense strategies, and hone your skills in endpoint protection and SOC operations – all mapped to the NICE Framework, ensuring your knowledge and expertise hold weight wherever you choose to pursue your cybersecurity aspirations. Take your first step towards a rewarding career – enroll in the Edwhere GCSE program today and equip yourself with globally recognized cybersecurity skills!

  • K0001 Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies. 
  • K0004 Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.
  • K0005 Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. 
  • K0009 Knowledge of application vulnerabilities.
  • K0033 Knowledge of host/network access control mechanisms (e.g., access control list, capabilities lists).
  • K0044 Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).
  • K0057 Knowledge of network hardware devices and functions.
  • K0061 Knowledge of how traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol [TCP] and Internet Protocol [IP], Open System Interconnection Model [OSI], Information Technology Infrastructure Library, current version [ITIL]).
  • K0070 Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, Procedural Language/Structured Query Language [PL/SQL] and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, malicious code).
  • K0088 Knowledge of systems administration concepts.
  • K0089 Knowledge of systems diagnostic tools and fault identification techniques.
  • K0106 Knowledge of what constitutes a network attack and a network attack’s relationship to both threats and vulnerabilities.
  • K0161 Knowledge of different classes of attacks (e.g., passive, active, insider, close-in, distribution attacks).
  • K0162 Knowledge of cyber attackers (e.g., script kiddies, insider threat, non-nation state sponsored, and nation sponsored).
  • K0167 Knowledge of system administration, network, and operating system hardening techniques.
  • K0177 Knowledge of cyber attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks).
  • K0179 Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth).
  • K0206 Knowledge of ethical hacking principles and techniques.
  • K0224 Knowledge of system administration concepts for operating systems such as but not limited to Unix/Linux, IOS, Android, and Windows operating systems.
  • K0301 Knowledge of packet-level analysis using appropriate tools (e.g., Wireshark, tcpdump).
  • K0332 Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services.
  • K0342 Knowledge of penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques.
  • K0344 Knowledge of an organization’s threat environment.
  • K0363 Knowledge of auditing and logging procedures (including server-based logging).
  • K0373 Knowledge of basic software applications (e.g., data storage and backup, database applications) and the types of vulnerabilities that have been found in those applications.
  • K0375 Knowledge of wireless applications vulnerabilities.
  • K0406 Knowledge of current software and methodologies for active defense and system hardening.
  • K0430 Knowledge of evasion strategies and techniques.
  • K0440 Knowledge of host-based security products and how those products affect exploitation and reduce vulnerability.
  • K0452 Knowledge of implementing Unix and Windows systems that provide radius authentication and logging, DNS, mail, web service, FTP server, DHCP, firewall, and SNMP.
  • K0480 Knowledge of malware.
  • K0481 Knowledge of methods and techniques used to detect various exploitation activities.
  • K0486 Knowledge of network construction and topology.
  • K0516 Knowledge of physical and logical network devices and infrastructure to include hubs, switches, routers, firewalls, etc.
  • K0530 Knowledge of security hardware and software options, including the network artifacts they induce and their effects on exploitation.
  • K0531 Knowledge of security implications of software configurations.
  • K0536 Knowledge of structure, approach, and strategy of exploitation tools (e.g., sniffers, keyloggers) and techniques (e.g., gaining backdoor access, collecting/exfiltrating data, conducting vulnerability analysis of other systems in the network).
  • K0560 Knowledge of the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern communication networks.
  • K0565 Knowledge of the common networking and routing protocols (e.g. TCP/IP), services (e.g., web, mail, DNS), and how they interact to provide network communications.
  • K0608 Knowledge of Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems structures and internals (e.g., process management, directory structure, installed applications).
  • K0609 Knowledge of virtual machine technologies.
  • K0624 Knowledge of Application Security Risks (e.g. Open Web Application Security Project Top 10 list)
  • S0001 Skill in conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems.
  • S0025 Skill in detecting host and network based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies (e.g., Snort).
  • S0052 Skill in the use of social engineering techniques. (e.g., phishing, baiting, tailgating, etc.).
  • S0081 Skill in using network analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities. (e.g., fuzzing, nmap, etc.).
  • S0120 Skill in reviewing logs to identify evidence of past intrusions.
  • S0137 Skill in conducting application vulnerability assessments.
  • S0182 Skill in analyzing target communications internals and externals collected from wireless LANs.
  • S0183 Skill in analyzing terminal or environment collection data.
  • S0190 Skill in assessing current tools to identify needed improvements.
  • S0221 Skill in extracting information from packet captures.
  • S0236 Skill in identifying the devices that work at each level of protocol models.
  • S0242 Skill in interpreting vulnerability scanner results to identify vulnerabilities.
  • S0243 Skill in knowledge management, including technical documentation techniques (e.g., Wiki page).
  • S0252 Skill in processing collected data for follow-on analysis.
  • S0267 Skill in remote command line and Graphic User Interface (GUI) tool usage.
  • S0275 Skill in server administration.
  • S0276 Skill in survey, collection, and analysis of wireless LAN metadata.
  • S0281 Skill in technical writing.
  • S0282 Skill in testing and evaluating tools for implementation.
  • S0293 Skill in using tools, techniques, and procedures to remotely exploit and establish persistence on a target.
  • S0295 Skill in using various open source data collection tools (online trade, DNS, mail, etc.).
  • S0298 Skill in verifying the integrity of all files. (e.g., checksums, Exclusive OR, secure hashes, check constraints, etc.).
  • S0299 Skill in wireless network target analysis, templating, and geolocation.
  • S0364 Skill to develop insights about the context of an organization’s threat environment
  • S0367 Skill to apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).

Course Outcome

  • Network Security: Build a strong foundation in network architecture, protocols, and vulnerabilities, mastering tools like Wireshark and Cisco Packet Tracer to analyze traffic and uncover threats.

  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals: Demystify common threats like malware and phishing attacks, understanding critical defense strategies like encryption and incident response.

  • Endpoint Security: Become an expert in operating system security for Windows and Linux, mastering essential tools like anti-virus and vulnerability scanners. Gain practical skills in system administration and endpoint protection techniques.

  • SOC Operations: Understand the key roles and workflows within a Security Operations Center (SOC), learning to operate crucial tools like SIEMs and IDS/IPS. Hone your skills through simulated incident response scenarios and assessments based on frameworks like MITRE ATT&CK.

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Learn to analyze complex security challenges, develop effective solutions, and make informed decisions under pressure.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Effectively communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences, collaborating seamlessly with diverse teams within a security organization.
  • Time Management and Organization: Prioritize tasks efficiently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines consistently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptability and Lifelong Learning: Embrace the ever-changing nature of cybersecurity by continuously learning new skills and adapting to emerging threats and technologies.
  • Open Doors to Exciting Opportunities: Earn the Edwhere GCSE certification, a valuable credential recognized by top organizations, and become eligible for entry-level roles like Cybersecurity Analyst, Specialist, Engineer, and SOC L1.
  • Boost Your Earning Potential: Salaries for cybersecurity professionals are on the rise, with the Edware GCSE certification providing you with the skills and knowledge to command competitive salaries in your chosen career path.
  • Join a Thriving Industry: Cybersecurity is a growing field with ample job opportunities. The Edware GCSE certification prepares you to join a dynamic and in-demand field with strong career prospects.
  • Make a Difference: Protect individuals, businesses, and critical infrastructure from cyber threats, contributing to a safer and more secure digital world.

Edwhere Promise

At Edwhere Education, we are committed to providing courses that are designed for your growth and success. Our courses are delivered in a simple and easy-to-understand manner, so you can focus on learning and applying your new skills. We believe that education should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, and we strive to make our courses engaging and interactive. Our promise to you is that we will provide quality education that will help you achieve your goals and advance in your career.

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