Cyber Ready

Developing Cyber Talent

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Introduction to Cyber Ready

Cyber Ready is a 6-month retraining programme designed to ensure all graduates develop the necessary skills and knowledge to secure Cybersecurity related employment.

The flipped-classroom approach combines classroom and online teaching methods and is designed to encourage applications from candidates who may have other commitment and time limitations.

Who Can Apply?

  • Parents and Carers
  • Those returning to employment with some prior IT experience
  • Those engaging with IT as a hobby
  • First line IT technicians
  • IT Graduates struggling to secure employment
  • Former IT Apprentices

Why should I pursue a career in Cyber?

Cyber Security is a hot topic and getting hotter! With 46% of UK businesses identifying cyber security breaches over the last 12 months there is a real need for organisations to prepare themselves.  A recent survey of the UK’s biggest 350 companies said more than two thirds of boards had not received training to deal with a cyber incident, despite more than half saying cyber threats were a top risk to their business. Statistics like this means that employers are actively seeking recently training Cyber Security talent.

Cyber related salaries range from £20,000 to £80,000 depending on experience according to ITJobswatch.co.uk. 

What to Expect?

24 candidates will be selected by a panel of assessors to join the Cyber Ready programme. Each candidate will receive:

  • A Cyber Security Expert to mentor the cohort
  • 12-month access to industry standard leaning content
  • CompTIA Security+ and CySA+ Qualifications once the exam is completed

The programme itself is divided into 4 simple stages Application and Screening, Training and Education, Face to Face Cyber Wargames and Ongoing Development. On the most part it is delivered online, with the exception of a weekend workshop. Candidates will be offered 2 possible locations – one in the North and South of England.

Would you like to be considered for the Cyber Ready Programme?

Register your interest to join the Cyber Ready Programme.

 

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the leading and trusted voice of the world's IT industry. As a non-profit, international trade association we represent more than 2,000 members, 3,000 academic and training partners and tens of thousands of registered users spanning the entire information communications and technology (ICT) industry.

We promote best practices as the world’s leading provider of vendor-neutral certifications to industry, education providers and awarding organisations.

Our certifications are vendor-neutral, which offer learners industry-relevant knowledge and skills across a broad spectrum of principles / technologies and beyond any one IT provider. This approach provides a consistent, versatile foundation on which a learner can build and is particularly suited for nascent Cybersecurity Analysts in the industry.

Further Info

If you have any questions or would like more information about Cyber Ready, please email cyberready@comptia.org