Is This for You?

This diploma is ideal if you’re looking for a position of greater responsibility in the area of IT security. Upon completion of the diploma, you’ll be well positioned to gain CompTIA certification in several key areas of IT security and cloud computing.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 280 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
280 hours flexi study or 12 weeks full-time

About This Diploma

Position yourself for success in IT!

Our Advanced IT Security Engineer Diploma could be your route to a senior job in IT security. It’s intended for those who already have a strong background in IT infrastructure and are seeking to pursue roles in cyber security. In addition to robust security training, this diploma ties in a significant amount of training in cloud computing, which is the present and future of IT infrastructure and an area in which all IT security professionals need to be conversant.

The typical IT security professional has a strong background across several areas of IT, which may include network and systems administration, cloud computing, and even some experience in programming. This diploma ensures that in addition to IT security preparation you will have a strong background in essential cloud-computing concepts and practices.

Graduates of the programme will be in a position to achieve several CompTIA certifications:

• Cloud Essentials+ • Cloud+ • Security+

In addition, our electives offer you the option to prepare for one of the following additional certifications:

• AWS Cloud Practitioner • CASP+
• CySA+ • PenTest+

There is strong demand for security professionals, and there are many exciting opportunities for anyone interested in developing a career in IT security.

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Aims and Objectives

This diploma will prepare you for roles in IT security or more advanced systems support roles that include a security component.

Courses Included

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Cloud Platform Security

This course focuses on cloud infrastructure monitoring to proactively identify and evaluate security vulnerabilities and allow organisations to protect their assets using popular cloud platform…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Cloud Security Administration

In this course, you’ll learn essential security concepts relating to data and application protection, and you’ll learn how to manage and maintain a secure cloud…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Cloud Security Fundamentals

This course provides an introduction to cloud security concepts and is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn the core principles of cloud infrastructure, data,…

IT Courses (incl. A+)


This course will teach you the skills needed to deploy and automate secure cloud environments and prepare you to work with any of the three…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

CompTIA Cloud Essentials

This course provides an introduction to cloud computing and covers topics, such as cloud networking, cloud migration strategies, cloud connectivity, cloud design considerations, and cloud…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

CyberSecurity 101

Information security is becoming increasingly crucial for all types of organisations. In this course, you’ll explore key information-security concepts.

IT Courses (incl. A+)

CyberSecurity 102

In this second course in our series on the core elements of information security, you’ll explore different ways organisations protect their information and systems from…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Evaluating and Planning for Security Risks

Information security is crucial for all types of organisations. In this course, you’ll learn about evaluating potential security risks and planning for their mitigation.

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Getting Started with Information Security

Information security is becoming increasingly crucial for all types of organisations. In this course, you’ll explore key information-security concepts.

IT Courses (incl. A+)


This CompTIA certification course helps to prepare students to take and pass the SY0-601 Security+ exam and obtain the Security+ certification. This course is excellent…

Elective Courses

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Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

This course will introduce you to advanced security administration tools and techniques while preparing you for the CASP+ certification exam (CAS-003).

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AWS Cloud Practitioner

This course will help prepare you for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification, which validates a candidate’s ability to define basic cloud infrastructure and architectural…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Azure Fundamentals

This course helps prepare learners for Microsoft’s AZ-900 exam and obtain the Azure Fundamentals certification. The course is an excellent introduction for those looking to…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Cloud Security Management

In this course, you’ll explore cloud security management from multiple perspectives –– operations security, architecture security, data security, and platform security.

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CyberSecurity Analyst (CySa+)

In this course, you’ll learn how to analyse, monitor, and protect an organisation’s infrastructure using threat-detection and threat-analysis tools.

IT Courses (incl. A+)

Mitigating Security Risks

This course examines the myriad security threats faced by organisations today and how to prepare for them, respond to them, and prevent them.

IT Courses (incl. A+)


In this course, you’ll learn valuable pen testing skills for a variety of platforms and applications, including vulnerability assessment and analysis, and planning, scoping, and…


Network+ certification or equivalent with a strong interest in cyber security.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

CompTIA certifications are highly regarded IT industry credentials that can help you get a rewarding career as a Cyber Security Specialist or an Incident and Intrusion Analyst.

With further training in more specialised areas, you could look forward to a rewarding career in IT security management, analysis, or architecture.

What’s the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.