Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand skills in the market today, and this demand will only get stronger. By 2021, experts predict the IT security industry will have a shortage of 1.8 million employees! The Associate Diploma in Cybersecurity Operations program will prepare students to the needs of the workforce for skilled ICT professionals.

It is aligned to the Cisco Certified Network Associate Cyber Ops Certification that introduces the core security concepts and skills needed to monitor, detect, analyze and respond to cybercrime, cyberespionage, insider threats, advanced persistent threats, regulatory requirements, and other cybersecurity issues facing organizations. It emphasizes the practical application of the skills needed to maintain and ensure security operational readiness of secure networked systems.

The program is structured to focus on the practical, hands-on skills, backed by industry relevant partnerships making sure the program develops the relevant skills in pace with the rapidly changing ICT industry and filling the demand for cybersecurity related jobs in Bahrain. Courses can lead to globally-recognized Cisco Certifications like the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate Cyber Ops (CCNA Cyber Ops), CompTIA A+ and Linux.


Detailed Study Plan

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  1. Apply their technical cybersecurity operation skills to pursue successful positions in cybersecurity, networking and ICT related fields.
  2. Work well in teams, communicate effectively and meet the social and ethical responsibilities of their profession.
  3. Pursuing lifelong learning relevant to their profession, including earning advanced degrees based on their background or completing professional training.
  4. Become a highly skilled network professional that will be able to integrate into the local and global workforce and contribute to the economy of Bahrain.

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Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Explain advanced concepts and theories of cybersecurity operations and apply them to assess risk and develop policies and procedures to secure an organizational information system.
  2. Apply professional practices related to ethics, legal, security and social issues.
  3. Apply advanced key management skills, effective work habits, teamwork, leadership, adhering to deadlines and communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Recognize the need for and engage in continuing professional development by pursuing international industry certifications and or higher education.
  5. Gain understanding and hands-on experience on how to detect and respond to security incidents.
  6. Understand how organizations deal with cybercrime, cyberespionage, insider threats, advanced persistent threats, regulatory requirements, and related issues
  7. Apply job-ready practical skills for in-demand job roles in cybersecurity operations.