ICT Manager with Swiss Federal Diploma

The course will prepare you for the Swiss Federal Examination and enhance your cyber security knowledge and expertise

Course Start Dates

May 2021

3 semesters / 18 month

November 2021

2 semesters / 12 month

Duration

520 Hours (Online)

At 10 - 12 hours / week

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 Event.
Online.

16 March, 2021

12:30 - 13:00

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Barbara
Endicott-Popovsky

Ph.D., CRISC

Academic director of Cyber Security programs at Swiss Cyber Forum

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

ICT Security Expert with Federal Diploma

This course is designed specifically for full-time working professionals, the program design will help busy professionals learn faster and more efficiently, and use best practices and technologies to enhance the collaborative learning experience and build rapport among program participants.

ICT Security Expert course prepares professionals from all industries for the federal examination and increasingly complex future of cyber security. Participants will gain a full understanding of the challenges and potential of information security compliance, and management systems, along with the frameworks and definitions of governance for an information security strategy to help secure their organisation’s cyber-resilient future.

Over one year, participants will access key tools, principles, and frameworks from international professors and academic instructors. Participants will learn how to evaluate and implement information security solutions, ensure information security incident handling, and create a competitive advantage for their organisation.

Who is a ICT Security Expert?

The ICT Security Expert works for a private company or a public institution in the field of information security and takes responsibility regarding the issue of “cyber security” throughout the entirety of the organization.

Aware of potential cyber threats, they cover the entire context of information security within the organization. Therefore, the ICT Security Experts put together and manage efficient protective measures and strategies, while always staying informed about new technologies. Constant communication with various stakeholders is necessary to convey details relating to cybersecurity.

Key Professional Competences

ICT Security Experts need to be closely linked with the organization they work for, so that they can carry out their professional activities efficiently. This means that they must be knowledgeable regarding the structure, modus operandi, products, goals, and governance of the organization. ICT Security Experts will identify & assess any potential risk, define & coordinate protective measures against it, while also ensure that the defensive measures are effective.

ICT Security Experts are responsible with:

  • Anchoring the security strategy of the organization
  • Establishing the Information Security Management System
  • Managing the security programs that the organization might use
  • Collaborating on a constant basis with the stakeholders
  • Creating awareness regarding security through different events
  • Overall securing the information of the organization

Professional Practice

The ICT Security Expert must be prepared for a variety of tasks and functions. Their work environment covers the entirety of the organization and they need to manage projects, advise, and contribute with their expertise in different teams, as well as work independently.

As the entirety of the organization is the working ground of the ICT Security Expert, he must communicate efficiently with different stakeholders and respond to security problems relevant to any part of the organization.

The framework of the ICT Security Expert’s activities is defined by the industry in which they work, as well as the legal requirements and strategy of the organization.

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We are recognized Course Provider

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We are Education Partner with ICT
Berufsbildung Switzerland

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According to jobs.ch

According to jobs.ch, a Security Engineer earns an average salary of CHF 116,000 in Switzerland.

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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 cyber incidents.

The course content is based on the ICT Berufsbildung Competence Framework and highlights the following 5 areas of competence:

Business Management

Ensure Information Security Compliance

Project Management
Security/Risk Management
Service Management
System Management

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 2020, in the same day, simultaneously throughout Switzerland. You can attend this course while working full time, from anywhere in Switzerland;

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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 November 2021.

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

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Learn

Practice cybersecurity skills in real-world scenarios. Prevent, detect, and handle the security incidents. Build and manage Security Teams.

Language Of The Course

English. Knowledge of English is required for the study of technical literature. Knowledge of English is required for the study of technical literature as the first part of 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 – online total 10–12 hours per week;
・The weekly virtual classroom, which will take place on every Thursday evenings from 16:00 to 20:00.

Course Fee

13,900 CHF

Before Government
Funding

6,950 CHF

After Government
Funding

Government Funding

50%

Total cost after reimbursement of federal
contribution CHF 6,950

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    frequently asked questions

    Which condition do I have to fulfill?

    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

    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

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