This course will assist and guide you in understanding what cyber security is and the various approaches to practice cyber security. Learn to identify cyber security challenges and the main gaps and strategies taken around the world, and the importance of cyber security for business and social media.
Subject Matter Expert
Carl Heinz Uys’s vision is a safer connected world, his mission in life is to contribute towards safeguarding cyberspace. He has been an entrepreneur since 1999. Carl is a qualified information technology engineer and cyber security practitioner and has gained 10 years’ experience in computer and communication science. He is also a third-year law student and has acquired skills in strategic management, people development, policy development, research and report writing. Amongst other public interest cyber security projects, Carl was part of a team that contributed towards reducing the financial fraud within the provincial government of Kwa-Zulu Natal. He was also a member of the team who was responsible for cyber security during the 2014 South African national government elections. He is currently a cyber security practitioner working within various industries across the globe.
Academic Tutor Support
Your dedicated Online Academic Tutor (OAT) will provide you with necessary guidance, offer advice and answer questions on course content, to help you achieve academic success.
Student Support Coordinator
The Student Success Coordinator (SSC) team will assist you with any query that you may have about the environment, systems, and general utilisation throughout your learning journey.
Course and Technical Requirements
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and a stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty accessing our course content.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will be awarded with a Damelin Certificate of Competence.