What THIS PROGRAMME OFFERS
A money-back guarantee makes this Cyber Security Placement Programme stand out.
You will gain skills and qualifications so you can start working as an IT Support Technician/ IT Helpdesk / 1st line support. Plus, you have all the courses to carry on studying and specialising in Cyber Security.
You pay for your studies and invest in yourself and we guarantee you will get your first job working in a professional IT environment.
Study one course and qualify, start your first job in IT, continue your studies …
IN A NUTSHELL
The hype around cybersecurity is real!
It seems like everyone in the IT world wants to shift to a career in cybersecurity and there are reasons for the shift. With the world turning more and more to a reliance on IT systems and businesses migrating to web-based applications, the threat of data breaches and system compromises are real. Recent surveys have estimated that the total security threat to online IT systems rises by 20% each year, and in some areas, which have embraced a new world of IT the percentage is even higher! The UK alone is said to double its attacks to IT systems on a yearly basis.
Due to this fact, the need for experienced IT security professionals is in a state of ever-increasing demand.
The Cyber Security Placement Programme follows the same pathway as our IT Technician Placement Programme but offers a wider range of courses to study, once you have secured your first role.
Cyber Security careers will typically begin after 2-3 years’ experience working within IT and our courses are designed to send you on a career track which will fast track you into cyber security.
WHO IS IT FOR?
You need no prior experience working in IT to be eligible for our Cyber Security Placement Programme as initially it follows the same path as the IT Technician Placement Programme, simply an interest and desire to work on the technical side of IT and the drive to continue studying to build a cyber career.
SUPPORT FROM PROFESSIONALS
From the moment you register with us, you will have the guidance and advice you need to successfully qualify and find work in your new career. Our specialist recruitment consultants support you each step of your job seeking journey while our qualified tutors and mentors provide you with all the support you need to learn new skills and qualify.
ALL THE SUPPORT AND HELP YOU NEED, YOU WILL HAVE:
- A qualified tutor to provide support with course questions
- Your own mentor to pro-actively support and motivate you
- A personalised study plan to help make studying easier
- Get practical experience on live equipment using cutting-edge live labs
- Heaps of revision questions and quizzes
- Exam revision support
- 5 official CompTIA Exams (see FAQs below for further info)
- Engaging tutor-led online learning you can access 24/7
PLUS, YOU GET THE FOLLOWING CAREER SERVICES AND SUPPORT:
- Job/money-back guarantee
- Recruitment Support to help you get placed
- Your own specialist recruitment consultant to help you
- A professional CV review and rewrite
- An updated LinkedIn profile
- Interview support
- Job seeking support
Start working while you are studying…
Courses Included in this Package:
Below are the core courses of this package, other courses could be added to help you gain extra knowledge and skills.
CompTIA IT Fundamentals
CompTIA IT Fundamentals is an introduction to basic knowledge and skills that lays the foundation for you to go on and study the CompTIA A+
A+ is the starting point for a professional career in IT, certifying foundation technical skills in IT and Support.
Network+ certifies the essential skills needed to confidently, design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless devices. We help you start working in your first IT job after passing the CompTIA A+ & CompTIA Network+ exams.
Security+ provides the global benchmark for best practices in IT network and operational security.
Cybersecurity Analyst applies behavioural analytics to improve the overall state of IT Security.
Career Path and Possible Annual Salaries
CYBER PLACEMENT FAQS
These are some of our most frequently asked questions. Please fill out the form below for one of our Career Advisors to call you to answer any further questions you have and to help you get your new career journey started.
Are your courses accredited?
Our multi-media, tutor-led courses follow official curriculum and prepare you to take the official exams. We are also a CompTIA Partner and authorised training centre for BCS (British Computer Society), PeopleCert, EC-Council and APMG.
Can I use these qualifications outside of the UK?
Official IT qualifications like CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco etc are all internationally recognised. Exams are strictly managed by exam institutes across the globe to ensure the highest standards.
What finance options do you offer?
We offer finance through our third-party finance partner, Omni Finance where you can spread the cost of your study package and exams over affordable monthly payments. This is the preferred option for our students not paying in full. As an alternative where students do not qualify for Omni Finance, we offer monthly spread payments in-house (ITOL Finance) which are interest-free and cover the cost of the course component only. ITOL Finance therefore does not finance the cost of exams. You can however at any time contact the exam booking team and pay for exams as you need them.
Are exams included in the price?
As stated above, if you have paid in full or been accepted through Omni Finance, then 5 official CompTIA exams are included in the price, included exams are both CompTIA A+ exams, the CompTIA Network+ exam, CompTIA Security+ exam and CompTIA CySA+ exam. If you are paying via our in-house spread payment plan (ITOL Finance), then exams and manuals are excluded but you can pay for these at any time by contacting our exam booking team.
What support do you provide?
You are supported by a team of tutors, mentors and recruitment consultants to help you qualify and get work in a professional IT environment.
What recruitment support do you provide?
Once you have completed your CompTIA A+ and Network+ exams, you are then supported by our recruitment team as your CV will now stand out with your new skills and qualifications. They will provide you with a professional CV review and Linkedin profile, job seeking advice, interview advice and support you each step of the job seeking process. Our aim is to empower you, so you have all the skills needed to secure interviews, master interviews and land the job you want to get. These are skills for life and help you at any point in your career when you want to change jobs. You will proactively work with our recruitment team as they support you.
Why must I complete my exams before getting a job?
Passing both CompTIA A+ exams and the CompTIA Network+ exam will help you get placed in IT Technician, IT Support, 1st Line Support, or IT Helpdesk roles. Most companies now require entry level IT staff to be CompTIA A+ certified as a minimum. Adding further exams like the CompTIA Network+ plus more advanced courses helps you stand out in the job market and opens doors to more jobs you are suitable for. Hiring managers consider qualified job-seekers to be a lower recruitment risk who can hit the ground running and be more productive quickly.
How long do I have to take my exams?
You must pass all the exams included in this package within 24 months of starting your study and placement programme.
How will I benefit from completing this programme?
A rewarding career enables you to grow and develop. This package lays the foundation and kick starts your career in the IT sector. You will harvest what you invest in yourself. After this programme you have learned new skills and validated your skills by passing 5 official certification exams. This adds value to your CV and opens doors to career opportunities where you can further grow and develop your career. The Cyber Security sector is growing enormously globally and there is a shortage of skilled professionals making this an ideal area to specialise in.
You have access to live labs where you can practice what you have learned on live IT equipment in a controlled environment.
When can I get recruitment support?
You can get recruitment support once you have passed both CompTIA A+ exams and the CompTIA Network+ exam. Please contact our recruitment team once you have passed the above exams so they can start working with you.
How long do I get recruitment support for?
You will receive recruitment support until you have secured your first role in a professional IT environment or up to a period of 6 months after passing your last exam.
How long before I can start working?
That depends on how long it takes you to pass both CompTIA A+ exams and the CompTIA Network+ exam. It also depends on where you live and the number of opportunities near you. Most learners secure either contract or permanent work in IT within 4 months of passing these exams.
Can I start working before I qualify?
If you hold a UK driver’s license, own you own car and live in England, we may be able to place you with our partner company. Our partner company provides IT services to government organisations and large companies across the UK. They can take on up to 50 new people a month from ITonlinelearning to work in contract roles. If these opportunities arise, our recruitment team will be in touch. Sometimes we can place you in these roles prior to you passing official exams. We however encourage every student to focus on their studies and passing their official exams if you are serious about a rewarding career in IT.
How does your job guarantee work?
To qualify for the money back guarantee you must pass both CompTIA A+ exams, the CompTIA Network+ exam, the CompTIA Security+ exam and the CompTIA CySA+ exam within 2 years of registering with us and not be offered a job in IT within your 2 year study period + 6 months, then we will refund 100% of your study package cost less exam costs, this is subject to you conducting yourself in a professional manner, accepting reasonable job offers and working proactively with our recruitment team. It is also subject to you paying your study package in full and If you are paying via spread payments, it is subject to you not missing any monthly payments. Our Terms and Conditions / Terms of Learning also apply.
Can I opt out of recruitment services and your job/ money-back guarantee?
Yes, you can opt out of recruitment services and the job/ money-back guarantee. If you do not need these services, the cost of your package will be reduced, however this can only be done prior to registering for this study package. Yes, you can opt out of recruitment services and the job/ money-back guarantee. If you do not need these services, the cost of your package will be reduced, however this can only be done prior to registering for this study package.
What is the best study path for me initially?
Start with CompTIA A+, followed by CompTIA Network+, then the CompTIA Security+ and lastly then the CompTIA CySA+. That will give you a solid foundation in technical, networking and IT Security.
What is the average study time for the courses?
This varies greatly from person to person and their ability to absorb information. The recommended study time is a minimum of 30 hours study time for each exam course. As the CompTIA A+ course has 2 exams, the minimum study time is therefore 60 hours.
I’m already working, can I study around my current job?
Yes, this study and placement programme is flexible and designed for career starters and career changers that might be working in jobs that do not align with their career goals.
Can you tailor a study package for me?
Yes, we can tailor a study package for you based on your experience level or taking into consideration studies you have already completed. For the next stage of your studies and to focus your career in Cyber Security, you must consider specialist courses like the CompTIA PenTest+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker depending on what level and area of Cyber Security you want to specialise in.
If I run out of time, can I renew my training?
You can renew your studies for another year if you need to. You can also add other courses to meet your career requirements. We have a renewals team and a renewals advisor will be in contact as you near the end of your study term.
What if I have other questions?
Please fill the form in below and one of our Advisors will call you and help answer any questions you have.