BCS Practitioner Certificate in Information Assurance (IA) Architecture

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code QAPCIAA

This course has been retired. Please view currently available BCS/ISEB Training Courses.

Modules

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The Basics of IA Architecture (7 topics)

  • Architecture and types of Architect
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
  • Architectural Patterns
  • IA and Security Architecture
  • IA Architecture Design Principles
  • Security Architecture Patterns

Advanced Security Architecture Concepts (8 topics)

  • Cryptography
  • Data Protection
  • Host Security
  • Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Application Security
  • Protective Monitoring
  • Architecture Concepts

Information Assurance Methodologies (4 topics)

  • Information Assurance Frameworks
  • Cryptographic Assurance
  • Product and Service Assurance
  • Vulnerability and Penetration Testing

Innovation and Business Improvement (4 topics)

  • Business Change, Security Metrics and ROI
  • Risk, Security Postures and Security Culture
  • Security as a Business Enabler
  • IA Maturity Models

Security across the Lifecycle (4 topics)

  • Terms of reference for an IA Architect
  • OWASP Top Ten
  • Security across the lifecycle
  • Importance of links with business process

Preparation for IA Architecture Exam (2 topics)

  • Format, structure and scoring of the exam
  • Mock exam using the BCS sample paper

Technical Demonstrations (6 topics)

  • CESG "Walled Garden" architectural pattern
  • Remote access IPSec VPN
  • Cryptography including use of a Certificate Authority
  • Firewall and network configuration
  • Vulnerability scanning and use of penetration testing tools
  • OWASP Top Ten with practical example attacks

Prerequisites

Delegates should have a broad understanding of Information Security and Information Assurance equivalent to the BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP). This course is not designed for existing security architects.

The course is aimed at candidates wishing to gain the BCS IA Architecture certificate, and at security professionals or technical administrators seeking to become Information Assurance Architects, understand the importance of business context, and attain a greater expertise in a broad range of IA security controls.

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