Practitioners Certificate in Information Assurance Architecture
The Practitioners Certificate in Information Assurance Architecture (PCIAA) course prepares the student for a career in security architecture. A Security Architect (SA) is a senior-level enterprise architect role, either within a dedicated security team or as part of a more general Enterprise Architecture (EA) team. It also provides the opportunity for those already within these roles to enhance or refresh their knowledge and in the process gain a qualification, recognised by industry, which demonstrates the level of knowledge gained. This course prepares the student to challenge either the British Computer Society’s 'Practitioner Certificate in Information Assurance Architecture' (PCiIAA) exam or the 'CREST Registered Technical Security Architect' (CRTSA) exam for Senior or Lead Practitioners. It has been designed to cover all learning objectives required of all domains covered in both certifications.
Who should attend?
- Students who wish to gain the BCS PCiIAA or CREST's CRTSA certificate and qualify as a Practitioner, Senior Practitioner or Lead Practitioner in Security Architecture under the CESG Certified Professional (CCP) scheme
- System administrators who wish to become security architects
- Technical architects looking to move into the field of security architecture
- Security professionals wanting to gain an appreciation of the technical and business aspects of their profession, or move into a more senior architecture role
What will I learn?
The programme is broken into six modules:
- Module 1: The basics of security architecture
- Module 2: Advanced security architecture concepts
- Module 3: Information assurance methodologies
- Module 4: Innovation and business improvement
- Module 5: Security across the lifecycle
- Module 6: Preparation for the PCiIAA and CRTSA exams and mock exam
How will I benefit?
- Develop new architectures that mitigate the risks posed by new technologies and business practices
- Ability to provide consultancy and advice to explain Information Assurance and architectural problems
- Confidentially describe and apply security design principles
- Ensure that proposed architectures and counter measures adequately mitigate identified information risks
- Comprehensive course notes
- A certificate of attendance