Cybersecurity Analyst


  • NQF: 5
  • SAQA ID. 118986
  • CREDITS:  173

What is a Cybersecurity Analyst? 

A cyber security analyst is primarily responsible for protecting a company’s network and systems from cyber-attacks (e.g., Email and internet fraud, identity fraud or theft of financial/card payment data). 

Did you know?  
‘The average cyber security salary in South Africa is R 990 000 per year or R 508 per hour’.  


This qualification aims to build an understanding of fundamentals of various computer and network security threats such as identity theft, credit card fraud, phishing, virus and backdoors, emails hoaxes, loss of confidential information, hacking attacks, and social engineering. Students’ knowledge will be improved by teaching them the principle of cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking and understanding of the principles and techniques applied in the editing and proofreading processes Network Security and Defence to be industry ready and find work. 


Career Fields

Security Engineer
Incidence Response
Management & Administration
Testing & Hacking
Admission Requirements
  • NQF Level 4 qualification. 

Certification and Examination 

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a statement of result from Berea College of Technology and upon meeting the EISA requirements, receive an Occupational Certificate: Cybersecurity Analyst from the QCTO.  

EISA is a single, national assessment which leads to competent learners being awarded Occupational Certificates. It is an integral and critical component of QCTO’s quality assurance system, as it ensures that the assessment of occupational qualifications, part-qualifications and trades is standardised, consistent and credible. Qualifying for External Assessment: To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required knowledge and practical modules by means of statements of results and a record of completed work experience. 

Duration and Work-Integrated Learning


Study Materials
  • Prescribed textbook lists will be provided by the academic department at your campus. Students will receive electronic versions of the study guides for this programme. Study material is also available online on the learner management system, Moodle. 


Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a current programme pricelist. 

Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides etc.

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Knowledge Modules

Introduction to cybersecurity 

Fundamentals of network security and defence 

Cybersecurity and cyber threats and attacks 

Introduction to cybersecurity governance, legislation and ethics 

Fundamentals of design thinking and innovation 

Refresher logical thinking and basic calculations 

Computers, devices and computing systems 

Data and databases vulnerabilities 

Introduction to 4IR and future skills 

Practical Modules

Ensure Compliance in terms of Legal Cybersecurity Requirements and National and International Standards 

Assess Risks and Vulnerabilities and Current Security Measures 

Implement Protection, Prevention and Detection Measures to Mitigate Risk, Violations and Vulnerabilities 

Apply Logical Thinking and Math’s 

Apply Basic Scriptwriting for Cybersecurity Toolsets 

Access and Visualise Structured Data Using Spreadsheets 

Apply Design Thinking Methodologies 

Function Ethically and Effectively as a Member of a Multidisciplinary Team

Work Experience Modules

Compliance with Legal Cybersecurity Requirements 

Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation 

Cybersecurity Detection, Protection and Prevention Processes 


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