The Practitioners Certificate in Information Assurance Architecture 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.
Why should you attend?
This is the first course of its kind that covers the essential knowledge and skills needed to design, build and implement a secure system.
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. PCiIAA explains what the role of a Security Architect is, covering responsibilities, as well as the business, technical, procedural and administrative requirements of the role. The role of the SA originates from a modern approach to IT in business, known as Enterprise Architecture, as explained by a variety of frameworks in use today, such as TOGAF, MODAF, DODAF and Zachman, all of which have their own views pertaining to security architecture.
A good appreciation of the technical aspects of ICT. Students who have taken and passed the Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) are best placed to being on the security architecture track, especially if they have at least one year’s experience in an active security management role.