Cyber Security Expert Learning Path


Cyber security is the practice of protecting systems, networks, applications, sensitive data, computing devices and financial assets from cyberattacks that usually come in the form of ransomware attacks or computer viruses.

Cyberattacks typically aim to disrupt normal business processes, extort money, or access, change or destroy sensitive information, and so cyber security refers to any approach taken to prevent them or diminish their impact.

Attacks are becoming more frequent and attackers are becoming more innovative, and so it is essential for businesses to implement effective cyber security measures to protect themselves from the threat.

Who will benefit

The Cyber Security Expert learning path, provided by our partner Simplilearn, is aimed at working professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds. It will specifically benefit anyone working in the following roles:

  • All levels of IT auditor/penetration tester
  • Security consultants/managers
  • IT directors/managers/consultants
  • Security auditors and architects
  • Security systems engineers
  • Chief information security officers (CISOs)
  • Chief compliance/privacy/risk officers
  • Network specialists, analysts, managers, architects, consultants or administrators
  • Technical support engineers
  • Systems analysts or administrator

Customer reviews

“My learning experience was enriching and valuable. It will undoubtedly help me to transition into my new chosen field of Cybersecurity. I liked the live virtual classes as well as the recorded sessions.”

“The instructor provided excellent CEHv10 online classroom training using practical exercises and EC-Council content, as well as sharing his priceless personal knowledge and wisdom.”

Course overview

The Cyber Security Expert learning path provides you with all the skills needed to become an expert in this fast-growing field. You will learn comprehensive approaches to protecting your infrastructure, including securing data and information, running risk analysis and mitigation, architecting cloud-based security, achieving compliance and much more.

Course highlights

  • 100+ hours of instructor-led online classes
  • 40+ hours of e-learning content
  • Exam voucher included for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • 6 months’ free access to CEHv12 iLabs
  • Master’s certificate upon course completion
  • 11 months' access to self-paced videos and class recordings

Exam information

This program comes with an exam voucher for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification.

Recommended experience/qualifications

Learners need to possess a high school diploma or an undergraduate degree. General IT knowledge or experience is also helpful.

Skills covered

You will learn the following skills:

  • Install, configure and deploy public key infrastructure and network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organisational security
  • Master advanced hacking concepts to manage information security efficiently
  • Design security architecture and framework for a secure IT operation
  • Frame cloud data storage architectures and security strategies, and utilise them to analyse risks
  • Protect data movement, perform disaster recovery, access CSP security  and manage client databases
  • Implement technical strategies, tools, and techniques to secure data and information for your organization 
  • Adhere to ethical security behaviour for risk analysis and mitigation 
  • Understand security in cloud computing architecture in depth 
  • Comprehend legal requirements, privacy issues and audit process methodologies within the cloud environment 
  • Focus on IT compliance and the integrity of enterprise systems to establish a more secure enterprise IT framework

Key learning outcomes

This learning path provides cybersecurity professionals with foundational-level, intermediate-level, and advanced-level skills that entail industry-leading certifications like CompTIA Security+, CEH, CISM, CISSP, and CCSP. The programme begins with introductory level technology training, then progresses to intermediate level hacking techniques such as reverse engineering, and network penetration testing. This course will enable you to:

  • Stay up to date with the latest cyber security news and trends and make sure you are implementing adequate cyber security measures in your organization using suitable hardware and software
  • Avoid the risks of phishing attacks by adhering to ethical security behaviour
  • Understanding cloud computing and how it can help your business is vital for the success of your venture
  • Understand the legal requirements, privacy policies, and auditing process of your cloud environment
  • Focus on getting the IT infrastructure in order and removing the clutter by investing in the right software solutions; invest in a partner who has your back

Course completion criteria

Learners need to pass all the courses and meet the following requirements to get the Cyber Security Expert certificate:

  • CompTIA Security+ 601: Attend one live virtual classroom
  • CEH: Attend one live virtual classroom
  • CISM: Complete 85% online self-paced (OSP) learning
  • CISSP: Complete 85% online self-paced (OSP) learning or attend one live virtual classroom and score above 75% in the simulation exam
  • CCSP: Complete 85% online self-paced (OSP) learning

Frequently asked questions

How is the learning path delivered?

This learning path is delivered in conjunction with our partner, Simplilearn. You will get access to self-paced e-learning content for all the courses included in the learning path. For the Cyber Security Expert learning path, you will also have access to live instructor-led virtual classes for some of the courses. Over the course of your 11-month licence for this learning path, you will be able to join several of these virtual classes, so that you can revisit content as and when you need it. You will also have access to batch session recordings.

For how long will I have access to my learning path?

You will have 24/7 access for 11 months to all the self-paced e-learning content and the live instructor-led virtual classes. You can attend as many of the live virtual courses as are available to you in the 11-month period, and you also have 24/7 access to recordings of the live classes, which are available in the portal.

What are the technical requirements to access the e-learning portal?

The online learning portal can be accessed via all laptops and computers with an internet connection. It can also be accessed via tablets, although we would recommend downloading the Simplilearn app to access the portal via a mobile device. Preferred web browsers for the online learning portal are the latest versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.

After I make my purchase, what are the next steps?

You will receive an email from ILX confirming your purchase and welcoming you to the Simplilearn learning pathway portal. The email will contain a link for you to set your password, and once completed, you will be prompted to sign in with your username and new password. From here, you will be able to click on the learning pathway that you have purchased, and it will automatically take you into the Simplilearn learning portal where you can start your course.

Is the cost of the exam included in the learning path?

Yes, the cost of the Certified Ethical Hacker exam is included in this learning path. You will also receive Simplilearn course completion certificates once you meet the required criteria, detailed in the “About the programme” tab on this page.

How do I schedule my live class?

Login to the online learning portal and access the live class schedule. From there you will be able to book onto any courses that are available as part of your learning path. To access the live classes from a laptop or desktop, use Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari on Windows or macOS. To access the live classes from a mobile or tablet, ensure you have both the Simplilearn app and Cisco WebEx Meetings app installed, use the Simplilearn app to login, click on the ‘Live Classes’ and then on the ATTEND button. When using the Simplilearn app, you can enable the audio by clicking on the Calling icon and then clicking on Call Over Internet on the WebEx platform.

Who should I contact for assistance once I have purchased my learning path?

If you have a query regarding your purchase, please get in touch with us at If your query relates to the learning content or the online learning portal, please use the portal’s ‘Help & Support’ option in the top right corner of the screen.

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