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Cyber security qualifications

Cyber security is a multi-disciplinary profession; the UK Cyber Security Council identifies 16 different specialisms. The Council is currently reviewing the range of qualifications and certifications best-suited to each of these specialisms, and will provide further information in due course.

For information on routes to professional status for cyber security practitioners, skip directly to that section.



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Under- and post-graduate degrees

Many universities offer degrees with cyber security content. Learn more about:


Industry qualifications

Investigate qualifications and certifications to understand the knowledge and skills taught, and what you should be able to do as a result of gaining the qualification.

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