National Schemes

The Cybersecurity Skilling Programme

The Cybersecurity Skilling Programme offers individuals a range of upskilling opportunities in cybersecurity. Different specialised and generic training opportunities will be offered during different time windows between 2023-2025.

This project is fully funded by the Recovery and Resilience Facility fund which is part of the NextGenerationEU Programme.

UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
Security Operations Centre Analyst Training

Registrations for a new round will soon open.

Who is eligible for the SOC Analyst Training Course?

Maltese nationals or residents from the age of 16 and up, who are fluent in English speaking and writing, and who are in possession of one or more of the following:

  • MQF Level 3 qualification/s (or equivalent) in ICT, or higher;
  • MQF Level 3 qualification/s (or equivalent) in another discipline, or higher;
  • At least one-year experience in an IT role.

 

What does this course consist of? 

This Training Course is a progressive learning instrument supported by a robust assessment strategy for evaluating individuals’ performance. Hence,

1. The first 30 individuals that will satisfy the eligibility criteria shall undertake a psychometric Pre-Assessment to ensure they have the attitude and technical aptitude (knowledge, skills, and capabilities) to succeed on the course. Candidates will have one week to complete this 2-hour online multiple-choice question assessment. This Pre-Assessment will identify 15 candidates with the most potential raw ability and intrinsic motivation that will be selected to proceed to the next stage.

 

2. The 15 candidates selected to advance from the pre-assessment will follow the Foundational Course.

This course is an entry-level foundational course, where students will understand the essential fundamental topics. This course is on a part-time basis and shall take three weeks to complete, with live online training sessions of 2 to 3 hours long that shall be delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 17:00 and 20:00. During the Course’s duration, candidates shall undergo three online multiple-choice checkpoint assessments of 60 minutes each. Candidates with at least 70% attendance of the total training session hours will be selected to follow an invigilated summative assessment post-course. This will assess them on their technical and soft skills attained during the Foundational Course. Candidates will be given a date to undergo this online 2 hour assessment and shall be awarded a Certificate upon obtaining a 45% pass grade or higher.

 

3. Upon successful finalisation of the Foundational Course, the most promising 5 candidates will be selected to follow an Advanced Course.

This course shall build on the fundamentals identified during the Foundational Course to take the acquired technical and soft skills further. This course is on a part-time basis and shall take 18 weeks to complete, with live online training sessions taking place twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, of 2 to 3 hours long between 13:00 and 16:00 or 17:00 and 20:00. During the course’s duration, candidates shall undergo seven online multiple-choice checkpoint assessments of 60 minutes each. Candidates with at least 70% attendance of the total training session hours will be selected to follow an invigilated summative assessment post-course. This will assess them on their technical and soft skills attained during the Advanced Course. Candidates will be given a date to undergo this online assessment and shall be awarded an Advanced Course Certificate upon obtaining a 45% pass grade or higher.

 

Why should you apply?

This Training Course offers a blended learning approach intended to support theoretical concepts with hands-on sessions, offering also the opportunity of one-to-one interaction with qualified trainers where necessary.

It is therefore the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to discover a new domain or simply to upskill oneself in the area of cybersecurity. All costs will be covered through funds which have been secured by the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) under the Recovery and Resilience Facility fund which is part of the NextGenerationEU Programme. All that we ask from you, is your commitment.

 

 

 

Training Opportunity
The Cybersecurity Skilling Programme 2023-2025

Other courses are coming… Stay tuned!

Register your interest below to be notified as soon as they open.

What is the Cybersecurity Skilling Programme?

  • It is a training programme which will run from 2023-2025, offering individuals a range of upskilling opportunities in cybersecurity.
  • It will take the form of different specialised and generic training courses that will be offered during different time windows.
  • This Programme offers opportunities towards different career paths within the field of cybersecurity.

 

What does it entail?

  • Part-time training courses
  • Live-online sessions consisting of practical and theory based sessions
  • Professional tutors with experience in cybersecurity
  • One-to-one interactions with qualified trainers
  • Self-study hours
  • Learning assessments

 

Why should this be a good opportunity for you?

  • Learning and upskilling opportunity
  • Awarding of an academic certification after successful completion of the course
  • Possibility of Continuing Professional Education (CPEs)
  • No costs are involved, we only require your full commitment

 

Who can apply?

  • Motivated individuals eager to learn and put themselves to the test
  • Anyone with the targeted eligibility criteria, which varies from course-to-course

 

 

More information will be made available with the publishing of the respective courses. Terms and Conditions will apply.

This information is subject to change, and MITA retains the right to update it.

 

This project is fully funded by the Recovery and Resilience Facility fund which is part of the NextGenerationEU Programme.