Certificate in Cyber Security 2025 Intake In South Africa

Certificate in Cyber Security 2025 Intake In South Africa

Certificate in Cyber Security – Online*
(*resident exam terms apply)

The very popular Certificate in Cyber Security offered by the Centre for Cyber Security in the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering of the University of Johannesburg will be available from July this year in an online mode.

This makes it possible for any person, anywhere in the world, to register for this Certificate and complete it totally online, including an online examination*.

However, as this is the first time this Certificate will be offered in this way, an examination restriction* will hold for this first offering starting in July 2025. This *restriction will require any student who registers and completes the modules in an online mode, to take the 5 module examinations physically at the University of Johannesburg on the specified examination dates. This means that such students will have to travel to the Auckland Park campus of the University in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, to write and complete the examinations.

We plan that from the beginning of 2025, this restriction will fall away, and students will be able to complete the examination online from any place. Final arrangements of dates and logistics for writing the examinations online are still being finalized. Online students will be able to contact the Course Coordinator by email to ask questions about the course material – such questions will be directed to the module experts if necessary. The course and study material are specified and provided on the course website – three modules require a prescribed text book.

The ‘Courses’ tab at www.cybersecurity.org.za provides the structure, content and examinations dates of all 5 modules making up the Certificate in Cyber Security (see July 2025 (Second) Intake for examination dates). Students completing the examinations and assignments successfully, will receive an official Certificate in Cyber Security from the University of Johannesburg.

Please contact: Ms Simangele Msibi / Mr Carl Van der Westhuizen on 011 559 2967 for more information.

Fax: 011 559 2138 | E-mail: simangelem@uj.ac.za / cvanderwesthuizen@uj.ac.za

Certificate in Cyber Security – January 2025 (First) Intake

This Certificate is directed towards parties working full time who want to get a formal qualification in Information and Cyber Security. The Certificate is on NQF Level 5, and successful students will get an official Certificate from the University of Johannesburg. The course consist of 5 modules of 3 days each. Each module will be formally examined and all 5 modules must be passed to pass the course.

Documentation:

Content and Dates:

Module 1: Introduction to Information and Cyber Security (INCSG5)

Date: 26 – 28 January 2025

Introduction to security concepts
Security of Desktop computers
Internet Security
Personal data security
Wireless Security
Management aspects of security
Research assignment

Module 2: Introduction to Encryption Techniques (INTENT2)

Date: 23 – 25 February 2025

Symmetric encryption
Public key encryption
Digital Certificates/Identities
Certification Authorities
Digital signatures
Research assignment

Module 3: Introduction to Digital Forensics (INTDIG3)

Date: 23 – 25 March 2025

Introduction to computer crime
Digital forensic investigations
Handling of digital evidence
Practical digital forensic investigation
Research assignment

Module 4: Introduction to Malicious Software and Ethical Hacking (INTMSE4)

Date: 20 – 22 April 2025

Introduction to the different types of malicious software
Attack vectors used by malicious software
Use of ethical hacking
Research assignment

Module 5: Introductions to Cyber Security Governance, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Cybercrime and Cyber Warfare (INTICS1)

Date: 25 – 27 May 2025 (Exam Date: 19 June 2025)

Introduction to Cyber Security Governance
Introduction to Critical Information Infrastructures and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP)
Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs)
The relationship between Cyber Security Governance and CIIP
Cyber security, CIIP and Cyber warfare

CLASS TIMES: 09:00 – 16:00

PLEASE NOTE ATTENDANCE OF CLASSES IS COMPULSORY AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE NOTE OF THESE CLASSES AND EXAM DATES (dates may change).

Please refer to the timetable for the scheduled class and examination times.

Please refer to the cost breakdown for the cost of each module as well as the registration cost and ICT levies.
Students are responsible for purchasing the necessary prescribed text books. This will be about R2500.00.

The minimum entrance requirements are:

A Matric certificate or equivalent qualification.
Practical experience in the Information / Cyber Security Industry.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2016. Apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please contact: Ms Simangele Msibi / Mr Carl Van der Westhuizen on 011 559 2967 for more information.

Fax: 011 559 2138 | E-mail: simangelem@uj.ac.za / cvanderwesthuizen@uj.ac.za

Certificate in Cyber Security – July 2025 (Second) Intake

This Certificate is directed towards parties working full time who want to get a formal qualification in Information and Cyber Security. The Certificate is on NQF Level 5, and successful students will get an official Certificate from the University of Johannesburg. The course consist of 5 modules of 3 days each. Each module will be formally examined and all 5 modules must be passed to pass the course.

Documentation:

Content and Dates:

Module 1: Introduction to Information and Cyber Security (INCSG5)

Date: 6 – 8 July 2025

Introduction to security concepts
Security of Desktop computers
Internet Security
Personal data security
Wireless Security
Management aspects of security
Research assignment

Module 2: Introduction to Encryption Techniques (INTENT2)

Date: 3 – 5 August 2025

Symmetric encryption
Public key encryption
Digital Certificates/Identities
Certification Authorities
Digital signatures
Research assignment

Module 3: Introduction to Digital Forensics (INTDIG3)

Date: 31 August – 2 September 2025

Introduction to computer crime
Digital forensic investigations
Handling of digital evidence
Practical digital forensic investigation
Research assignment

Module 4: Introduction to Malicious Software and Ethical Hacking (INTMSE4)

Date: 5 – 7 October 2025

Introduction to the different types of malicious software
Attack vectors used by malicious software
Use of ethical hacking
Research assignment

Module 5: Introductions to Cyber Security Governance, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Cybercrime and cyber warfare (INTICS1)

Date: 2 – 4 November 2025 (Exam date: 1 December 2025)

Introduction to Cyber Security Governance
Introduction to Critical Information Infrastructures and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP)
Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs)
The relationship between Cyber Security Governance and CIIP
Cyber security, CIIP and Cyber warfare

CLASS TIMES: 09:00 – 16:00

PLEASE NOTE ATTENDANCE OF CLASSES IS COMPULSORY AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE NOTE OF THESE CLASSES AND EXAM DATES.

Please refer to the timetable for the scheduled class and examination times.

Please refer to the cost breakdown for the cost of each module as well as the registration cost and ICT levies.
Students are responsible for purchasing the necessary prescribed text books. This will be about R2500.00.

The minimum entrance requirements are:

A Matric certificate or equivalent qualification.
Practical experience in the Information / Cyber Security Industry.

The closing date for applications is 2 June 2025.
Register early to avoid disappointment.

Please contact: Ms Simangele Msibi / Mr Carl Van der Westhuizen on 011 559 2967 for more information.

Fax: 011 559 2138 | E-mail: simangelem@uj.ac.za / cvanderwesthuizen@uj.ac.za

Certificate in Digital Forensics – June 2025 Intake

This Certificate introduces students to the field of Digital Forensics. It will empower students with the knowledge of the whole process of digital investigations, acquiring digital evidence and preparing such evidence to stand up in court. This Certificate is on NQF Level 5, and successful students will get an official Certificate from the University of Johannesburg.

The courses consist of 3 modules of 3 days each. Each module has a research assignment and will be formally examined. All 3 modules must be passed to pass the course.

Documentation:

Content and Dates:

Module 1: Foundations of Digital Forensics

Date: 1 – 3 June 2025

Introduction to computer and cyber crime
Introduction to the Digital Investigation Process
Introduction to digital chain of evidence handling

Module 2: Digital Evidence

Date: 10 – 12 August 2025

Digital evidence in computer environments
Sources of digital evidence
Judicial process for digital evidence

Module 3: Conducting a Digital Investigation

Date: 19 – 21 October 2025

Extraction of digital evidence
Analysis of digital evidence
Compilation of a digital forensic investigation report

CLASS TIMES: 09:00 – 16:00

PLEASE NOTE ATTENDANCE OF CLASSES IS COMPULSORY AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE NOTE OF THESE CLASSES AND EXAM DATES.

Please refer to the timetable for the scheduled class and examination times.

Please refer to the cost breakdown for the cost of each module as well as the registration cost and ICT levies.
Students are responsible for purchasing the necessary prescribed text books. This will be about R600.00 for the whole course.

The minimum entrance requirements are:

A Matric certificate or equivalent qualification.
Practical experience in the Information / Cyber Security Industry.

Please contact: Ms Simangele Msibi / Mr Carl Van der Westhuizen on 011 559 2967 for more information.

Fax: 011 559 2138 | E-mail: simangelem@uj.ac.za / cvanderwesthuizen@uj.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.