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WORK EXPERIENCE BOOTCAMP

How a Work Experience Bootcamp could fast-track you to a Better Job

68% of employers have cancelled work experience and short-term insight opportunities

What are Work Experience Bootcamps?

The essence of a bootcamp is about developing the capability to solve a practical business problem. These practical business problems are either based on anonymised client information or based on practice scenarios, which were developed by Cystel. For certain bootcamps, e.g., artificial intelligence, we will expose individuals to lab work. This will then involve working through several lab exercises or simulations or to develop an artificial intelligence solution.

Work Experience Bootcamps are designed to help you develop business experience that are in demand with employers. Cystel Ltd, headquartered in the UK, an international consulting company, are delivering consulting Bootcamps in key areas – Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Artificial intelligence, Block chain technology and, as part of an initiative to tackle skills gaps and growing demand for consulting experience, by employers.

Why Work Experience Bootcamps?

The ISE (Institute of Student Employers) has stated that short-term student work experience like internships will be reduced by almost a third (31%) of businesses.

Created in part as a response to the pandemic, Work Experience Bootcamps are part of Cystel’s Lifetime Skills Development Strategy and Plan for Jobs. Our Bootcamp in current, in-demand subjects and consulting will give you the skills needed to start your first role, or to help you progress to the next level.

As well as essential technical skills to enter the industry, we’ll also help you to hone your soft skills, including communication, collaborative working, problem-solving and working to deadlines in an agile environment.

INFORMATION / CYBER SECURITY MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO

In the UK alone there are 3.5 million job vacancies in the area of Information Security. In the USA, there has been a 94% growth in cyber security jobs and the demand will increase further with cloud computing (IBM).

The field of Information/Cyber Security management offers opportunities for a competitive salary and a chance to be involved in cutting edge-technology, that goes beyond just technical skills. Cyber Security jobs are expanding in all sectors of the global economy ranging from banking and finance, e-commerce, management consulting, health care services etc.

Did you know?
In USA, the median salary of an Information/Cyber Security Specialists in 2020 is $133,830 per year (range: $121,270 to $152,820) (www.salary.com).

BCS FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

(Placement Opportunities; Practical Lab Work; The National Cyber Security Centre (Ncsc), UK Certified Cyber professional (Ccp) Scheme)

Gain a clear understanding of Information or Cyber Security management issues including risk management, security standards, legislation and business continuity.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Knowledge of the concepts relating to information security management (confidentiality, integrity, availability, vulnerability, threats, risks, countermeasures)
  • Understanding of the relevant current legislation and regulations which impact upon information security management
  • Comprehension of the relevant current national and international standards, frameworks and organisations which facilitate the management of information security
  • Knowledge of the environments in which information security management has to operate
  • Understanding of the categorisation, operation and effectiveness of controls of different types and characteristics

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS foundation certificate in information security management principles
  • Access to Labs
  • An opportunity to apply for the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), UK certified Cyber professional (CCP) scheme)
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • IT Security Officer
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Manager
  • Cyber Security Incident Analyst

BCS PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION RISK MANAGEMENT

Take a hands-on approach to learning about information risk management, in the context of current standards including the ISO 27000 series.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • How the management of information risk will bring about significant business benefits.
  • How to explain and make full use of information risk management terminology.
  • How to conduct threat and vulnerability assessments, business impact analyses and risk assessments.
  • The principles of controls and risk treatment.
  • How to present the results in a format which will form the basis of a risk treatment plan.
The use of information classification schemes.

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • Information security and governance practitioners
  • Internal auditors, managers and senior staff working in IT
  • Individuals working in compliance and operational risk
  • Project managers and individuals responsible for design information security systems

BCS PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE ARCHITECTURE

Security professionals looking to understand the technical and business aspects of the profession or anyone looking to work in the field of security architecture.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the business environment and the information risks that apply to the systems.
  • Describe and apply security design principles.
  • Identify information risks that arise from potential solution architectures.
  • Design alternate architectures or countermeasures to mitigate identified information risks.
  • Ensure that proposed architectures and countermeasures adequately mitigate identified information risks.
  • Apply ‘standard’ security techniques and architectures to mitigate security risks.
  • Develop new architectures that mitigate the risks posed by new technologies and business practices.
  • Provide consultancy and advice to explain Information Assurance and architectural problems.
  • Security configure ICT systems in compliance with their approved security architectures.

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Information Assurance Architecture
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • Information security and governance practitioners
  • Internal auditors, managers and senior staff working in IT
  • Individuals working in compliance and operational risk
  • Project managers and individuals responsible for design information security systems

BCS PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE IN DATA PROTECTION

For experienced Data Protection professionals, and those candidates that want to build on the BCS Foundation Certificate, you can gain a broader and deeper understanding of current laws, including the EU GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 2018, and how they need to be applied in your organisation.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key provisions of Data Protection legislation in the following areas:

  • Context of data protection legislation.
  • Principles of data protection and applicable terminology
  • Lawful basis for processing of personal data
  • Governance and accountability of data protection within organisations
  • Interaction between Controller and Processor, and role of third parties
  • Transfers of personal data to third countries or international organisations
  • Data Subject rights
  • The role of Independent Supervisory Authorities (ISAs)
  • Breaches, enforcement and liability
  • Processing of personal data in relation to children
  • Specific provisions in data protection legislation of particular relevance to public authorities
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations (PECR) 2003
  • Application of data protection legislation in key areas of industry

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • Compliance officer
  • Data Protection Officer (£46,000)
  • Data Protection Consultant

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ‘AI’ (ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION OR RPA) PORTFOLIO

Artificial Intelligence (RPA) has made a huge leap during the COVID-19 pandemic and there will be an increasing use of AI in various fields such as banking, finance and insurance, retail and e-commerce, social media, global health, education, airlines and hotel industry, computing, management consultancy, manufacturing, logistics & supply chain management, security industry and public services.

According to the World Economic Forum, AI and Machine Learning will create 58 million new jobs by 2022.

Did you know?
The salary of an RPA Developer in the USA can range from $26,000 to $192,000 with an average salary of US $93,000 per year (indeed.com).

BCS ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Take your first steps in AI training to understand the principles of AI, its benefits and risks, and the processes behind machine learning.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of general concepts in the following areas:

  • Human and Artificial Intelligence;
  • The Machine Learning process;
  • The benefits, challenges and risks of a Machine Learning project;
  • The future of humans and machines in Work.

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence
  • Access to Labs
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • AI Analyst-Risk and Compliance
  • Threat Analyst
  • Test Automation Engineer
  • Business Process Management
  • Analyst
  • Assistant AI Developer
  • AI Process Automation Designer
The salary of an RPA Developer in the USA can range from $26,000 to $192,000 with an average salary of US $93,000 per year (indeed.com).

BCS FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE- WITH REAL TIME AI STUDIO LAB WORK PLUS, PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Take the next step in developing your knowledge and understanding of artificial intelligence with this new certificate. Learn the general principles of AI, its potential implications and capabilities and how to assess AI products and services from multiple angles.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding in the application of Ethical and Sustainable Artificial Intelligence:

  1. Human-centric Ethical and Sustainable Human and Artificial Intelligence;
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics;
  3. Applying the benefits of AI projects - challenges and risks;
  4. Machine Learning Theory and Practice – Building a Machine Learning Toolbox;
  5. The Management, Roles and Responsibilities of Humans and Machines – The Future of AI.

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Artificial Intelligence
  • Access to Labs
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • AI Analyst-Risk and Compliance
  • Threat Analyst
  • Test Automation Engineer
  • Business Process Management
  • Analyst
  • Assistant AI Developer
  • AI Process Automation Designer
The salary of an RPA Developer in the USA can range from $26,000 to $192,000 with an average salary of US $93,000 per year (indeed.com).

BLOCKCHAIN PORTFOLIO

A blockchain is a data structure, which enables the production of a digital ledger of data and the sharing of it among a network of autonomous parties. There are various kinds of blockchains, e.g., public, permission-based and private. A blockchain is also a peer-to-peer system without a centralised authority managing the flow of data. One of the main ways of removing central control whilst maintaining data integrity is to use a large and distributed network of independent parties.

Did you know?
As of 2021, the average annual salary for a Blockchain Analyst in the United States is $111,514 a year (range: $84,600 to $175000) (glassdoor.com).

BCS EXIN ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATE IN BLOCKCHAIN

Take your first steps in blockchain training to understand the basics of blockchain, as well its challenges, applications and innovations.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of Blockchain in the following areas:

  1. Blockchain Basics
  2. Blockchain Challenges
  3. Applications of a Blockchain
  4. Blockchain Innovations

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS EXIN Essentials Certificate in Blockchain
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • QA Engineer - £50k
  • Blockchain Analyst - £60k
  • Blockchain Project Manager - £60k
  • Blockchain Engineer - £90k
  • Blockchain Developer - £93k

BCS EXIN FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN BLOCKCHAIN

Gain a clear understanding of the basic concepts of blockchain and the potential fields of application, as well as the potential value for the organisation and the technology driving blockchain.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of Blockchain in the following areas:

  1. Blockchain Basics
  2. Blockchain Challenges
  3. Applications of a Blockchain
  4. Blockchain Innovations

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS EXIN Foundation Certificate in Blockchain
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • QA Engineer - £50k
  • Blockchain Analyst - £60k
  • Blockchain Project Manager - £60k
  • Blockchain Engineer - £90k
  • Blockchain Developer - £93k

BUSINESS ANALYSIS PORTFOLIO

The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) defines business analysis as the “set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.” In other words, business analysts perform a variety of tasks and activities to help organisations establishing their objectives for meeting specific opportunities or tackling challenges and then help them outline solutions to deliver those objectives.

Did you know?
The average salary of a Business Analyst Specialist in 2020 (USA) is $104,319 per year (range: $87000 to $135,000) (www.salary.com).

BCS FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Take your first step on your business analysis career path by attaining a certification that employers around the world respect and value.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

You’ll gain a broad understanding of business analysis, including:

  1. The role and competencies of a Business Analyst
  2. How to identify and evaluate options for improving your business
  3. Investigative techniques, including interviews, workshops, prototyping and scenarios
  4. How to categorise, analyse and manage stakeholders
  5. Making a business case and assessing feasibility
How to document, manage and validate requirements

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS Foundation Certificate In Business Analysis
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • Operations Manager
  • Business Analysis - £43k
  • Business Architecture - £65k
  • Enterprise Architecture - £92k

BCS PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ANALYSIS PRACTICE

Explore a range of strategic analysis and performance management techniques. Apply business analysis techniques within a defined framework.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of

Business Analysis Practice principles and techniques in the following areas:

  1. The breadth of the role of a Business Analyst (BA), the value of the role to organisations and the skills required of a BA to support successful business change.
  2. The processes and techniques of strategy analysis.
  3. Investigation of an organisation’s business systems in order to uncover the problems and issues occurring within them.
  4. The importance of, and techniques used within, stakeholder management and the need for analysing perspectives.
  5. Conceptual modelling through the use of business activity models.
  6. Recommendations for business improvements and how they may be identified through gap analysis between desired and current business models.
  7. The role of a business case within the business change lifecycle, including the contents of a business case for the development and implementation of business changes.

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate In Business Analysis Practice
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • Operations Manager
  • Business Analysis - £43k
  • Business Architecture - £65k
  • Enterprise Architecture - £92k

BCS PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE IN MODELLING BUSINESS PROCESSES

Demonstrate you can apply practical business analysis techniques that can help to improve your business processes. Understand and know how to apply different process modelling techniques, including both the organisational view and more detailed models.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of Modelling Business Processes principles and techniques in the following areas:

  1. The role of business process modelling in describing how an organisation carries out its internal processes; the hierarchy of process models and techniques to describe them; and why this is a key skill of the business analyst in supporting change.
  2. Modelling core business processes at an organisational level.
  3. Modelling business processes at the process level, showing all the elements involved from triggering events to process end-points.
  4. Documenting and analysing tasks.
  5. The use of gap analysis in improving business processes.

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate In Modelling Business Processes
  • An opportunity to apply for a placement to test your newly acquired knowledge.
  • Career advice
  • A free BCS membership for 1 year (after successful completion of the certificate course)

WHAT JOBS CAN I APPLY FOR?

  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Software engineers
  • Business Analysis - £43k
  • Business Architecture - £65k
  • Enterprise Architecture - £92k

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