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Cradle to Cyber

Cradle to Cyber is Cerco IT's 5-step Cyber Security initiative that augments the traditional training course and prepares its students for a career in Ethical Hacking.

Here you can discover the 5 key steps to becoming a Cyber Security professional through Cerco IT.

Download the Cradle to Cyber brochure

Step 1 - Core Training

This is our long-standing and highly effective FastTrack Training Program.
It is designed to provide you with a functional knowledge of computer hardware. FastTrack students learn, amongst other things:

  • the fundamentals of networking
  • printer installation
  • server architecture
  • operating system configuration
Read more about the FastTrack course

Step 2 - Work Experience

Where relevant we aim to place you out in the field to gain valuable customer experience.
A typical role may be that of Field Service Engineer; fixing EPOS devices or installing retail hardware.

Step 3 - CyberScheme Team Member (CSTM) Training with Merimetso

A 5 day course designed to augment the foundation knowledge acquired in step 1 with an in-depth understanding of penetration testing and network security.
You will be exposed to every aspect of ethical hacking, including:

  • law
  • network assessment and enumeration
  • Kali / Linux
  • vulnerability assessment and exploitation
  • report writing
Read more about the Penetration Testing course

Step 4 - Entry Level Penetration Testing / Mentorship

Prior to sitting the CyberScheme Team Member exam you will be placed out in the field to gain valuable experience of life as a penetration tester.
Better still, if required, you have the option of mentorship by a Merimetso consultant - you can be assured your work is set to a professional standard.

Step 5 - CyberScheme Team Member Accreditation

With training and valuable work experience complete you will sit the CSTM exam and emerge with a strong industry standard accreditation.

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