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Become an expert of cyber security 

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences offers a free course in cyber security and digital privacy that covers three areas: Basics, Essentials and Practical Aspects. The training is university level, 15 ECTS in total and possible to complete completely through online studies.
Training will take place between October 2020 and February 2021. It can be completed fully, or the student can choose to only complete parts of the course. The online studies make it possible to complete the training alongside work.
The materials are in English. If there are any English speakers in courses 1 and 2, the classes will be held in English. Course 3 is fully in English.
The training is university level, so the students who have completed it can use the ECTS from this training for degree studies. The acceptance of ECTS must always be discussed with the student’s own university. 

Courses – choose all or pick up the most interesting ones 

You can read more about the courses by clicking the links below


After the training the student will have a basic understanding cyber security and digital privacy. Learned skills will help students to find job in the ICT industry and update their skills to fit the changing requirements of the industry. 

For who 

The training is open to all interested in the subject. Students are required to have an ability to work independently, the willingness to develop their skills and the basic knowledge of using a computer. Programming skills are not a requirement for participating. Persons living, studying or working in the Kainuu area are prioritized when choosing students. The maximum amount of students chosen for the training is 60. 


The training will be held between October 2020 and February 2021. 
The courses will start as following:

  • Introduction to Cyber Security starts at the beginning of October 2020 
  • Cyber security essentials starts during the middle of November 2020 
  • Practical aspects of Cyber security approximated starting time in December 2020 


Registration will take place online during 1.9. – 20.9.2020 and is done by filling the registration form linked below.
The applicants will be informed about the training at the end of September 2020
More information about the training

Taneli Rantaharju
Tel. 044 7101 253
email: taneli.rantaharju@kamk.fi

Training is part of DWBL-project, Digital & Work Based Learning to boost employment opportunities. Project is funded by European Social Fund, granted by Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Pohjois-Pohjanmaa.

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