Learn Cyber Security

Kickstart your Cyber Security  journey with our unique Cyber Security course designed and taught by industry leaders who will hold you by the hand and help you have a hassle-free transitioning into Cyber Security

Join Skillup Africa's Cyber Security Course - Cohort One

In line with the goals of Skillup Africa to make top-notch Tech Skills training accessible and affordable for young Africans, we introduced an intensive hybrid Cyber Security course that will help professionals trying to get into tech through Cyber Security or others who want to amplify their knowledge and experience in Tech, launch into Cyber Security. Our curriculum has been carefully created in line with global standards to help you become an all-around Cyber Security professional from the get-go. 

Our Cyber Security Course is

Why Cyber Security?

With more need for technology comes the need for security

Security is an unavoidable measure needed by all organizations and individuals with infrastructure whether physical or online. Cybersecurity can help to prevent data breaches, identity theft, and other types of cybercrime. Organizations must have strong cybersecurity measures to protect their data and customers. As more use cases for the web emerges (whether Web 2.0 or Web 3.0), the need for cyber security and professionals with the required knowledge will be on the increase. In recent times the eyes of more and more organizations are opening to the need for cyber security and so is the need for cyber security experts. 

Paying or not?

A career in Cyber Security is a secure pathway

Professionals in the cybersecurity realm are typically well paid. Entry level cybersecurity jobs are at the bottom of the scale, but they still pay higher than entry level jobs in many other industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the  average pay for cybersecurity professionals is $99,730 per year, which is quite high. Those in the top 10 percent of the field earn an average of $158,860 a year. Even those in the lowest 10 percent are paid fairly well at $57,810.


Can I become a Cyber Security Expert?

Irrespective of your discipline and experience you can become an exceptional Cyber Security Expert

Even if you have no experience in cybersecurity, you can become a Cybersecurity Analyst by equipping yourself with the right knowledge and training. First, you need to learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity. Taking a course or program in cybersecurity, like this course offered by Skillup Africa, will give you foundational knowledge about systems and security.



Carefully Curated Modules


Weeks of Intensive learning


Years of Experience Combined


Carefully Curated Modules


Weeks of Intensive learning


Years of Experience Combined

Course Structure

The course is a 6 days/week (Monday – Saturday) program. We recommend that you schedule 2 hours each day for an optimal experience. 

  1. Self-paced learning: Monday – Wednesday
  2. Group Discussion: Thursday
  3. Group Case study presentation: Friday
  4. Live Class: Saturday

Week One

Introduction To Cyber Security

This gets you familiar with what Cyber Security is and what it is not with a general overview of Cyber Security. Participants also get introduced to the common Cyber Security lingual and concepts and gradually get into Cyber Security starting with general information about the computer and  internet and how they work.

Week Two


Get introduced to all the types of malware that exist and how they function. Then proceed to learn about the different kinds of cyber crimes. What differentiates them and why they are important? This helps learners have a good understanding of their work as Cyber security analysts.

Week Three - Five


Learners will learn how to analyze data using Microsoft Power BI including its interface and workflows, collection and cleaning of data, creation of models and measures using Dax, Data visualization and reporting amongs other things

Week Six - Eight

Microsoft SQL Server

Learners are introduced to Microsoft SQL servers, databases in general, relational database management, manipulation of data types, filters, functions, case expression, DDL, importing data into SQL, and exporting data into external software

Week Nine

Interview Preparation and Portfolio Development

Here our instructors and mentors work with learners to get them job ready by holding mock interviews, sharing information on how to land a job as a data analysit, right projects for their portfolios and more career guidance. 


Week Ten

Personal/Group Project

Participants will be required to carryout personal projects with some simulations similar to real life scenario to help them fully understand the concept of Data Analytics and to be able to hit the ground running after the training. Learners also work in groups to deliver a project

Meet our Faculty

Meet the awesome professionals who have volunteered to share their knowledge thereby making this training possible and affordable for you. 

Victor Funmipe O.

Victor Funmipe O.

Information Security | Innovation | Techpreneurship | Venture Building

Funmipe is a Cyber Security professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. He has led several Cyber security teams in several companies globally including the African Fintech Unicorn – Flutterwave. He is a graduate of MIT Sloan School of Management and has several degrees in Cyber Security. 

Victor Mengwa

Victor Mengwa

Security Engineer | Offensive Security | AppSec | 2X AWS Certified

Skilled security engineer with a passion for helping organizations put the “Sec” in their DevOps process. Skilled in Application and Data Security, Endpoint Security, Security Architecture and Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, with proven ability to deploy Information Security solutions that meet Business Objectives.

Bamidele Ogunlade

Bamidele Ogunlade

Cybersecurity Evangelist | DevSecOps | Application Security engineer

Cyber security engineer with in-depth knowledge/experience in Governance, Risk and Compliance, Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, threat incidence response and data recovery. Able to efficiently implement PCI-DSS and ISO compliance/requirements. A seasoned consultant and good team player


Earn A Skillup Africa cyber Security Certification

You get a certificate of completion for completing the course requirements (this is for all participants who completes the course) and a certificate of achievement for satisfactorily completing all course requirements.

Upon completion of the course and meeting all requirements, participants will get a professional certificate to affirm their knowledge. This certificate is shared both in hard and soft copies and can also be linked to your LinkedIn profile with a unique link for reference.

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Join the Class

Join the 10 week long intensive course and begin a career as a Product Manager in 2023.

Actual Price: ₦100,000 ($140)

Cost for Indigent Applicants: FREE!!!

This program is currently not recieving applications

Valid only for the first 10 slots
Do you want to take advantage of this opportunity?

Training for the first cohort of our Cyber Security course commences on 24th April 2023 with a free webinar.

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