FAQs

Admin and Bookings


  • Where is your training centre?
    7Safe’s purpose built training centre is located at the Cambridge Technology Centre, Melbourn, Hertfordshire, SG8 6DP, United Kingdom – approximately 10 miles south-west of Cambridge. For more information about our training centre click here.
  • How do I book a place on a training course?
    If you know which course you wish to attend, please use the ​Buy Now button on our website to book and pay online. Alternatively, you can book offline by calling us on 01763 285 285 or emailing us at education@7safe.com . We will then email a booking form, which is valid for seven days. This document must be signed by an authorised person and returned to us by email, fax or post. We cannot confirm delegate places until our receipt of a signed booking form.
  • How do I know if I have been accepted onto a course after submitting my booking form?
    On submission of a signed booking form 7Safe will confirm your place by email and attach the Joining Instructions. These will give you all the information you need to attend the course.
  • What if I need to cancel, postpone or make a substitute for my confirmed delegate place?

    Please see the table below for cancellation charges.

    Notice of Cancellation Charge (% of course costs)
    Over 20 working days’ notice No Charge
    11 – 20 working days’ notice 50%
    0 – 10 working days’ notice 100%

    Delegate substitutions can be made at any time without incurring a penalty, assuming substitutes meet the course pre-requisites. Any changes to any booking need to be made in writing and agreed with ​7Safe in advance of the course commencement. Delegates may request a course transfer at any time subject to ​7Safe approval and attendance must be within six months of the original course date. Where transfer requests are received within 20 working days of the course, or are outside the six month re-attendance period, a £100 handling fee will be payable.

  • I’ve lost my certificates, can I get replacement copies?
    We are happy to produce replacement certificates for £25.00 + VAT each
  • What happens if 7Safe has to cancel a scheduled training course?
    It may occasionally be necessary to cancel, reschedule or relocate courses or substitute an instructor. ​7Safe will use its reasonable endeavours to avoid changes of this nature and all delegates will be notified in advance of any change. ​7Safe shall not be liable for any costs associated with any failure to notify delegates in advance of such changes where such failure is as a result of circumstances outside the reasonable control of ​7Safe and neither party will have a right to terminate this agreement in such circumstances.
  • What are your Terms & Conditions?
    All training bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Payment and Funding


  • How can I pay for my course?
    Card payments can be taken by booking online. Alternatively, on receipt of a signed booking confirmation form an invoice will be sent for immediate payment. Cheques should be made payable to 7Safe Limited. Payments may also be made by direct bank transfer. All payments must be made in UK Pounds Sterling. VAT is payable for all courses delivered in the UK, unless booked and paid for by a company outside of the EU or if booked and paid for by a company that can provide their EU VAT number.
  • When do I need to pay for my course?
    Payment must be made prior to the course start date, on receipt of the invoice.
  • What should I do if I want to claim ELCAS?
    If you have booked onto your training course and you are claiming ELCAS credits to part pay for your training courses, please ensure you send your Claim Authorisation Note (CAN) onto 7Safe once you receive it. We require this to invoice you and ELCAS for the correct amounts. Click here for more information.

Certifications


  • What makes the courses different from other courses in the market?
    All of 7Safe’s courses are designed and developed by our practising consultants. Each course is regularly updated to reflect latest developments, techniques, exploits, as well as defensive recommendations as outlined by experts in the field.
  • Who teaches your courses?
    7Safe places great emphasis on the quality of its instructors. All our training is developed and delivered by our practicing consultants, an approach that guarantees up-to-date, highly relevant real-world content.
  • What is the employment value of your courses?
    7Safe’s technical training courses are primarily targeted at professionals wishing to enter or progress within the technical information security industry and who want to undertake quality training courses that reflect the needs of industry.  In addition, our training courses can enhance your career with industry recognised certifications and provide increased peer recognition.
  • Can I pursue self-study and attempt the exam instead of attending formal training?
    7Safe does not offer an exam only option
  • How long will my professional certification be valid for?
    There is no time limit on the validity of 7Safe’s professional certifications.

MSc


  • What components make up the MSc in Professional Practice in Digital Forensics and Security?

    The full MSc course consists of eight modules (at 15 credits each) and an MSc Project/Dissertation (at 60 credits). Seven of the taught modules are delivered and assessed jointly by De Montfort University staff and 7Safe trainers with the eighth being a stand-alone distance learning module that DMU is responsible for. The Project/Dissertation is delivered and assessed by DMU alone. Successful completion of the MSc gives students seven industry recognised professional certificates and the MSc.

    The seven 7Safe courses you need to attend are:

  • Is there a time limit on completing the MSc?
    Most students embark on their MSc after successfully completing one or more 7Safe courses. On successful completion of the 7Safe hands-on training course, you are then eligible to apply to DMU for an academic top-up/assessment by distance learning. Taking the course in this way is normally a part-time pathway and you should expect to study for two-three years. The course must be completed within a maximum of six years. However, you can register directly with DMU for the full degree and the university then manages your attendance and progression through the relevant 7Safe modules and academic assessments. Registering with DMU direct can therefore provide a full-time route through the course.
  • What are the entry and admission criteria for the MSc?

    For the DMU element of the programme modules, you should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject or five years' work experience in an appropriate field. DMU are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

    If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

    If you do not have the normal entry requirements but can demonstrate substantial experience in an appropriate area, you can be considered for entry to the course.

    The course must be completed within a maximum of six years.​

    Please contact DMU at techadmissions@dmu.ac.uk if you would like to discuss your suitability for the course.

  • How will I be assessed for the MSc?

    For each of the shared modules students undertake a professional and specialist hands-on training course at 7Safe (Cambridge) and following successful completion of that they are then eligible to apply to DMU for the distance learning ‘top-up' and assessment. Successfully completing the DMU further learning and assessment for each course/module gives student's 15 Masters credits.

    Assessment is by a combination of tests, coursework, projects and other laboratory-based assessments. To obtain postgraduate awards students must successfully accumulate the following credits:

    •   Post Graduate Certificate - 60 credits
    •   Post graduate Diploma - 120 credits
    •   MSc - 180 credits
  • Can the DMU modules be studied in any order?

    Apart from the following two restrictions, modules can be studied in any order.

    •   Advanced Forensics and Incident Response can normally only be taken after Forensic Tools and Processes (or equivalent) has been passed.
    •   Advanced Topics in Forensics & Security and the MSc Project/Dissertation must normally be studied in that order and be the last two modules studied by those students wishing to progress to the full MSc.
  • What components make up the MSc with De Montfort University?

    DMU Module (Includes 7Safe course)

    • Network Security and Ethical Hacking 1 (CSTA - Ethical Hacking)
    • Students learn the principles and processes involved in network security, including major hacking attacks that may be used against organisations networks. A range of counter measures are also covered.
    • Network Security and Ethical Hacking 2 (CSTP – Ethical Web Application Hacking)
    • This module provides you with the knowledge of, and how to protect against, the ‘OWASP Top-Ten'. It is an essential component of modern information security strategies and a requirement of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
    • Wireless Security (CWSA - Wireless Security)
    • This module develops expertise in wireless network security. Using case studies students learn the principles, threats and associated protection strategies related to wireless networks.
    • Forensic Tools and Processes (CFIP - Forensic Investigations)
    • Develops expertise in static digital forensic analysis. Using case studies students learn the principles and processes involved in undertaking and reporting a professional ‘static' forensic investigation. The assessment of the module provides an opportunity for specialisation and the development of personalised training and development.
    • Applied Forensics – Malware Investigations (CMI – Malware Investigations)
    • This module develops expertise in malware behavioural analysis, an increasingly important skill. Using case studies students learn the principles and processes involved in undertaking a thorough professional malware analysis.
    • Advanced Forensics and Incident Response (CFIS – Advanced Forensic Investigation)
    • Provides and understanding of security incidents and their impact on business continuity. Prevention techniques to protect an organisations assets from security incidents are also covered. The principles and practice of a forensic incident response, including live analysis of servers. Gathering data, remote acquisition, external and internal scanning analysis and containment techniques
    • Security Strategy and Standards (CIIP – Implementing ISO 27001)
    • This module develops knowledge of and skills in management of information security risk assessment and security policy formulation, certification processes and required procedures and state of the art risk management models and strategies.
    • Advanced Topics in Forensics & Security
    • Students learn, appreciate and engage with the main academic, professional and research concerns of computer security and forensics. This module is research led and focused; most of the work will be involve engaging with topics at the leading edge of research in this domain. The module helps to prepare students for the MSc Project.
    • MSc Project/Dissertation
    • Provides the opportunity to develop and to demonstrate skills acquired from the taught course or development during the project in the solution of real practical and or theoretical problems.
  • How much will I have to pay to study for the MSc?

    For 2014/15 entry, the tuition fees for this course will be:

    Part or Full time Fees

    DMU Modules (x7) Module: Advanced Topics in Forensics & Security DMU Dissertation  DMU Total  7Safe courses Total  MSc Total 
    UK & EU students: £350 each £320  £1,280  £4,050  £11,088*  £15,138
    International students: £485 each £463  £1,845  £5,703  £11,088*  £16,791

    *7Safe course pricing above reflects the price of the 7Safe MSc Passport, including VAT. 7Safe course costs when booked individually and not via the 7Safe MSc Passport is £13,860 including VAT.

  • How do I apply for MSc?

    UKPASS is the postgraduate equivalent of UCAS and gives you a simple and efficient way to apply online. It allows you to search for a course and guides you through the application process. Using UKPASS you can apply for up to ten courses for free.

    You can create your application in your own time, so you can consider, research and complete each section at your own speed. You can track your applications as they progress, and can also receive and reply to offers online. Apply online with UKPASS

    You will need to attach qualification transcripts, references and evidence of English language (if you are an overseas student) with your UKPass application. If these documents are not attached to your original application, this will delay the process of your application.