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BTS cybersecurity

A huge need of young talents in the cybersecurity domain

The « digital Luxembourg » initiative, launched by the Luxembourg government in 2014, aims to strengthen the country’s position in the field of ICT. The « Future Hub » label, awarded to three high schools in the country, symbolizes the realization of this idea in high schools with a predominant technical and innovative focus.

The Luxembourg Government has developed a cybersecurity strategy responding to the challenges of the digital transformation of today’s society.

« Cybersecurity and data protection are two themes of crucial importance for the economy of tomorrow – the data economy » (FEDIL)

To meet the growing demand in IT and computing-related sectors, Luxembourg requires highly skilled and qualified professionals in the field of information security.

The Lycée Guillaume Kroll aims to provide these professionals by offering a contemporary, state-of-the-art training course in cybersecurity.

Presentation of the BTS Cybersecurity

You’ll find, under this link, the longer version of the presentation of the BTS Cybersecurity.

BTS CS - long version

The BTS cybersecurity – brief overview

Qualification

Advanced Technician‘s Diploma
(Brevet de technicien supérieur en Cybersécurité)

Duration

2 years – full-time – 120 ECTS

Occupation profile
  • CSIRT / CERT / SOC operator
    • security engineer
    • incident response analyst
    • log analyst
  • SECOPS / security engineering
    • network security operator
    • security administrator
  • Operational security officer
    • CISO assistant
    • Security operations desk
  • Junior pentester
Learning outcomes

Advanced technical and practice-based training, preparing students to implement and manage operational cybersecurity in a professional context according to the latest developments

BTS cybersecurity graduates will be able to:

  • easily blend into operational security teams,
  • implement and manage security at the system and network level,
  • assist the information security officer as a technical advisor,
  • possess the necessary knowledge to manage and analyse incidents,
  • adapt to new security challenges.
Entry requirements
  • Possess a secondary school-leaving certificate or equivalent
  • Pass the admission test and classify among the first 14 candidates
  • Acknowledge and sign the ethics and security disclaimer
  • Have a good understanding of English
Work placement

12-week internship within a company at the end of semester 4. The internship should allow an easy integration into working life.

Workload
  • 21 teaching hours per week
  • many autonomous working hours, partly in the presence of a teacher.
Reduced class size
  • 14 students per class
  • Personal contact with teachers
  • Mentoring
What’s next?
  • professional life
  • further higher education studies at undergraduate level ( BAC+3 )

Course curriculum

Cybersecurity is not solely about technology. It is also about governance and communication. Hence, the training program focuses on 5 different fields:

BTS Cybersecurity: 5 pillars & Course curriculum

Academic calendar 2021-22

Winter semester

Information meeting (attendance required) :Friday, September 17, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m in the room « salle polyvalente ».
Courses : September 20th to February 4th
Revision week : January 31th to February 4th
Exams : February 7th to February 11th

Summer semester

Courses : February 21st to June 24th
Revision week : June 20th to June 24th
Exams : June 27th to July 5th

Advantages

  • preparation for numerous internationally recognized certifications
  • numerous external instructors from real-life businesses
  • networking with local professionals
  • contact to members of the Luxembourg Cybersecurity Ecosystem
  • small classes with up to 14 students
  • modern and adapted pedagogy for ICT
  • practice-based training
  • close guidance and individual support
  • access to a dedicated classroom space outside of teaching hours

Become a student!

The project is in the process of accreditation and approval. Final approval is expected in early June 2021.

Are you interested in becoming part of this exciting project?

Bookmark this page and visit it regularly to get the latest information.

Admission exam

The admission examination consists of two parts:

  1. Practical part on the computer: questions on a technical document in English (Linux Introductory Online Course) and a test of basic knowledge of how to use a word processing software (MS Word or OpenOffice Writer of the candidate’s choice) and how to manipulate files using the Windows graphical interface. The questions will cover one or more sections of the online course. Access to the online course will be allowed during the examination. The aim is to check the candidate’s comprehension of English texts and his/her ability to learn by him/herself. We do not assume that the candidate must be an expert in the subject matter at this stage.
  2. Interview: Discussions to clarify the ambitions, motivations and pre-requisites (technical and language) of future candidates.

Dates of the entrance exams

The entrance examination will take place:

  • Practical part: Monday 5 July 2021 from 16.00 to 18.00 at the LGK. The interview schedule will be distributed during the practical part.
  • Interviews: Tuesday 6 July 2021 from 8.00 am at LGK, according to the schedule distributed the day before.
  • The results of the entrance examination will be communicated by e-mail. The final registration will be confirmed by post-mail as soon as the fees have been paid and the file is complete.

Fees

The registration fee is 100 € per semester.

Additional expenses:

  • +/-250€ per year for course materials & online subscriptions.  Various course materials will be provided free of charge by a partner.
  • Each student must purchase a laptop on his own. Minimal computer requirements:
    • mobile computer. A tablet PC with a tactile display and a stylus is highly recommended,
    • i5, dual core, virtualization must be supported,
    • 16GB RAM is highly recommended,
    • at least 256GB HDD or better SSD. 512GB would be preferable. In case of an HDD an external USB 3 SSD is highly recommended,
    • second power supply as one power supply must stay at school.

Our partners

We are already proud to say that all major players (both private and public) in the Luxembourg marketplace have committed and will participate in this project. Discussions are currently being held with additional potential partners. The list will certainly be extended.

Become a partner!

In order to fit the needs of the market and keep the content of the training up to date, we are convinced that it is extremely important to involve external speakers in the training. This is why we need you!

Participate actively by becoming a partner. Contribute with your experience to the training:

  • suggest topics to be covered
  • lecture on your area of expertise
  • give talks on relevant topics
  • organize workshops
  • arrange visits on your premise
  • Provide online resources

Every specialist is warmly welcomed. The more partners that actively participate in the training, the more views and perspectives are offered to the students regarding the various topics.

Contact us

You are interested in participating to the projet? You want to give us a feedback? You want to have more information?
Do not hesitate to contact us by using the contact form below.

Modalités d'admission- BTS CS

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