Upskill in the ever-evolving field of cyber security
The Graduate Certficate in Cyber Security and Networks is a course designed for existing professionals who have a background in IT, and wish to upskill in cyber security. If you are transitioning from a non-IT background, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Cyber Security and Networks) will equip you with foundational IT skills, as well as opening a pathway for you to specialise in cyber security.
Along with being able to demonstrate a comprehensive information security and network management discipline knowledge, the design and problem-solving skills you develop will allow you to analyse complex environments, assess alternate solutions, and evaluate outcomes.
Cyber security professionals are in great demand across Australia as government organisations and businesses plan contingencies to deal with the escalation of national and global cyber security threats. The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network recently predicted that the Australian cyber security industry is poised to triple in size, reaching a revenue total of $6 billion by 2026.
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What you will learn
Employ an adaptable and creative digital skill set to craft better ICT solutions for discipline-specific problems.
Cyber Security Expertise
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of cyber security best practice in a range of organisational contexts, and examine the unique legal and ethical issues of data storage and the risk of technological exploitation.
Core Body of Knowledge
Develop a thorough understanding of the ACS’s Core Body of Knowledge (CBOK), with a focus on: problem solving, abstraction, design; ethics and professionalism; teamwork concepts and issues; and interpersonal communication.
Learn practical research, project management and problem solving skills, paving the way for future leadership in the ICT industry.
Object Oriented Design is a methodology that identifies potential objects and classes by analysing programming models, allowing you to solve complex problems with real-world implications. Basing software design on entities that exist in the real world maximises the chance that software architecture will age and evolve gracefully, primarily because the choice of objects remain stable.
In this unit you will learn about and apply standard software design principles such as SOLID, DRY, KISS and YAGNI. Crucially, you will learn how such designs are professionally communicated and used as part of agile design processes.
Data structures define modern computer science, for instance those used to represent strings, dictionaries, lists, trees and graphs.
In this unit you will learn and implement the algorithms commonly used for searching, sorting and processing these data. You will learn both how to assess the efficiency of these algorithms and distinguish between those that can process large amounts of data efficiently, and those that run unacceptably slowly as the size of the input grows.
Information is a vital organisational asset. Information systems store, process and exchange information, and most economic sectors are dependent on electronic and automated systems. Interconnectivity is important for many organisations, but this is also increases the exposure to adverse events, necessitating the need for thorough information security management.
This unit builds upon fundamental information security concepts, including the management of information systems that affect organisational information security: identity management, authentication, access control, monitoring, risk management, incident response and disaster recovery.
The ability to understand, analyse, design, configure and manage computer networks and network services is a requirement for a range of graduate entry information technology positions.
This unit introduces core concepts that govern computer network administration and the Internet, in particular layered network architecture and models, hardware and software, TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing and routing, wireless networks, network security, and network services and applications. You will learn how modern computer networks and the Internet work, and how they are structured.
Data privacy and security are critical areas of legal risk in the digital era. In this unit students will develop an awareness of how workplace data use is effectively regulated to protect the privacy of people’s data. You will have the opportunity to examine both national and international data collection obligations, with an emphasis on the key responsibility of data custodians to secure data to prevent unauthorised use. You will also develop your ability to synthesise knowledge from various legal sources to identify legal risks in a digital data-driven context.
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