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ICT60215
Advanced Diploma of

Network Security

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Duration
12 months
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Units
12 units

Summary

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Looking to specialise in Network Security? This qualification is mapped to the world’s leading vendor certifications, including Cisco (CCNA, CCNP, CCENT), CompTIA (Server+, Network+, Security+), and EC-Council (CEH).  This allows you to not only come away with a Nationally Recognised Qualification, but you'll also be ready to sit exams and become certified with these leading vendors. Through this course, students will learn to plan, design, manage, and monitor an enterprise ICT network, either as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a ICT network security team. 
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Detail

Over the course of 12 months, students will be trained through a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials, covering topics such as designing and implementing security systems, integrating sustainability in the planning and design of ICT projects, and implementing secure encryption technologies. The units available in this course will enable students to specialise in several areas – including voice, wireless, network infrastructure, and sustainability.

 
  • Course structure

    The standard course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. 

    Upskilled will gather information about your previous experience and skills, weekly study commitment and online learning experience to provide you with an projected duration for your course based on your individual circumstance. 

    Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

    This course uses a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer-developed materials:

    Vendor Courses* Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses/Workshops
    • CompTIA Server+
    • CompTIA Network+
    • CompTIA Security+
    • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (CCNA Security)
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP Security)
    • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)
    • Project Management
    • ITIL
    • Change Management
    • Sustainability
    • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
    • Business Needs

    * Vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course
  • Entry requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.

    Target audience for this program are existing ICT staff who wish to further develop, or formalise their skills by gaining an Advanced Diploma in Network Security.  

    As a guide, entrants to this program may:

    • have 3-5 years of experience with ICT products
    • hold a Diploma in a similar discipline
    • hold a premier vendor certification
    • ​complete an interview process with a designated Upskilled representative to ascertain suitability to the program and to review your current skills and experience, as this may allow you to move through the course more quickly
     

    This program would also suit participants wishing to gain entry to higher level ICT discipline qualifications.

  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Rewards Program
    • Student Support services
    • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
    • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
    • video content access via:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Assessment
    Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
    • summative and formative assignments
    • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
    • scenarios and/or case studies
    • projects
    • written/oral questions
    • regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.

Outcomes

This qualification could give you several career, vendor and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.

The program is broken into 4 logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems: 1/ Core Infrastructure; 2/ Continuity & Security; 3/ Continuous Improvement; and 4/ Service Delivery & Governance.
  • ICTNWK502
    Implement secure encryption technologies

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure secure file encryption is selected, implemented and monitored on a computer network or local environment. It applies to individuals working as information and communications technology (ICT) professionals who may select, implement and monitor a secure encryption environment in any size enterprise.

  • ICTNWK509
    Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build a high performance, high security, failure resistant security perimeter, for an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network. It applies to individuals with excellent ICT expertise who are working as middle managers, including information security managers, network engineers, network technicians and security analysts.

  • ICTNWK601
    Design and implement a security system

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use software tools, equipment and protocols to implement a security system. It applies to individuals who plan and implement networks, are involved in business budgeting, and determine and resolve network security threats.

  • ICTNWK602
    Plan, configure and test advanced server based security

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement advanced server security using secure authentication and network services on a network server. It applies to individuals working as information and communications technology (ICT) network specialists, ICT network engineers, network security specialists, network security planners and network security designers.

  • ICTSUS601
    Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate sustainability concepts and policies into information and communications technology (ICT) planning and design projects. These projects typically involve upgrades of equipment hardware and software or new installations of next generation networks (NGN) using emerging technologies. It applies to individuals who have high level specialist technical skills and knowledge in optical communications and IT networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

  • ICTNWK608
    Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure secure file encryption is selected, implemented and monitored on a computer network or local environment. It applies to individuals working as information and communications technology (ICT) professionals who may select, implement and monitor a secure encryption environment in any size enterprise.

  • ICTNWK603
    Plan, configure and test advanced internetwork routing solutions

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, configure and support advanced internet protocol (IP) addressing and routing when implementing scalable and secure routers connected to local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs). The unit also covers configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. It applies to individuals with advanced information and communications technology (ICT) skills who are working in a variety of roles, including network specialists, network engineers, network infrastructure engineers, senior network administrators, network and systems managers, ICT security specialists, security engineers, communications engineers and communications managers.

  • ICTNWK604
    Plan and configure advanced internetwork switching solutions

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, configure and support advanced enterprise switching. The unit also covers secure integration of virtual local area networks (VLANs), wireless local area networks (WLANs), voice and video into campus networks. It applies to individuals with advanced information and communications technology (ICT) skills who are working in a variety of roles, including network specialists, network engineers, network infrastructure engineers, senior network administrators, network and systems managers, ICT security specialists, security engineers, communications engineers and communications managers.

  • ICTNWK609
    Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use appropriate tools, equipment and software to implement an intrusion prevention system (IPS) on IPS sensors to mitigate network attacks. It applies to individuals with advanced information and communications technology (ICT) skills who are working as certified IPS specialists, network security specialists and network security managers.

  • ICTNWK612
    Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and implement troubleshooting and monitoring strategies to ensure reliability and performance on advanced integrated internet protocol (IP) networks. It applies to individuals with advanced information and communications technology (ICT) skills who are working as advanced support engineers, network support specialists and ICT network engineers.

  • ICTNWK613
    Develop plans to manage structured troubleshooting process of enterprise networks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the maintenance of a complex integrated enterprise network to ensure availability and performance standard. It applies to individuals with advanced information and communications technology (ICT) skills who are working in a wide range of roles including network specialists, network engineers, network infrastructure engineers, senior network administrators, network and systems managers, ICT security specialists, security engineers, communications engineers and communications managers.

  • ICTNWK607
    Design and implement wireless network security

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to mitigate security threats to a wireless local area network (WLAN) by implementing security standards and policies. It applies to individuals with advanced information and communications technology (ICT) skills who are working as wireless help desk support technicians, wireless network support specialists and wireless network engineers.

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