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ICT50120
Diploma of

Information Technology (Cyber Security)

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Summary

Cyber security is a specialisation with a massive growth in demand as many businesses are shifting to online and need more security coverage for their networks. If you're looking to boost your knowledge and skills, our ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) can help you prepare in pursuing work as a network security specialist.

If you're a digital native and naturally love to tackle challenges head-on, this course will help sharpen your skillset and provide a great foundation towards an exciting career in cyber security.

Estimated start date 18th Jan 2021

Interested in another specialisation? Check out our other Information Technology courses below
:

ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) 
ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology (Cloud Engineering)
ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology 

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Detail

Duration
24 months
Units
20
This qualification will suit you if you have a strong interest working as an IT professional specialising in cyber security. You'll be trained in areas such as designing and implementing security systems, integration of sustainability measures of ICT projects and implementation of secure encryption technologies.This nationally-recognised course can help you feel prepared for an exciting career in cyber security as demand for this specialisation is set to grow in the coming years.
Course structure

This qualification is comprised of units that will provide you with training in cyber security, covering a broad range of topics that can prepare you for job roles within this specialisation. From the online course, you'll learn to:

  • Perform cyber security risk assessments
  • Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
  • Manage network security
  • Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
  • Design, build and test network servers


Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Strengthening problem-solving skills
  • Leading a team in an IT environment
  • Analytical thinking skills

 

Work in a simulated workplace
In order to feel "work-ready" in the ICT industry, Upskilled ensures that you're working on real world scenarios.

By offering a simulated workplace, you'll get the chance to work on tasks that are commonly done in an ICT work environment. You'll have access to the simulated workplace via our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled. The aim of working in the simulated workplace is to set a context to the assessment tasks you would be required to complete.

 

Inclusions
By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:
  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Services
  • Dedicated trainer
  • Online tutorials
  • Video content access to:
  • Pluralsight
  • LinkedIn Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. After enrolment, you will need to contact Student Support so they can arrange a dedicated trainer to assess your eligibility for either RPL or CT.
Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

Subjects

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
BSBCRT501
Originate and develop concepts

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.

It applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process, such as marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs, entertainment events, films, exhibitions and digital media products. Individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy, but collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts to the point where they can be implemented.

BSBXCS402
Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote cyber security in a work area.

It applies to those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job role support policies, procedures and practice within an organisation that promote cyber security.

BSBXTW401
Lead and facilitate a team

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and facilitate a team in a workplace within any industry.

This unit has a specific focus on the teamwork skills required for team leader or supervisor level (depending on organisational structure) workers with responsibility for others or teams.

ICTICT517
Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) products and systems match the strategic direction of the organisation.

It applies to individuals whose responsibilities may include improving, evaluating, acquiring, maintaining and supporting ICT for organisations.

ICTICT532
Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.

It applies to ICT personnel who are required to gather information to determine the organisation’s code of ethics and protect and maintain privacy policies and system security.

ICTSAS527
Manage client problems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to liaise and support clients to manage and resolve problems in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.

It applies to individuals who apply high level technical and specialised knowledge in assisting clients to support, manage and resolve problems.

ICTCYS407
Gather, analyse and interpret threat data

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather data from various sources, analyse, and interpret information for threats, inconsistencies and discrepancies.

It applies to individuals who work in information technology security, including network and security specialists, and gather logs from devices, check abnormalities and respond accordingly. These individuals are responsible for supporting and preventing cyber threats attacking data in all business functions and in any industry context.

ICTCYS610
Protect critical infrastructure for organisations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse an organisation’s critical cyber operations and develop and implement a critical protections strategy that addresses the needs of the organisation.

It applies to those who work as senior network and server administrators, cyber security analysts, security engineers, network engineers other cyber security related roles and are responsible for cyber security activities, including researching, developing and implementing protection strategies.

ICTCYS613
Utilise design methodologies for security architecture

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design security architecture to organisation requirements, utilising specific design methodologies.

It applies to those who work in roles as senior network systems and server administrators,cyber security engineers, DevOps engineers and cyber security solutions architects and are responsible for designing security solutions.

ICTSAS524
Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement an incident response plan. The results of the incident response plan must be evaluated if they affect the mission of the organisation.

It applies to individuals who apply high-level technical skills and specialised knowledge to provide broad systems administration and support functions.

ICTSAS526
Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse the impact of the system on the organisation and carry out risk analysis, disaster recovery and contingency planning.

It applies to individuals who apply a wide range of higher-level technical skills and systematic problem-solving approaches in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related areas.

ICTCYS608
Perform cyber security risk assessments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct a risk assessment and analysis in a business environment. The risk assessment requires the identity and alignment of an organisation’s operating environment to their required risk register and the realignment of their operations.

It applies to those who work in risk functions of an organisation, including ICT risk managers, cyber security engineers, network engineers, DevOps engineers and cyber security solutions architects, and are responsible for designing security solutions.

ICTNWK540
Design, build and test network servers

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, install and test servers in complex network environments.

It applies to individuals who are employed in network or systems engineering roles or similar and are required to design and build network servers in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations.

ICTNWK559
Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies to implement and enhance the efficiency and reliability of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.

It applies to individuals working in senior networking roles, and responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation or similar environment.

ICTNWK557
Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments and to provide a more efficient and reliable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.

It applies to senior networking staff who are responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation.

ICTNWK546
Manage network security

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and manage security functions throughout a network.

It applies to individuals with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expertise and lead the development of strategic reviews of security and provide technical advice, guidance and leadership in resolution of specified problems.

ICTCLD506
Implement virtual network in cloud environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and configure a virtual network according to networking requirements for a multi-tiered application on a cloud platform.

The unit applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing operations to program, implement and maintain cloud computing solutions to support a business.

ICTCLD508
Manage infrastructure in cloud environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure, monitor, maintain and update resources running in a cloud environment.

It applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing environments and responsible for the day-to-day running of cloud resources.

ICTCYS612
Design and implement virtualised cyber security infrastructure for organisations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, design, implement and test virtualised cyber security infrastructure in a small to medium sized organisation.

It applies to those who work in senior systems administrator roles including, network engineers and systems engineers, and are responsible for the design and implementation of virtualised cyber security infrastructures.

ICTCYS603
Undertake penetration testing for organisations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of methodologies to simulate an attack on an organisation’s information and security systems and report the results back to the organisation.

It applies to those who work as network security specialists or administrators and conduct a simulated attack on an organisation’s cyber assets to determine the effectiveness of the organisation’s cyber security measures.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes
Education pathways
This course might include a pathway to university, which are subject to change. Please speak to one of our Education Consultants for more information.

Educators

Upskilled wants to make sure you aren't alone during your studies, so you'll have a core point-of contact for this course. There will be assigned specialist trainers for various units based on their expertise and industry knowledge.

Entry requirements

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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

You'll also need to be at least 18 years at the time of applying for admission.

This program will suit you best if you're interested in gaining higher skills and knowledge in cyber security or if you're an existing IT professional who wishes to receive a formal education through the ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security).

You'll 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.

To ensure that you're able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, you'll need access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. You'll also need to possess basic computing skills, and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.
 

Resource requirements

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing operational skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Chrome or Firefox browsers
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:
  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended)
 
Recording equipment / software required
A digital video recording device (for example a webcam or mobile phone with a camera) and simple recording apps to save and upload videos, images and audio files.

You will also need software such as Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, or Quicktime to view online videos and images.

Language requirements

This course involves reading, researching and undertaking a range of written and practical assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.

Other requirements

Some assessments have Role-Play components and will require other participants to participate as characters in role plays. These are designed to establish simulation and to demonstrate practical and/or oral communication skills. Students will be required to source and arrange these other participants. They can be family, friends or workplace colleagues.

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