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ICT50220

Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Prepare for a career as a Network Security Specialist with our online course. Gain industry insights and sharpen your problem-solving skills to manage and secure computer system vulnerabilities.

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Course Summary

Duration
18-24 months
Units
20 units of competency
Cyber security is a rapidly growing field as businesses increasingly move online and require enhanced security for their networks. Our ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) (Release 2) is designed to boost your knowledge and skills, preparing you for a career as a Network Security Specialist. If you're a digital native who thrives on challenges, this online course will refine your abilities and lay a solid foundation for a dynamic career in cyber security.

What you'll learn

In our ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security), this online course offers comprehensive training across a spectrum of cyber security skills. You will 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.

Gain hands-on experience with essential technologies, including:

  • VMware Workstation and Sphere.
  • Installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows services.
  • Using and managing VPNs.
  • Setting up and configuring firewalls.
  • Understanding and implementing RAID systems.

What's Included?

Upskilled's ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) provides you access to resources that enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging:

  • Specialist Trainers: Learn from experts with decades of industry experience.
  • Student Support: Get help from our dedicated Australian-based support team.
  • MyUpskilled Platform: Access course materials through our customised learning platform.
  • LinkedIn Learning: Enjoy video tutorials from industry leaders.
  • Industry-Relevant Learning: Access top vendor content from Microsoft and VMware Academy to help prepare for certifications.
  • Technology Job Portal: Connect directly with employers seeking your new skills.

VMware Training and Certification*

Enrol in our ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) and benefit from integrated VMware training that enhances your qualifications in virtual computing environments.

  • ICTNWK420 - Install and Configure Virtual Machines: prepares you for the VMware Academy Micro Course on Cloud and Virtualisation Concepts, where you can earn a digital badge.
  • ICTNWK559 - Install an Enterprise Virtual Computing Environment: Leads to the VMware Academy Certification Course in Data Center Virtualization Core Technical Skills.
  • ICTNWK557 - Configure and Manage Advanced Virtual Computing Environments: Also leads to the VMware certification course, including a 70% discount voucher for the VMware Certified Technical Associate: Data Center Virtualization exam.

These units provide the essential skills and training needed to secure VMware certifications that are highly valued in the IT industry.

*Please note that the VMware inclusion of this course is non-accredited and does not classify as Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) or falls under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 

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Course Detail

Self-Paced Learning and Course Duration

Upskilled's flexible, self-paced online courses let you balance personal and work schedules. With a training plan to keep you on track, most students complete the course in 12-18 months, but motivated learners can finish faster. Speak with an Education Consultant to discuss your study and completion goals.

Assessment

The ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) online course includes research-based assessments where you'll answer questions based on covered concepts. You'll also work on scenario-based projects and build a portfolio of digital assets (photography, audio, video, text) to showcase your skills when applying for jobs.

Work in a Simulated Workplace

Gain practical experience by working on real-world tasks in a simulated ICT workplace. Access this environment through our MyUpskilled platform and develop job-ready skills while completing online assessment tasks.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) with supporting evidence of prior education or work experience. This can reduce your study load or course duration. Speak with your Education Consultant before enrolment for details, or download the application from MyUpskilled after enrolment. A trainer will assess your eligibility.

Course Structure

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
  • 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.

  • BSBCRT512
    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. The unit applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process. This may include marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs and entertainment events. These individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy and also collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts for implementation.

  • 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.

  • 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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • 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.

  • ICTICT435
    Create technical documentation

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create technical documentation that is clear and understandable for the target audience and both easy to navigate and apply. It applies to individuals working as technical writers, designers, developers and support staff, who are required to produce technical support documents of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related work.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTNWK420
    Install and configure virtual machines

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the use of virtual machines to increase sustainability.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTCLD401
    Configure cloud services

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure core cloud services including compute, storage, databases and autoscaling according to business needs and workload. The unit applies to cloud computing architects, developers and cloud engineers utilising cloud services and those engaged in deploying cloud computing solutions for a business.

  • BSBXCS404
    Contribute to cyber security risk management

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to cyber security risk management, which includes assisting in developing and managing associated risk management strategies. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries and job roles who work alongside technical experts to develop cyber security risk-management strategies.

  • BSBPEF402
    Develop personal work priorities

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance. The unit applies to individuals who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work. They will typically hold some responsibilities for the work of others and have some autonomy in relation to their own role.

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Entry requirements

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There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:
  • Once you have inquired, one of our friendly Education Consultants will contact you to ensure you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.
  • A short language, literacy and numeracy assessment will need to be completed upon enrolment. 

To successfully complete this course, we recommend the following:
  • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 12.
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
  • Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities.
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.

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Government funding

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

Government funding options for:
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Career outcomes

Students who successfully complete this online 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.

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Dedicated IT Trainers

Our IT trainers are dedicated professionals with the skills and knowledge to keep you updated on the latest industry trends. They offer qualifications in web development, cybersecurity, and networking, providing the guidance you need to succeed in IT.

The IT faculty fosters a supportive learning environment with 'Ask Me Anything' Zoom sessions, where you can receive guidance and collaborate with fellow students.

FAQs

What is cyber security?

Cyber Security is a specialisation within the area of information technology which focuses on the protection of computer systems, networks and information from threats, malicious attacks, and the disruption of services.

Cyber security professionals are responsible for identifying, analysing and evaluating threats to the security of computer systems and networks for organisations, and ensuring procedures are in place to protect them against risks.

With the number of data breaches and instances of hacking rising each year, the demand for skilled cyber security professionals has never been higher.

 

What can I learn from a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)?

Cyber security is an area with massive growth potential, and the ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) can help you prepare in pursuing work as a network security specialist.

To work as a skilled cyber security professional, you will need to be prepared to hold a high level of responsibility as you’ll be protecting sensitive information and data. You’ll also need to be able to respond to incidents when they do occur. This qualification can equip you with the skills and knowledge to tackle challenges head on and provide a great foundation towards an exciting career in cyber security. 

From the online diploma course, you will build job-ready skills that enable you to:
  • Perform cyber security risk assessments and analyse threats
  • Implement policies and procedures that promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • Research, analyse and interpret threat data, inconsistencies and discrepancies
  • Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
The ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) is an online course program that can provide you with the flexibility to balance both your personal and work priorities. It also means that you can go at a pace that suits your lifestyle, too.

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be eligible to pursue a career as s:
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Network Security Engineer
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What is the eligibility criteria to enrol in a diploma in Cyber Security?

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however, to ensure that this online course program is right for you, you'll need to speak to one of our education consultants before enrolling into the ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security). 

This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the course and how it may help you develop job-ready skills for a career in cyber security.

Your education consultant may also ask you questions about your skills and experience to help understand your current career trajectory. We've made this as an eligibility criteria for the course but this should be taken as a guide only. 

Below are some requirements that can help us determine if the course is right for you:
  • Have 3-5 years of experience with ICT products, OR
  • Hold a Diploma in a similar discipline, OR
  • Hold a premier vendor certification.
You’ll also need to be at least 18 years of age at the time of your admission.

 

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