If you're looking to specialise in Network Security, this is the qualification for you. This course is mapped to the worlds leading vendor certifications such as 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. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to plan, design, manage and monitor an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team responsible for advanced ICT network security systems. The qualification has a high-level ICT technical base with appropriate security units and the ability to specialise in a number of areas, including voice, wireless, network infrastructure and sustainability.
This course covers 12 units of competency
This course is delivered online
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This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher-led workshops or webinars, distance education, and online materials.
||Vendor Neutral Courses
- 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
- Change Management
- Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
- Business Needs
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
- Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior network support roles, including administrator, operations analyst, technician, operations, or support coordinator/technician.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.
Assessment is summative and formative with set assignments, project work, and questionnaires.
Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support, and certification upon successful completion.
IT students also have access to Pluralsight's online training library, one of the most comprehensive online video training libraries in the world and is delivered by those in the industry. The content is accessible 24/7 so you can study and further your skills whenever it suits you.
This qualification utilises many and varied types of learning materials and assessments. These resources are managed and provided through Upskilled’s Learning Management System, MyUpskilled. Access to a Microsoft based Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification that utilises Microsoft Academy Courses (listed above).
The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the diploma.
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 & Governanc
|ICTNWK502||Implement secure encryption technologies|
|ICTNWK601||Design and implement a security system|
|ICTNWK509||Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks|
|ICTSUS601||Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects|
|ICTNWK602||Plan, configure and test advanced server based security|
|ICTNWK608||Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure|
|ICTNWK609||Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors|
|ICTNWK603||Plan, configure and test advanced internetwork routing solutions|
|ICTNWK613||Develop plans to manage structured troubleshooting process of enterprise networks|
|ICTNWK612||Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks|
|ICTNWK607||Design and implement wireless network security|
|ICTNWK604||Plan and configure advanced internetwork switching solutions|
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Network security administrator or coordinator
- Network security engineer
- Enterprise systems security administrator
- Systems security designer
- Network security analyst
- Administrator or coordinator network security
Pathways from the qualification
ICT Graduate Certificate qualifications or other relevant higher education sector qualifications.
For information about Pathways to University, click here.
* Vendor Certifications are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change as these are managed by external organisations to Upskilled.
Price and Payment Options
Option 1 – Save 15%
Save 15% ($952.50) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $5,397.50
Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan
No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $62 a week! Total course cost: $6,350
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Option 3 - Smart and Skilled for NSW Residents
This Upskilled qualification is approved under Smart and Skilled and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List. For more information on Smart and Skilled click here.
If you're a NSW resident, why not find out now if you're eligible for a Smart and Skilled subsidy?
This qualification is subsidised by the NSW Government. This course is delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374