Cyber and Data Security for Professionals

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Extend your knowledge of cybersecurity principles.

This microcredential course is an extension of  Cybersecurity Principles for Professionals.  Successful completion of both courses offers an alternative entry option to the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity for people without an undergraduate degree, and who have 4 years work experience.

Special bundle introductory price for both courses:  $990 (discount applied at checkout)


Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity, Master Microcredentials
Option 1 Available anytime Online (On demand)
4 weeks
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Cybersecurity Principles for Professionals
Digital Credential

Why this course?

This microcredential advances on the concepts covered in Cybersecurity Principles for Professionals, and covers the management of cyber risk and the requirement to use digital forensics, application security and network security.   


Together with its companion course, Cybersecurity Principles for Professionals this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Graduate Certificate or Masters of Cybersecurity. 


If you have 3 years of relevant IT work experience or 4 years other work experience, on successful completion of these microcredentials, you may be eligible for admission into the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity without the requirement of an undergraduate degree.  

Course content

Topics include:

  • Emerging cybersecurity practices, regulation and standards
  • Comparison of approaches for cyber risk management used to address real world problems
  • Identify approaches to digital forensics, application security and network security in the context of cyberspace
  • Data security, web security, cryptography and possible solutions to cyber threats.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a digital credential and earn 10 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Cybersecurity Principles for Professionals, to stack into  'Cybersecurity Principles'  (CSE4004), a subject within the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity.

Credit for study in this course (advanced standing) is available. This recognises prior study or learning that can be credited towards a qualification, thereby reducing the number of subjects required to complete a course.

You’ll learn:

This microcredential will equip you basic skills in:

  • Identify security threats and determine counter measures
  • Analyse data to identify or resolve operational problem
  • Analyse security of systems network or data
  • Monitor the security of digital information
  • Non-technical skills (communication, problem solving and critical analysis).

This microcredential addresses the skills in the following Australian Skills Classification clusters:

  • Security and emergency services
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Digital technologies and electronics. 

Your study experience

This course is delivered online over 4 weeks and consists of self-paced guided learning content and two live, expert seminars.  The total expected time commitment for this course is 80 hours, and you will have up to 8 weeks in which to complete assessment tasks. 

The assessment for this course comprises

  • Written report (60%)
  • Online quiz (40%). 

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