Cybersecurity Fundamentals

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Gain foundational cybersecurity knowledge and skills

Learn how to protect data, defend against potential cyber attacks and build a solid foundation for further study in cybersecurity.  

This microcredential course may be stacked into a Bachelor degree.

$300.00

Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Introductory Courses, Cybersecurity, Bachelor Microcredentials
Options
Option 1 Available anytime Online (On demand)
Duration
12 months access from registration date
Group Bookings
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Prerequisite/s
There are no prerequisites for this short course
Certification
Digital Credential

Why this course?

Aimed at people with no experience in IT or cybersecurity, this fully online, self-paced microcredential course will give you the foundational skills and knowledge to help you understand emerging cybersecurity practices, regulations and standards and learn how to safeguard data, systems and networks. 

 

Together with its companion course, Cyber and Data Security, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Bachelor of Cybersecurity.   

Why study a short course at La Trobe

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Course content

Course topics will include:

  • The origins of the internet and consequent emergence of cybersecurity principles
  • The terms and concepts that underpin the entire field of cybersecurity and how these principles are used to keep information safe
  • The value of information and data - and why it is targeted by cybercriminals
  • Malware other types of malicious software used by cybercriminals to steal information, exploit systems and human error - and the impact on victims
  • How a typical cyberattack is executed and the process of responding to it.

On successful completion of this course, you wil be awarded a digital credential and earn 5 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Cyber Data and Security, to stack into  'Introduction to Cybersecurity (CSE1ICB)', a subject within the Bachelor of Cybersecurity.  

Credit for study in this course may be 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. For further information refer to the advanced standing requirements.

You’ll learn:

This microcredential will equip you with a sound knowledge of cybersecurity fundamentals and basic skills in:

  • Identifying threats and risks
  • Data privacy and security
  • Cryptography fundamentals
  • Data protection
  • Identity and access control
  • Secure operations
  • Network security

Your study experience

This course is fully online and self-paced. 

The total expected time commitment for this course is up to 40 hours, which includes guided learning, extended reading and assessment.  While it is expected that this is completed over 2 weeks, you will have access to the course for up to 12 months from the time of registration.

The assessment for this course comprises an online quiz, with a pass rate of 80%.  

Frequently Asked Questions

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Find out more about further education at La Trobe  View all FAQ

I would like information about a short course. Who can assist me?  

Email: LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au 

Phone: 1300 135 045

Can payment of a course fee be made in instalments?

No, course fees need to be paid in full before you can commence the course.

I cannot pay by credit card. Are there other payment options available? 

To arrange payment by BPAY or EFT, please contact LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au 

I have paid the fee for a short course. When will I have access to the course?  

Access to courses is generally available two weeks in advance of the scheduled course start date, or as advised in the registration confirmation email.  Course materials are made available via our Learning Management System (LMS) for which you will be provided with your username and initial password.

Can I arrange payment with a Purchase Order?

Yes, we accept Purchase Orders. Please email to LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au and our La Trobe Professional team will provide you with payment details and access to your course. 

I am getting an error when I try to log into my LMS account. Can you help? 

Please visit our Student IT Support contact us webpage if you require assistance.

I want to enrol multiple staff in a short course. How do I go about this? 

Contact LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au for assistance registering multiple staff.