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Graduate Certificate in Networking and Cyber Security 10198NAT

Overview

This qualification provides network engineers, currently in or aiming for upper management positions, with a range of high level specialist IT networking and cyber security knowledge and skills. Graduates of this qualification will also gain the knowledge and skills to:

- design, implement, secure and maintain large enterprise networks
- identify, manage, analyse and use initiative to lead a team in diffusing and preventing cyber security breaches
- enhance the information technology infrastructure of businesses and/or government to increase cyber security.

Graduates will also extend or gain high level business management skills and knowledge. These skills include research, evaluation, project management, strategic change management and continuous improvement of ICT technologies within a business or government context.

Qualification: Graduate Certificate in Networking and Cyber Security 10198NAT
Program No: GC-BD17
Campus: CIT Tuggeranong 
Duration: 1-2 years part-time (10-20 hours per week of supervised and unsupervised learning)

For successful completion of this course, learners will be required to engage in unsupervised activities including:

- practising and applying workplace skills and knowledge acquired through supervised learning activities
- completing written assignments/projects
- completing self-study to revise and reinforce areas of knowledge
- conducting research to expand current industry information
- undertaking research on methods of cyber security implementation
- collecting and analysing security related data
- consulting with organisation and subject matter experts

The time required to undertake these activities will vary between learners based on their experience.

Extensive and relevant industry experience may allow students to complete in less than one year.
Likely Job Outcome: - Network specialist manager
- Network lead engineer
- Network lead infrastructure engineer
- Senior network administrator
- Network and systems manager
- ICT lead security specialist
- Security engineer manager
- Lead communications engineer
- Communications security manager
Application Type: Private
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Additional Information

Completion of this course will enable graduates to apply for membership of the Australian Computer Society at the Certified Technician and Certified Professional levels.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Applicants must have an undergraduate IT degree including networking from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent international qualification formally recognised within Australia)

OR a Diploma of Information Technology Networking (or qualification deemed equivalent) PLUS at least two years of full-time equivalent employment in networking including work team experience

OR at least four years of full-time equivalent employment in IT networking with significant exposure to cyber security responsibilities.

International students will need an IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 and with no score below 5.5.

Recommended Entry Attributes:

It is preferred that applicants are currently employed in the IT networking industry OR have recent networking industry experience (this may include qualification-supported work placements).

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Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

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Subject Information

Core - complete all 3 subjects

  • NCSSEC801  Evaluate, mitigate and secure against security threats
    • CIT Code: INFT998
      Cost: $1800.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use software tools, equipment and protocols to evaluate network threats and vulnerabilities, mitigate security threats, and then configure devices and design infrastructure to achieve a secure network for an organisation. This unit applies to the security management of network infrastructure to reduce cyber security risks.  The skills and knowledge apply to a range of Information and Communications Technology infrastructure specialist and management roles.
      No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • NCSSEC802  Design, implement and secure access solutions
    • CIT Code: INFT999
      Cost: $1800.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design, and implement secure access solutions to mitigate threats from outside and securing devices connecting to the network. This unit applies to the security management of network infrastructure to reduce cyber security risks. The skills and knowledge apply to a range of Information and Communications Technology infrastructure specialist and management roles.
      No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • NCSSEC803  Plan and implement edge network security solutions
    • CIT Code: INFT1000
      Cost: $1800.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge necessary to plan, configure and implement highly secure network perimeter edge for an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network. This unit applies to the security management of network infrastructure to reduce cyber security risks. The skills and knowledge apply to a range of Information and Communications Technology infrastructure specialist and management roles.
      No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 1 of 4 subjects

  • NCSSEC804  Scan, test, and ethically hack to protect network systems from security threats
    • CIT Code: INFT1001
      Cost: $1800.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge necessary to scan, test, and hack to protect network systems from security threats, using the latest hacking techniques, methodologies, tools, and security measures. This unit applies to the security management of network infrastructure to reduce cyber security risks. The skills and knowledge apply to a range of Information and Communications Technology infrastructure specialist and management roles.
      No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSUS801  Plan and manage virtualisation for IT sustainability
    • CIT Code: INFT816
      Cost: $1800.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse, plan and manage options using virtualisation and managed services for organisational processes to meet sustainability targets. It applies to individuals who have responsibility for conducting or managing information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure projects, such as network managers, ICT infrastructure managers, network planners and designers, consultants or contractors.
      No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT806  Direct outsourced ICT services
    • CIT Code: INFT725
      Cost: $1800.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop strategic plans, and change-management strategies, for outsourced information and communications technology (ICT) services. It includes developing, tracking and managing service level agreements (SLAs), and ensuring continuous improvement. It applies to individuals who work in high-level management positions and lead the analysis, implementation and management of emerging, and converging, ICTs as they are integrated into the business process to support the organisational strategic goals of medium to large organisations.
      No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT807  Direct research and business response to new ICT technology
    • CIT Code: INFT726
      Cost: $1800.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to direct the research, evaluation, vendor evaluation, feasibility, proof of concept (POC) evaluation of, and future business response to, new information and communications technology (ICT) that supports business strategies. It applies to individuals who work in high-level management positions and direct the investigation and future business direction of new ICT technology in their organisation.
      No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

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