The demand for Cyber Security experts has grown 3 times faster than any other IT job role, and training a cyber security workforce is now a priority of most governments. During this course, you will learn the basic IT and networking skills required for cyber security as a starting point to build your skill set. This course is recommended for those new to the area of Cyber Security and will help establish the knowledge and skills to move onto more intermediate courses.

During our IT skills for cyber security course you will configure an operating system on a personal computer, adding security, setting user level passwords and privileges to limit and identify user access.

Students who want to make the transition into the cyber security workforce require these basic IT skills to protect the end point from cyber security attacks.

These skills are also a prerequisite for further study in the area, including the following courses:

  • Cisco Cyber Security Essentials
  • Networking Essentials for Cyber Security Practitioners
  • Python Programming for Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Intrusion Detection Fundamentals
  • Cyber Security Incident Response Fundamentals
  • PEN Testing Fundamentals in Cyber Security
  • Advanced PEN Testing Fundamentals in Cyber Security
  • Certificate IV in Cyber Security


National Code 0008CS403
Study Areas Cyber Security
Study Level Short Course

During this course you will:

  • be introduced to personal computers and other computing devices used in cyber security
  • undertake preventative maintenance and base troubleshooting
  • configure and use a computer operating system
  • configure and use virtualised images
  • identify key concepts in networking
  • connect devices to networks securely
  • demonstrate base level Linux commands

All learning materials are included.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to cyber security for students new to the study area or IT and networking professionals looking to expand their skill sets.

You have the option to complete the assessment for the unit of competency VU21993 Secure a Networked Personal Computer.  VU21993 is an elective unit in the Certificate IV in Cyber Security, therefore, upon successful completion you will automatically receive a credit transfer.

Alternatively, students who do not wish to complete the assessment can receive an ungraded participation mark.

Last updated: December 18, 2018 03:31pm