Cybersecurity Essentials



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This Cybersecurity Essentials course uses the Cisco Network Academy 'Cybersecurity Essentials' module. Using industry-standard techniques and software, it will help you to develop an understanding of:

  • Cybercrime
  • Security principles
  • Technologies and procedures used to defend networks
  • Critical thinking and problem solving.

This Cybersecurity Essentials course utilises the Cisco Network Academy 'Cybersecurity Essentials' module to help participants begin to develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies and procedures used to defend networks, as well as start to understand critical thinking and problem solving utilising industry standard techniques and software.

Participants will work through the Cisco learning resources online, attending scheduled online webinars led by a qualified CCAI instructor from VU Polytechnic.

The program is delivered over thirty (30) hours and delivered online across a four (4) week period. This consists of eight (8) hours provided online via facilitated webinar and additional twenty-two (22) hours completed as self-paced learning via the training modules from Cisco NetAcademy.

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

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This course has no specific admission requirements.

This program requires participants to have solid digital literacy skills and be capable with digital technology. The course will assume that participants who commence have a reasonable grasp of general computing skills such as email, navigating a Windows or MAC OS, internet searches and navigating a webpage to find information, attend an online webinar.