Introduction to Cybersecurity



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This Introduction to Cybersecurity course uses the Cisco Network Academy 'Intro to Cybersecurity' program. You will gain this core knowledge:

  • What cybersecurity is and its potential impact on you
  • The most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Insights for how businesses protect their operations from attacks
  • Latest job trends and why cybersecurity continues to grow.

This introduction to Cybersecurity course utilises the Cisco Network Academy 'Intro to Cybersecurity' program to provide participants with a basic understanding of cybersecurity as an industry, and how to work safely in a digital environment.

Participants will work through the Cisco learning resources online, let by a qualified CCAI instructor from VU Polytechnic. Upon completion of the program individuals will have an increased understanding of cybersecurity trends and will have a general understanding of how to work safely online and how cybersecurity impacts an organisation.

The program is delivered over two (2) weeks with access to a two (2) hour facilitated interactive webinar. These sessions are recorded to enable participates to allow flexibility for the learner to complete the online material.

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.