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Certified Cyber Security Professional

6 months
9th November 2022
100% online learning
CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+

Course overview

Our Certified Cyber Security Professional course will prepare you for a career in an industry with 0% unemployment. This interactive online course will take you from zero industry experience to a job ready, front line Cyber Security role in less than six months.

Learn the skills to troubleshoot, configure and manage common wired and wireless networks while at the same time improving baseline security readiness and incident response by applying current best practices for preventing and addressing today’s threats.

The course includes three certifications from CompTIA, certifications which are accredited by International Organisation for Standardisation and the American National Standards Institute (ISO/ANSI). Please note, this program is not accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework – Head to courses to view AIICT’s Nationally Accredited Qualifications.

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The benefits of completing AIICT's Certified Cyber Security Professional course

The combination of accreditation and through consultation with our Advisory Board of industry leaders, AIICT ensures that the course prepares you for the latest roles in cyber security.

Flexible Study

Start together, finish whenever: start your study at the same time, then move through the course at your own pace.

Mentorship with industry experts

Connect with our carefully selected group of experts in the field, whose role is to mentor you through your course.

Multi-platform learning environments

Access a variety of tailored learning experiences, such as video content, quizzes, eBooks, practical activities, expert-led webinars, podcasts, Live Chat, networking, and research.



Industry Partner Program

On course completion, we’ll connect you with potential employers via our Industry Partner Program.

Course Structure

Certified Cyber Security Professional
6 months
100% online learning
CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+

CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles.

  • Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals

  • Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software

  • Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting

  • Support basic IT infrastructure and networking

  • Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware

  • Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices

CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.

  • Design and implement functional networks

  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices

  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks

  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations

  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols

  • Troubleshoot network problems

  • Support the creation of virtualised networks

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills one needs to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

  • Analyse indicators of compromise and determine the type of malware

  • Compare and contrast types of attacks

  • Explain threat actor types and attributes

  • Explain penetration testing concepts

  • Explain vulnerability scanning concepts

  • Install and configure network components, both hardware and software-based, to support organisational security

  • Use appropriate software tools to assess the security posture of an organisation

  • Troubleshoot common security issues

  • Deploy mobile devices securely

  • Implement secure protocols

  • Compare and contrast identity and access management concepts

  • Implement identity and access management controls

  • Explain the importance of policies, plans and procedures related to organisational security

  • Explain risk management processes and concepts

  • Follow incident response procedures

  • Summarise basic concepts of forensics

  • Explain disaster recovery and continuity of operation concepts

  • Compare and contrast basic concepts of cryptography

Candidates entering the cyber security industry with the right soft skills are in high demand. To succeed in your first role ensure you have the right soft skills.

  • Effective influencing skills

  • Working within agile projects

  • Developing your critical thinking skills

  • Problem solving and root cause analysis

  • Effectively manage risk

  • Building professional relationships

  • Collaborating across team for creativity

  • Communicating with intent

Industry partner program

AIICT Industry Partner Program is designed to provide you with the tools you need to launch a fulfilling and well-paid IT career.

By enrolling in the course, you will be eligible to take part in the Industry Partner Program, where we connect you with those recruiting for front-line roles in the market.

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Enrolment information

The course requires no prerequisites; even if you are brand new to IT, with the right attitude and appetite to learn, you will be able to join the course.

Course dates are set, so you will join a cohort of students who you can connect with through an online messaging platform Slack, as well as through our learning management system (LMS). We call the mode of study, start together, finish whenever, meaning that you can learn at your own pace. If you find that some weeks you have more time to devote, you can race ahead. Also, if you are busier than usual, you can take your time with your studies.

Tech Requirements

While there are no prerequisites for the course, you will need to have access to a laptop or desktop computer with a reliable internet connection.

AIICT accepts no responsibility for personal electronic devices that are utilised for the course and undertakes no responsibility to investigate their damage.

Exams

The course includes three certifications, that can be undertaken in-person at a testing center near you or via online proctored environment. Exam fees are included in the cost of the course.

AIICT provides you with exam vouchers in order to register for these exams.

What happens next?

A course advisor will call to chat about your course and set up a time for you to get started

You will then be invited to complete the Student Enrolment process which includes a Pre-Enrolment Profile

Once your enrolment process has been submitted, your course advisor will contact you

If all your documentation is in order, you will then be invited to attend an online orientation

Payment information

Upfront Payment

Pay a once-off $5,112 fee.
The Full Fee includes a 10% discount - a saving of $568.

Fortnightly Payment Plan

Pay 18 fortnightly payments of $315.56 for the duration of the course.

Monthly Payment Plan

Pay 8 monthly payments of $710 for the duration of the course.

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Course total $5,680 + ZipMoney fees

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FAQs

“Cyber security” is an umbrella term for the tools, technologies, and IT strategies used to ensure thorough, long-term protection of digital data. With much of our information now accessible online, the right skills and awareness are critical to curb common (and constantly emerging) cyber threats to our private data. These include small-scale cyber crimes instigated by single actors or groups (typically for financial gain or to cause disruption), politically-motivated cyber-attacks, and large-scale incidents of cyber-terrorism.

The field can be broken down into a multitude of areas, including but not limited to:

Mobile security: This type of cyber security refers to the protection of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and remote systems or hardware. Such practices are especially critical among businesses currently implementing or pursuing work-from-home practices.

Network security: This comprises all processes, policies, and practices used to secure one’s network systems and network-related resources, both hardware and software.

Cloud security: With the cloud becoming an increasingly popular tool in modern business – allowing for ease of remote work and communication – the ability to encrypt and secure such data in motion, in use, and in storage has grown ever-more crucial.

Application security: This type of security focuses on protecting the data of on-premise or cloud-based applications, Typically, such a measures are integrated during the design process of the application itself.

Storage security: These security practices focus on protecting the integrity of data while in storage, ensuring that it is also easily restorable in the case of a cyber attack (usually done through secured data copies).

Cyber security specialists typically launch their careers through recognised professional training, with vocational education and industry certification among the most popular pathways. These formal qualifications will typically offer a thorough, comprehensive understanding of fundamental concepts, while exercising their practical application in a workplace context. Additionally, they help verify one’s skills for the job market, ensuring potential employers that they’re up-to-date and competitive in the current landscape.

Certifications are also a recommended option for those who wish to specialise. The cyber security industry is comprised of many niche roles, positions, and specialities catering to varying skill levels and interests. By getting qualified under an industry-recognised qualification such as CompTIA Network+, for example, you get to hone your security knowledge in the specific area of network systems – helping further your chances of landing a role in this specialty.

Of course, the more practical experience you’ve got under your belt, the better. Pursuing an internship, a personal project, or collaborating with other like-minded professionals are all effective ways of putting your knowledge to practice, helping you build a more hands-on understanding of the field (and equipping you with the job-ready experience to land high-paying jobs on the market).

The most critical asset of any reliable cyber security professional is, of course, their technical knowledge of the latest industry trends, tools, and tactics. They not only need to know the various types of cyber security measures (i.e. ethical hacking, penetration testing, network configuration, etc.), but also of the varying threats common in today’s landscape. These can range from traditional malware attacks such as viruses, worms, and spyware – to more complex methods such as phishing, social engineering, and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Cyber security pros must also have excellent foresight and risk management skills, having the ability to view systems holistically and plan for potential threats, pinpoint weaknesses, and design new strategies based on past incidents. This comes with skills in general management and organisation, as security specialists must be able to schedule and conduct the necessary vulnerability assessments; automate security functions as required; and implement new infrastructure solutions when needed.

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