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Why study cyber security?


Holmesglen's 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security is on the Free TAFE list and attracting high enrolments among students keen to explore the expanding job opportunities in this exciting career area. 

As technology advances, so does the need for professionals to maintain the important systems crucial to business and everyday life. With data shared and stored like never before, it is important to have specialist workers skilled in keeping information secure. 

Sound like an area of interest to you? Let’s have a look at how you can get started.

Who is suited for cyber security?

The Certificate IV qualification is ideal for people who have a foundation knowledge of computing and IT. 

Cyber security is a field that appeals to people who are:

  • analytical
  • sound decision-makers
  • insightful and good at reporting

Where will a cyber security course lead?

Pathways – We offer a Bachelor of Information Systems, which will strengthen your cyber security knowledge as well as your IT skills in areas of networking, programming and web design, as well as database design, and business analytics.

Career opportunities – Cyber security technical support, desktop support technician, cyber security intrusion tester, security support officer, PEN tester, networking security support officer, systems tester, computer forensics technician, and website security support officer.

What is the difference between cyber and network security?

You may be looking to get into a certain stream of IT security, but not sure which one is right for you. Cyber and network security share many similar traits, but there are some key differences. 

Cyber security is concerned with external threats. Specialists  work to protect attempts to get into a network. Essentially, they stop attacks and external dangers for getting data and ruining systems.

Network security specialists look at the integrity of internal systems i.e. keeping company information private and looking at firewalls and passwords etc.

Why study cyber security at Holmesglen?

We know that a qualification is only as good as the career opportunities it opens up. With clear study pathways, including into degree study, there are options to strengthen your future career potential, while networking and building contacts.

Our cyber security course is also supported by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD),  the Australian government agency responsible for foreign signals intelligence, support to military operations, cyber warfare, and information security, and the following industry leaders:
  • Fortinet Network Security Academy,
  • Cisco Networking Academy,
  • Microsoft Academy
  • Amazon Web Services Academy (AWS),
  • LifeJourney
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