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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 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security, which is offered both on-campus or online (for local students), is ideal for people who have a foundation knowledge of computing and IT.

We also offer the 2245VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security, which follows on from the Certificate IV in Cyber Security. People who have been working in the IT industry in a help desk and security support role could consider entry into the Advance Diploma.

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

  • Analytical and critical thinkers
  • Trouble shooter and problem solvers
  • Sound decision-makers

Where will a cyber security course lead?

Pathways –

You can use the    22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security to follow a pathway into either the 22445VIC Advanced Diploma in Cyber Security or Bachelor of Information Systems. Both pathway qualifications will strengthen your cyber security and information technology skills and knowledge to enter a career as a professional IT systems and security administrator.

Career opportunities –

22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security graduates can explore a variety of roles that include becoming a desktop security support technician, security support paraprofessional or networking security support officer. Other careers may also include working as a computer forensics technician, cyber security intrusion tester, PEN tester, systems tester, or website security support officer.

Graduates of the 22445VIC Advanced Diploma in Cyber Security follow careers as a cyber security operations administrator, cyber security systems coordinator, cyber operations analyst, cyber security intrusion tester, website computer forensics technician, and similar job opportunities.

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.

A cyber specialist puts in place processes and mitigation strategies to prevent an attack and identify and report when an attack is taking place. If an attack is reported, the cyber specialist has processes in place to minimise data loss and protect critical data to ensure the business can continue to function without loss of information or operation of critical systems.

Network security specialists manage the network that supports the access to and transfer of data, both on an intranet, through the firewall and using other communication systems including VoIP, wireless, and telecommunications. The network specialist also protects access to data and sharing of information by the integration of systems across the network.

Why study cyber security at Holmesglen?

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

Holmesglen’s cyber security courses have industry partnerships including with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), the Australian Government agency responsible for foreign signals intelligence, support to military operations, cyber warfare, and information security. Other industry-leading connections include:

  • Fortinet Network Security Academy
  • Cisco Networking Academy
  • Microsoft Academy
  • Amazon Web Services Academy (AWS)
  • LifeJourney
  • Palo Alto Academy
  • VMware Academy

Find out what you can achieve in cyber security at our courses page.

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