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Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)

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  • Objectives
    The Advanced Diploma provides a broad range of skills and knowledge in software design, computer applications of all types, business applications and business web sites. Student will apply these skills and knowledge to design, develop and maintain modern commercial applications including games, simulation, web and database applications. The qualification also provides high level ICT, process improvement and business skills. In the first year of this program, students will complete the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) and the second year completing the Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development). The Diploma year builds on the study areas introduced in the Certificate IV. Students will then commence the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology.
  • Entry requirements
    Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)
  • Course description
    Overview
    Completing the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security) will prepare you to meet the many challenges of securing and managing computer systems and networks. This
    qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to plan and implement the security
    requirements of information technology infrastructure which has become such an important
    part of every organisation, whether large or small. Information Technology Infrastructure includes all the associated systems and services such as computers, cabling, network hardware, operating
    systems, application software, as well as the management and utilisation procedures. Protecting this infrastructure from external threats has now become a high priority for every organisation and the course aims to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify security risks and to implement counter measures against these threats.

    Application Process
    Full time – VTAC or direct to Chisholm
    Part time – direct to Chisholm
    Part time day classes only are offered and are subject to class vacancies.

    Prerequisites
    Year 12 (VCE), the equivalent or Mature Age Entry Students should complete the Diploma of
    Information Technology (Networking) or equivalent before commencing the Advanced Diploma.

    Subject Areas
    • Website Security
    • E-business Strategies
    • Systems Security
    • Advances Server Operations
    • Network Infrastructure
    • Security Management

    Career Opportunities
    Internal Computer Audit Specialist, IT Security Administrator, IT Security Analyst / Engineer, IT
    Security Specialist, Network and Systems Manager, Network Engineer, Network Security Analyst,
    Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator, Security Engineer, Systems Security Analyst, Web Security Administrator Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator, Security Engineer, Systems Security Analyst.

    Further Study Opportunities
    University degree courses in information technology.

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    Educational institutions are offered a web-delivered, performance-based academic curriculum for
    teaching Linux and open source technology.

    Peter Durie, Services Manager for Red Hat Australia/New Zealand said, “Academic institutions
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    curriculum is based upon the Red Hat Certified Engineer program, the training is practical, handson
    and performance-focused, as well as being industry recognised.”

    Where is the course offered?
    Berwick and Frankston
    Full time: 6 months

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