Cyber Security Industry Certifications

Deakin offers eligible students the opportunity to complete up to 4 Cyber Security Industry Certifications as part of your degree. Enhance your worth with future employers by gaining in-demand qualifications, and prepare for future cyber classes by registering for a certificate today.

Eligibility

Students enrolled in S326 Bachelor of Information Technology who are completing the Cyber Security major can apply through our online form for a scholarship to complete one or more of the certifications at no cost.

By signing up for one of our certification classes, you will not only gain access to valuable training material, you will also have the opportunity to test your skills by sitting for some of the most challenging exams in the industry. You will learn how to attack and defend computer systems in order to prevent Black Hat Hackers from harming others.

Are you a student in these courses?

  • S334 Bachelor of Cyber Security
  • D380 Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security
  • D397 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Cyber Security

You don't need to apply using our online form. Please refer to your unit materials for further information.

Certifications available

ISACA’s® Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX) Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate

SIT001 Cyber Security Fundamentals - This unit enables students to prepare and sit the ISACA’s® Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX) Cybersecurity Fundamentals certificate. This certificate covers introductory concepts that frame and define the standards, guidelines and practices of the industry.

Pre-requisite unit: SIT182 Real World Practices for Cyber Security

EC Council CHFI: Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator

SIT002 Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator - This unit enables students to prepare and sit the EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigation certificate exam. Computer hacking forensic investigation is the process of detecting hacking attacks and properly extracting evidence to report the crime and conduct audits to prevent future attacks.

Pre-requisite unit: SIT282 Computer Crime & Digital Forensics

EC Council CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker

SIT003 Certified Ethical Hacker - This unit enables students to prepare and sit the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certificate exam. A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.

Pre-requisite unit: SIT379 Ethical Hacking or SIT382 System Security

EC Council ECSA: Certified Security Analyst

SIT004 Certified Security Analyst - This unit enables students to prepare and sit the EC-Council Certified Security Analyst certificate exam. It is a pentest program that takes the tools and techniques learned in the Certified Ethical Hacker course (CEH) and enhances your ability into full exploitation by teaching you how to apply the skills learned in the CEH by utilising EC-Council’s published penetration testing methodology. It focuses on pentesting methodology with an emphasis on hands-on learning.

Pre-requisite units: SIT379 Ethical Hacking or SIT382 System Security, and SIT003 Certified Ethical Hacker

Key dates

Applying forApplication deadlineNotification of outcome
Trimester 1 2020Tuesday 31 MarchFriday 10 April
Trimester 2 2020Friday 14 AugustFriday 21 August
Trimester 3 2020Monday 14 DecemberFriday 18 December

How to apply

S326 Bachelor of Information Technology students completing the Cyber Security major:

To apply for a scholarship to complete a certification, please complete our application form

Students wishing to apply for multiple scholarships must complete a separate form for each certification.

Students in:

  • S334 Bachelor of Cyber Security
  • D380 Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security
  • D397 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Cyber Security

Don't apply using the above form.
Please refer to your unit materials for further information on how to complete these certifications.

Contact

For more information please contact:

Dr Jesse Laeuchli
Course Director, Bachelor of Cyber Security
Email: j.laeuchli@deakin.edu.au

Fiona Ebdon
Curriculum & Administrative Officer
Email: Fiona.ebdon@deakin.edu.au

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