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Networking and Security

Our courses reflect the constantly expanding and evolving IT industry. This ensures you gain the most relevant knowledge and skills in planning, installing and maintaining computer networks as well as building internet/intranet infrastructure. 

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide network support within an organisation and to design, install and manage networks and systems, including rectifying system faults, configuring IT components, network security and optimising system performance. You will also gain practical skills and knowledge on how to assess client needs in project management, email and gateway server deployment, security management, cloud services and e-business.

Cyber security in Australia is a small but fast growing sector of the IT industry and demand for cyber security services and jobs is expected to grow by 21 per cent according to Federal Government employment projections.
This means that there is and will continue to be a growing demand for graduates with appropriate skills and knowledge.

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering qualifications in Cyber Security to meet the need for skilled personnel to help combat cyber threats to our businesses and services, our finances and our privacy and identity.
22334VIC | BCY61  Certificate IV in Cyber Security 
22445VIC | BCZ09   Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

What type of course are you looking for?
National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
SC-ENW-V1351 Cisco CCNA1 Intro to Networks
Short course On campus
East Perth
ccna, ccna3, ccna2, network, ict, cisco, CISCO, network, networking, LINUX, IT, routing, switched networks

Gain the fundamentals of networking in a customised, small group, Cisco lab environment

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks. You'll have small class sizes with instructor led delivery from start to finish. You'll gain skills to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

Whether you are trying to gain an entry level position in a network engineering role or improve your employability skills, this course can help you on your way to certification.

This course is an introduction course and a basic understanding of computers and Linux is desirable.

You can find more information with our flyer.

22334VIC BCY61 Cyber Security
Half price
Certificate IV On campus
Online
East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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lfls-logo-100x40.png This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Be equipped to tackle the network security challenges faced by Australian businesses, services and industry with this specialised course in cyber security

Cyber attacks on Australian networks are an ever-increasing threat to individuals, businesses and national security and there is currently a skills shortage in this very specialised sector of the IT industry.
You'll gain insights into mitigation techniques that are key to tackling potential cyber attacks faced by modern industry by completing North Metropolitan TAFE's Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Our Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level qualification that will provide you with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that will mean you are job ready and highly employable.

Gain these skills
  • Monitor the risk of cyber security attack
  • Implement appropriate software
  • Use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
  • Protect an organisation from insider security breaches
  • Develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Able to apply analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
Online delivery of this course - starting Term 4 2020

This course is ideal for IT staff who want to up skill into a Cyber Security role or for the newly passionate cyber enthusiasts. New candidates with a limited background in IT should consider the on campus delivery for the Certificate IV in Cyber Security, or the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Cyber Security).

Course duration - 2 Semesters (4 Terms)

Start date - 5 October 2020

Times - Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pm 
Delivery days and times may vary across Terms. On campus attendance will be required for orientation and assessments.

Resources - Students must have access to a PC with the following specifications – I5 CPU, 16Gb RAM, 500GB hard-disk storage and good internet access, as the majority of subject sessions are delivered online. Students also require an external hard-drive with at least 250GB of space to use for the orientation sessions in the classroom during the first 2 weeks and for any final assessments requiring students to attend the campus.

Estimated total cost per stage Please note cost may differ depending on a type of concession held.

 Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4
Full fee$324.00$421.40$264.40$421.40
Concession$96.00$170.60$127.60$170.60

 

22445VIC BCZ09 Cyber Security
Advanced Diploma On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Cyber, security, penetration testing, analytics, anomaly, detection, threats, real time, contextual, behavioral, scalable, seamlessly, empower, orchestrated, actionable, workflow, deep, discovery, prioritization,

Get qualified to work in this booming industry 

The Australian Government's Cyber Security Strategy states that Australia, along with many other nations is facing a skills shortage in the field of cyber security and these skills are essential in our connected technology-enabled world. Current predictions estimate that we will see a world wide deficit of 1.5 million information security professionals by 2020 while employment prospects for cyber security and related jobs in Australia will grow by 21% over the next 5 years according to Labour Market employment projections.

Both state and federal  governments have made a commitment to ensure Australians have the opportunity to equip themselves with cyber security skills and North Metropolitan TAFE is a premier Cyber Security training provider at the paraprofessional level.

As a cyber security graduate, you could be a member of a team of security practitioners on the front line protecting the integrity of your company’s security perimeter and IT network. As an integral team member, you will work to develop and maintain the company’s cyber security policies and overall defence strategy, and to rigorously test and work to protect the company’s information assets

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification must contact the area or apply instead for the Certificate IV in CyberSecurity due to pre-requisit skills/knowledge requirements.

Gain these skills
  • Monitor the risks of cyber security attacks
  • Prepare and implement appropriate risk management plans
  • Prepare and implement appropriate mitigation solutions
  • Use a range of tools and procedures to identify and block cyber security threats
  • Protect an organisation from insider security breaches
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation solutions for cloud systems
  • Implement privacy and compliance policies in accordance with Australian Cyber Law
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Able to apply analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
EAC01 Cyber Security - Python Application Scripting for Beginners Skill Set
Online
Skill set Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Learn to use Python for creating programs and automating processes

This course is for anyone who is newly unemployed or looking at exploring a career in cyber security; or IT employees in the networking field who want to upskill or start their journey in cyber security scripting language.

You will gain skills in using a scripting language to construct software solutions and learn simple programming techniques used in cyber security.

Upon completion of this skill set you can continue your studies in the Certificate IV in Cyber Security or the Certificate IV in Programming.

Gain these skills
  • Writing scripts and automating processes for software applications
  • An understanding of programming principles using a widely recognised langauge used primarily in CyberSecurity field

 

SC-JTE-V1424 CyberSecurity Awareness for Beginners
Short course Online
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Cyber, security, home, office, novices, beginner, introduction, awareness, secure your IT assets, professional development, social engineering practices, Certificate of Participation

Gain an understanding of basic cyber security principles that you can apply at home or the office

This course is aimed at novices and will give you an introduction into cyber security awareness. You'll gain a quick understanding of the broad principles and terminology required to secure your IT assets at home or in a small business.

This course is also suitable for professional development to ensure employees have a basic understanding of cyber awareness, so they do not become victims to social engineering practices.

On completion of a short quiz, to ensure you understand the content, you will receive a Certificate of Participation.

ICT40418 BEH0 Information Technology Networking
Half price
Certificate IV On campus
East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Midland
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Networking is one of the fastest growing areas of IT

If you have chosen Networking as your area of expertise, then the Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking is a great starting point.  This course will teach you the practical skills to install and configure small to medium size modern networks - including exposure to virtual machines, wireless technologies, cloud storage, infrastructure devices, network security, deployment resources to desktops and user support.

East Perth and Joondalup campuses have dedicated Training Networks and are registered as both Cisco Academy and Redhat Academy providers. Joondalup also offers Microsoft Imagine Academy as part of your studies

Gain these skills
  • Install and build networks using Microsoft, Linux and Cisco IOS operating systems and services
  • Monitor and maintain these systems
  • Implement the security features of these operating systems
  • Configure routers and switches
  • Build on effective communication, documentation and general business skills
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Able to apply analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
ICT50418 BEH6 Information Technology Networking
Diploma On campus
East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Gain advanced skills in networking and join this lucrative sector of the IT industry

When you complete the Diploma of Information Technology Networking you will have all the skills needed to be successful in this in-demand industry. This course includes Cisco devices, Microsoft Server operating system, Linux operating system and VMware. All current industry standards are covered and you'll gain real-world experience conducting help-desk support as part of your studies on our dedicated training network.

East Perth and Joondalup campuses have dedicated Training Networks and are registered as both Cisco Academy and Redhat Academy providers. Joondalup also offers Microsoft Imagine Academy as part of your studies.

Gain these skills
  • Manage complex networks
  • Configure virtual computing environments
  • Apply advanced switching and routing skills
  • Implement active directories
  • Administer Microsoft 365 and Azure systems
  • Manage data/cloud storage systems
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • A high level of patience
  • An interest in electronics and computers

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

 

 

 

ICT30118 BEH2 Information, Digital Media and Technology
Certificate III On campus
East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Midland
Perth
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Gain a broad range of ICT skills that reflect current industry trends and practices

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to support information technology activities in the workplace across a range of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) areas, including Programming, Networking and Technical Support.

Gain these skills

The core units covered in this course will provide you with the following skills:

  • Work safely and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
  • Implement and monitor various operating systems
  • Run standard diagnostic tests
  • Implement sustainable work practices
  • Create user documentation


At North Metropolitan TAFE you will have the opportunity to focus on the ICT field of most interest to you with the different electives offered at the three campuses where we deliver this course.

Perth campus electives
  • Create programming applications
  • Build and design websites
  • Use Social Media tools
  • Use industry standard Microsoft Office software
Joondalup campus electives
  • Create programming applications
  • Install, configure and secure networks and peripherals
  • Network systems administration
  • Install, support and troubleshoot operating systems and software
  • Use industry standard Microsoft Office software
Midland campus electives
  • Install, configure and secure networks and peripherals
  • Network systems administration
  • Build and design websites
  • Install, support and troubleshoot operating systems and software

 

This Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology gives you the  foundation skills to begin a career in ICT with further study at North Metropolitan TAFE. You may follow a career pathway into the ICT industry in areas including CyberSecurity, Programming, Networking or Web Design.

ICT30118 AB72 Information, Digital Media and Technology (Cyber Security)
Certificate III On campus
East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Beat the hackers at their own game

If you love computers, and you aren't afraid of the challenges being presented by the dark web; this Certificate III course will get you on your way to building a career in the vitally important field of Cyber Security. North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a pathway to gain the practical skills that you need to be part of Australia's cyber defences.

In this nationally recognised Certificate III program you will learn the fundamentals of networking security and design in our Cisco accredited program; system configuration and hardening; and Microsoft server management and protection in a hands-on practical environment.

NMT also offers further training in this booming field so you can continue to add to your cyber security skills, and as North Metropolitan TAFE is an authorised Cisco Academy, and Microsoft Silver Partner; you will also be in line to achieve valuable Industry Cisco and Microsoft certification.

Gain these skills
  • Monitor and administer security of an ICT system
  • Manage network and data integrity
  • Install, configure and test network security
  • Provide ICT advice to clients
  • Evaluate characteristics for cloud computing solutions and services
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Analytical and strong problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong customer focus and desire to assist others
  • Methodical, disciplined and technically minded

 

ICT30118 AB73 Information, Digital Media and Technology (Network Administration)
Certificate III On campus
East Perth
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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Ready to start your career in the fast growing ICT industry?

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to support information technology activities in the workplace across a range of ICT areas including technical support and network administration.

You will learn how to configure, secure and test system software for a small home office network or small to medium business network.

At our Joondalup campus we also offer you the opportunity to gain a dual qualification during your study. You can complete this qualification and ICT30118 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Web Technologies), talk to staff when you enrol.

Benefits of the dual qualification include:

  • Broadening your employment opportunities within the IT sector
  • Furthering your skills to qualify you for a range of higher level qualifications
  • Only need to enrol in one extra  cluster of units to do the combined course
Gain these skills
  • Learn Networking Technologies that will support you in your learning of Cisco, Microsoft & RedHat products at CIV
  • Disassemble and reassemble desktop PCs from their components and learn basic hardware maintenance.
  • Advanced settings and features of the client side Windows Operating Systems using Virtual Machines.
  • Programming C# gives you a head start in network scripting or more advanced programming languages from the Certificate IV levels.
  • Create professional workplace documents using Microsoft Office 2016; Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet) and Access (database)
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Strong client focus and a desire to assist others
  • Methodical, disciplined and technically minded
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills
AE142 Introduction to Cybersecurity Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Perth
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Cyber security is a key jobs growth area, so this is a great place to start

Introduction to cyber security, sounds cool, right? That's because it is. COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work, with so many things now being done online, which has led to the need for skilled workers to protect our online safety and security.

The Introduction to Cyber Security skill set covers critical skills and knowledge to get you job ready and give your career a good kickstart. You'll learn about professional and ethical conduct in an ICT workplace, how to manage personal and sensitive data and information in a confidential and professional manner, recognising and identifying cybersecurity needs in an organisation, how to undertake security fundamentals in relation to personal and networked computers.

Lower Fees, Local Skills half-price course pathways
AE154 Introduction to Cybersecurity Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Perth
security, network, cyber, server based security, CyberSecurity, security perimeter, CISCO, Microsoft Imagine Academy, Python fundamentals, Cloud Service Deployment, virtualisation, hack, hacker, attack, risk, cyber security attack, breaches, Computer Technical Support Security, Security Customer Support, Information Security, Audit Collection Officer, Incident Response Team Member, Security Systems Help Desk Support, website Network Security Officer

Cyber security is a key jobs growth area, so this is a great place to start

Introduction to cyber security, sounds cool, right? That's because it is. COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work, with so many things now being done online, which has led to the need for skilled workers to protect our online safety and security.

The Introduction to Cyber Security skill set covers critical skills and knowledge to get you job ready and give your career a good kickstart. You'll learn about professional and ethical conduct in an ICT workplace, how to manage personal and sensitive data and information in a confidential and professional manner, recognising and identifying cybersecurity needs in an organisation, how to undertake security fundamentals in relation to personal and networked computers.

Further study in Lower Fees, Local Skills half-price courses

 

    ICT60215 AB51 Network Security (Cyber Security)
    Advanced Diploma On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
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    Find a secure role in a growth industry with North Metropolitan TAFE's Advanced Diploma of Network Security (Cyber Security)

    Cyber security jobs are already in high demand and this trend is expected to continue as more individuals, businesses and organisations have an online presence. With the increase in cyber attacks, cyber security is vital for individuals and industry alike making this branch of information technology one of Australia's national security priorities.

    Be part of Australia's strong cyber defences with this Advanced Diploma of Network Security (Cyber Security) - it will give you the tools you need.

    You'll gain skills and knowledge in Cloud, WAN Infrastructure and Perimeter-based Security. You will also learn the fundamentals of Python and assist in a real-world scenario Cyber Security Project. Studying at North Metropolitan TAFE you'll be able to make the most of our existing status with the Microsoft Imagine Academy and the Cisco Network Academy to provide vendor-based resources and learning in relation to Cyber Security. The highly sought after CCNA Security vendor course is embedded in this qualification and you will get a CCNAS course completion certificate on successful completion of the course.

    This Cyber Security pathway course will increase your expertise in the highly technical area of network security. We strongly recommend that you have completed a Diploma in Network Administration or an equivalent course or have experience as an IT professional, working in the industry before entering this course.

    New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

     

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