Certificate IV in Information Technology (Cyber Security Incident Response)

Jobs and Skills WA: Cyber security courses
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Across Australia and globally, cyber security is becoming a key focus for business and industry. If you would like to gain specialist skills in this growing area, to become a cyber security expert, this is the course for you!

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
Existing worker traineeship
Industry: Information Technology, Library and Digital
National course code: ICT40120 | WA State ID: AC13

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Year long course - commences in January 2024

In a world where cyber-attacks are increasing, now is the time to gain in demand skills that can form the foundation for a career and a job of the future in cyber security. After completing the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Cyber Security Incident Response) you will be an attractive applicant for in-demand IT roles such as cyber security officer.

Training Outcomes

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are job ready and competent in a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) where they are required to respond to complex cyber security risks in organisations in information and communications technology (ICT) environments.

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Understanding how the business can be compromised (email attacks, cyber criminals, threats, impersonation tactics)
  • Ransomware as a service (RaaS)
  • Working remotely due to COVID 19 – crisis management plans with remote working from home
  • Fileless attacks – malicious software that uses legitimate programs to infect your computer (viral threats, infected files) using strategies to block these attacks
  • Mobile threats
  • Cloud services compromised - guessing passwords (emails and systems)
  • Collaboration platforms as new attack vectors – (Zoom, teams, Google drive, MS One Drive and Teams)
  • The internet of things – continuously connected both at work and home (web-connected devices range from laptops, smartphones, smart watches, smart locks, personal assistance
  • Application programming interface (API) vulnerabilities and breaches – security readiness
  • Distributed denial of service (DDos) Attacks
  • Programming in python and understanding organisational polices and processes for cyber security

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.