Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking, Cyber Security)

This course is not available to international students.
National code: ICT50220 Diploma (TAFE) Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

One word describes the field of digital networking and cyber security: growth. It’s a burgeoning sector around the globe, and you can position yourself at its very forefront with a Swinburne Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking, Cyber Security).

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to install, manage and support critical networks. Our course has CISCCO CCNA academic program built in, so you’ll also learn how to manage multi-vendor diverse operating environments comprising of physical and virtual infrastructure.

Explore virtualisation, network security and new technologies related to the cloud and wireless technology. Delve into advanced server administration (Microsoft and Linux operating environments). Get relevant, industry-current skills in:

  • Host hardening
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Penetration testing
  • Risk assessment and control
  • Encryption
  • Access control
  • VPNs
  • Centralised authentication and authorisation
You’ll graduate ready for an in-demand career. Be it as a network and system administrator, help desk professional, or system and network technician or security professional, acquire the technical, project and client management skills to help that career thrive.

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12 months


Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time

VTAC course codes

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  • 3400277394
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  • 3400277074
    Advanced Networking, Cyber Security (fee type determined by provider)
  • 3400277184
    Advanced Programming (fee type determined by provider)