Cyber Security Micro-credential
During this 12-week part time course you’ll develop your technical and theoretical knowledge of cyber security risks, threats and attacks, developing your skills in testing, planning and responding to security issues.
Part-time Evening Course | Tuesday & Thursday | 6pm-9pm | via Remote Learning | 10 credits at Level 5
Advance your career in Cyber Security today!
During this 12-week part time course you’ll develop your technical and theoretical knowledge of cyber security risks, threats and attacks, developing your skills in testing, planning and responding to security issues. You’ll learn how to explore a range of security vulnerabilities, and to prepare and test against attacks. You’ll analyse and investigate attacks and implement effective security measures. Using a range of risk assessment methodologies, you’ll develop a risk mitigation and management strategy for information security.
Live Online Classes
Live online classes are a friendly and supportive alternative to watching video tutorials – you’re able to ask questions and receive answers from an experienced Yoobee tutor in real time. Your tutor will share their screen, demonstrating professional tools and techniques, then support you as you follow along, completing activities during class time.
Who is this course for?
This course would suit IT professionals who are currently working full time and wish to up-skill in the area of cyber security.
This course is designed to assist learners in preparing to take the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam (CS0-002)**
Please note: Enrolments close the Thursday before the course starts.
*Course fees are free for Domestic Students only.
**Course content may be changed without notice, to match updates in cyber security practice and certification.
What you'll learn
Risk, Threats & Attacks
Risk management, elements and theory
High level vs detailed risk assessment
New Zealand Information Security Manual (NZISM)
New Zealand’s Protective Security Requirements (PSR)
Assessing risk, frameworks and models.
Risk mitigation, CIA triad
Risk Management documentation
Reconnaissance and probing
Social engineering, impersonation, hoaxes, phishing, baiting, shoulder surfing and tailgating.
Organisational policies and vulnerabilities
Web application and site attacks
Spoofing, impersonation and hijacking
Malware, viruses, ransomware
Cloud infrastructure security
Botnets, C&C, Persistence threats, APT, rootkits
Lateral movement and pivoting
Disruption of forensic investigation
Planning, Testing & Responding
Vulnerability management planning
Testing with minimal disruption – ensuring continuity of services throughout testing process
Reporting vulnerabilities in client-friendly language
Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platforms
Analysing log files
Security Information and Event Management systems
Analysis tools for Windows and Linux
Indicators of Compromise
Incident handling, mitigation and response
Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT)
Collecting and analysing evidence
Addressing issues and developing a security architecture
A bit more information
The following items that we will purchase on your behalf as a part of your training material* CompTIA Training Material The Official CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Student Guide (Exam CS0-002) eBook CompTIA Labs for CySA+ (CS0-002) – Student Access Key *Domestic students only, fee will apply for International Students.
For optimal performance when studying remotely, we recommend:
Your computer is up to date (ensure you have the latest version of the necessary plug-ins, drivers, bug fixes and security updates)
You have reliable internet speed and connection
A web cam and microphone
Do not use a Chromebook - Chromebooks are not intended for heavy-duty processing such as Adobe Creative Cloud software.
For more information on general computer requirements, visit our FAQ's here
Domestic Students: $600.00 (including GST)*
International Students: $2,857.50 ($2,637.50 + $220.00 course related cost**)
**International students, please contact us directly to finalise enrolment. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.
Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify the fees, scheduled time and course structure. To see more about other Terms and Conditions, please click here.
Given the nature of the topic, is vital that you review the entry requirements and ensure you have the correct level of computer networking experience. If you are unsure please request more information on the course page for detailed information. Please see these requirements below: To ensure your success in this micro-credential, you should meet the following requirements:
Are at least 16 years old, and
Minimum two years’ experience working with computer network technology, information security or related experience.
TCP/IP networking protocols
Routing, switching, firewalls and VPNs
Authentication and authorisation processes
Windows and Linux security
International applicants must be 18 years or older and have proof that they have gained within the last 2 years, English language skills equivalent to IELTS level 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.
For students who have completed one or more of these Yoobee courses, you will be eligible for the Cyber Security Micro-credential. We will still send you the list of requirements just for reference and will ask for a copy of your CV still for our records:
If you obtain the Cisco Networking Essentials badge, we will also accept this as proof that entry requirements are met (Instead of a CV being provided)
Enrolment Requirements Please see above on course entry requirements and other information before enrolling. Upon application, we will request the following information and documentation before you start the course.
Completed Enrolment Form - Upon application we will ask you to complete an enrolment form.
Verified Form of ID - We require certified copies of your identity and residency documentation. This can be a valid passport or birth certificate.
Proof of NZ Residency or Citizenship - If not stated on your passport of birth certificate, you will also need to provide proof of citizenship/residency in New Zealand if applying as a domestic student.
International Students: Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.
Course Start Dates
Amr Adel - Tutor
Amr came to New Zealand in 2017 to start his PhD in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) which he finished in 2020. During that time, he also worked at AUT as a Lecturer in Information Security Management.
He started teaching at Whitecliffe in 2018 and he is now super excited to be with us at Yoobee Colleges mainly teaching the Certificate in Information Technology & Client Support course. In 2014, he worked at the David Goldman Informatics Centre in the UK as a Research Assistant and before that, he conducted a number of successful projects with MasterCard to support clients with digital features to facilitate their transactions through their mobile phones.
Outside of his professional life, he enjoys travelling, camping, socialising, listening to people and learning new skills. He enjoys talking to people from different backgrounds and learning more about their cultures. He has been lucky enough to visit many countries on different continents.