Free University Short Courses

The short courses below are for those that are considering enrolling in one of our unique Master degrees to ‘try before you enroll’ by studying part of a subject.  The webinar based lecture/tutorials will be presented live and you will be able to chat during the Webinars and also via an online Forum for the duration of the course.  The final exam is optional and those that that pass the exam will receive certificates signed by the Lecturers who deliver the short course.     

See the calendar below to see what courses are coming up: 

May Short Course

Ethical Hacking

The Ethical Hacking course covers sections of our subject ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures, an elective subject in the Information Systems Security Masters Degree at Charles Sturt University.

The first of the LIVE webinars will be running on the 28th of May at 7:00pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time), sign up here.

Future Short Courses

Are there other short courses you would like to see us offer?  Please email your suggestions to admin@itmasters.edu.au.

 Past Courses

Even though the course below have finished, you can still access the materials, complete the course of study at your own pace and even sit the final examination.

March 2014

Professional Communications

The Professional Communications short course covers sections of the subject MGI521: Professional Communications, a core subject in the following Masters Degrees at Charles Sturt University:

January 2014

Network Security Administrator

This short course is designed to partially prepare you for certification as an EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA). The ENSA certification program looks at network security from a defensive view. It is designed to provide fundamental skills needed to analyze the internal and external security threats against a network, and to develop security policies that will protect an organization’s information

Enrol here to gain access to our Lectures, Study Material and the practice exam.

October 2013

SCRUM vs LEAN: Agile Methodologies Analysed and Compared

This short course will introduce students to two of the most common methodologies of Agile by comparing their most prominent strengths and weaknesses.

Enrol here to gain access to our Lectures, Study Material and the Final Exam.

September 2013

Cisco CCNA 

This is a short course designed to help you prepare for the new Cisco CCNA certification that has just been announced. 

Enrol here to gain access to our Lectures, Study Material and the Final Exam.

August 2013

Photoshop in the Classroom

The Photoshop in the Classroom short course covered the initial weeks of the subject ITI569 Digital Curriculum 2, which is one of the core subjects of the Master of ICT in Education.

Enrol here to gain access to our Lectures, Study Material and the Final Exam.

August 2013

Agile Project Management 

In August, we ran a short course for those working in Agile environments who wanted to understand it better and those who just wanted to gain some fundamental knowledge about Agile Project Management.

To gain access to the Lectures, Study Material and the Exam enrol here.

July 2013

CISSP Security 

Over 85,000 people hold the world’s most in demand IT security certification; the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).  In July we offered a free CISSP preparation short course that condensed the 12 weeks of subject ITE514 Professional Systems Security into five.    

To gain access to the Lectures, Study Material and the Practice Exam enrol here.

June 2013

 Microsoft Server 2012

In June this year, Windows Expert-IT Pro MVP Erdal Ozkaya and our most experienced industry lecturer Steve Zobrist ran a short course based on the first exam in the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.   

Enrol here to gain access to our Lectures, Study Material and the Final Exam.

May 2013

Sharepoint 2013 Development

Demand for SharePoint Developers is booming and in May SharePoint Server MVP Brian Farnhill will be running a short course based on our new ITE510 SharePoint Application Development subject.

Enrol here to gain access to our Lectures, Study Material and the Final Exam.

April 2013

Doctor of IT

Studying a Doctorate is a big commitment so we are offering this short course on Research Methodologies so that you can get a feel whether you are ready to take the plunge into one.

Enrol here to gain access to our Lectures, Study Material and the Final Exam

December 2012

Windows Phone 8 Development

To coincide with the release of Microsoft Windows Phone 8, Charles Sturt University and IT Masters have put together a free short course on developing Windows Phone 8 applications.

You can still access the materials and complete the course of study at your own pace, as we have made the material available here.