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Enrolments: 178,682

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 171,544

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free Short Course: Network Security Administrator Certification

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. Students obtaining ENSA certification will be able to:

  • expose system and network vulnerabilities and defend against them.
  • evaluate network and Internet security issues & design
  • implement successful security policies and firewall strategies

This short course was run for 5 weeks back in January 2014. The recordings of the Webinar will be available immediately once you sign up. In between the webinars, you will be asked to do 10-12 hours of study.

The course is free to undertake and there are no required textbooks – all reference materials will be free material that can be accessed electronically.

Enter your details below if you wish to register for the “Network Security Administrator” Short Course.

Course Schedule 

Topic 1

  • Welcome to Cyber Security Administration
  • Why Security?
  • Fundamentals of Computer Network
  • Network Security
  • DEMO: How hackers sneak into our networks

Topic 2

    • Security Standards
    • Security Policy
    • Network Security Threats
    • DEMO: Network security threats from real life

Topic 3

    • Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
    • Firewalls
    • Bastion Host and Honeypots
    • DEMO: The use of IDS, IPS, and firewalls in real life

Topic 4

    • Hardening Operating Systems
    • Hardening Modems
    • Hardening Networks
    • Patch Management
    • Log Analysis
    • Network Vulnerability Assessment
    • DEMO: How to secure your IT environment
    • Exam review


Online test


Course Information Q&A

Question 1: Who is the target audience for this course?

The course is aimed at System Administrators, Network Administrators and anyone who is interested in network security technologies.

Question 2: Who presented the Webinars?

The webinars were presented by one of the world’s most popular & motivational Cyber Security presenters – Erdal Ozkaya.  Erdal’ s awards and speaking engagements include:

  • 2011 : EC-Council (Global) Instructor of the year
  • 2012 : Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – Windows Expert : IT Pro
  • 2012 : EC-Council Roll of Honour CEH, CHFI, ENSA, ECSA
  • 2012 : EC-Council (Global) Instructor of the year (Circle of Excellence) -Partner of the year
  • 2013 : Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – Windows Expert : IT Pro
  • Microsoft TechEd Australia 2013
  • Microsoft TechEd Europe 2013
  • Microsoft TechEd North America 2013
  • AusCERT Australia 2012
  • Australian Information Security Association National Conference (AISA) 2010

Question 3: Will the course qualify me for University credit?

While the short course by itself will not qualify you for credit, completion of the ENSA certification will qualify you for one credit in the Master of IS Security or Master of Management (IT- Security Specialisation) degrees at Charles Sturt University. 

Question 4: Is there a final exam?

Yes – there will be an exam at the end of the course. The exam is a timed, open book exam that you will sit at your computer.

Question 5: Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?

As the official sitting period has now lapsed, no more certificates are able to be issued. You are still able to complete the exam for your own benefit and test your knowledge.