Enrolments: 239,991

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: 232,853

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: CISSP Security Certification

This course condensed the twelve weeks of material covered in our subject ITE514 Professional Systems Security into five units, with each topic covering two of the CISSP domains.

Please note that this short course ran in July-August 2014. The course materials and examination are still available for those who wish to complete the course at their own pace, however certificates of completion are no longer being issued for this course.

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High-level short course where prior knowledge is likely required to get the most out of the course. Content may be at Masters level or cover part of a postgraduate subject
Duration6 Weeks
Enrolled9,390 students

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Course Schedule

Unit 1

Unit 2

  • Access Control
  • Application Security
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Cryptography

Unit 3

Unit 4

  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Legal, Regulations, Compliance, and Investigations
  • Operations Security
  • Physical (Environmental) Security

Unit 5

Exam Week

  • Security Architecture and Design
  • Telecommunications and Network Security
  • 1 hour multiple choice exam

Course Information and FAQs

This course was aimed at anyone who might be interested in gaining the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. The CISSP is an independent information security certification governed by International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium also known as (ISC)².

The course is free to undertake but it is recommended that you purchase the Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK  – all other reference materials will be free material that can be accessed electronically.

Question 1: Who should sit this course?

The course is aimed at:

  • Security professionals who are interested in understanding the concepts covered in the CISSP® exam as determined by (ISC)2
  • Managers who want to understand the critical areas of network security
  • System, security, and network administrators who want to understand the pragmatic applications of the CISSP® 10 Domains
  • Security professionals and managers looking for practical ways the 10 domains of knowledge can be applied to the current job

Question 2: Who presented the Webinars?

The webinars were presented by Dr Craig Wright, whose experience and qualifications include:

  • Has worked for 23 years in the Cyber Security industry including 13 years in Digital Forensics
  • Has appeared on numerous occasions as an Digital Forensics expert witness in Cyber Security law suites 
  • Has authored over 100 publications on Cyber Security including co-authoring the Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP(R)-ISSMP(R) CBK
  • Sits on the SANS Technology Institute board and is a beta tester for GIAC Exams
  • Has over 100 cyber security including CISSP/ISSMP and CISSP/ISSAP

Question 3: 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.

Question 4: Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Successful completion of 3 live University Short Courses will award credit for an elective subject. Please note this course is NOT LIVE and will not qualify you for credit.