Enrolments: 238,595

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: 231,457

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: Information Security Incident Handling

This short course covered sections of our subject ITE512 Incident Response which is an elective subject in the Master of Information Systems Security and Master of Management (IT) degrees at Charles Sturt University. The ITE512 Incident Response subject is based on the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) industry certification exam

Please note that this short course ran in September-October 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
Duration5 Weeks
Enrolled4,294 students

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Course Schedule 

Week 1:

An Introduction to Incident Handling

  • The incident handler
  • Why do we handle incidents?
  • Terminology and concepts

Week 2:

Incident Handling Steps

  • The incident handling process
  • The incident handling plan
  • Awareness and testing

Week 3:

Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures

  • Reconnaissance, scanning and enumeration
  • Computer and network hacking
  • Protective controls and security architecture

Week 4:

Writing Incident Reports

  • Why write an incident report?
  • Sections and content
  • Releasing the report

Week 5:

Exam Week

    • A free open-book online test
    • 40 Multiple Choice Questions – Pass Mark 50%

Course Information Q&A

Question 1: What was the aim of this short course?

The aim of the short course was to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to undertake postgraduate study via Online Education with Charles Sturt University.

Question 2: Who presented the Webinars?

The Webinars were presented by our security lecturer: Jeremy Koster. Jeremy has been a certified CISSP for 7 years and has a range of security qualifications such as PCIP, GCIH, GPEN, CEH and CHFI. He completed his Masters of Information System Security in 2006. He is a Comptia Certified Technical Trainer and has been lecturing for CSU since 2011. Jeremy has 15 years of experience in IT and 8 years specialising in Information Security within large enterprises.

Question 4: Will the course help prepare me for GIAC GCIH certification exam?

The course covered a portion of the content of the certification. However, depending on your level of experience level, you may need to supplement what you learned in the course with hands on experience and additional study.   

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.

Question 6: 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.

Question 7: Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

No – all materials will be supplied to you.