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Cyber Security Credit

This page provides information on what subject credits are available for Cyber Security, available for enrolment from 2021.

IT Masters and CSU work to ensure that students receive as much recognition for their studies and knowledge as is possible. A maximum of 50% credit can be given for any course’s subjects (due to Australian government regulations). Credit can be given on the basis of:

  1. Post Graduate Study

This is assessed on application – when you apply you will need to provide detailed information on your previous study. Completed subjects just need to match at least 80% of the content of the subject you are applying for credit for and completed in the last 10 years.

  1. Free Short Courses

Successful completion of 3 or more relevant IT Masters short courses will give you one industry elective subject credit. Please fill out our simple form to find out if you are eligible.

  1. Credit for Experience

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) offer certifications based on your existing IT work experience. These certifications can count as credit for IT Masters elective subjects.

  • For 2 subjects of credit: ACS Certified Professional OR ACS Certified Cyber Security Professional
  • For 1 subject of credit: ACS Certified Technologist OR ACS Certified Cyber Security Technologist

The maximum possible credits for ACS certifications towards the Masters is 2. As there is only one industry elective subject on the Graduate Certificate only credit can be awarded, but the further credit can be awarded on moving to the Masters. Read more here.

  1. Industry Certifications

IT Masters and CSU recognise a large range of relevant industry certifications for credit – check the tables below for the most common certifications, or complete our eligibility form for a personalised assessment.

You’ll need at least one of the listed certifications to get credit for the subject, unless specified otherwise. If you’ve earned an industry certification that is listed below but not assigned to a subject, we can likely award credit for it, but will need to assess how your certifications fit with the subjects you want to study. Fill out an eligibility form to help find the best way to get the credit you’re after and meet your study objectives.

Master of Cyber Security Credit

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
Core Subjects
ITC595 Information Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subjects ITI581 and ITE514)
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subjects ITI581 and ITC595)
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
  • EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits core subjects ITC595 and ITE514)
  • EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA)
  • EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CyberOps
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) CyberOps
Restricted Elective Industry subjects (Choose 4)
ITE512 Incident Response
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
  • EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners – Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (also grants credit for subject ITC561)
ITE533 Cyber Security Management
  • ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITE535 Pen Testing
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional: Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK/PEN-200)
ITC561 Cloud Computing
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Private Cloud
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure
  • Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (also grants credit for subject ITE531)
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • DELL EMC: Cloud Architect

ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
ITC596 IT Risk Management
  • ISACA – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Some industry certifications for these unspecified credits require more study and demonstration of knowledge and therefore offer more credit Level 1 certifications give you credit for one subject, Level 2 certifications give you credit for two subjects, and Level 3 certifications give you credit for three subjects.

Level 1 Certifications (1 subject credit for 1 industry elective subject)

  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • CPG Global ISO/ IEC 27001: 2013 Lead Auditor
  • EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect: Professional (OCI)
  • GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
  • GIAC Response and Industrial Defence (GRID)
  • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
  • GIAC Defensible Security Architecture (GDSA)
  • GIAC Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor (GEVA)
  • Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE)
  • Check Point Certified Security Master (CCSM)
  • PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
  • Both Planit iSQI Certified Agile Tester and Scrum Master Accredited Certification (iSQI & SMAC)
  • Both ISTQB Foundation Certificate and ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate (ISTQB)

The following certifications have a maximum of two Level 1 credits allowed on the Masters:

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Cloud Platform
  • Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • GIAC Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA)
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
  • GIAC Defending Advanced Threats (GDAT)
  • GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)
  • GIAC Continuous Monitoring Certification (GMON)
  • GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist: Security (JNCIS-SEC)

Level 2 Certifications (2 subject credits for 2 industry elective subjects)

  • British Computer Society Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) CyberOps – two credits for ITI581 and one unspecified industry elective
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP) – two credits for ITI581 and one unspecified industry elective
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate – two credits for ITE531 and ITC561
  • GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN) – two credits for ITE535 and one unspecified industry elective
  • Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified industry elective
  • DELL EMC: Cloud Architect – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified industry elective
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Security (JNCIP-SEC)

Level 3 Certifications (3 subject credits for 3 industry elective subjects)

  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – three credits for ITC595, ITE514 and ITI581

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Credit

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
Group A: Elective Academic Subjects
ITC595 Information Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subjects IT1581 and ITE514 – 2 credits allowed on a Grad Cert, remaining credits added to Masters)
ITC596 IT Risk Management
  • ISACA – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
ITC561 Cloud Computing
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Private Cloud
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure
  • Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • DELL EMC: Cloud Architect
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Group B: Elective Industry Subjects
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subjects ITC595 and ITE514)
  • EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA)
  • EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CyberOps
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) CyberOps
ITE512 Incident Response
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
  • EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners – Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

(This certification also grants credit for core subjects ITE514 and ITI581 – 2 credits allowed on a Grad Cert, remaining credits added to Masters).

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
  • EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (This certification also grants credit for subject ITC561)
ITE533 Cyber Security Management
  • ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITE535 Pen Testing
  • CompTIA Pentest+
  • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional: Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK/PEN-200)

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Some industry certifications for these unspecified credits require more study and demonstration of knowledge and therefore offer more credit Level 1 certifications give you credit for one subject, Level 2 certifications give you credit for two subjects, and Level 3 certifications give you credit for three subjects. The max amount of credit on a Grad Cert is two subjects and any remaining credit will be added to the Masters.

Level 1 Certifications (1 subject credit for 1 industry elective subject)

  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • CPG Global ISO/ IEC 27001: 2013 Lead Auditor
  • EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect: Professional (OCI)
  • GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
  • GIAC Response and Industrial Defence (GRID)
  • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
  • GIAC Defensible Security Architecture (GDSA)
  • GIAC Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor (GEVA)
  • Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE)
  • Check Point Certified Security Master (CCSM)
  • PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
  • Both Planit iSQI Certified Agile Tester and Scrum Master Accredited Certification (iSQI & SMAC)
  • Both ISTQB Foundation Certificate and ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate (ISTQB)

The following certifications have a maximum of two Level 1 credits allowed on the Masters:

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Cloud Platform
  • Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • GIAC Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA)
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
  • GIAC Defending Advanced Threats (GDAT)
  • GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)
  • GIAC Continuous Monitoring Certification (GMON)
  • GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist: Security (JNCIS-SEC)

Level 2 Certifications (2 subject credits for 2 industry elective subjects)

  • British Computer Society Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) CyberOps – two credits for ITI581 and one unspecified industry elective
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP) – two credits for ITI581 and one unspecified industry elective
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate – two credits for ITE531 and ITC561
  • GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN) – two credits for ITE535 and one unspecified industry elective
  • Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified industry elective
  • DELL EMC: Cloud Architect – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified industry elective
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Security (JNCIP-SEC)

Level 3 Certifications (3 subject credits for 3 industry elective subjects – 2 credits allowed on a Grad Cert, remaining credits added to Masters)

  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – three credits for ITC595, ITE514 and ITI581

If you are entitled to more than the allowed credits (2) on this Graduate Certificate, the additional credit would be added to the Masters if you move to that course after finishing the Graduate Certificate (what is known as “articulating”).

Note: These credit maps are for students commencing in 2021.

If you are a current student who enrolled in 2020 or earlier please contact us to receive customised credit information.