Enrolments: 519,905

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 8,865

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: 511,040

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: Enterprise Cyber Security Fundamentals

This course heavily focuses on cyber security from a technical perspective.


Join our resident networking and cyber security expert, Matt Constable, to discuss some of the fundamentals of cyber security from technical and design perspectives. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of security in the bigger picture of enterprise network architecture and how various security technologies and tools can be used to create a secure cyber environment.

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Moderate-level short course where some prior knowledge or concepts may be assumed. Content may be aimed at late-undergraduate or early-Masters students
Duration4 Weeks
Enrolled8,372 students

Course Schedule

Module 1:

Introduction & Security Basics

  • Course welcome & introduction
  • Goals of information security
  • Security principles and terminology
  • Security roles
  • Security policies
  • Security awareness

Module 2:

Attacks & Threats

  • Network attacks
  • Password attacks
  • Application attacks
  • Human attacks
  • Identification of threats

Module 3:

Secure Design

  • Defence in depth
  • The perimeter
  • System security
  • Network security
  • Best practice design principles

Module 4:

Physical Security, DR & BCP

  • Physical security principles & concepts
  • Introduction to risk analysis
  • Risk mitigation
  • Understanding DR & BCP



  • Exam pass mark: 50%
  • Time limit: 1 Hour
  • Attempts allowed: One
  • Format: 40 multiple choice questions

Course Information Q&A

Who will present the webinars?

These webinars are presented by our senior industry based networking and cyber security lecturer, Matt Constable. Matt’s experience and qualifications include:

  • 15 years as a network engineer, cyber security analyst and communications engineer
  • Managed a team of engineers who provided L3 support on a network with 110 remote sites and 7000 users
  • Designed, developed, and delivered the cyber security fundamentals subject in the Master Cyber Security at Charles Sturt University
  • Has a total of 6 academic qualifications including a Master of Computer Security, a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Extensive experience as a sports coach and martial arts instructor

Why a Cyber Security Fundamentals Short Course?

This course is designed to provide a taste of the Cyber Security Fundamentals Subject which is core foundation subject in the Master of Cyber Security. This short course can also help students prepare for the Security+ industry certification which has been developed by the International Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA),.

Is there a final exam?

Yes – the short course exam will be a timed, open book exam that you will sit at your computer.

Do I get a completion certificate if I complete the course?

Yes — provided you receive a pass mark (50% or over) for course assessment, which comprises the exam and any available participation marks.

Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Yes — successful completion of three or more of our short courses will qualify you for one credit for an industry elective subject in our postgraduate courses. Click here for further details.

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

No — all essential materials will be supplied.

 Will the webinars be recorded?

Yes — all webinars are recorded and you will be able to access them, and all other free course materials, by registering for the course.