Enrolments: 519,903

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: 511,038

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 covers sections of our subject ITE512 Incident Response. The ITE512 Incident Response subject is based on the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) industry certification exam

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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
Enrolled9,999 students

Course Schedule

Module 1:

An Introduction to Incident Handling

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

Module 2:

Incident Handling Steps

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

Module 3:

Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures

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

Module 4:

Writing Incident Reports

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


Exam Week

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

Course Information Q&A

What is the aim of this short course?

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

Who presents the webinars?

This short course was developed 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.

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

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

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.