IT Masters 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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Use the form below to enrol in this short course, once submitted you will receive a signup email with login details for our learning site.

Course Schedule


  • The incident handler
  • Why do we handle incidents?
  • Terminology and concepts
  • The incident handling process
  • The incident handling plan
  • Awareness and testing
  • Reconnaissance, scanning and enumeration
  • Computer and network hacking
  • Protective controls and security architecture
  • Why write an incident report?
  • Sections and content
  • Releasing the report
  • Exam pass mark: 50%
  • Time limit: 1 hour
  • Attempts allowed: One
  • Format: 40 multiple choice questions

Course Information


Who will present 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.


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.


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.


What is included?

In addition to the weekly hour-long interactive webinars, you will be provided with suggested reading materials, audio lectures, an active discussion forum and a weekly activity to complete.


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 the exam.


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.


Am I Eligible to Study
a Post Graduate Course?

Industry experience and previous studies all contribute towards your eligibility. You do not necessarily have to have an undergraduate degree to study.