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Security in Computing and IT

Undergraduate | RMI-CPT251 | 2024

Secure a solid technical grasp of IT security systems. Clarify and assess security measures and privacy issues across diverse digital platforms. Verify and protect data. Lock in a career as an IT security expert in a high demand, growth industry.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Security in Computing and IT

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    1. explain the functioning of security services in computing environments and the security issues in networked applications.

    2. discuss various types of data integrity and confidentiality mechanisms including public key cryptography.

    3. describe basic system security mechanisms and protocols, such as those used in operating systems, file systems and computer networks.

    4. analyse the overarching importance of IT security in areas such as networking, databases, operating systems, and web systems.

    5. apply privacy principles in basic practical settings in IT environments.

    6. analyse and evaluate the security of computing and IT systems on a practical level and privacy related issues in computing.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions/recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions)

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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