Course Title: Test concepts and procedures for cyber security

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4424 Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Course Title: Test concepts and procedures for cyber security

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


520T Future Technologies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2023,
Term1 2024

Course Contact: Rakesh Kumar

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1409

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement testing procedures for computer systems in an organisation. The unit examines common threats, ethical hacking principles, and an introduction to penetration testing, social engineering security issues, enumeration, port scanning, foot printing, traffic sniffers and wireless local area network (WLAN) vulnerabilities and also includes treatment of intrusions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU23215 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security


1 Identify typical cyber security application layer testing methodologies and tools

2 Use networking security testing methodologies, tools and commands

3 Implement the laboratory testing environment

4 Identify common threats and mitigation strategies

5 Demonstrate ethical hacking principles and procedures

6 Identify security vulnerabilities of WLANs

7 Demonstrate basic scripting for a cyber security environment

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS