Course Title: Configure and secure networked end points

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4424 Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Course Title: Configure and secure networked end points

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: Vinay Michael

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1409

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to configure an operating system on a personal computer, adding security, setting user level passwords and privileges to limit and identify user access – all required to increase protection of the end point from cyber security attacks. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU23214 Configure and secure networked end points


1 Identify the role of personal computers and other computing devices in cyber security

2 Undertake preventative maintenance and base level troubleshooting procedures

3 Configure and use a computer operating system and relevant applications

4 Define principles of safe software upgrade security practises

5 Configure and use virtualised images

6 Identify key concepts in networking personal computers

7 Connect devices to networks

8 Demonstrate base level Linux commands

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