This online Security in Computing and IT unit from Open Universities Australia and RMIT University explains how security services function in computing environments.
The unit also demonstrates the types and operation of exploits for web-based applications, and the basic system security mechanisms used in operating systems, file systems and computer networks.
You will also learn key web security issues related to both client-side and server-side scripting. Key learning outcomes include knowledge of security issues in mobile computing and the ability to analyse privacy related issues.
It’s recommended that you have completed the following unit or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing
Areas of study
In this Security in Computing and IT unit, the topics you will study include:
Security mechanisms, attack methods
Operating system security
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies), RMIT University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit equips students with key skills IT professionals need to utilise the security features of the tools and applications they will use and produce. Core competencies also include the rapidly-evolving area of data protection.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Security in Computing and IT from RMIT University.
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Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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