Short Course
Online Option

Cyber Security Micro-credential

Level 5
12 weeks

During this 12-week part time course you’ll develop your technical and theoretical knowledge of cyber security risks, threats and attacks, developing your skills in testing, planning and responding to security issues.

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Part-time Evening Course | Tuesday & Thursday | 6pm-9pm | via Remote Learning | 10 credits at Level 5

Advance your career in Cyber Security today!


During this 12-week part time course you’ll develop your technical and theoretical knowledge of cyber security risks, threats and attacks, developing your skills in testing, planning and responding to security issues. You’ll learn how to explore a range of security vulnerabilities, and to prepare and test against attacks. You’ll analyse and investigate attacks and implement effective security measures. Using a range of risk assessment methodologies, you’ll develop a risk mitigation and management strategy for information security.

Live Online Classes

Live online classes are a friendly and supportive alternative to watching video tutorials – you’re able to ask questions and receive answers from an experienced Yoobee tutor in real time. Your tutor will share their screen, demonstrating professional tools and techniques, then support you as you follow along, completing activities during class time.

Who is this course for?

This course would suit IT professionals who are currently working full time and wish to up-skill in the area of cyber security. 

This course is designed to assist learners in preparing to take the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam (CS0-002)*


Please note: Enrolments close the Thursday before the course starts.

*Course content may be changed without notice, to match updates in cyber security practice and certification.



What you'll learn

Risk, Threats & Attacks

  • Risk management, elements and theory

  • High level vs detailed risk assessment

  • New Zealand Information Security Manual (NZISM)

  • New Zealand’s Protective Security Requirements (PSR)

  • Assessing risk, frameworks and models.

  • Risk mitigation, CIA triad

  • Risk Management documentation

  • Reconnaissance and probing

  • Port scanning

  • Social engineering, impersonation, hoaxes, phishing, baiting, shoulder surfing and tailgating.

  • Organisational policies and vulnerabilities

  • System hacking

  • Web application and site attacks

  • Spoofing, impersonation and hijacking

  • Unauthorised access

  • DDoS attacks

  • Malware, viruses, ransomware

  • Cloud infrastructure security

  • Botnets, C&C, Persistence threats, APT, rootkits

  • Lateral movement and pivoting

  • Data exfiltration

  • Disruption of forensic investigation

Planning, Testing & Responding

  • Common vulnerabilities

  • Vulnerability management planning

  • Vulnerability scans

  • Penetration testing

  • Testing with minimal disruption – ensuring continuity of services throughout testing process

  • Reporting vulnerabilities in client-friendly language

  • Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platforms

  • Network data

  • Host data

  • Analysing log files

  • Security Information and Event Management systems

  • Analysis tools for Windows and Linux

  • Malware

  • Indicators of Compromise

  • Incident handling, mitigation and response

  • Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT)

  • Forensic Investigation

  • Collecting and analysing evidence

  • Addressing issues and developing a security architecture



A bit more information


The following items that we will purchase on your behalf as a part of your training material* CompTIA Training Material The Official CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Student Guide (Exam CS0-002) eBook CompTIA Labs for CySA+ (CS0-002) – Student Access Key *Domestic students only, fee will apply for International Students.


For optimal performance when studying remotely, we recommend:

  • Your computer is up to date (ensure you have the latest version of the necessary plug-ins, drivers, bug fixes and security updates)

  • You have reliable internet speed and connection

  • A web cam and microphone

  • Do not use a Chromebook - Chromebooks are not intended for heavy-duty processing such as Adobe Creative Cloud software.

For more information on general computer requirements, visit our FAQ's here

Domestic Students: $600.00 (including GST)*

International Students: $2,857.50 ($2,637.50 + $220.00 course related cost**)

**International students, please contact us directly to finalise enrolment. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.

Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify the fees, scheduled time and course structure. To see more about other Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Given the nature of the topic, is vital that you review the entry requirements and ensure you have the correct level of computer networking experience. If you are unsure please request more information on the course page for detailed information. Please see these requirements below: To ensure your success in this micro-credential, you should meet the following requirements: 

  • Are at least 16 years old, and

  • Minimum two years’ experience working with computer network technology, information security or related experience.

  • Knowledge of:

    • TCP/IP networking protocols

    • Routing, switching, firewalls and VPNs

    • Authentication and authorisation processes

    • Windows and Linux security

  • International applicants must be 18 years or older and have proof that they have gained within the last 2 years, English language skills equivalent to IELTS level 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.

For students who have completed one or more of these Yoobee courses, you will be eligible for the Cyber Security Micro-credential. We will still send you the list of requirements just for reference and will ask for a copy of your CV still for our records:

Enrolment Requirements Please see above on course entry requirements and other information before enrolling. Upon application, we will request the following information and documentation before you start the course.

  • Completed Enrolment Form - Upon application we will ask you to complete an enrolment form.

  • Verified Form of ID - We require certified copies of your identity and residency documentation. This can be a valid passport or birth certificate.

  • Proof of NZ Residency or Citizenship - If not stated on your passport of birth certificate, you will also need to provide proof of citizenship/residency in New Zealand if applying as a domestic student. 

International Students: Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.



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