Monika Mathur was already working as an IT professional when she decided to upskill with a cybersecurity qualification from VU Polytechnic.
“I completed my Master of Computer Applications and was working in the IT industry when I realised the importance of upskilling in the area of cybersecurity. With so much attention on cybersecurity the industry is booming, so I enrolled in the Certificate IV in Cybersecurity.
The course is comprehensive and I was impressed by the cybersecurity training centre at VU Polytechnic. The learning environment is amazing, the teachers are very helpful and we are motivated to learn more and more each day.
The most valuable thing about the course is the knowledge and confidence we gain from the hands-on projects and assessments. The assessments' research work enables us to gain a thorough understanding of the unit, and we've been able to meet industry professionals from organisations like CISCO. We also learn important communication skills, including how to present and demonstrate our project work to an audience.
Studying the Certificate IV in Cybersecurity has made me decide to pursue a career in the cybersecurity industry when I graduate. I’m also thinking of undertaking further studies and certifications such as CCNA/CCNP.”