VU21989 - Test concepts and procedures for cyber security

Unit code: VU21989 | Study level: TAFE
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Footscray Nicholson
St Albans
Sunshine
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Overview

This unit provides introductory skills and knowledge required to implement testing procedures for systems in an organisation. These involve application layer testing tools as defined by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), network testing and monitoring tools. The unit examines common threats, ethical hacking principles and introduction to penetration testing, social engineering security issues, enumeration, port scanning, sniffers, footprinting, traffic sniffers and wireless LAN vulnerabilities and contains a solid treatment of intrusions.

Assessment

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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • using networking security testing methodologies, tools and commands;
  • configuring lab testing environment;
  • installing and configuring software packages for an outcome;
  • interpreting results from software packages, and;
  • communicating and contributing as a team member to solve networking problems.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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