Qualification details

ICA60211 - Advanced Diploma of Network Security (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 07/Nov/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced18/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICA60208 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)ICA60208 core units updated and reduced. Removal of entry requirements and prerequisites. Qualification made more flexible. Elective units added and technical content updated. OUTCOMES DEEMED EQUIVALENT. 17/Jul/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICT60215 - Advanced Diploma of Network SecurityUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 24/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBPMG517A - Manage project riskManage project risk Elective
CPPSEC3009A - Prepare and present evidence in courtPrepare and present evidence in court Elective
CPPSEC5003A - Assess security risk management optionsAssess security risk management options Elective
CPPSEC5004A - Prepare security risk management planPrepare security risk management plan Elective
CPPSEC5005A - Implement security risk management planImplement security risk management plan Elective
CPPSEC5006A - Determine strategy for the implementation of biometric technologyDetermine strategy for the implementation of biometric technology Elective
CPPSEC5007A - Assess biometric systemAssess biometric system Elective
ICAICT609A - Lead the evaluation and implementation of current industry-specific technologiesLead the evaluation and implementation of current industry-specific technologies Elective
ICANWK502A - Implement secure encryption technologiesImplement secure encryption technologies Core
ICANWK509A - Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networksDesign and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 262112 Ict Security Specialist 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2231 Computing Professionals 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0201 Computer Science 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Information Technology (Networking),Information Technology Programming 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Software Engineer,Network Security Consultant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 262112 Ict Security Specialist 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2231 Computing Professionals 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0201 Computer Science 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 18/Jul/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version first released with ICA11 Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 2.

Addition of two new units of competency to electives.

Release 1

This Qualification first released with ICA11 Information and Communications Technology Training Package version 1.0.

Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to plan, design, manage and monitor an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team responsible for advanced ICT network security systems. The qualification has a high-level ICT technical base with appropriate security units and the ability to specialise in a number of areas, including voice, wireless, network infrastructure and sustainability.

Job roles 

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • e-security specialist
  • ICT security specialist
  • IT security administrator
  • IT security analyst
  • IT security specialist
  • systems/network administrator
  • network security analyst
  • network security specialist
  • network security administrator
  • senior network administrator
  • systems security analyst.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • after achieving ICA50411 Diploma of Information Technology Networking, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICA50411

OR

  • with documented vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior network support roles, including administrator, operations analyst, technician, operations or support coordinator/technician.

Pathways from the qualification

ICA11 Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications or other higher education sector qualifications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no link between this qualification and licensing, legislative or regulatory requirements. However users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority. There may be some alignment with industry standard certification competencies.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification 

Communication

  • articulating complex security scenarios in a clear and concise manner relevant to all levels of the organisation
  • documenting information related to attacks, threats, risks and controls in a security plan
  • writing complex briefs and reports for business, requiring depth of analysis and evaluation of information
  • documenting and presenting recommendations for improvement and referring them to appropriate technical specialists

Teamwork

  • managing group facilitation and presentation skills in relation to transferring and collecting information
  • reviewing the security strategy, with security approved by key stakeholders

Problem-solving

  • troubleshooting, developing controls and contingencies to alleviate security threats
  • taking corrective action on system implementation breakdowns
  • responding to evolving complex scenarios of security threats

Initiative and enterprise

  • anticipating risks and devising contingencies to address them
  • actively pursuing and implementing new and emerging improvements in ICT sustainability
  • managing project risks proactively

Planning and organising

  • developing security plans
  • planning for controls and contingencies when designing an IT security framework

Self-management

  • having accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving workplace outcomes
  • taking responsibility for own and others outputs in relation to broad quantity and quality parameters

Learning

  • keeping informed of current industry-accepted hardware and software products, including thorough knowledge of security features and capabilities

Technology

  • identifying technology needs
  • sourcing, purchasing, installing, configuring and testing components, including software and hardware
  • using technological capability assessment skills involving analysis, diagnosis and evaluation in a range of areas
  • estimating current and future capacity requirements and evaluating against client's future requirements

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12 

5 core units  plus

7 elective units, of which: 

  • 5 units must be from the elective units listed below
  • the remaining units may be from the elective units below or from elsewhere in ICA11 or any other Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level or above.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core units 

ICANWK502A Implement secure encryption technologies

ICANWK509A Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks

ICANWK601A Design and implement a security system

ICANWK602A Plan, configure and test advanced server based security

ICTSUS6233A Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects

Elective units 

BSBPMG517A Manage project risk

CPPSEC5003A Assess security risk management options

CPPSEC5004A Prepare security risk management plan

CPPSEC5005A Implement security risk management plan

CPPSEC5006A Determine strategy for the implementation of biometric technology

CPPSEC5007A Assess biometric system

CPPSEC3009A Prepare and present evidence in court

ICAICT609A Lead the evaluation and implementation of current industry-specific technologies

ICANWK603A Plan, configure and test advanced internetwork routing solutions

ICANWK604A Plan and configure advanced internetwork switching solutions

ICANWK605A Design and configure secure integrated wireless systems

ICANWK606A Implement voice applications over secure wireless networks

ICANWK607A Design and implement wireless network security

ICANWK608A Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure

ICANWK609A Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors

ICANWK610A Design and build integrated VoIP networks

ICANWK611A Configure call processing network elements for secure VoIP networks

ICANWK612A Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

ICANWK613A Develop plans to manage structured troubleshooting process of enterprise networks

ICANWK615A Design and configure desktop virtualisation

ICANWK616A Manage security, privacy and compliance of cloud service deployment

ICTSUS6234A Establish a business case for sustainability and competitive advantage in ICT projects

ICTSUS7235A Use ICT to improve sustainability outcomes

ICTSUS7236A Manage improvements in ICT sustainability

ICTTEN8195A Evaluate and apply network security

ICTPMG8149A Evaluate and use telecommunications management networks

ICTPMG8143A Manage a telecommunications project

Selecting elective units for different outcomes 

The following examples are designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for particular outcomes at this level, but are in no way prescriptive.

Network security 

Core units plus:

ICANWK608A Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure

ICANWK609A Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors

ICANWK612A Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

Four additional units from elective units as appropriate to the specific job role.

Network infrastructure 

Core units plus:

ICANWK603A Plan, configure and test advanced internetwork routing solutions

ICANWK604A Plan and configure advanced internetwork switching solutions

ICANWK612A Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

Four additional units from elective units as appropriate to the specific job role.

Wireless networks 

Core units plus:

ICANWK605A Design and configure secure integrated wireless systems

ICANWK606A Implement voice applications over secure wireless networks

ICANWK607A Design and implement wireless network security

ICANWK612A Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

Three additional units from elective units as appropriate to the specific job role.

Voice networks 

Core units plus:

ICANWK610A Design and build integrated VoIP networks

ICANWK611A Configure call processing network elements for secure VoIP networks

ICANWK612A Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks

Four additional units from elective units as appropriate to the specific job role.

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