TestOut_CyberDefense Pro


This course provides you with skills to evaluate a system's security and make recommendations that make the system more secure.

Core Skills:
- Threats and vulnerabilities: use proactive threat intelligence to manage organizational security and vulnerability activities.
- Software and systems: employ security solutions to manage infrastructure and understand software and hardware assurance best practices.
- Compliance and assessment: apply security concepts for risk mitigation and learn the importance of frameworks, policies, procedures, and controls.
- Security operations and monitoring: analyse security monitoring data and apply configuration changes to existing controls as a way to improve security.
- Incident response: use the appropriate procedures, check potential indicators of compromise, and apply basic digital forensics techniques.

This course is intended for people who want to learn about cyber security defense using tools such as Kali Linux, Cisco Security Appliances, Autopsy, pfSense, Burp Suite, Security Onion, Ettercap, John the Ripper, Metasploit, Shodan, Nmap, NetCat, Snort, Nessus, NetworkMiner, Acunetix, netstat, Windows Defender, TCPDump, PentTBox and Wireshark

This course is at an advanced level.

The course is offered in partnership with TestOut.

For organisations that wish to pay the student fees for this course and are unable to pay by credit card via the website, please contact the Short Course team via email on to organise a Third Party Payment invoice.

  • Basic Networking skills including IP Addressing, Subnetting, TCP/IP networking protocols, DNS, DHCP and basic security practices
  • This course prepares you for the following certification exams:

    - CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) (CS0-002)
    - TestOut CyberDefense Pro

    CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst certification exam can be booked through Pearson Vue Test Centre located in Adelaide or through CompTIA. You will need to pay for the cost of the certification exam yourself.

    TestOut CyberDefense Pro certification may be booked through TAFE SA at no additional cost (First attempt only). The exams are conducted only once at the end of every term.

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.



Class Times
Online (self-paced) - up to 6 months in duration.
Continuous enrolments until 9th December 2024.

Please Note - This course commences from 8th July 2024. You will receive further information from lecturer after this date.
Student Visa (500)

Current VISA holders eligible



$526.00 GST inc

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