Courses & Units

Offensive Cyber Security and Penetration Testing ZAT215

Launceston

Introduction

This unit introduces ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques. You will learn to evaluate industry-based ethical dilemmas, undertake investigative tasks, and perform active and passive cyber-attacks. Participation in tutorial-based security challenges will help further develop skills in vulnerability analysis and will support your assessment tasks. You will develop technical capabilities in ethical hacking, capacity to problem solve ethical dilemmas, and skills and awareness of ethical and legal constraints in industry.

This unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.
You will be introduced to:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual

Summary

Unit name Offensive Cyber Security and Penetration Testing
Unit code ZAT215
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies
Coordinator Mr Nicholas Youl
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate tools and techniques to carry out ethical hacking.
  • Analyse the ethical and legal constraints of hacking.
  • Apply cybersecurity principles to communicate solutions in real life situations.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029900 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Requisites

Prerequisites

ZAT111

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAT205

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two to three on campus practical sessions per semester (2-3 hours per session).

AssessmentAT1: Ethical Decision-Making - Annotated Process Map (20%)|AT2: OSINT Investigation (40%)|AT3: Sandbox Attack and Report (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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