Cyber Security Micro-credential


    • Method:

      Remote Learning



Tuesday & Thursday evenings | 6pm-9pm | 12 weeks | Level 5 Micro-credential

Advance your career in Cyber Security today!

Study Free as part of the Government’s new Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund.*

During this 12-week part time course you’ll develop your technical and theoretical knowledge of cyber security risks, threats and attacks, developing your skills in testing, planning and responding to security issues.

You’ll learn how to explore a range of security vulnerabilities, and to prepare and test against attacks. You’ll analyse and investigate attacks and implement effective security measures. Using a range of risk assessment methodologies, you’ll develop a risk mitigation and management strategy for information security.


Live Online Classes

Live online classes are a friendly and supportive alternative to watching video tutorials – you’re able to ask questions and receive answers from an experienced Yoobee tutor in real time. Your tutor will share their screen, demonstrating professional tools and techniques, then support you as you follow along, completing activities during class time.

Who is this course for?

This course would suit IT professionals who are currently working full time and wish to up-skill in the area of cyber security. 

This course is designed to assist learners in preparing to take the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam (CS0-002)**


If you would you like to ask a question before you enrol please contact us!
Please note:
Enrolments close 9th September 5pm (Thursday before course starts)

Course Schedule

  • Start Date – 14th September 2021
  • Public Holidays - N/A
  • End Date - 2nd December 2021

* Course fees are free for Domestic Students only. Course related fees of $220.00 for the training material will apply.
**Course content may be change without notice, to match updates in cyber security practice and certification.

What you'll learn

Risk, Threats & Attacks

  • Risk management, elements and theory
  • High level vs detailed risk assessment
  • New Zealand Information Security Manual (NZISM)
  • New Zealand’s Protective Security Requirements (PSR)
  • Assessing risk, frameworks and models.
  • Risk mitigation, CIA triad
  • Risk Management documentation
  • Reconnaissance and probing
  • Port scanning
  • Social engineering, impersonation, hoaxes, phishing, baiting, shoulder surfing and tailgating.
  • Organisational policies and vulnerabilities
  • System hacking
  • Web application and site attacks
  • Spoofing, impersonation and hijacking
  • Unauthorised access
  • DDoS attacks
  • Malware, viruses, ransomware
  • Cloud infrastructure security
  • Botnets, C&C, Persistence threats, APT, rootkits
  • Lateral movement and pivoting
  • Data exfiltration
  • Disruption of forensic investigation

Planning, Testing & Responding

  • Common vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerability management planning
  • Vulnerability scans
  • Penetration testing
  • Testing with minimal disruption – ensuring continuity of services throughout testing process
  • Reporting vulnerabilities in client-friendly language
  • Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platforms
  • Network data
  • Host data
  • Analysing log files
  • Security Information and Event Management systems
  • Analysis tools for Windows and Linux
  • Malware
  • Indicators of Compromise
  • Incident handling, mitigation and response
  • Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT)
  • Forensic Investigation
  • Collecting and analysing evidence
  • Addressing issues and developing a security architecture

A bit more information


Remote Learning Requirements
You will need your own computer that has access to reliable internet, web cam and microphone.



  • Domestic Students: Study free under Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund*.
  • International Students: $2,190.00 + $447.50 registration fee**
    **International students, please contact us directly to finalise enrolment. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.
  • Course related costs: CompTIA Training Material $220.00
    This fee covers the cost of the following items that we purchase on your behalf:
    The Official CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Student Guide (Exam CS0-002) eBook
    CompTIA Labs for CySA+ (CS0-002) – Student Access Key

*TTAF will cover fees for eligible programmes until 31 December 2022. TEC is working to establish rules for study and training that start before 31 December 2022 and continues into 2023 - in general, fees for study and training past 31 December 2022 are not covered. We are currently reviewing this with TEC for students who have enrolled prior to 31 December 2022. You will be notified once the results have been confirmed. If it is not covered, you can apply for a student loan via StudyLink.

Entry Requirements

You will be asked upon application for your CV so we can ensure you are the best for the programme. To ensure your success in this course, you should meet the following requirements: 

  • Are at least 16 years old, and
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with computer network technology, information security or related experience.
  • Knowledge of:
    • TCP/IP networking protocols
    • Routing, switching, firewalls and VPNs
    • Authentication and authorisation processes
    • Windows and Linux security
  • International applicants must be 18 years or older and have proof that they have gained within the last 2 years, English language skills equivalent to IELTS level 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.

  • For students who have completed one or more of these Yoobee courses, you will be eligible for the Cyber Security Micro-credential. We will still send you the list of requirements just for reference and will ask for a copy of your CV still for our records:
    Certificate in Information Technology and Client Support
    Diploma in Software Development
    Diploma in Cloud Engineering
    Bachelor of Software Engineering

Enrolment Requirements
Please see above on course entry requirements and other information before enrolling. Upon application, we will request the following information and documentation before you start the course.

  • Completed Enrolment Form - Upon application we will ask you to complete an enrolment form.
  • Verified Form of ID - We require certified copies of your identity and residency documentation. This can be a valid passport or birth certificate.
  • Proof of NZ Residency or Citizenship - If not stated on your passport of birth certificate, you will also need to provide proof of citizenship/residency in New Zealand if applying as a domestic student. 
  • International Students - Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.
The median base salary for Security Architects, in the last 3 months, has increased by 13%.
— Tech + Digital Remuneration Report: Absolute IT Recruitment. July 2020

"Cybersecurity jobs were already in high demand prior to the world turning upside down with demand far outpacing supply to the tune of some 4M open positions globally."

“Renowned names like Facebook, Google, and Marriott too appeared on the list of companies facing cyber attacks. This explains why the need for cyber security is at an all-time high.”

Interested in kicking off your career?

Our friendly course advisors can help with everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.

Applications for this programme are now closed

All applications are now being processed for this course, if you have applied for this programme and you haven't heard back from us, we will be in touch within 24 hours. Course starts 14th September 2021