Cybersecurity for IT Administrators - Firewall (Micro-credential) (Level 6)

New Zealand Skills and Education College

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified



5 Weeks

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this micro-credential is to provide IT administrators with comprehensive knowledge and skills in cybersecurity, specifically focusing on Fortinet firewalls. It covers information security awareness, the evolution of cybersecurity, key Fortinet products, and the configuration and management of FortiGate devices to support network security policies.

The target market for this course is for networking and security professionals involved in the management, configuration, administration, and monitoring of FortiGate devices used to secure their organisations' networks.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

The entry requirements for this micro-credential are: Academic Entry Requirements: There are no compulsory academic entry requirements. However, it is recommended that learners enrolling in this course have a good level of knowledge of network protocols and a basic understanding of firewall concepts. English Language Entry Requirements: Learners whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English language equivalent to IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5. This is subject to NZQA Rule 22, details of which can be found at: Programme Approval, Recognition, and Accreditation Rules 2022 :: NZQA

Detailed requirements

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5 Weeks

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Phone: (09) 827 6100
Fax: (09) 827 2660

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