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Cyber Security for Managers: Elevate

Pay-in-full online
from $4,050*(RRP $4,500)
From $86.54 per week

Our Cyber Security for Managers: Elevate will empower you with cyber security essentials, including how to analyse hacker methods, mitigate risk, stop attacks and test an organisation, process, or tool to understand how it can be exploited.

*Save on our Elevate courses when you pay in full!

Unlock your Cyber Security potential with CompTIA certification

Elevate your skills and career prospects with our CompTIA-certified course at Academy Xi. Enrol now and gain complimentary access to the CertMaster test prep tool and an exam voucher, setting you on the path to conquering the Security+ certification.

Our course is designed to provide a solid foundation in key security concepts, ensuring you’re well-prepared to ace the Security+ exam. With this certification, you’ll open doors to exciting career opportunities in the ever-growing field of cyber security.

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We’re launching a subscription model for all Elevate courses.

Academy Xi students now have the option to subscribe to our entire range of Elevate courses across all our portfolios for a monthly fee. Use this as a way to gain a wider digital skillset and give yourself an advantage as you compete for roles in the ever-changing employment landscape.

Our graduates are now the driving force behind some of Australia’s most innovative brands

Why choose this course?

No prerequisites or previous experience required

Launch your Cyber Security journey today, no matter what level of experience you have! Our beginner-friendly approach will help get you up to speed in no time.

Flexible and self-paced

With 6 months access, the speed at which you tackle online course content is up to you. Study at your own pace and fit learning into your busy lifestyle.

Created for Upskillers

Our Elevate courses help you boost your career with sought-after Cyber Security skills. Unlock higher salaries and job growth potential.

What your curriculum looks like

Upskill in Cyber Security within 6 months. You’ll work through interactive online course content at your own pace, and have the support of an industry mentor when you need it.

  • Learning Area 1
  • Learning Area 2
  • Learning Area 3
  • Learning Area 4

Learning Area 1

Recommended: 20 hours of learning.

Introduction to Cyber Security

Establish a basic understanding of the components that make up computer systems and networks, where you will begin your training in the cyber security space.

  • Learn about Windows infrastructure and architecture
  • Identify and define how networks are built and further detail about their primary components

Learning Area 2

Recommended: 20 hours of learning.

Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Discover the fundamentals and importance of organisational governance, risk and compliance in the context of ICT management, delivery and security.

  • Learn about Standards and Best Practice 
  • Privacy Terms and Conditions 
  • Discover how to create Business Continuity Plans
  • Explore Security Responsibility in organisations
  • Prepare an Incident Response Plan and Security Plan

Learning Area 3

Recommended: 40 hours of learning.

Cyber Security Intelligence (Part 1)
Explore behind the scenes of hacker intention and action, in the context of gathering intelligence to inform and steer business and cyber security strategy planning, along with skills and methods to be applied to counteract an attack.

  • Strategy 
    • Examine how quality strategy informs cyber security processes
    • Define, explain & apply Operational Design to security strategy
    • Understand hacker goals & intentions in context of planning
  • Cyber Criminals & Threat Models
    • Review different varieties of cyber criminal activity & groups
    • Understand the phases of the Cyber Kill Chain
    • Apply the Cyber Kill Chain to real & hypothetical attacks
    • Understand the Diamond Model

Learning Area 4

Recommended: 20 hours of learning.

Cyber Security Intelligence (Part 2)
Explore behind the scenes of hacker intention and action, in the context of gathering intelligence to inform and steer business and cyber security strategy planning, along with skills and methods to be applied to counteract an attack.

  • Intelligence Cycle
    • Learn the phases of the cycle & application to cyber security
    • Review skills applied in Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI)
    • Determine threat courses of action

  • Social Engineering (SE)
    • Review the dangers posed by SE to information & security
    • Examine current methodologies, tools & countermeasures
    • Apply basic security controls to different scenarios


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Work 1:1 with an industry expert

All Elevate students have access to an industry mentor as they progress through their course. Your mentor is an expert in the field and can provide insider tips and guidance on-demand.

Why study Cyber Security at Academy Xi?

Fees & payment options

We offer a range of flexible payment options so you can achieve your goals today, and pay at your own pace.

No deposit

Study Now, Pay Later

Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments over a repayment term of up to 6 months, with no deposit and 100% interest-free.

Weekly repayments from


From $55 /week

No deposit

Study Now, Pay Later

Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments over a repayment term of up to 12 months, with no deposit and 100% interest-free

Weekly payments from



From $55 /week


Pay upfront

Pay for your course upfront to receive a discount on the full amount, and be eligible for any additional special offers.

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Student success stories

Our students come from different walks of life and have supercharged their careers, landing coveted jobs in the Design, Tech, and Marketing fields.

From Industrial Engineer to Software Engineer

Harold Torres Marino

I’ve deeply enjoyed the Software Engineering Transform course. I highly recommend this course to anyone who has decided to be job-ready in this field. My mentor has been an immense help throughout my learning process, as he’s always been willing to help, even after long live sessions or weekends when there’s no need to. The staff frequently asks for feedback, which makes me think they’re always looking for improvements, and that’s a good sign.

Harold Torres Marino, abc

From Nursing to Web Development

Monica Graham

Throughout a career in nursing and aged care, Monica worked with tech whenever the chance arose. Find out how the Front-End Web Development course helped level-up her tech capabilities and prove that age is no factor when it comes to developing new skills.

Monica Graham, Front End Developer

From Salesperson to Software Engineer

Ryochi Tanaka

After a few years of trying to crack the art of coding, Ryochi joined the Software Engineering: Transform course. Find out how Ryochi’s passion for programming developed and how the course helped him land an exciting new full-stack developer role with Moonward.

Ryochi Tanaka, Studied Software Engineering

Some frequently asked questions

Cyber Security is the practice of protecting electronic information from unauthorised access or theft. As the world increasingly relies on technology, Cyber Security has become a top priority for businesses and individuals. There are many types of cyber threats, including viruses, malware, phishing scams, and hacking. To protect against these threats, Cyber Security Professionals implement countermeasures that eliminate, or at least drastically reduce the risk of cyber attacks. In a world where more and more businesses and individuals are relying on digital information, Cyber Security has become an essential part of keeping data safe.

With the rapid evolution of technology and the internet, the need for Cyber Security is more important than ever before. In Australia, there is a current shortage of Cyber Security Professionals, with a forecasted 30,000 additional Cyber Security workers needed by 2026 (CyberCX, 2022).

Studying with Academy Xi means you can pick up practical tools and technical capabilities needed to launch your career as a Cyber Security Professional, all online. Learning online gives you the freedom to choose when and where you learn, and is designed to support your work-life balance.

Over 1,450 Cyber Security jobs are currently available in Australia (Seek, 2022). The types of roles you can expect to land once trained in Cyber Security include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber Security Engineer 
  • Cyber Security Analyst 
  • Cyber Security Consultant 
  • Cyber Security Penetration Tester

In this course you’ll experience flexible and self-paced learning, where students cover course content independently and browse material on our engaging learning platform.  You’ll learn through a combination of:

  • Readings
  • Pre-recorded videos
  • 1:1 support sessions
  • Hands-on activities and practical project work
  • Q&A via chat and discussion boards

We offer three online course formats across design, tech and business that deliver a range of practical outcomes:

  • Transform courses teach job-ready skills and help you launch a new career
  • Elevate courses expand your existing skill set and progress your career
  • Foundations courses teach introductory skills and build a knowledge base

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