School of Computing Short Learning Programmes (SLPs)

advanced information security (76808)

The purpose of this unit is to empower students with the advance knowledge and skills regarding the body of knowledge of Information Security and the management of information within organizations. The main aim of this course is to ensure enrolled students understand the technical and managerial aspects regarding information security within an industry environment.

Target group
This course is intended for more advanced users who want to improve their understanding of information security issues and practices especially relating to technical aspects as well to improve management knowledge and skills within organizations.

Admission requirements 

  • NQF level 6 qualification within the Information Security field or  Successfully completed the Short Course in Applied Information Security (CSIS02D) at UNISA

Semester course

Language medium

Registration periods
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Tuition method

The UNISA open and distance learning method will be followed. Learning material will consist of online readings, work books, tutorial letters, a prescribed book and a range of supporting material from the web. At least one compulsory assignment will need to be completed per module. Feedback will ensure interaction with learners and this may be re-enforced through the use of online discussion sessions and other similar tools.

Note: Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment: Assignments

Summative assessment: A non-venue based portfolio


Specific topic coverage includes:

  • Protecting and managing hardware, software and staff within an organization
  • Operating Systems
  • Data mining and Network Security
  • Administering Security
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Ethics and human related impact on Information security
  • Information Security Policies and related policies
  • Protectin of Personal Informatin Act (POPI)
  • Information Security models and practices
  • Information Security Contingencies and maintenance

Course Fee

The fee for this course is R5083.00 (full course fees payable on registration).

Study package 

Included: The course fees include all study material. 

Programme administrator(s)

Ms Pertunia Masalesa

School of Computing
GJ Gerwel Building, Floor 3, Office 05
Tel: 011 670 9139/9189
Fax: 011 670 9174/9274