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Hi All,

I need a advice from you guys. I have done B.Tech in Electronics and Communication and am planning to pursue Masters in Cyber Security from Australia.

Just wanted to know if i will be eligible for getting my profile evaluated from ACS under ICT Security Specialist (provided I manage to get 1 year experience in relevant field/professional year).

Thanks in advance.

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Puneet Garg
 

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Hi All,

I need a advice from you guys. I have done B.Tech in Electronics and Communication and am planning to pursue Masters in Cyber Security from Australia.

Just wanted to know if i will be eligible for getting my profile evaluated from ACS under ICT Security Specialist (provided I manage to get 1 year experience in relevant field/professional year).

Thanks in advance.

Regards
Puneet Garg
based on subjects related to ICT security offered in degree/postgraduate degree your degree is castigated to Major, Minor or if the ICT content is
Insufficient.

For a qualification or employment period to be deemed closely related:
At least 65% of the ICT units in your qualification must be relevant to the nominated occupation

At least 65% of the duties and responsibilities listed in the employment reference letters must be relevant to
the nominated occupation

Bachelor Degree or Higher with an ICT Major
• If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is closely related to your nominated
occupation, you will require 2 years relevant work experience completed within the past 10
years or 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history
(whichever provides the earliest skill date) to meet the suitability criteria.

• If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is NOT closely related to your
nominated occupation, you will require 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in
your past work history to meet the suitability criteria.
Bachelor Degree or Higher with an ICT Minor

• If your degree is assessed as having an ICT minor which is closely related to your nominated
occupation, you will require 5 years relevant work experience completed in the past 10 years
or 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history (whichever
provides the earliest skill date) to meet the suitability criteria.

• If your degree is assessed as having an ICT minor which is NOT closely related to your
nominated occupation, you will require 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in
your past work history to meet the suitability criteria.
Diploma and Vendor Certification

• If your Diploma or Vendor Certification is assessed as having an ICT major which is closely
related to your nominated occupation, you will require 5 years relevant work experience
completed within the past 10 years or 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in
your past work history (whichever provides the earliest skill date) to meet the suitability criteria.

• If your Diploma or Vendor Certification is assessed as having an ICT major which is NOT closely
related to your nominated occupation, you will require 6 years relevant work experience
completed anytime in your past work history to meet the suitability criteria.
Non ICT Diploma or Higher

• If your qualification is assessed as AQF Diploma or higher and with insufficient ICT content, you
will require 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history,
plus a suitable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application to meet the suitability criteria

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Assessment of ICT Content in Tertiary Qualifications
Qualifications are assessed as having either an ICT Major or Minor in computing. ICT content less than a
minor is assessed as a Non-ICT qualification.

The ICT course content of the qualification must be at a professional ICT level with the predominant
objective of the course being to educate students to be professionals in ICT.

ICT Major Criteria:
A Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate degree must have at least 50% ICT content.
A Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree with ICT content less than 50% is assessed as a
Non-ICT qualification.

A Bachelor degree must have:
• 33% ICT content for a 3 year course
• 25% ICT content for a 4 year course
• 20% ICT content for a 5 year course

The ICT content must progress through all years of the program with the final year being at an advanced
level.
A post graduate qualification (Graduate Diploma or Masters) that do not require a Bachelor with an ICT
major for entry into the course, must have:

• A minimum of 3 semesters or at least 1.5 years of full-time study
• At least 2 semesters or 1 year of full-time equivalent ICT content
• A minimum of 12 units or subjects (overseas degrees may contain less units or subjects)
• 50% ICT content for a 2 year Graduate Diploma or Masters qualification
• 33% ICT content for a 3 year Graduate Diploma or Masters qualification

A post graduate qualification (Graduate Diploma, Masters or Doctoral qualification) that requires at least a
Bachelor qualification with a major in ICT for entry into the course, must have ICT content of at least
33%, all of which must be at post graduate level.
ICT Minor Criteria:

A Bachelor or higher qualification is assessed as a Minor when the ICT content is at least two thirds of
the requirements for a major.

Insufficient ICT Content:
All qualifications with ICT content less than the requirement for a Minor are assessed as Non-ICT
qualifications.
ANZSCO ICT Content
In all educational qualifications, 65% of the ICT content must be closely related to the nominated
occupation (ANZSCO) to meet the suitability criteria.


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see more details at https://www.acs.org.au/content/dam/...ent Guidelines for Applicants - June 2017.pdf

and https://www.acs.org.au/content/dam/acs/acs-skills/ANZSCO-Code-Information-2017.pdf


ANZSCO 262112 - ICT Security Specialist


Description of Closely Related Core ICT Units:

• Computer forensics
• Data Encryption
• Database design
• Database implementation
• Database Management Systems - (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database, RDBMS)
• Information security
• Information Systems security
• Internet and the Web
• Internet forensics
• Network security
• Operating systems - (Unix, Linux, Xenix, Network OS)
• Systems Software
• Web security

Description of Additional Closely Related ICT Units:

• Backup and Recovery
• Client Server Technology
• Computer networks
• Critical Path Method
• Data Communications
• Data policy
• Data and information security
• Data structures
• Distributed Systems
• File Processing
• Introduction to ICT - (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing,
Computer Science I)
• Project Management
• Quality management - (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)
• Testing strategies and methods

also note skill is considered only after obtaining relevant qualification. which means if you have completed Masters in Cyber Security from Australia and its the relevant qualification for ICT Security Specialist.
 

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Hi All,

B.Tech in Electronics and Communication and am planning to pursue Masters in Cyber Security from Australia.

1 year experience in relevant field/professional year

Regards
Puneet Garg
you degree program must meet the criteria ict major/minor closely related/closely not related and acs will decide how much experice is needed based on the major/minor closely related/closely not related criteria.

I had the same confusion before assessment see http://www.expatforum.com/expats/au...major-minor-related-not-related-263111-a.html

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/au...2385-ict-major-minor-related-not-related.html

In my case my applied Science degree was evaluated as an AQF Bachelor Degree with a minor in computing.. I have few other qualifications as well . .. yet only mcts was also evaluated.. But they have deducted total 5 years of my experience.... and i had 6 years total experience and they left me only around 1 year for point calculation ..

and if i had 1 year total experience and Bachelor Degree with a minor in computing i might not be able to get a positive results from ACS because degrees completed outside Australia even if it is ICT major closely related needs 2 years minimum post qualifying experience to get a positive result from ACS.

see
https://www.acs.org.au/content/dam/acs/acs-skills/Summary of Criteria - 2017.pdf
 
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