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Leading IT security expert now at Charles Sturt

Leading IT security expert, Erdal Ozkaya, now lecturing at Charles Sturt University

Erdal Ozkaya, one of the world’s leading experts and educators on security in the Microsoft environment has taken up a lecturing role at Charles Sturt University.

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Ozkaya was the founder and senior Microsoft instructor of CEO IT Training, a company that has now merged with Fast Lane Asia Pacific; one of Australia’s Silver certified Microsoft Learning Partners.

He now participates in worldwide events as a technical lead and speaker and is also a security consultant and certified ethical hacker trainer. He specializes in Windows client and server operating systems and applications: Exchange 2007/2010/2013; SharePoint 2007/2010; EC-Council security and ISO 27001/27002/27005.

He has been repeatedly recognized by Microsoft for his achievements as a speaker, educator and courseware author. In April 2010 he became the first Microsoft Certified Leaning Consultant in Australia. There are very few recipients of this award in the world and he remains the only recipient in Australia.

He has awarded “Best Technical Learning Guide” and “Best Speaker” in Microsoft Technical Education Seminars (TechEd) Australia and gained the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (Windows Expert – IT Pro) award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) gave him its Global Instructor of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012. The award recognises instructors that have contributed significantly, and made a difference, to the information security community by providing leading EC-Council certification programs.

Ozkaya told WhaTech that he started his career in IT security as a teenager. “I started in IT when I was 15 years old working at small companies and learning a bit about networking and I started to specialise in security because I noticed that there were many security vulnerabilities. I tried to learn from the mistakes of people were making and became one of well-known experts in the market.”

In addition to his work lecturing and training, Ozkaya is still very actively involved on the ‘front line’ of IT security, protecting organisations against cyber threats.

He is actively involved in the development of complex IT security solutions, and in enforcing regulatory requirements on organisations to ensure that they protect their digital assets.

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About Charles Sturt University

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IT Masters is an industry based education company who has partnered with Charles Sturt University to develop a unique series of online Masters degree qualifications that are:

  • Relevant:

    Preparation for the world’s premium IT industry certifications in cyber security, network administration, cloud computing, IT management and project management are included as an integral part of the Masters.

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    Study for your Master degree in your own home. With over 24,000 distance students studying globally, Charles Sturt University is Australia’s (and one of the world’s) largest suppliers of online education.

  • Accredited:

    All of our online Master degrees are fully accredited under the Australian Government Qualifications Framework.

  • Affordable:

    Australian citizens can use Australian government FEE-HELP study loans facility to pay tuition fees. Commonwealth Supported Places are also available for some of our Graduate Certificates.

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Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched the first of these unique Master degrees in 2002. Since 2009, Charles Sturt University has been Australia’s largest provider of Master degrees to Australian IT professionals.

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