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Certificate in Network Cybersecurity (Springboard)

Certificate in Network Cybersecurity (Springboard)

Open for applications on www.springboardcourses.ie

Discipline: Computer Science and Applied Physics

Programme Code: 

GA_KNETC_S07

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: One year

Mode of Study: Part time

Application Route: Apply through www.springboardcourses.ie

Entry Requirements: The minimum entry requirement is a level 6 major award or equivalent. The applicant must have a working knowledge of Information Technology as evidenced by a level 6 standard or equivalent cognate area or relevant work experience.

Credits: 30

Places: 30

Fee: 

Free to unemployed; €300 for employed.

For full eligibility rules see www.springboardcourses.ie/eligibility

Why Study?

  • This 30 credit programme aims to upskill IT practitioners in current tools and techniques to provide a secure network environment for an organisation.
  • It involves configuring network equipment and software in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of an organization to protect against malicious external and internal threats.
  • The objective of the programme is to provide a pathway for professionals to upskill to ensure secure IT network infrastructure for organisations.

Open for applications on www.springboardcourses.ie   Start date September 2021

 

Programme Modules

  • Local Area Network (LAN) Routing and Switching - download module details here (PDF)
  • LAN Cybersecurity  - download module details here (PDF)
  • Network Operating Systems (NOS) Security - download module details here (PDF)
  • Next Step – Transitioning to Work  - download module details here (PDF)

     

Learning Outcomes: 

The specific learning outcomes for the programme are:

  • Learners will have specialised knowledge and understanding across a range of theoretical and technical concepts pertaining to Network Cybersecurity
  • Learners will have developed the skills required to assess the vulnerability and readiness of an organisation regarding cyberattacks.
  • Learners will be able to demonstrate a range of specialised technical skills and abilities in the deploying Network Cybersecurity solutions.
  • Learners will be able to exercise judgment in the selection and use of appropriate tools and techniques to design and implement Network Cybersecurity systems.
  • Learners will be able to recognise and identify modern security risks and be able to evaluate new concepts and technologies in Network Cybersecurity and apply them appropriately.
  • Learners will be cognizant of emerging threats, attacks surfaces and mitigating tools.

Essential Information: 

How to Apply:

Applications are via the Springboard website https://springboardcourses.ie

 

Duration:

1 day/month plus 10 hours per week online student engagement (provisional) over 1 year

 

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a level 6 major award or equivalent. The applicant must have a working knowledge of Information Technology as evidenced by a level 6 standard or equivalent cognate area or relevant work experience.

 

Fees

Springboard+ Fees - FREE for those classified as unemployed.
The Springboard+ Fee for employed participants is €300.

For full list please see http://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility

 

Contact Us

 

School:                        School of Business

Department:                Department of Business, Humanities & Technology

Head of Department:  Michael Gill

Programme Chair        Dr Seamus Dowling  seamus.dowling@gmit.ie

 

Contact person for admissions

Peter Butler
Graduate Studies & Professional Development
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Galway City

Phone

085 805 3691  09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday

Email 

springboard@gmit.ie

 

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020