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Certificate in Network Cybersecurity (Springboard)

Certificate in Network Cybersecurity (Springboard)

Discipline: Computing

Programme Code: 

GA_KNETC_S07

Location: Online

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.

NOTE: This course is now closed for applications.

If approved under Springboard+, it will open for applications on www.springboardcourses.ie in May/ June 2021.

The start date if approved would be September 2021

Please monitor the www.hea.ie website for an announcement  as to which courses are funded in 2021 and when applications will open on www.springboardcourses.ie

Eligibility criteria for Springboard courses can be viewed here (PDF)

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