12 weeks (1 evening per week)
Grant Aided Fee:
Grant Aided Cost €400
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This course gives the learner a solid foundation-level security skill set and knowledge. Students will gain an introduction to core security technologies as well as how to develop security policies and mitigate risks. Specifically the student will secure routers and switches and their associated networks. Skills learned will include installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices. Furthermore, they will gain a competency in the technologies that underpin the deployment of a secure network.

This online and practical training programme will enable participants to identify the threats against network infrastructures and build defensible networks that minimise the impact of attacks, as well as understand how to recognise and respond to attacks.

About the Certification

The course is worth 10 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the NFQ. On successful completion you will be awarded a Certificate in  Network Security. Completion of the course entitles the participant to 250 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points with the Irish Computer Society. This Network Security course also prepares you for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Security Certification (the exam costs for this are not included). It also completes part of the requirements to be awarded the Level 8 Honours BSc in Cyber Security from IT Blanchardstown under the Cybersecurity Skills Initiative. The BSc Degree course is mapped to the EU e-Competence Framework and will allow you on successful completion of the whole degree course, to be designated as a Certified IT Security Specialist.

Further Information & How To Apply

Candidates should have at least a Level 6 (Higher Certificate) qualification or alternatively may apply under a non-standard entry process which recognises their prior experiential learning and experience.

To apply candidates must complete an online application form by clicking here

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