Certification

CCNA, CompTIA Security+, QQI Component

Duration

1 year Full-time

Course type

Blended

Aim

This programme offers the industry recognised certification in the area of security.  The course will include training in networking fundamentals and the knowledge and skills required to identify security risks, to participate in risk mitigation activities, and to provide infrastructure, application, information, and operational security.  In addition, the course will cover security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of networks, and troubleshoot security incidents with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

Entry Requirements

Our programme is ideally suited to those with work experience in a relevant area, graduates of related QQI level 5/6 programmes and those wishing for specific skills in this area who are holders of Higher Education degrees.  

Programme of Study

Core Modules
  • Physical and Logical Networking
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Work Experience
Elective Modules
  • Cisco CCNA ICND1 – Routing and Switching
  • Cisco CCNA ICND2 – Connecting and Scaling Networks
  • Systems Software
  • Information Technology Administration
  • Digital Compliance
  • Team Leadership

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Work Experience

Two weeks’ work experience is incorporated into this course.

CCNA Career Opportunities

The College has strong links with industry and graduates in related courses have gained employment in companies such as IBM, Microsoft, HPCDS, Intel, Pfizer, etc.  The feedback we receive from these companies indicates a pressing demand for specific skills in networking security, given national and international legislative requirements for data protection.