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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 HE degrees.   Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview.

1 year Full-time

Cisco CCNA Security and Comptia Security+

About the course


This new 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.

Modules include

  • Cisco CCNA ICND1 – Routing and Switching
  • Cisco CCNA ICND2 – Connecting and Scaling Networks
  • Network Security (Leading to Comptia Security+ / Cyber Security Analyst)
  • Project Management (College Certified)
  • Work Experience

Work Experience

Two weeks supervised work experience is incorporated into this programme. 

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.

 Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands

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