Networks & Cyber Security
QQI Computer System & Networks Level 5, Code 5M0536
This course covers contemporary areas of Computer Networking and Information Security. Networking trains the student in all aspects of networks from Ethernet to Internet Protocol through to the configuration of Cisco network routers.
Information Security involves the securing of desktop computers and Networks from cyber attack, using current best practice to install and configure firewalls, Intrusion Detections Systems and anti malware software. The course also covers auditing and forensics.
|5N0548||Computer Systems Hardware|
|5N2927||Programming and Design Principles|
|5N0541||Fundamentals of OO Programming|
|5N18396||Maths for IT|
|Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒|
|Student Services||€ 250|
|Gov PLC Fee||€ 200|
Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent.
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
Please note this is a collaborative course with FIT (Fastrack into Information Technology) and enrolment data will be shared with them solely for that purpose.
Preferably applicants are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and may apply for VTOS or BTEA Applications will be canvassed through St. John’s Central College, FIT www.fit.ie and directly through DSP and LES (Local Employment Services).
One-year full time progressing to Computers & Cyber Security QQI Level 6.
Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
Pre Tech Apprenticeship (FIT)
Networks & Cyber Security L5 is recognised by Fastrack into Information Technology (FIT) as a strong foundation for entry to the National Tech Apprenticeship programme. Candidates who have successfully completed this programme are welcome to apply and will be assessed by the FIT Registrar through the FIT Recognition of Prior Learning procedure.
Education Progression Opportunities
UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK117, CK118, CK210, CK301, CK307, CK401
CIT: CR016; CR888; CR106; CR116; CR310; CR312
LIT: LC233; LC235; LC236; LC239; LC403
Tralee IT: BSC Information Technology Support/ BSC (Hons) Computer Services Management
WIT: WD 151, WD155, WD161, WD197
Students gain skills that enable them to go into Industry and to install, configure and administer computer networks. Students also gain skills to go into the Web Design industry as highly skilled professionals equipped with skills to use the latest technology on the Internet.