Networks & Cyber Security

(Level 6)


QQI Computer System & Networks Level 6, Code 6M0695


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.


Code Title
6N0736 GUI Programming
6N2093 Physical & Logical Networking
6N1411 Systems Software
6N0735 Information Technology Administration
6N0733 Network Infrastructure
6N0720 Network Security
6N2018 Object Orientated Programming
6N2191 Leadership
6N1277 Web Development
6N1946 Work Experience
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Computers Cyber Security L5


Fee Exemptions may apply ⇒
Materials €70
QQI Fee €80
Student Services €250
Gov PLC Fee €200
TOTAL €600

Contact Details

Tel: 021 4255500

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in Computer System & Networks or in a related area is required.

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 and directly through DSP and LES (Local Employment Services)


One-year full time.

Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.

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

We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Educaiton Institutions

QQI Level 6 awards may have advanced entry options into some Higher Education Institutions.


Career Opportunities

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.