Higher Certificate in Computing (NFQ Level 6) or equivalent qualification.
Do you question accepted approaches to cyber security, or wonder how a network intruder or hacker behaves? This programme will provide you with an all-round perspective on information security risk and risk management. Subjects covered range from the basics of Programming, Networking, Web Development and Databases to Advanced Programming, IT Business Management, Secure Programming and Communications, and Network Security. Graduates are in high demand in all parts of the Information Technology sector, as security is one of the fastest-growing parts of the industry.
Further Study: On successful completion, you’ll be eligible for year 4 of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security at TU Dublin.
Industry has identified degree level (level 7) as often a minimum entry for many positions and this course would help any ICT related level 6 workers to upgrade their qualifications and skills to ordinary degree level. This course is suitable for people that are unemployed, returning to the workforce, workers that need to upskill and for recognising prior learning (RPL) for people that have been working in the IT industry for more than 10 years but don’t have a recognised third level qualification which limits their opportunity for advancement.
The course initially appealed to me because it included my favourite topic, mathematics, and because it has a wide variety of modules to give students a taste of everything, Being biased, I believe this is the best course. You never stop learning as there are always new technologies evolving and it is an industry that has a huge demand for graduates.
- Emma Heffernan, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security