Diploma in Networking and Systems Security (September 2022)

CCT College Dublin (CCT_0922_DNSS)
Key Programme Details
Award

Diploma in Networking and Systems Security

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

ICT Faculty

General Information
Contact

Admissions Office

Email

info@cct.ie

Phone

01 6333444

Address

CCT College Dublin
30-34 Westmoreland Street
Dublin 2

Role

Admissions

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/08/2022

Start Date

19/09/2022

End Date

31/08/2023

About this Course

The Diploma in Networking and Security Systems is designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in the area of Networking and Security Systems. The programme allows learners to apply their knowledge and skills acquired in an industry focused learning environment. This is achieved using multiple practical sessions including labs and workshops over the duration of the course.
The design of the overall programme and the individual subject modules within it were informed by significant industry consultation.

The National Skills Strategy 2025 indicates key skills that are required to be developed if Ireland is to meet the goals and objectives as set out in the plan. In the technology area it highlights a requirement for significant growth in core technology skills including software developers, cloud, security, networking and infrastructure. This programme provides a foundation knowledge in networking and security which will allow learners to build a career and/or academic pathway to a major global skills deficit area such as cybersecurity.

This programme, in addition to the technical areas covered, also incorporates a range of learner softer skills development using a variety of teaching and assessment methods. These include critical analysis, problem-solving, advanced evaluation, oral and written communications skills, team management , group work professionalism and finally self-analysis and reflection

This is a one year, part time, Diploma programme with contact hours delivered on an evening/weekend and predominantly online/blended learning basis. Successful learners will be awarded a Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Level 7 60 ECTS Special Purpose Diploma also provides them with an academic progression pathway to Level 8 studies.

Objectives

The Diploma in Networking and Systems Security course aims to provide learners with a progression pathway to professional roles at entry or junior level in networking as well as the option to further their education in the area of networking and systems security. It also aims to provide graduates with the ability to advance their IT career by attaining a qualification which enables them to secure industry entry level positions, or further advancement within their current sphere.

Students on the programme will be provided with an environment conducive with personal development established through the use of peer learning, mentoring and formative feedback, thus allowing them to acquire new knowledge and the ability to seek guidance. In addition to the networking and associated technical skills, which will be fostered during the participants studies, transferable skills that will be developed throughout the programme via the varied teaching and assessment methods include: critical analysis, advanced evaluation, self-analysis and personal reflection, problem solving, communication skills, written communication skills, team management and group-work and professionalism.

Entry Requirements

Entry can be sought through one of the following routes:

a. Evidence of prior learning, including experiential learning,

or

b. possession of a minimum NFQ level 5 award, including leaving certificate, FET award, or equivalent.

In addition, all applicants must evidence competence in mathematics equivalent to O6 in the Leaving Certificate, and competence in the use of IT. Basic computer literacy is not sufficient for this programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate a minimum competency in the English Language of CEFR B2+.

Applications are welcome from individuals who do not meet the standard entry requirements but wish to apply for entry based on prior learning (RPL) or prior experiential learning (RPEL). The College will thoroughly assess applications received through RPL and RPEL to ensure that candidates are able to evidence academic learning and professional experience to an appropriate standard, normally the framework level equivalent to the direct entry qualifications requirement and demonstrate potential to succeed and benefit from the programme. Applications submitted on this basis will be assessed in line with the policies and procedures set out in the College's RPEL policy published on the College website.



Long Description

The Diploma in Networking and Security Systems is designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in the area of Networking and Security Systems. The programme allows learners to apply their knowledge and skills acquired in an industry focused learning environment. This is achieved using multiple practical sessions including labs and workshops over the duration of the course.
The design of the overall programme and the individual subject modules within it were informed by significant industry consultation.

The National Skills Strategy 2025 indicates key skills that are required to be developed if Ireland is to meet the goals and objectives as set out in the plan. In the technology area it highlights a requirement for significant growth in core technology skills including software developers, cloud, security, networking and infrastructure. This programme provides a foundation knowledge in networking and security which will allow learners to build a career and/or academic pathway to a major global skills deficit area such as cybersecurity.

This programme, in addition to the technical areas covered, also incorporates a range of learner softer skills development using a variety of teaching and assessment methods. These include critical analysis, problem-solving, advanced evaluation, oral and written communications skills, team management , group work professionalism and finally self-analysis and reflection .

This is a one year, part time, Diploma programme with contact hours delivered on an evening/weekend and predominantly online/blended learning basis. Successful learners will be awarded a Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Level 7 60 ECTS Special Purpose Diploma also provides them with an academic progression pathway to Level 8 studies.

Modules on the programme are:

Digital Transversal Skills
Data Communications
Network Technology and Security
Wireless and Mobile Networks
Operating Systems and Virtualisation
Routing and Switching
Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Cloud Computing: Technology and Architecture
Strategic Business IT

Why Choose This Course

The Diploma in Networking and Security Systems at CCT College Dublin is designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in the area of Networking and Security Systems. The programme allows learners to apply their knowledge and skills acquired in an industry focused learning environment. This is achieved using multiple practical sessions including labs and workshops over the duration of the course. The design of the overall programme and the individual subject modules within it were informed by significant industry consultation.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Networking and Systems Security course aims to provide a progression pathway to professional roles at entry or junior level in networking as well as the option to further their education in the area of networking and systems security. It also aims to provide graduates with the ability to advance their IT career by attaining a qualification which enables them to secure industry entry level positions, or further advancement within their current sphere.

Timetable Info

This programme will commence September 2022. Schedule is typically two evenings per week 5.45-9.45pm + some Saturday classes. Timetable will be published in July/August.

Delivery Location

Students will be required to engage in a combination of online classes and on campus activities. All students will be introduced to the CCT online learning environment as part of the induction to the programme and will have access to further support as required.

On campus classes take place at CCT College Dublin.
CCT College Dublin
30-34 Westmoreland Street
Dublin 2

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Admissions Office

Address

Admissions Office
CCT College Dublin
30-34 Westmoreland Street
Dublin 2

Phone

01 6333444

Email

info@cct.ie

RPL Information

Applicants are encouraged to apply for entry based on prior learning (RPL) or prior experiential learning (RPEL). The College will thoroughly assess applications received through RPL and RPEL to ensure that candidates are able to evidence learning to an appropriate standard, normally the framework level equivalent to the direct entry qualifications requirement and demonstrate potential to succeed and benefit from the programme. Full information regarding the College RPL policy is available on the College website http://www.cct.ie/wp-content/uploads/CCTP602-RPL-V2.1.pdf

Application Procedures

On completion of the online application via springboardcourses.ie all applicants will receive an application acknowledgement directly from the College within 48 hours and will be asked to send by return email the following information, as applicable, to complete their application for the Diploma in Networking and Systems Security:

- Updated CV
- ID Verification and Residency Verification (photo ID required e.g. EU Passport or non EU passport + evidence of Stamp 4 for 3 out of last 5 years)
- Proof of employment if employed (redacted payslip/letter from employer) or, if unemployed, evidence of receipt of social protection payment (redacted bank statement or payment slips)
- Attested original copies of qualification/prior learning to date
- RPEL documentation as required by CCT (if applicable, as outlined in entry requirements above)
- Evidence of English Language proficiency scores if the applicant’s first language is not English (IELTS, TOEFL etc.)

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Diploma in Networking and Systems Security

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https://www.cct.ie/course/diploma-in-networking-and-systems-security-springboard-course/