Diploma in Networking and Systems Security (September 2019)

CCT College Dublin (CCT_0919_DNSS)
Key Programme Details
Award

QQI Special Purpose Diploma - Pending Validation

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed, Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Faculty of ICT

General Information
Contact

Kathleen Embleton

Email

kathleen@cct.ie

Phone

16333444

Address

30-34 Westmoreland Street

Role

Head of Student Services

Important Dates
Application Deadline

09/09/2019

Start Date

16/09/2019

End Date

18/09/2020

About this Course

The Diploma in Networking & Systems Security is designed for learners seeking to develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the area of networking and systems security. This special purpose programme designed to produce graduates with the attributes required of a Networking Specialist today and the ability to continue to develop knowledge, skill and competence to remain competitive and employable in an ever-advancing sector. The programme 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. 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.

This is a one year, part time, Diploma in Networking and Systems Security will be delivered over evening and weekend schedule slots (to afford any enrolled student not currently in employment the opportunity to accept a daytime job offer and continue to completion of the course as well as allow those in employment to balance course work with other full-time commitments). This programme has been designed by CCT for QQI validation at level 7 on the Irish NFQ.

Objectives

The programme 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

Admission to the Diploma in Networking and Systems Security is through one of the following:

Evidence of prior learning, including experiential learning,
or
Possession of an NFQ level 5 award, including leaving certificate, FET award, or equivalent.

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

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

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.

Long Description

The Diploma in Networking & Systems Security is designed for learners seeking to develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the area of networking and systems security. This special purpose programme designed to produce graduates with the attributes required of a Networking Specialist today and the ability to continue to develop knowledge, skill and competence to remain competitive and employable in an ever-advancing sector. Learners will engage with the opportunity to assimilate knowledge within an industry focused learning environment. This focus is maintained through the use of many practical sessions including labs and workshops. Graduates of this programme should be able to secure professional roles at entry or junior level positions in IT and related industries, and progress to beyond these roles using skills related to those learned in the programme curriculum. The graduate will also be well-placed to pursue further academic studies at NFQ level 7 or above.

The programme utilises a carefully designed programme schedule with modules focused on networking and systems security topics. The design and development of modules within this programme were informed by significant industry consultation, particularly from Microsoft and its partner network. The programme comprises of classroom and laboratory learning as well as interactive workshops. All of this is carried out within an industry focused environment. Industry-initiated real world problems will be provided and used as the context for planning and designing assessment solutions, as well as being an aid for problem solving sessions. The incorporated learning from all modules aims to ready learners for industry and/or academic development.

Modules:
- 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 Busines IT

This is a one year, part-time, Diploma in Networking and Systems Security will be delivered over evening and weekend schedule slots (to afford any enrolled student not currently in employment the opportunity to accept a daytime job offer and continue to completion of the course as well as allow those in employment to balance course work with other full-time commitments). This programme has been designed by CCT for QQI validation at level 7 on the Irish NFQ.

Why Choose This Course

This Diploma in Networking and Systems Security is designed to produce graduates with the attributes required of a Networking Specialist today and the ability to continue to develop knowledge, skill and competence to remain competitive and employable in an ever-advancing sector.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Networking and Systems Security 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.

Timetable Info

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Delivery Location

CCT College Dublin, 30-34 Westmoreland St., Dublin 2

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Kathleen Embleton

Address

CCT College Dublin, 30-34 Westmoreland Street

Phone

+35316333444

Email

kathleen@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.

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