Certificate in Network Cybersecurity

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (0612)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Mayo Campus

General Information
Contact

Seamus Dowling

Email

LLLMayo@gmit.ie

Phone

094 9043156

Address

Lifelong Learning Dept
GMIT Mayo Campus
Castlebar Co. Mayo

Role

Administration

Important Dates
Application Deadline

13/09/2019

Start Date

23/09/2019

End Date

29/05/2020

About this Course

This 30 credit SPA aims to upskill IT practitioners in current tools and techniques to provide a secure network
environment for an organization. It involves configuring network equipment and software in the demilitarized zone
(DMZ) of an organization to protect against malicious external and internal threats. The objective of the SPA is to
provide a pathway for professionals to upskill to ensure secure IT network infrastructure for organisations.
IT and data security is omnipresent and every organization implements security measures at the network and
operating system level. Protection of an organisation's data is a concern for administration and technical staff. As well
as the theoretical component of malicious compromises and vulnerable attack vectors, successful applicants will work
on practical solutions to ensure a secure IT infrastructure.
This certificate is aimed at current ICT professionals, managers and technical staff. Cognisant of the fact that students have to work, the delivery mode for this programme of study is blended. Content will be available online, with weekly (recorded) webinars. Online network simulation tools will be provided (Packet Tracer, GNS3) allowing students to work on network security solutions in a flexible manner.

100% blended, consisting of live (and recorded) online webinars and tutorials, implementations labs, online content and suggested reading and sample practice labs.


Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a level 6 major award or equivalent.
GMIT is committed to the principles of transparency, equity and fairness in recognition of prior learning (RPL)¯and to
the principle of valuing all learning regardless of the mode or place of its acquisition. Recognition of Prior Learning may
be used to gain access to this programme in accordance with GMIT's Recognition of Prior Learning policy. Applicants
for RPL will be provided with application guidance.

Long Description

This 30 credit SPA aims to upskill IT practitioners in current tools and techniques to provide a secure network
environment for an organization. It involves configuring network equipment and software in the demilitarized zone
(DMZ) of an organization to protect against malicious external and internal threats. The objective of the SPA is to
provide a pathway for professionals to upskill to ensure secure IT network infrastructure for organisations.
IT and data security is omnipresent and every organization implements security measures at the network and
operating system level. Protection of an organisation’s data is a concern for administration and technical staff. As well
as the theoretical component of malicious compromises and vulnerable attack vectors, successful applicants will work
on practical solutions to ensure a secure IT infrastructure.
This certificate is aimed at current ICT professionals, managers and technical staff. Cognisant of the fact that students have to work, the delivery mode for this programme of study is blended. Content will be available online, with weekly (recorded) webinars. Online network simulation tools will be provided (Packet Tracer, GNS3) allowing students to work on network security solutions in a flexible manner.

100% blended, consisting of live (and recorded) online webinars and tutorials, implementations labs, online content and suggested reading and sample practice labs.

Timetable Info

Blended delivery consisting of live (and recorded) online webinars and tutorials, implementations labs, online content and suggested reading and sample practice labs.

Delivery Location

Mayo Campus

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Mary McCarthy

Address

Lifelong Learning Dept
GMIT Mayo Campus
Castlebar Co. Mayo

Phone

094 9043156

Email

LLLMayo@gmit.ie