Certificate in Network Cybersecurity (Certificate in Network Cybersecurity)

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

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

GMIT Mayo Campus

General Information
Contact

Dr Seamus Dowling

Email

seamus.dowling@gmit.ie

Phone

0949043251

Address

Lifelong Learning Dept
GMIT Mayo Campus,
Old Westport Rd.,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23X853

Role

Programme coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

14/09/2020

Start Date

21/09/2020

End Date

28/05/2021

About this Course

This SPA has been developed in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) Cyber Defense Center. The modules, content and delivery have been created in collaboration with HPE to ensure that the required skillset is available to all organisations (cyber specific or not), to implement secure network infrastructure. 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 realised through robust security measures at the network and operating system level. Protection of an organisations 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 SPA can be considered the technical implementation of cyber security at a network infrastructure level. Therefore the modules are delivered using hands-on, physical and virtual labs. Closely aligned to this is a proposed 30 credit Level 7 SPA in Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance also designed in partnership with HPE. Graduates completing both SPAs (Network Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance) will have sufficient credits to attain a major L7 award, BSc in Cybersecurity. As this is a blended delivery, students are expected to manage their time as per indicative requirements above (E-Learning) Mandatory classroom attendance is 1 day per term Optional classroom attendance is 1 day per month Lecturers on the modules will give weekly webinars (recorded) providing for the opportunity for Q&A and feedback.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a level 6 major award or equivalent.

Students will have to meet the entry requirements as indicated in GMIT's Academic Code of Practice No. 4 (Access,Transfer and Progression), at any given time. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be used as a means to gain entry to the programme, or gain exemptions in accordance with Code of Practice No. 6(Policy and Procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning). Prior learning can
be certified or experiential, and will be assessed in accordance with the code.

Long Description

This SPA has been developed in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) Cyber Defense Center. The modules, content and delivery have been created in collaboration with HPE to ensure that the required skillset is available to all organisations (cyber specific or not), to implement secure network infrastructure. 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 realised through robust security measures at the network and operating system level. Protection of an organisations 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 SPA can be considered the technical implementation of cyber security at a network infrastructure level. Therefore the modules are delivered using hands-on, physical and virtual labs. Closely aligned to this is a proposed 30 credit Level 7 SPA in Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance also designed in partnership with HPE. Graduates completing both SPAs (Network Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance) will have sufficient credits to attain a major L7 award, BSc in Cybersecurity. As this is a blended delivery, students are expected to manage their time as per indicative requirements above (E-Learning) Mandatory classroom attendance is 1 day per term Optional classroom attendance is 1 day per month Lecturers on the modules will give weekly webinars (recorded) providing for the opportunity for Q&A and feedback.

Timetable Info

Blended delivery consisting of live (and recorded) online webinars and tutorials, implementations labs, online content and suggested reading and sample practice labs. 7.5, (blank)

Delivery Location

GMIT Mayo Campus

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Paula Barrett

Address

Graduate Studies & pProfessional Development
GMIT Mayo Campus,
Old Westport Rd.,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo
F23X853

Phone

0949025700

Email

springboard@gmit.ie

Application Procedures

NOTE: The course is now closed for applications. GMIT has applied for it to be funded again in 2021.. If the application is successful the course will reopen for application on www.springboardcourses.ie in May/ June.