Certificate in Cloud, Provisioning, Management & Security (with Cloud Association Certification Preparation) (September 2020)

TU Dublin (TA_KMCMS_D)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Cloud, Provisioning, Management & Security (with Cloud Association Certification Preparation)

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

40

Department

Department of Computing, TU Dublin Tallaght

General Information
Contact

Lifelong Learning

Email

Springboard.tallaght@TUDublin.ie

Phone

01-4042531

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning,
TU Dublin Tallaght Campus
Tallaght
Dublin 24
D24 FKT9

Important Dates
Application Deadline

18/09/2020

Start Date

21/09/2020

End Date

31/08/2021

About this Course

With the migration IT infrastructure of major companies to the Cloud we are seeing an increase in complexity, provisioning and configurability issues associated with this move.
Existing IT Operations resources need significant new skill sets and knowledge to handle this change. Companies and organisations need their IT resources to be cloud savvy in detail to benefit from cloud based opportunity.

This programme aims to up-skill those with level 6 and level 7 IT qualifications and knowledge and/or experience of IT systems so that they can access roles requiring up to date technical knowledge and hands on experience of cloud and virtualisation infrastructure as well as IT automation and Security.

For 2020 the Python/ Automation elements of the programme have been extended to reflect increasing industry demand in this area. The extension of Python/ Automation will also help provide a stronger bridge for a certain cohort candidates who, while technically experienced have little current experience of scripting and automation. This course has been designed to provide an intensive programme in cloud and virtualisation infrastructure design, deployment and management.

Students will gain an understanding of the key theoretical concepts as well as the hands on build, secure and manage experience. Security issues, business continuity, capacity management issues, data centre networking, virtualized server technology and distributed storage systems will be treated in theory and in proactive.

This course has been designed in consultation with Amazon AWS and other leading industry experts and companies in the field of cloud and virtualisation design, delivery and management.
TU Dublin Tallaght was invited to be a 'Beta' participant in AWS academy and now has academic staff on the AWS Global Advisory panel. A key instructor on this programme is also Chief Expert for the WorldSkills Cloud Computing Competition.
In the 2016 IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge, 59% of IT professionals are currently working on, or plan to pursue, some form of certification within the current year. AWS Cloud Architect Certification, which is a component of this programme, is recognised as one of the most valuable certifications currently. Those that have obtained a certification recently have noted an increase in their job effectiveness because of related training.

Delivery for this programme has evolved to use more online delivery for certain topics and exercises and then to bring students to campus for specific specialist laboratories and assessments where the online experience cannot currently deliver the same quality of learning.

Students seeking a placement in industry are assisted in this matter though the department's placement programme and there are many success stories in this regard. With the current employment market many student of the programme are in work and may be unable to give up their current position until they have a full time paid position in their target role. For these students the elements of the programme that assist with career review, CV preparation, interview skills. Projects are also selected to provide a showcase for the student's individual talents and skills.

Objectives

The programme aims to up-skill those with level 6 and level 7 IT qualifications and knowledge and/or experience of IT systems so that they can access roles requiring up to date technical knowledge and hands on experience of cloud and virtualisation infrastructure as well as IT automation and Security. It is designed to provide an intensive programme in cloud and virtualisation infrastructure management. Students will gain an understanding of the key theoretical concepts as well as the hands on build, secure and manage experience. Security issues, business continuity, capacity management issues, data centre networking, virtualized server technology and distributed storage systems will be treated in theory and in proactive. This course has been designed in consultation with leading industry experts and companies in the field of cloud and virtualisation design, delivery and management.

Entry Requirements

Level 6 or equivalent in a cognate discipline. Previous knowledge of IT systems administration and networking. RPL will be used to allow experienced practitioners without a full qualification access the programme. Care will be taken during a new interview and assessment process to ensure candidates understand the nature of the load associated with the programme.
This programme suits those with Networking knowledge and experience who wish to update and extend their knowledge to include IT Scripting & Automation, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing.

The following are eligible to apply for courses in 2020/21 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):
• Returners (Formerly known as Homemakers) May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
• People in employment May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
• Please note that a 10% course fee contribution for Level 7, 8, and 9 courses is applicable for employed participants. This is payable directly to the provider.
• The unemployed or formerly self-employed all courses are open to these category of applicants, with the exception of the two year part-time ICT conversion courses which are not open to those in receipt of a Jobseekers-related payment

Long Description

With the migration IT infrastructure of major companies to the Cloud we are seeing an increase in complexity, provisioning and configurability issues associated with this move. Existing IT Operations resources need significant new skill sets and knowledge to handle this change. Companies and organisations need their IT resources to be cloud savvy in detail to benefit from cloud based opportunity.

This programme aims to up-skill those with level 6 and level 7 IT qualifications and knowledge and/or experience of IT systems so that they can access roles requiring up to date technical knowledge and hands on experience of cloud and virtualisation infrastructure as well as IT automation and Security.

For 2020 the Python/ Automation elements of the programme have been extended to reflect increasing industry demand in this area. The extension of Python/ Automation will also help provide a stronger bridge for a certain cohort candidates who, while technically experienced have little current experience of scripting and automation.
This course has been designed to provide an intensive programme in cloud and virtualisation infrastructure design, deployment and management. Students will gain an understanding of the key theoretical concepts as well as the hands on build, secure and manage experience. Security issues, business continuity, capacity management issues, data centre networking, virtualized server technology and distributed storage systems will be treated in theory and in proactive. This course has been designed in consultation with Amazon AWS and other leading industry experts and companies in the field of cloud and virtualisation design, delivery and management.

TU Dublin Tallaght was invited to be a 'Beta' participant in AWS academy and now has academic staff on the AWS Global Advisory panel. A key instructor on this programme is also Chief Expert for the WorldSkills Cloud Computing Competition.
In the 2016 IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge, 59% of IT professionals are currently working on, or plan to pursue, some form of certification within the current year. AWS Cloud Architect Certification, which is a component of this programme, is recognised as one of the most valuable certifications currently. Those that have obtained a certification recently have noted an increase in their job effectiveness because of related training.

Delivery for this programme has evolved to use more online delivery for certain topics and exercises and then to bring students to campus for specific specialist laboratories and assessments where the online experience cannot currently deliver the same quality of learning.

Students seeking a placement in industry are assisted in this matter though the department's placement programme and there are many success stories in this regard. With the current employment market many student of the programme are in work and may be unable to give up their current position until they have a full time paid position in their target role. For these students the elements of the programme that assist with career review, CV preparation, interview skills. Projects are also selected to provide a showcase for the student's individual talents and skills.

Career Opportunities

The AWS Cloud Architect Associate is one of the most sought after qualifications in the ICT Skills marketplace right now.
As more and more organisations come to use and depend on public cloud systems to deliver their IT infrastructure the skills needed for architecting public cloud solutions have become an essential component of an IT Professional’s resume.

Completing this programme will allow you to access roles requiring up to date technical knowledge and hands on experience of cloud and virtualisation infrastructure as well as IT automation and Security.

Timetable Info

2-3 nights per week (6-10pm). Timetable is subject to change.

Delivery Location

TU Dublin Tallaght Campus
Tallaght
Dublin 24
D24 FKT9

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Lifelong Learning

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning,
TU Dublin Tallaght Campus
Tallaght
Dublin 24
D24 FKT9

Phone

01-4042531

Email

Springboard.tallaght@TUDublin.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning at TU Dublin Tallaght. The RPL process will enable Springboard participants to build on their existing skills and competence. The University is aware that many Springboard applicants will have a range of knowledge skills and competence that they have developed through their life and work experience and that are not necessarily accredited. TU Dublin Tallaght has an RPL process in place that recognises both the accredited and experiential learning of an individual. TU Dublin Tallaght will work with Springboard participants to identify their existing skills and competence and to award them credit for their learning however it has been acquired. This will ensure that Springboard participants will have the opportunity to gain credit for both their accredited ad experiential learning and can tailor their programme to complement existing skills and knowledge and to develop new skills to support future years.

Application Procedures

In order to process your application, we require copies of the following:

Identification (Passport/Driving License)

All Transcripts/Awards, Curriculum Vitae, Proof of employment/Social Welfare benefit/Returner/Self-Employed and any documentation that you may consider relevant in supporting your application.

Proof of competency in English (if required)

If your qualification is from a country other than Ireland: please request a letter of recognition from the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQA) and attach to your application with a copy of your original transcript.