Certificate in CyberSecurity & Agile Programme Management (September 2020)

TU Dublin (TA_KSISY_B)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in CyberSecurity & Agile Programme Management

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

25

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,
Dublin 24.
D24 FKT9

Important Dates
Application Deadline

18/09/2020

Start Date

21/09/2020

End Date

31/08/2021

About this Course

The driver for this programme is Ireland's Cyber Security Strategy (2019). The focus is on how to meet the core requirements of cyber & information security while maintaining business productivity.

Following consultation with industry partners, for 2020 the title has been updated to reflect better the target of the programme.
Industry partners have indicated that staff are more likely to understanding and engage with the thrust of the new title.

Agile Project Management Techniques also form part of this proposal which is aimed at Senior members in SME's as well as Project Managers and Budget holders in organisations who need significant CyberSecurity awareness to carry out their roles. The target audience are those working in roles which may be managing, budgeting or responsible for ICT projects and services but who may not be technically qualified in ICT.

Resources are aided to understand the risks, likelihoods and potential impacts of various CyberSecurity threats so that they are in a better position to carry out their management and executive functions.
The programme covers Agile Project Management allowing participants to understand how current major ICT projects are managed while also, of course, improving their own project management skills.

Participants learn how to identify threats, vulnerabilities as well as available mechanisms for preventing/ detecting cyber-attacks and ensuring business continuity.
Participants will also learn best practice for keeping data secure on corporate networks, on mobile devices, and in the public cloud in order to meet GDPR requirements.

TU Dublin Tallaght has identified Cloud Computing, DevOps and Cyber skills as a target area of competence and has developed a range of programmes detailed below to address skills shortages in the area. The range of programmes are targeted at specific groups in need of particular up-skilling from existing professionals to people entering the IT world.

Objectives

An understanding of intermediate and some advanced concepts in the following areas: - Public and Private Cloud Computing Platforms & Architectures, the business case for Public/ Private Cloud, project management of an Agile Lifecycle, and Information Security.
Identify and manage Security Vulnerabilities and Risk in IT systems
Design a Security Policy which is appropriate to a given Application and Use Case
Develop Strategies to identify and resolve Security Vulnerabilities while maximising Productivity and Ease of Use
Test and confirm the extent to which a cloud computer system meets the defined criteria
Identify and analyse criteria/ specifications appropriate to specific problems
Recognise Risks and/ or Information Security concerns created by specific Cloud Computing systems within a given context
Demonstrate Project Planning and Management Skills
Architect, Design and Manage new Projects

Entry Requirements

This programme is targeted at professional programme managers/ managers and/or budget holders with responsibility for ICT operations. Participants would be expected to have previous knowledge of IT systems or projects from a business manager/programme manager / strategic perspective.

RPL will be used to allow experienced practitioners without a full qualification access the programme.

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

The driver for this programme is Ireland's Cyber Security Strategy (2019). The focus is on how to meet the core requirements of cyber & information security while maintaining business productivity.

Following consultation with industry partners, for 2020 the title has been updated to reflect better the target of the programme.
Industry partners have indicated that staff are more likely to understanding and engage with the thrust of the new title.

Agile Project Management Techniques also form part of this proposal which is aimed at Senior members in SME's as well as Project Managers and Budget holders in organisations who need significant CyberSecurity awareness to carry out their roles.
The target audience are those working in roles which may be managing, budgeting or responsible for ICT projects and services but who may not be technically qualified in ICT.

Resources are aided to understand the risks, likelihoods and potential impacts of various CyberSecurity threats so that they are in a better position to carry out their management and executive functions. The programme covers Agile Project Management allowing participants to understand how current major ICT projects are managed while also, of course, improving their own project management skills.

Participants learn how to identify threats, vulnerabilities as well as available mechanisms for preventing/ detecting cyber-attacks and ensuring business continuity Participants will also learn best practice for keeping data secure on corporate networks, on mobile devices, and in the public cloud in order to meet GDPR requirements.

TU Dublin Tallaght has identified Cloud Computing, DevOps and Cyber skills as a target area of competence and has developed a range of programmes detailed below to address skills shortages in the area. The range of programmes are targeted at specific groups in need of particular upskilling from existing professionals to people entering the IT world.

Timetable Info

Typically one evening per week on campus allied to online and project work. Timetable is subject to change.

Delivery Location

TU - Dublin Tallaght,
Dublin 24.
D24 FKT9

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Lifelong Learning

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning,
TU - Dublin 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.