Certificate in Networking, Security & Scripting (September 2020)

TU Dublin (TA_KCNSS_D)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Networking, Security & Scripting

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

35

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

IT infrastructure provision is becoming an increasing complex activity with software defined networking and infrastructure re-configurability becoming key issues.
Interestingly, Cisco's CCNA has been very recently reconfigured to take on board these very concerns that existing network technicians don't have the programming/ scripting/ security knowledge to operate in the current networking environment.

This programme which has been covering these requirements for a number of years, aligns well to the latest form of Cisco CCNA programme while also covering Info security, Programming and Scripting topics in more depth.
One key driver for this programme is Ireland's Cyber Security Strategy which seeks to improve the readiness of organisations and SME's for Cybersecurity threats.
This programme is designed for those with the capability and aptitude to take on roles as data Centre Technician/ Junior Networking/ Infrastructure/ Security resources in an organisation.
TU Dublin Tallaght already provides a very successful specific Data Centre Technician Programme in collaboration with AWS. This proposal is based on the learnings from the collaboration with AWS and prepares students for similar roles in the wider industry.

TU Dublin Tallaght has demonstrated strong success (over 80% in relevant technical roles) in preparing people from diverse beginners backgrounds for Data Centre Technician and wider IT roles.
Candidates will either be beginners with a strong aptitude for IT as demonstrated by interviews and assessments or people with an IT background or experience at a junior level who either haven't a formal qualification or whose formal qualification are significantly out of date. Candidates will have an opportunity to obtain CISCO certification(s) by taking certification examinations.

Objectives

This programme will provide successful participants with specialist ICT skills specifically related to the design and implementation of LAN and WAN (Wired and Wireless) networking solutions. The material covered can also prepare candidates for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) qualification.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a Level 5 qualification with O5 LC Maths or equivalent on the NFQ and/or equivalent industry experience.

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

IT infrastructure provision is becoming an increasing complex activity with software defined networking and infrastructure re-configurability becoming key issues.
Interestingly, Cisco's CCNA has been very recently reconfigured to take on board these very concerns that existing network technicians don't have the programming/ scripting/ security knowledge to operate in the current networking environment.

This programme which has been covering these requirements for a number of years, aligns well to the latest form of Cisco CCNA programme while also covering Info security, Programming and Scripting topics in more depth.
One key driver for this programme is Ireland's Cyber Security Strategy which seeks to improve the readiness of organisations and SME's for Cybersecurity threats.
This programme is designed for those with the capability and aptitude to take on roles as data Centre Technician/ Junior Networking/ Infrastructure/ Security resources in an organisation.
TU Dublin Tallaght already provides a very successful specific Data Centre Technician Programme in collaboration with AWS. This proposal is based on the learnings from the collaboration with AWS and prepares students for similar roles in the wider industry.

TU Dublin Tallaght has demonstrated strong success (over 80% in relevant technical roles) in preparing people from diverse beginners backgrounds for Data Centre Technician and wider IT roles.
Candidates will either be beginners with a strong aptitude for IT as demonstrated by interviews and assessments or people with an IT background or experience at a junior level who either haven't a formal qualification or whose formal qualification are significantly out of date. Candidates will have an opportunity to obtain CISCO certification(s) by taking certification examinations.

Career Opportunities

This programme opens opportunities for junior roles in IT Security, Networking and Automation. It allies highly respected Cisco knowledge in Networking to in demand skills in Scripting, Automation & Security.

Timetable Info

2-3 Evenings per week 6pm to 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.