Postgraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity for Business (Postgraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity for Business)

National University of Ireland, Galway (CCY)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity for Business

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Business Information Systems

General Information
Contact

Michael Lang

Email

Michael.Lang@nuigalway.ie

Phone

Please use email

Address

Please use email

Role

Programme Director

Important Dates
Application Deadline

02/09/2021

Start Date

06/09/2021

End Date

06/05/2022

About this Course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity for Business is a solid foundation-level qualification designed for students who wish to embark upon a career in the highly sought after area of IT security within business, government, the public service, or the not-for-profit sector.

An important and very attractive aspect of this specialised part-time programme is that NUI Galway is involved in academic partnerships with two professional IT security accreditation bodies, CompTIA and EC-Council, whose awards are globally recognised within the industry. The fees for the programme include the cost of access to learning materials and examinations to obtain the CompTIA Security+ and the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) professional awards, in addition to the academic Level 9 Postgraduate Certificate award conferred by NUI Galway.

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to:
- Analyse the cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities and risks faced by an organisation
- Assess the cybersecurity posture of an organisation and recommend and implement appropriate solutions
- Test, monitor and continually improve the effectiveness of an organisation's cybersecurity defence mechanisms
- Formulate business continuity and disaster recovery plans for an organisation
- Formulate cybersecurity and data protection policies and procedures for an organisation

Graduates will find employment in roles such as:
- Information Security Analyst
- Cybersecurity Trainer
- IT Security Compliance and Risk Officer
- Systems / Database Administrator
- IT Auditor
- Helpdesk Manager
- Software Development / DevOps

They may also pursue further specialised studies at Postgraduate Diploma, Masters or PhD level.

Entry Requirements

This programme is open to applicants from all backgrounds who hold a NQAI Level 8 qualification (minimum) or equivalent. Persons who hold formal qualifications at Level 7 or below may also apply, subject to provision of satisfactory evidence of having attained Level 8 competencies through prior experiential learning (minimum of 2 years working in an IT or business role).

Long Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity for Business is a solid foundation-level qualification designed for students who wish to embark upon a career in the highly sought after area of IT security within business, government, the public service, or the not-for-profit sector.

An important and very attractive aspect of this specialised part-time programme is that NUI Galway is involved in academic partnerships with two professional IT security accreditation bodies, CompTIA and EC-Council, whose awards are globally recognised within the industry. The fees for the programme include the cost of access to learning materials and examinations to obtain the CompTIA Security+ and the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) professional awards, in addition to the academic Level 9 Postgraduate Certificate award conferred by NUI Galway.

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will be able to:
- Analyse the cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities and risks faced by an organisation
- Assess the cybersecurity posture of an organisation and recommend and implement appropriate solutions
- Test, monitor and continually improve the effectiveness of an organisation’s cybersecurity defence mechanisms
- Formulate business continuity and disaster recovery plans for an organisation
- Formulate cybersecurity and data protection policies and procedures for an organisation

Graduates will find employment in roles such as:
- Information Security Analyst
- Cybersecurity Trainer
- IT Security Compliance and Risk Officer
- Systems / Database Administrator
- IT Auditor
- Helpdesk Manager
- Software Development / DevOps

They may also pursue further specialised studies at Postgraduate Diploma, Masters or PhD level.

Timetable Info

https://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/currentstudents/postgrad_timetables/

Delivery Location

Mainly on-line, with some components delivered om-campus in Galway (depending on what elective modules students choose)

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Mairead McKeon and Sharon Allman

Email

HCIBusiness@nuigalway.ie