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Computer Networks and Cyber Security

Introduction

Are you interetesed in learning how to build computer networks? Are you interested in learning the skills to defend communications networks against cyber attacks? Are you looking for an alternative pathway to a degree in information technology? Are you interested in a career in Ireland’s expanding computing industry?

By doing this course, you will be able to build and configure local area networks (LANs) to enable the sharing of computing resources among users.  Protection of data is now a priority for all businesses.  As well as learning the fundamentals of computer network security, this course will equip you with the skills  to identify security threats and appropriate mitigation strategies.

Office 365 licences are provided free of charge for use on personal devices.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in the IT industry including:

• Technical Support Specialist

• Field Service Technician

• IT Security Technician

• Help-desk Technician

Support Elements
  • In conjunction with FIT (Fast Track Into Information Technology), BFEI offers participants the opportunity to do practice interviews with industry specialists and prepare for possible internship placement in leading IT companies.
  • Career Advice and CV Preparation.
  • Seminars on current and emerging technologies such as cloud computing, the internet of things, big data, and 3d technologies will be delivered.
Assessment and certification

Progression

Students may apply through the CAO system for entry to degree courses via the Higher Education Links Scheme. The following are some of the courses that can be applied for upon successful completion of the Computer Networks and IT Security course at BFEI:

Civil Engineering degree in Dublin Institute of Technology - www.dit.ie

Aviation Technology degree in Dublin Institute of Technology - www.dit.ie

Networking Technologies degree in Dublin Institute of Technology - www.dit.ie

BTech (Ord) Networking Technologies - Dublin Institute of Technology - www.dit.ie

Computer Science International - Dublin Institute of Technology - www.dit.ie

BTech, (Ord), Networking Technologies - Dublin Institute of Technology - www.dit.ie

Computer Science  degree in Dublin Institute of Technology - www.dit.ie

Computer Science degree in University College Dublin - www.ucd.ie

Computing Higher Certificate in Tallaght IT

Entry is based upon a competitive assessment of results.

Further information on the Higher Education Links Scheme can be found on the following web pages:

https://qhelp.qqi.ie/learners/higher-education-links-scheme/

https://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=scoring&s=fetac

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