Cybersecurity for Business

Your Course
The Postgraduate Certificate (NFQ Level 9) 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.

Upon successful completion of this PgCert, 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.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
This programme is open to applicants from all backgrounds who hold a QQI 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 two years working in an Information Technology or business role).

Application dates

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1 year part-time.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
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.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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