Killester College of Further EducationComputer Network Technician & Cybersecurity

Computer Network Technician & Cybersecurity

Dublin City
€ 390
2 years
Further Education and PLC
Day time

Course description

Year 1: QQI Level 5 Award in Computer Systems and Networks 5M0536

Year 2: QQI Level 6 Advanced Award in Computer Network Technology  6M0695.


Year 1

Networking Essentials  (CCNA Introduction to Networks); Computer Systems Hardware; Operating Systems
Programming and Design Principles (Python); Maths for IT; Virtualisation Support; ICT Security Policy & Management (Cisco CyberSecurity Essentials); Work Experience; Communications

Year 2

Physical and Logical Networking (CCNA Routing & Switching Essentials); Systems Software (Linux Ubuntu, Linux Ubuntu Server, Raspbian); Information Technology Administration (Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Active Directory, Domain Controllers, Raspberry Pi); Network Infrastructure; Team Leadership;
Work Experience (One day per week work placement in industry); Network Security (CompTIA Security+, Encryption Software, Cisco Wireless Routers, Penetration and Detection Software); Virtualisation Support (Virtual Box, VMWare)


This course ensures excellent job opportunities in the ICT (Information & Communications Technology) industry. Students who successfully complete their studies can enter year 2 of B.Sc. degree in Computing in TU Blanchardstown, through Advanced Entry. This applies also to Networking Technologies Degree in TU Dublin & Computing in Dundalk IT. (Dkit)


Leaving Cert or LCA •  Other equivalent qualifications •Mature students • All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications • Applicants must have attained a Pass grade in Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Maths or equivalent • Students who may not have formal academic requirements but who have the ability to successfully participate on the course will be considered. (RPL Recognition of Prior Learning) They will also be asked to sit a short Maths test at application stage • Apply directly at

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