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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme offers the industry recognised certification in the area of security. The course will include training in networking fundamentals and the knowledge and skills required to identify security risks, to participate in risk mitigation activities, and to provide infrastructure, application, information, and operational security.

In addition, the course will cover security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of networks, and troubleshoot security incidents with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

What will you Study?

Cisco CCNA ICND1 Routing and Switching
Cisco CCNA ICND2 Connecting and Scaling Networks
Network Security (Leading to Comptia Security+ and Cisco certification)
Digital Compliance
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Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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