St Johns College – Networks & Cyber Security Level 5

Networks & Cyber Security Level 5

QQI Computer System & Networks 5M0536

St Johns College - Cork

1 Year

Course Aims

This course covers contemporary areas of Computer Networking and Information Security. Networking trains the student in all aspects of networks from Ethernet to Internet Protocol through to the configuration of Cisco network routers.Information Security involves the securing of desktop computers and Networks from cyber attack, using current best practice to install and configure firewalls, Intrusion Detections Systems and anti malware software. The course also covers auditing and forensics


  • Information Technology Administration 6N0735
  • Physical & Logical Networking 6N2093
  • Systems Software 6N1411
  • Gui Programming 6N0736
  • Network Infrastructure 6N0733
  • Network Security 6N0720
  • Object Orientated Programming 6N2018
  • Leadership 6N2191
  • Web Development 6N1277
  • Work Experience 6N1946


For entry to Level 6 a full QQI Level 5 Award in a complementary area is required.

•This course is run in collaboration with FIT (Fastrack to Information Technology) and DSP (Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection).

• Preferably applicants are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment and may apply for VTOS or BTEA Applications will be canvassed through St. John’s Central College, FIT and directly through DSP and LES (Local Employment Services).