CompTIA Security+

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

15 Weeks

Course Fees
€1450.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

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Why take this course?

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. As demand for cybersecurity professionals rises, software security vendor Symantec projects 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2021. 


Hackings, data breaches, and cyberattacks—when criminals infiltrate the digital realm, the risk to individuals, organisations, and national security can be monumental.   Cyber economy research firm Cybersecurity Ventures asserts that by 2021, global cybercrime damages will exceed $6 trillion per year.   

What will it include?

Security + incorporates risk management and best practices with an emphasis on hands-on practical skills to ensure that you the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues and understand the impact of these on the business. 


The course will provide the skills and knowledge to participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. 

To Become...

Security Specialist  
Network Administrator
Security Consultant
Security Administrator 
Security Engineer 
Systems Administrator 
Junior IT Auditor/ Penetration Tester

Build Your Path To Success

01. Knowledge and Experience

You will learn to: 

  • Install and configure systems to secure applications, networks and devices.  


  • Perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques.    


  • Participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. 


  • Perform tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability 

02. What are the Career/Academic Opportunities?

Those who successfully complete this programme can sit the CompTIA Security+ Examination SYO-501.  


The new Security+ certification covers the Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, in addition to previous job roles.  


Progression Opportunities include: 

  • FET/QQI  Certificate in Java Programming Level 7 (Special Purpose Award) 

  • QQI Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 7  

  • QQI Higher Certificate in Computing Level 6 (Exit Award)  

03. Why Study with Us?

Achieve the Award 

  • CompTIA Security+ Certificate  

(90 Multiple choice and performance-based Questions)

04. Our Teachers

Learn from a highly qualified and industry experienced teacher who will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a professional in ICT.

Programme Details

What will I Study? 



Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts. 


Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organisational security. 



Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design. 



Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls. 



Implement and summarise risk management best practices and the business impact. 



Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure. 


Assessment Method 
CompTIA Security + SYO-501 (Exams are taken at the Dorset College online examination Centre). 


CompTIA Security+ Certificate 


Programme Detail

Entry Requirements


  • CompTIA Network+ or equivalent and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus. 


  • Cyber Security Essentials 


  • Mature learners (i.e. age 23 and older) with relevant life/work experience. 


  • Competence in spoken and written English. 




Programme Modules

Lecturer Profiles

Programme Fees


Additional Information

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