Secure Network Services

World Internet Connections
  • Course Code: CYBR8002
  • Course Level: 8
  • Course Field: All
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Qualification: Micro-credential
  • Start Date: January 2022
  • Course Location: Online
  • Course Credit:
  • Course Contact: Dr. George D. O'Mahony
  • Fees: €625
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Secure Network Services

This module is focused on the study of advanced system and network administration topics. Topics explored and implemented will include the setup and maintenance of many of the most popular network services including servers for DNS, LDAP and email (SMTP, POP3, IMAP). Special attention is paid to the concepts needed to implement these services securely and to the troubleshooting skills that will be necessary for real-world administration of these network services. At the end of this module learners should have the ability to operate, configure and secure various electronic communication systems, services and networks.

Lecturer: Eoin O'Regan

Networks Wire Secure

Important Information

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment a level 7 with modules on Computer Networking. 

  • Learning Outcomes

    LO1 Assess how various network protocols are used to implement key network services. 

    LO2 Evaluate the security requirements and measures required to protect network services. 

    LO3 Implement and secure various network services found in electronic communications systems. 

    LO4 Review the main standards for deploying wireless communications in a network and best practices and configuration requirements to ensure that the wireless network is secure. 

  • Prior Knowledge

    No prior knowledge needed

  • Time & Effort Required
    • 2 hours p/week lectures 
    • 2 hours p/week lab 
    • 3 hours p/week independent learning 
  • Timetable

    Wednesdays 8pm-10pm

Student Stories

“Cyber Skills provides the building blocks needed to set you up for a career in Cyber Security. Online learning and the ability to re-watch a lecture has given me the freedom to work a full-time job and also fit in my extra-curricular activities.”

Colm McSweeney, Secure Network Operations Pathway

“Security is paramount on financial systems, and it cannot be implemented as an afterthought, I wanted to reinforce my knowledge on Cyber Security, to continue to design robust systems capable of sustaining today’s sophisticated attacks.”

Sébastien Le Callonnec, Secure Systems Architecture Pathway