Certificate in Secure Systems Architecture

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  • Course Code: CR_KSSAR_9
  • Course Level: 9
  • Course Field: Software Security
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Qualification: Special Purpose Award
  • Start Date: January 2022
  • Course Location: Online
  • Course Credit: 15
  • Course Contact: Dr. Hazel Murray
  • Fees: EU €2,000

About the Course

Designed to provide the experienced Systems Architect with the cybersecurity skills needed to design Secure IT Systems.

This pathway provides in depth knowledge of cryptographical algorithms and protocols providing the learner with detailed knowledge in order to assess the correct type and usage of cryptography.

Information security architecture is a priority for every organisation large and small thus we have provided a module on the specific aspect of systems architecture. 

Secure Systems Architecture module provides the full picture of how to design secure systems.

Systems Security

Important Information

  • Programme Outcome

    PO1 Knowledge - Breadth

    A mastery of advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to addressing the security requirements in all aspects of designing and assessing an enterprise information technology architecture

    PO2 Knowledge - Kind

    A capacity to critically appraise developments in the field of cybersecurity in order to address emerging threats and employ new tools and techniques to secure all aspects of enterprise information technology architecture.

    PO3 Skill - Range

    An ability to select and apply state-of-the-art tools and techniques to address the security requirements of all aspects of enterprise information technology architecture.

    PO4 Skill - Selectivity

    An ability to identify and respond to emerging cybersecurity threats and selectively apply new and emerging tools and techniques to the securing of all aspects of enterprise information technology architecture.

    PO5 Competence - Context

    Analyse and document a wide variety of cybersecurity risks and act to design measures to minimise those risks and their potential impact on large and medium enterprises.

    PO6 Competence - Role

    Develop the technical competence required for the role of Secure Systems Architect for medium and large organisations.

    PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn

    An ability to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of their own knowledge and skills. An ability to direct their continuing professional development so as to address recent developments in the cybersecurity landscape.

    PO8 Competence - Insight

    A critical appreciation of the wider societal implications of design choices made in developing cybersecurity infrastructure. An ability to maintain professional integrity and high ethical standards to the application of cybersecurity and privacy principles to organisational requirements.

  • Entry Requirements

    A level 8 qualification in Computer Science or cognate discipline with modules on programming or software development or the equivalent knowledge, skill and abilities gained through work experience.

    A minimum of 3 years post-qualification work experience which includes a minimum of 1 year’s active exposure to Systems Architecture. 

  • Prior Knowledge

    This pathway is designed for experienced ICT professionals so a prove n track record in designing ICT systems is required alongside a relevant formal qualification.

    Significant experience is of great benefit to the success of this pathway.