Certificate in Security Penetration Testing & Analysis

The aim of the programme is to teach students the latest tools and techniques in identifying vulnerabilities (web and network), performing penetration testing and advanced pentesting techniques, including bypassing security mechanisms and evading defences.


Person security testing


September Semester

Vulnerability Analysis

Penetration Testing


January Semester

Evasion and Defense Analysis

Starts January

Course Level
Course Credit
Course Contact
1 Year
Special Purpose Award
Dr. George O'Mahony
EU €3,500/ Non EU €5,000

Programme Descriptor


Students will be taught a mastery of advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills pertaining to the activities of a penetration tester and the trade-craft necessary to perform penetration testing including determining vulnerabilities, vulnerability analysis and associated tools, penetration testing frameworks, tools and techniques, cyber security defense evasion and detection and analysis of modern-day techniques that are deployed to bypass security tools and professionals.

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Vulnerability Analysis Micro

Register your interest

Upon registering your interest, you will be contacted by one of Cyber Skills Programme Coordinators requesting your CV, including details of any courses/certificates taken to date that are related to the course, and a brief motivational statement explaining why you would like to do the course.

Acceptance is pending the completion of an application form and upload of your transcripts of third level results, as well as evidence of any relevant cyber security courses you have completed, to the OLAPPS portal once it becomes available. Recognition of prior learning in lieu of a related third level course is also considered on an individual basis once a student has applied.

The full cost of this course is EU €3,500/ Non EU €5,000. Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee. You will not be charged for registering your interest or applying for the programme, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.