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IT Security

The IT Security module covers the main skills and knowledge needed for the secure use of ICT in everyday settings, at home and at work.

For individuals and organisations, it is important to understand good practice in maintaining a secure network connection, using the internet safely and securely, and managing data and information. This module covers concepts around secure information and data, physical security, privacy, and identity theft.

As data and information are valuable, having the appropriate knowledge, skills, and awareness to protect them is beneficial in a wide range of job roles. The IT Security module helps workers and employers protect these crucial resources.

What will I learn?
What will I learn?

Successful candidates will be able to: 

  • Understand the importance of keeping information and data secure, and identify common data/privacy protection, retention and control principles. 

  • Recognise threats to personal security from identity theft and potential threats to data from using cloud computing. 

  • Be able to use passwords and encryption to secure files and data. 

  • Understand the threat of malware and be able to protect a computer, device or network from malware and address malware attacks. 

  • Recognise common network and wireless security types and be able to use personal firewalls and personal hotspots. 

  • Protect a computer or device from unauthorised access and be able to safely manage and update passwords. 

  • Use appropriate web browser settings and understand how to authenticate websites and browse the web securely. 

  • Understand communication security issues that can arise from using e-mail, social networks, voice over Internet protocol, instant messaging and mobile devices. 

  • Back up and restore data to local and cloud storage locations and delete and dispose of data and devices securely.

Online E-Learning
Entry requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent, fluency in the English language and intermediate computer literacy level are required.

  • You will be required to complete and pass a basic IT Literacy entry quiz at the start of the course, if you do not pass the quiz you will not be able to continue with the programme.

  • All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10)Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.

  • A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.

  • You require a web browser to view content and access web platforms. You will receive an Office 365 licence to use for the duration of the course.

Certification and Assessment

ICDL Profile Certificate in IT Security

When can I start?
Course Fee
Module Brochure

Payment Options

Payment in full through Lir Shop, or by secure Payment Link

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