Cyber Security

Learn how to securely manage data and information online.

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Course details

Course duration:

4 weeks

Assessment & awards:

International Computer Driving Licence

Method of Study

Online, part-time 

Register for Course

New users will need to create a free account and fill in a short form on FETCH, Ireland's Further Education and Training Hub.

This course accepts continuous enrolments, so once registered, you can begin learning immediately.

Course Description

In this course, you will develop the skills needed to use the Internet safely and develop an understanding of good practice in the management of data and information. You will also gain an understanding of the critical importance of cyber security and how good cyber security practices can help to protect organizations and individuals from cyber attacks.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the key security concepts relevant to internet use
  • Identify and learn how to prevent malware attacks
  • Implement good practices in network security
  • Control who has access to networks
  • Store data securely

How it Works

Who can take this course?

This course is available to all adults over the age of 18 resident in the Republic of Ireland.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course by visiting FETCH, Irelands Further Education and Training Hub. You will have to register for an account before you can begin the course.

Who is the provider for this course?

The provider for this course is Cenit College, and your learning will be delivered through the eCollege online learning environment. When you complete your application you will receive an email with your access details, and when you log into the platform you will see details of how to contact your course tutor. You can contact your course tutor at any time, or reach out to Cenit College directly at 

Does the course have prerequisites? 

This course has no prior knowledge requirements.

Does this course have tutor support?

Yes, this course is supported by an online tutor who you will have access to during the course.

What's the exam like for this course?

Exams are taken online and are 45 minutes in duration. There are 32-39 questions with a pass mark of 75%.

Do I need specific hardware or software?

You will require access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Microsoft Windows (the most recent version is Windows 11) or MacOS (the most recent version is Sonoma). 

No specific software is required for this course.