IT Specialist in Network Security

Learn the fundamental concepts of security in networking.

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Course details

Course duration:

16 weeks

Assessment & awards:

IT Specialist in Network Security (ITS-102)

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 learn the fundamental concepts and skills you need when working with networks. Through this course you will gain a basic understanding of security layers, operating system security, network security and security software. You will learn the basics of how to secure operating systems and how to safely manage user accounts.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and utilise key concepts in network defence
  • Safely secure operating systems
  • Implement best practices in network device security
  • Understand the fundamentals of secure computing


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 requires a degree of familiarity with the Windows operating system and you should have some basic knowledge of Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, anti-malware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices. If you need to learn these fundamentals first, our IT Specialist in Networking course may be a good starting point for you.

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 is the exam like for this course?

The IT Specialist in Network Security (ITS-102) exam is conducted online and lasts 50 minutes. The exam has between 35 - 45 questions.

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).

No specific software is required for this course.