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Professional Diploma in Networking and Security

 

Overview

Managing and securing a company’s IT infrastructure is one of the core business processes crucial to success in any industry. This diploma offers specialized training in network and systems security, teaching students the methods and tools needed to address threats and implement security solutions.

Security around emerging technologies such as cloud computing is considered. This diploma programme helps students to develop the skills needed in order to work as a network administrator, security administrator or consultant in a range of different industries and organizations.

Features of the programme

  • A practically oriented professional diploma awarded by Prague College
  • The programme is an excellent CV builder; fast and direct training for a new job in IT
  • Flexible modes of study with the working professional in mind
  • Interesting and relevant modules from across the IT programme focused on networks and IT security
  • Internationally recognized, UK-accredited modules that can be extended to a full Higher National Diploma or BSc
  • Practical training that makes a difference on the job
  • Possible to offer as corporate training for employees and staff

 

What you study

Applicants interested in the Professional Diploma should follow four modules ; applicants looking for deeper knowledge should pursue the Advanced Professional Diploma and follow six modules. Thus, the programme runs over two or three semesters.

For the Professional Diploma: two modules in semester 1 and two in semester 2.

Students may choose to study some modules in the late afternoon or evenings, or at the weekend. The availability of modules in these formats changes every semester, but the timetable for the coming semester is always posted in advance so that you can plan your time.

Required modules

  • Networking Infrastructure
  • Data Structures & Algorithms

Plus: one of the following (Professional Diploma) or three of the following (Advanced Professional Diploma)

  • Systems Analysis & Design
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Networking Security
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Digital Forensics
    • General Computing Pathway
  • Information Systems in Organisations
    • General Computing Pathway

 

Entry requirements

1. For entry to the programme, one or more of the following criteria must be met:

BA or higher qualification in any area

  • or at least 24 years old
  • or at least 3 years of work experience in a relevant field

2. Proof of English level upon entry, which could be one of the following:

  • ELSA score of at least 340, administered at Prague College or elsewhere in the world
  • TOEFL iBT score of at least 59 or IELTS score of at least 5.5

3. A letter of motivation (300 words) that identifies why you want to study at Prague College and in this particular programme.

 


Teaching Faculty

  • Jorge Carrillo

    Jorge Carrillo

    Associate Lecturer

  • Dusan Veljkovic

    Dusan Veljkovic

    Associate Lecturer

  • Veronika Douchova

    Veronika Douchova

    Head of School of IT & Computing

  • David Petryca

    David Petryca

    Principal Lecturer

  • Alexandru Mihnea Moucha

    Alexandru Mihnea Moucha

    Associate Lecturer