Information Systems/Technology

IPA Information Systems / Information Technology courses are expert-led practical training courses in core IT areas such as networking, IT administrator and cyber security.  Find our course listings below.  Trainees at the IPA benefit from our academy status as a:

  • (ICS)2 Academic Partner
  • Microsoft IT Academy
  • CompTIA Academy
  • VMWare IT Academy
  • EMC Academic Alliance
  • EC-Council Accredited Training Centre

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft's newest suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies.  The MTA Security Fundamentals is an entry level course that enables participants to learn the fundamentals of ICT Security including Security layers, Operating Software Security, Network Security and Security Software.

Commences:
Dates to be confirmed
Duration:
Three Days
Accreditation:
Microsoft

 

 

Security Foundations is a compulsory module on the Diploma in Computer Studies. It can also be taken on a stand alone basis. The course provides understanding of and strategies for implementing and managing IT security and organisational security

Commences:
8 January 2018 | 9 January 2019
Duration:
Three Days

Server Fundamentals is an elective module on the Diploma in Computer Studies. It can also be taken on a stand-alone basis. The course covers Client Service Modules and Microsoft Active Directory Environments.

Commences:
31 October 2017
Duration:
3 x One Day Modules

Systems Development and Database Design is a core module on the Diploma in Computer Studies. It can also be taken on a stand-alone basis.  The course teaches participants the well-understood approaches to relational database design and explains how to create a good robust database design.

Commences:
2 July 2018
Duration:
3 x One Day Modules

Big Data and Data Analytics are the current buzzwords in IT. But what does it really mean and why is it so important? This course provides you with an understanding of what "Big Data" is, how it can be used, and what benefits it can offer organisations.  It is an elective module of the Diploma in Computer Studies but can also be taken on a stand-alone basis.

Commences:
8 October 2018
Duration:
3 x One Day Modules

Cloud and Virtualisation Essentials is an elective module on the Diploma in Computer Studies. It can also be taken on a stand-alone basis. This course introduces the various technologies and business models related to virtualisation and cloud computing.

Commences:
19 February 2018
Duration:
3 x One Day Modules

Foundations of Web Design is an elective module on the Diploma in Computer Studies. It can also be taken on a stand-alone basis. The Foundations of Web Design module teaches you essential web page development skills. You will learn to develop web sites using Hypertext Markup Language version 5 (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Commences:
4 April 2018
Duration:
3 x One Day Modules

IT Project Management is a core module on the Diploma in Computer Studies. It can also be taken on a stand-alone basis.  IT Project Management provides essential tools and techniques to develop and execute IT Project Plans.

Commences:
8 January 2018
Duration:
3 x One Day Modules
Application Deadline:
December 2017

Spreadsheet Safe™ is an innovative training and certification programme designed to help organisations assure and maintain good spreadsheet design, end-use and control. It has been developed in conjunction with some of the world’s leading experts in spreadsheet risk in response to the demands of good governance and risk management.

Commences:
2017 dates TBC.
Duration:
One Day
Application Deadline:
April 2017

The Heads of Information Systems in Local Authorities Conference is held on an annual basis. The Conference is only open to Heads of Information Systems / Head of Information Technology in Local Authorities in Ireland.

Commences:
11-12 October 2017

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