Cyber Security Online Training Course

Cyber Security: know your enemies: people, not computers!

Did you know that recent data published by global cyber security experts Kaspersky Lab revealed that 80% of all cyber incidents are caused by human error?  Businesses lose millions recovering from staff-related incidents.  It is recommended that every online business should have a trained in-house or out-sourced cyber security expert to support staff members and to protect networks.

CIW Web Security Associate

To support the global cause to create a healthier Internet, Kilroy’s College will shortly be launching a new Cyber Security online course.  This CIW Web Security Associate course will teach you how to secure your network from unauthorised activity.  It will teach you about security principles, such as establishing an effective security policy and about the different types of hacker activities that you are most likely to encounter.  Individuals with these security skills can pursue or advance careers in many aspects of online and network security.

Certification

The CIW Web Security Associate course prepares candidates to take the CIW Web Security Associate exam.

Average Salary – €62,500 for Web Security Associate

The 2015 annual mean salary of an IT professional who has been awarded the CIW Web Security Associate certification is €62,500.  This salary was calculated based on 14,000+ IT professionals who responded to the 2016 IT Skills and Salary survey that was conducted by Global Knowledge in September 2015.

Target Audience

  • Network Server administrators
  • Firewall administrators
  • Systems administrators
  • Application developers
  • IT security officers

Skills Taught

  • Corporate network security policies
  • Authentication procedures, encryption standards and implementations
  • Ports and protocols that hackers manipulate
  • Proactive detection and response/reporting methods
  • Preventing and managing hacker penetration

10% Early Bird Discount

If you would like to register your interest for this course please email lisa@kilroyscollege.ie and you will automatically be entitled to a 10% early bird discount off the course fees.

Full details of this course

Freelance Journalism Distance Course – A Success Story

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Freelance Journalism In Action

3 Tips To Success As A Freelance Journalist

1. Take a short training course in freelance journalism

Our Freelance Journalism course has been taken by hundreds of students since the course was launched over twenty years ago.  The whole genre of journalism has changed dramatically in the digital age and our Freelance Journalism home study course has evolved and been adapted by our expert course writers to meet the needs of the changing face of freelance journalism.

Another good educational resource is the BBC Academy which offers a broad range of online resources that freelance journalists may find useful.

Their range of weekly podcasts are particularly interesting and informative for those who are thinking about a career in television, radio or online.

2. Join an online community of journalists

This is a good way to exchange tips and ideas with fellow journalists.  There are many options available but we like Journobiz Forums – it is free to join and can be a great source of information.  You can also search on social media and look on Twitter or for a Facebook group.  LinkedIn For Journalists includes advice and information for all journalists, including freelancers.

3. Register with a freelance journalist directory

Online paid directories like Upwork and Journalism.co.uk can also be worth considering.  They will take some of the pain out of connecting with industry professionals and, more importantly, can help you to network with fellow industry professionals and get published.

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7 Reasons To Enrol

I recently interviewed a Kilroy’s past Freelance Journalism student Joe Scully. Joe had contacted our Careers team to let them know that he was delighted with his qualification and that he had just got published!

LW: “What inspired you to go back to education?”

JS: “I have always wanted to be a journalist, but for one reason or another, I never got around to doing anything about it.  I never did my Leaving Certificate, so I always felt that I could not get involved in journalism without it.  However once I found out about this course I just decided to go for it.”

LW: “How did you hear about Kilroy’s College and our personal tutor-supported home study courses?”

JS: “I heard about Kilroy’s from a friend who had done a course and looked it up on the Internet and found the course that I was interested in – Freelance Journalism“.

LW: “Did you find it easy to complete the self-paced course within the twelve month time limit?”

JS: “Yes.  I found it very easy”.

LW: “Have you ever had any experience of taking any other distance learning course in the past?”

JS: “No – this was my first experience, but I would recommend the course to anyone thinking of returning to education”.

LW: “Which topic did you personally find the most challenging, and did you find our course helpful and useful in getting to grips with that topic?”

JS: “I never really found much of the course all that difficult, the hardest part was getting started I suppose. The course was very useful though in helping me, in several ways.  Mainly it gave me the confidence to believe I could become a journalist and put the tools in place for me to further my career.”

LW: “Which section of the course did you find the most enjoyable?”

JS: “I found the assignment on interviewing someone the most enjoyable by far. I would be a shy person by nature but to have the confidence to approach someone has helped me a lot.  Doing research on the person and interviewing them and listening to them speak, was something I really enjoyed.

LW: “I know that you have recently had an article published – congratulations!  What are you most looking forward to next in your career as a freelance journalist?”

JS: “I am looking forward to having many more articles published and to exploring more avenues.  Also continuing to learn as I move forward.  I am also looking forward to meeting new people and hearing their opinions on all kinds of different subjects.  I am most looking forward to doing as much writing as I can”.

 What to learn more?

Request a Freelance Journalism eBrochure.

 

 

 

Distance & Online Courses – Discounted By Up To 50%!

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Spring Is In The Air!

QQI Certificates & Much More!

Our qualifications range from QQI certificates, IT & computer skills certificates, diplomas and short courses.  Whatever you want to study, we’re sure to have the right course for you.

Life-Enhancing Learning

Our students can enrol at any time of the year and the College is open all year round.  Learners work at their own pace (within their given course limit) and are guided every step of the way through their studies by their very own personal tutor.  Our Student Services team is also on hand Monday-Friday to help with any query – no matter how big or how small.

Whether you intend to improve or transform your career, pursue a new interest or even change the world – you can enjoy life-enhancing learning all year round.

Online Dog Grooming Courses

Dog lover, Louise, always wanted to do a Dog Grooming course but, as a busy owner of eight dogs, she had her hands full!  She needed a flexible and affordable way to study for her dog grooming diploma and realise her dream.  Read Louise’s story.

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Louise in action at her business “Groom by Louise”

Career Preparation Courses

Mature Nursing & Midwifery Course

And learn how Aisling Doyle set herself the challenge of studying for the Mature Nursing & Midwifery test with Kilroy’s and was offered her first choice in the CAO to study as a mature student in Trinity College Dublin in Nursing in September 2016.

Returning to Academia

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Returning To Academia?

Leaving Certificate Courses

Sometimes, people study with Kilroy’s College to fill a knowledge gap, perhaps having missed the traditional academic path earlier in life.

Our students are living & breathing proof that our Leaving Certificate studies can fit around your busy life.

Find out how Helen Rogers returned to academia as a mature student after taking our Leaving Certificate Higher Level Irish course and is now studying at Hibernia College for a Masters in Primary Education.

On the subject of returning to academia: have you viewed our leaving certificate courses?

What would you love to learn?

There is simply no better time to start than right now – with course fees discounted by up to 50%.

Find out more!

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Online Leaving Certificate Intensive Revision Course

Kilroy’s College is proud to launch its new short online intensive revision Leaving Certificate course.  The course enables you to gain continuous and vital Leaving Certificate oral and written exam question practice from home – whilst under the supervision of personal tutor.  All tutors are experienced Leaving Certificate secondary school teachers. You are given access to superb notes and practice exam questions with model answers.  Everything you need to succeed is included in this new, unique, intensive, online revision course.

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Keep on studying with our support right up to your exam date!

Students can choose to enrol in up to fourteen major Leaving Certificate subjects, both at Higher and Ordinary Levels.

Practice Makes Perfect

Leaving Certificate 2017 timetable has now been published and  Leaving Certificate students are busy preparing themselves for their modern language subject oral examinations, which typically take place around Easter time, and for the crucial written examinations which commence on June 7th 2017.

Once you have covered the topics in your revision schedule the best way to prepare yourself for the rapidly approaching Leaving Certificate examination is to practice oral and written answers to as many questions as possible.  Kilroy’s College can help you do this.

Continue reading “Online Leaving Certificate Intensive Revision Course”

6 Tips For Leaving Certificate Study Plans

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Don’t let your study plans go to the dogs this Christmas!

Staying motivated when studying for the Leaving Certificate can be really hard during any holiday periods.  Whether it is Christmas, New Year or the summer holidays, best intentions can sometimes get waylaid by the festivities as we try to make the most of our down time and holidays.

6 Tips for Success

So we have put together 6 tips to help our Leaving Certificate students to focus and to succeed in their study plans over the holidays. Continue reading “6 Tips For Leaving Certificate Study Plans”

Online Education And Self-Empowerment

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” (C.S. Lewis)

Kilroy’s College is proud to be able to offer an open and online education to anyone who has the desire to learn regardless of age or ability.  We actively encourage people to go back to education and master a new skill. As a result we have had many mature learners studying with us in the College over the past 70 years.

Bridging the Digital Divide

We have more than 80 different courses to choose from at the College – something for everyone Continue reading “Online Education And Self-Empowerment”

Fraud At Work – Know It! Stop It!

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This week’s blog post may be of greatest interest to our past and present Business Management students.  It covers the latter half of the agenda of the Women in Business Network event – occupational fraud.  The talk was given by Robert Kelly FCA CFE who is Operations Director at FraudEdge. Robert outlined what signs businesses should watch out for and how they can protect against internal fraud at work. 76% of companies report suffering from at least one type of fraud (Kroll 2015) – so this is something that all business owners should worry about. Continue reading “Fraud At Work – Know It! Stop It!”

Protecting Your Business From Economic Crimes – The Ultimate Guide

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Counterfeit Currency

Kilroy’s College has many past and present students who are running their own businesses -from dog groomers, to dressmakers and nutritionists – we have more than sixty courses to help boost career and income prospects.  76% of companies report suffering from at least one type of fraud (Kroll 2015) and economic fraud costs Irish businesses millions of euro each year – so here are a few tips from the experts on how to prevent your business from being a victim of fraud. Continue reading “Protecting Your Business From Economic Crimes – The Ultimate Guide”

Shopping Online? Get Savvy On Cyber Crime Before You “Hit” Shop!

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Don’t be a turkey – get savvy!

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times of the year for online shopping.  With Grey Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions many of us will be getting ready to buy online.

Would you leave your home without locking the door?  In the same way that you should always lock up your home to protect your valuables you need to lock your data away and be mindful of its value and protect it when you are online. Continue reading “Shopping Online? Get Savvy On Cyber Crime Before You “Hit” Shop!”