Certificate in Computer Networks & Cloud Infrastructure

The Level 8 Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure will provide the learner with the skills, knowledge, and competencies required to begin a career in Information Technology/Computer Networking. The programme enables the learner to work with computer networks and cloud infrastructure in order to design, analyse, survey, configure, instal, monitor, secure, evaluate, and troubleshoot network, server and telecommunications configurations. This programme is mapped onto professional industry qualifications, and helps to prepare candidates for immediate employment using skills gained in the required areas.



Ireland hosts much of the world-leading network, telecoms, cloud and data centre companies as well as the emerging Internet of Things space - these together represent the backbone infrastructure upon which networking services are deployed and maintained.

The growth in the network infrastructure is symbiotic with developments in virtualisation and cloud computing. This supports those companies who base their services upon this infrastructure.

Application Closing Date : 30th August 2019

Computing & Electronic Eng Certificate

Entry Requirements

Entrants will need a Level 7 in a Computer Networking programme or cognate area. Alternatively, we can process advanced entry in some cases through an examination of your experiential learning.

Career Opportunities

We believe the core skills in computer systems, networking, cloud and computer security will allow students to take up the many available employment opportunities both locally, nationally and internationally. Students that graduate with a Higher Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure will have the necessary skills to work as a Network Systems Administrator, Computer Network Defence Administrator, Wireless Network Engineer, Computer Systems Administrator, Cloud Solutions Architect, Cybersecurity Engineer.


What are my further study opportunities?

Graduates will be well positioned to progress to the BSc Honours in Computing and Cloud Infrastructure (Level 8) or similar computing discipline. This programme will offer graduates exemptions towards the Honours programme - also provided online at IT Sligo.

What subjects will I study?

Programme Fees

Springboard Fees

Fee €3,500

FREE for those classified as unemployed.

Fee for employed participants €350 (10% of fees)

Who do I contact?

Fiona Mitchell (fmitchell@itsligo.ie)