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23-06-2020, 08:28   #46
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20 years working in development.

Thinking of doing the Certificate in Cloud Solutions Architecture in Tallaght IT or Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security in NCI.

Has anyone completed these courses?

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23-06-2020, 08:41   #47
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Quick enough Id say, couple of the lads didn't get it on my course, there is only a certain amount of funding.
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It's a shame they don't have the website updated with all the course information like last year.

It was very easy to navigate and pick out courses that interested you.

Now you have to search the course from the title and the institutions have different webpage layouts which puts me off searching.
You'll be able to look-up and navigate through courses on thursday 25th
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If anyone is worried they might not meet the criteria for doing a level 7/8 I say to you just apply. I am currently doing a level 7 Bsc in ITT with the option of a 4th year for a level 8. I thought I wouldn't meet the criteria for it but I have the experience in the IT industry. In the end there wasn't an interview nor did they ask about my experience , although I had to do a maths course for a few weeks beforehand, this was more to show that you are committed.

Colleges are due to lose a lot of money this year due to covid so they will be looking to recoup as much as possible, you have nothing to lose by applying and everything to gain. So go for it

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20 years working in development.

Thinking of doing the Certificate in Cloud Solutions Architecture in Tallaght IT or Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security in NCI.

Has anyone completed these courses?
No matter how good quality they are I would not waste my time on those. Sadly recruiters look for the same certs globally. I only found this out after my Masters in Network Security many years ago.

For cloud you probably want to pick a track and study for the certs. Things like amazon acloudguru etc.

Personally I would go for a CISSP instead of a grad diploma.
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No matter how good quality they are I would not waste my time on those. Sadly recruiters look for the same certs globally. I only found this out after my Masters in Network Security many years ago.

For cloud you probably want to pick a track and study for the certs. Things like amazon acloudguru etc.

Personally I would go for a CISSP instead of a grad diploma.
So true.
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No issue with work or salary. I done a level 9 masters part time while working full time. Only had to pay 10% (€800) of the course fee and the other €7200 was covered by springboard
How did you get this? Is it first come first served?

I work in IT as a software tester but would love to up-skill further in management. Money is tight so I'd definitely be interested if I can do it.
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24-06-2020, 18:10   #53
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How did you get this? Is it first come first served?

I work in IT as a software tester but would love to up-skill further in management. Money is tight so I'd definitely be interested if I can do it.
Register on springboard and apply for course. You need to up load stuff and answer questionnaire, they will look for ppsn number etc
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Hard to know what the hell to take the plunge/leap of faith at.

To be honest a new industry that is decent paying (€50K+) would be a godsend for myself.
I'm in construction and detest it, have spent a lot of time over the last 18 months - 2 years soul searching and working with career coach for 1-2 sessions etc to find out what I'm interested in. I know it isn't construction, as a QS i wouldn't even consider doing something else like health & safety, project management etc.

I had a root around on datacamp last night to see if i'd enjoy data analytics/software eng, but it wasn't up my street at all.
I think I just want to get away from sitting at a computer all day and do something fulfilling rather than churning numbers.
Which to be honest, in 2020 is very difficult, most jobs require desk time.

Head is wrecked on what to apply for tomorrow, will probably apply to a good few!!

Would agree on the layout tihs year - it's all well and good saying you can search the courses tomorrow when they go live, but sure they could be gone in a flash with all the people losing their jobs over the last few months.
I've looked at that excel file of lists then went onto the university it's from, but it is tedious when you don't know what you're looking for.

Thanks for the thread, good to hear of other people in the same boat.
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Hard to know what the hell to take the plunge/leap of faith at.

To be honest a new industry that is decent paying (€50K+) would be a godsend for myself.
I'm in construction and detest it, have spent a lot of time over the last 18 months - 2 years soul searching and working with career coach for 1-2 sessions etc to find out what I'm interested in. I know it isn't construction, as a QS i wouldn't even consider doing something else like health & safety, project management etc.

I had a root around on datacamp last night to see if i'd enjoy data analytics/software eng, but it wasn't up my street at all.
I think I just want to get away from sitting at a computer all day and do something fulfilling rather than churning numbers.
Which to be honest, in 2020 is very difficult, most jobs require desk time.

Head is wrecked on what to apply for tomorrow, will probably apply to a good few!!

Would agree on the layout tihs year - it's all well and good saying you can search the courses tomorrow when they go live, but sure they could be gone in a flash with all the people losing their jobs over the last few months.
I've looked at that excel file of lists then went onto the university it's from, but it is tedious when you don't know what you're looking for.

Thanks for the thread, good to hear of other people in the same boat.
The courses hardly get locked out after a certain amount apply surely?
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The courses hardly get locked out after a certain amount apply surely?
Highly doubt it
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Na probs not. Just a feeling this year they may go quicker . Anyone did the biopharma ones through NIBRT?
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Just coming out of a Springboard funded Level 7 Cert now actually. Exceptional value - work would have paid the full price for me but I decided to fork out the Springboard 10% myself and keep work available to cover something else in future.
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25-06-2020, 00:12   #59
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It's a shame they don't have the website updated with all the course information like last year.

It was very easy to navigate and pick out courses that interested you.

Now you have to search the course from the title and the institutions have different webpage layouts which puts me off searching.
That is of course is what’s going live tomorrow
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25-06-2020, 00:20   #60
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That is of course is what’s going live tomorrow
Yes but what they’re saying is, in previous years you could have viewed the courses for the year ahead before applications opened. Tomorrow they go live and all there has been is an excel file with names of courses. I’m sure it’ll be fine but the worry is that some could go like hot cakes after people spend a day or two picking the right one for themselves. Previously they could have done this beforehand
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