Advanced IT Security Engineer Diploma with CompTIA

Ideal for those already working in an IT environment, this training will focus specifically on the area of IT security. You’ll study three core courses; Security+, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) and MTA Security Fundamentals. 

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Is this for you?

Our IT Security Engineer Diploma would suit you if you already possess a good level of IT knowledge and wish to expand your skills further in order to specialise in the area of IT security. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 230 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



230 hours or 9 weeks full-time

About this diploma

This diploma covers an extensive in-depth range of subject matter. Focussing specifically on the area of IT security you will gain highly detailed knowledge of the tools available to detect and prevent security threats as well as analysing how and why security breaches may have occurred. 

You will have the opportunity to gain IT qualifications such as the Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals certification (exam 98-367) or an expert level CompTIA security certification, Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP). 

The training courses are delivered via online format, ensuring that this learning approach is ideal for those who want to further their career prospects, but need to do this around existing life and work commitments. Flexibility of course access is a big plus with this diploma.

For more details on this training and to assess your suitability, we recommend speaking to one of our Course Advisors in Ireland. Just calls us on 1800 532632.

Aims and Objectives

This diploma has been designed to augment and enhance existing IT security skills to gain a deeper understanding of cyber security.  

Courses Included


This course will help you progress your IT and network administration knowledge and help you understand systems security. Successful completion of this course means you would be well placed to go on and gain the CompTIA Security+ qualification.

MTA Security Fundamentals

If you’re working towards a career as an IT security specialist working with Microsoft Windows servers and network operating systems, the MTA Security Fundamentals course from Pitman Training is the perfect choice.

Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

The Advanced Security Practitioner course is for IT professionals looking to gain a more advanced understanding of security practices such as security network systems and authentication.  

Elective Courses

In addition to the core courses shown above, you are then required to choose one additional elective course. Below shows one example, another choice may be the Routing & Switching Fundamentals 2013 Series (choosing this as your elective may incur an additional surcharge)Speak to a Course Advisor for advice on tailoring the training to your requirements. 


The Network+ course will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to get a job as a Network or System Administrator. You will also gain necessary skills needed to gain Network + certification.



Individuals should have a good working knowledge of IT security systems. Ideally you should have at least one years’ experience in an IT role and/or have successfully completed the CompTIA A+ certification. 

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

Careers in IT can be very rewarding indeed and there is a shortage of well-trained IT professionals in Ireland. There is a huge demand for experienced, qualified IT professionals so with time and further training you could aim towards top level roles such as IT Service Manager,  Security Analyst, Cyber Security Manager, Head of Technology, Chief Technology Officer or even  Director of IT!

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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