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Big Data and Data Analytics
Certified Chief Information Security Officer
Certified Ethical Hacker
CIW - Certified Internet Webmaster
Cloud and Virtualisation Essentials
CompTIA A+
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
CompTIA Network +
CompTIA Security+
ECDL Advanced - Database
ECDL Advanced - Spreadsheets
ECDL Advanced - Word Processing
Ethical Hacking
Foundations of Web Design
Hardware and Software
Heads of IS in Local Authorities Conference
IT Project Management
MS Project
MTA Network Fundamentals (Microsoft Technology Associate)
MTA Security Fundamentals
Public Sector IT Conference
Security Foundations
Server Fundamentals
Social Media
Spreadsheet Safe
Systems Development and Database Design
Systems Management
Writing for the Web

Information Systems/Technology

The Institute offers a range of programmes from short training courses and organisational development interventions to accredited Certificate, Diploma and Degrees. Whether you are looking for a short skills development course or a longer term accredited programme, the IPA can meet your development needs.

New Courses in IT - Network, Administrator and Security

We are delighted to announce a new suite of IT Network, Administrator and Security courses that will be delivered in the coming months, a selection of which are below.  View the IT Network, Administrator and Security Courses brochure here or click on the links below to view individual courses.

Introduction to Ethical Hacking

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

CompTIA A+

EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker

EC Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer

Microsoft Technology Associate - Security Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate - Network Fundamentals

Further courses will be announced including a number of (ISC)2 accredited courses.

ISC2 International Academic Programme

Accredited Programmes

MS in Computer Science by Negotiated Learning (Cloud Computing Stream)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Information Technology Management
Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) - Information Systems Management
Diploma in Computer Studies

Short Courses

The following courses are offered as part of the Diploma in Computer Studies however they can also be taken as stand alone courses:

A+ Certificate
CIW - Certified Internet Webmaster
Systems Development Techniques and Project Management
Systems Management


The IPA runs the following annual IT Conferences:

Heads of IS in Local Authorities Conference
Public Sector IT Conference (in conjunction with the Irish Computer Society)

57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | Tel: +353 1 240 3600 | Fax: +353 1 668 9135 | Registration no: 21087