Basket Login

Professional Diploma in Cybersecurity & Cloud Computing with AWS/Azure

City Colleges’ Professional Diploma
  • An ideal course for those seeking to develop a solid understanding of Cloud & Cybersecurity
  • Multiple study options
  • Choose to study at your own pace or with our timetabled classes
  • Flexible Instalment Plan options
  • Starting September 2024

Enrolling Now

Price from €895
Call Enquire Request Callback Enrol


Study on-campus
Price from €1095
  • City Centre Location
  • Fully Interactive Class
  • 10 Weeks
  • 1 evening per week
  • Starting September 2024
  • Thursdays 6.30-9.30pm
Pay in full & get €100 off listed price

Live Online

Live online training
Price from €995
  • Live & fully online
  • All lectures also recorded
  • 10 Weeks
  • 1 evening per week
  • Starting September 2024
  • Thursdays 6.30-9.30pm
Pay in full & get €100 off listed price

This diploma programme is designed for individuals new to the Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity field, specifically focusing on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of AWS services, security practices, and cybersecurity principles to empower students with the skills required in today’s cloud-centric and security-conscious environments.

This course is ideal for:

  • IT professionals transitioning to cloud roles.
  • System administrators and network engineers interested in expanding their skills to the cloud.
  • Entry-level cybersecurity enthusiasts looking to specialize in cloud security.
  • Anyone seeking a foundational understanding of AWS and cybersecurity.

Week 1-2: Introduction to Cloud Computing and AWS Basics

Understanding Cloud Computing
Overview of AWS Services
Creating an AWS Account
AWS Management Console and Navigation
Basic AWS Security Practices


Week 3-4: AWS Compute Services

Introduction to EC2 Instances
Launching and Configuring EC2 Instances
Auto Scaling Basics
Elastic Load Balancing
Security Groups and Network ACLs


Week 5-6: AWS Storage Services

Amazon S3 Basics
Versioning and Encryption in S3
Amazon EBS for Block Storage
AWS Glacier for Data Archiving
AWS Storage Gateway


Week 7-8: Networking and Security in AWS

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Concepts
Subnetting and Route Tables
Security Best Practices in VPC
Identity and Access Management (IAM)
AWS Key Management Service (KMS)


Week 9: Cybersecurity in AWS

Introduction to AWS WAF and Shield
AWS Inspector for Security Assessment
Security Best Practices in AWS
Incident Response and Logging in AWS


Week 10: Compliance and Governance in AWS

Overview of AWS Config
AWS CloudTrail for Auditing
Compliance in AWS
Best Practices for Cloud Governance
Final Project Guidelines


Career Opportunities:

Upon completing this diploma program, you will be prepared for entry-level roles in cloud computing and cybersecurity. These roles may include:

  • Cloud Support Associate
  • Junior Cloud Security Analyst
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • Certification Pathways:
  • Consider pursuing foundational certifications like AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner to solidify your understanding. These certifications can enhance your resume and increase your marketability.

Further Study Options:

  • For those interested in deepening their knowledge, there are opportunities for further study in areas like:
  • Specialized AWS certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Security – Specialty)
  • Entry-level cybersecurity certifications (e.g., CompTIA Security+)

Continuous Learning Resources:

Stay updated on industry trends and advancements through online resources. We’ll provide recommendations for blogs, webinars, and other accessible materials.


This program is designed to equip you with foundational skills. While it won’t make you an expert overnight, it’s a solid starting point for those entering the world of AWS and cybersecurity. Keep an open mind, explore additional certifications when you’re ready, and remember that everyone’s career journey is unique.

A ‘Pass’ grade on both the digital assignment(s) (Project(s)) as well as in-class participation is required to achieve the Diploma. A ‘Fail’ grade will result in a Certificate of Attendance for the course but without the Diploma being awarded.

Students must attend at least 8 of the 10 course evenings to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided. Likewise, the Project must be uploaded on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.

Brian Rogers

Course Award

A City College’s Professional Diploma Course is a focused, practical programme designed and delivered by an industry practitioner, that consolidates, up-skills or re-skills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications that indicate that you have been trained in a particular area or specific subject matter.

City College Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study here by their organisation.

Corporate Training

In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact for further details.

Learning Outcomes

Fundamental Cybersecurity knowledge areas in particular:

  • Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  • Security Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
  • Security Operations and Incident Response
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Related Courses

Why City Colleges?

Study options that Suit your Schedule

Study where you want when you want. On Campus, Live Online, and On Demand.

Industry Expert-Led Courses

100+ courses, across subject areas in Business, IT, Psychology, Criminology, Law, Media, Arts & Science with over 16,000 graduates

World Class Teaching

City Colleges Lecturers are industry leaders in their chosen fields

Our commitment to student experience

Our Programme Teams engage, support, and guide our students throughout their programme to ensure that their learning experience is a positive one and prepares them to use their new skills in the workplace.

Cutting Edge Programme Content

Our students enjoy some of the most contemporary and industry-relevant course content, developed by our industry-based practitioners to close skills gaps in the global workforce

Premium courses at affordable prices

City Colleges is committed to ensuring that our education and training programmes are accessible and affordable.