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ITAG Skillnet & HPE Cyber Security Bootcamp


ITAG Skillnet & Hewlett Packard Enterprise  


 Cyber Security Bootcamp



ITAG Skillnet and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in conjunction with DSP present a Job Seekers Support Programme (JSSP) Cyber Security Bootcamp commencing April 2016.


Candidates will be trained, assessed and tested throughout the boot camp and candidates will receive a placement in HPE Ballybrit, Galway state of the art innovation centre after completing the training syllabus. Workplace functions will include Cyber Defense, Cyber Security application support & Service Desk front line Technical support, mentoring, and much more.

Paul Brennan, Operations Manager – Cyber Security –   ‘’The combination of the ITAG Skillnet technical bootcamp together with a real hands placement within a growing and emerging technology sector in Ireland, provides a powerful and effective platform for job seekers looking to integrate back into the workplace…’’


Mark Lardner, Skills Development – HPE ’Ever since its inception in 2011, the Jobbridge scheme has been of enormous benefit to both us as an organisation and for jobseekers interested in pursuing I.T. as a career. This course has no barriers to entry for jobseekers, just a positive attitude and a willingness to learn is required!”


The program is targeted at job seekers with limited IT background who have a proactive positive attitude, are capable of working independently or as part of a cross functional team, possess good written and verbal communication skills. General knowledge and understanding of Information Technology Infrastructures would be an advantage but not necessary.  



Training Comprises of:

  • Infrastructure Fundamentals
  • Cyber Security
  • Networking
  • Linux & Unix fundamentals

Personal Development


The training will be provided by the ITAG Skillnet, HPE and leading IT trainers.



Suitable for Job Seekers on the live register for 3 months + and approved by the Department of Social Protection (DSP)


  • Those interested in working in the software sector
  • Those who already possess some IT Skills, qualifications or experience
  • Those who would like to develop their careers as support engineers in the fast growing Cyber Security environment
  • Based in the West or those able to travel to Galway for training and internship



The programme involves nine weeks training and an additional work placement on JSSP/Jobsbridge depending on eligibility.


Applications to:

ITAG Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets <>  funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.


Applicants interested in participating in this program should email a copy of their CV to Mark Lardner, Skills Development Manager HPE












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