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Higher Professional Technical Course in IT Cybersecurity, Systems and Networks

The Higher Professional Technical Course (CteSP) in IT Cybersecurity, Systems and Networks are is a programme organised around four school semesters (120 ECTS), which include a semester for a vocational work placement (30 ECTS).

The programme aims at providing students with skills to install, configure and manage equipments and computer networks that support the different departments of an organization, assuring the secure and optimized operation of both computers and networks, also being able to create applications to support the management of computer resources that respect software engineering standards and application security.

Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded a Senior Technical Officer Certificate, corresponding to a level 5 in the National Qualifications Framework. This makes it possible for them to apply to P.PORTO's undergraduate courses, without the need to sit entrance exams and with some ECTS credited.


481 Computer science
Número: R/Cr104.2/2015
N.º Despacho/Portaria: 8537/2021
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Systems Analysis and Architecture 1st Semester 6.0
Elements of Linear Algebra 1st Semester 5.0
Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals 1st Semester 6.0
Operating Systems Fundamentals 1st Semester 4.0
Introduction to Security and Legislation 1st Semester 5.0
Portuguese Language Atelier 1st Semester 4.0
Systems Administration I 2st Semester 5.0
Databases 2st Semester 6.0
Computer Security Tools 2st Semester 5.0
English 2st Semester 4.0
Programming for the Web 2st Semester 5.0
Networks and Data Communication 2st Semester 5.0
2º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Systems Administration II 1st Semester 5.0
Digital Forensic Analysis 1st Semester 4.0
Project Lab 1st Semester 5.0
Statistics Atelier 1st Semester 5.0
Security in Web Applications 1st Semester 5.0
Advanced Networking Topics 1st Semester 6.0
Internship 2st Semester 30.0
Network and IT Systems Administrator Computer Security Technician Helpdesk Operator Security Operations Center Analyst Higher Professional Technical of IT

Candidates who are in at least one of the following situations are eligible to enter the course: Holders of a secondary education course or legally equivalent qualification; Applicants over 23 years old who have passed a especial exam designed to assess their ability to attend higher education; Holders of a technological specialization diploma (DET), a higher professional technician diploma (DTeSP) or a university degree, who wish to re-qualify professionally. Applications for admission to the course are submitted online. https://www.ipp.pt/ensino/candidaturas > Candidaturas > Cursos Técnicos Superiores Profissionais