Course Details

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12 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Electronic & Computer Engineering
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Muzaffar Rao

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Brief Description

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Module Description Module Code NFQ Level ECTS Credits Start Date Cost

Log Files and Event Analysis 

BM4071 9 6 Spring 2024 


This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are: 

Log files contain valuable information for infrastructure management as most malicious exploits and intrusions leave their fingerprints all over log files and system performance issues can be identified from analyzing specific log data. In this module, the learner will evaluate log files and learn tools to extract associated valuable data for detecting cyber threats and system performance issues. This module was developed under the CyberSkills HCI Pillar 3 Project. Please refer to the consortium agreement for ownership.

Learning outcomes:

On the successful completion of this module participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate log files, the associated data and accessing and search mechanisms
  • Interpret valuable data from log files for cybersecurity and system performance purposes by applying best practices and tools.
  • Implement a log management system using security information and event management (SIEM) tools for use in infrastructure management.
  • Analyse log files from multiple devices and applications utilising log aggregation techniques and SIEM tools to identify indicators of compromise in ill-defined contexts
  • Apply a log file analysis mindset for cyber security and system performance to the effective communication of incident reports
  • Value and accept the importance of log files and the information they contain regarding the system state

Level 8 degree (H2.2 award level or with appropriate industrial experience post-degree) in Computer Science/IT/Computer Engineering or related disciplines.

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

Fees €700

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