Identity and Access Management (IAM) program 

Build your digital advantage in Cyber Security. Apply now to the Identity and Access Management (IAM) program! 

We train new cyber security professionals who will specialize in Identity and Access Management (IAM). The IAM program will be very intensive and focused which will start in January 2021 and end in May 2022.  


Identity and Access Management (IAM) program: modules from Vocational Qualification in Information and Communications Technology (you may continue on with the studies and finish the whole qualification if you wish to do so)


17 months

To whom

A person who wants to work as an information security professional


The next program starts in January 2021.


Application period for the upcoming August 2021 ICT programs is 26.3. – 5.5.2021.

Entrance exam

Interview 9.-13.11.2020

Protecting users and business 

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is used to ensure that the right users have the right access at the right time. With Identity Management (IdM) a foundation is laid for automated and secure user account management for clients and staff. Access Management (AM) checks the identity and access data in real time and enhances customer experience with single sign on to multiple services.  

Become a cybersecurity professional by specializing in digital identity and access management which is one of the most important information security services which also GDPR leans on. 

Information security position as a goal  

Identity and Access Management (IAM) program is designed for adults who want to work as information security professionals. Education program uses hands on approach in comparison to University studies. The demand for professionals is great since the amount of digital services is growing and in the majority of these service identity and access management is needed. Students will be provided with laptops in a Windows environment. 

The program focuses on Identity and Access Management (IAM) and only supporting modules from the ICT Qualification: 

  • Basic tasks of ICT 
  • Working in technical support service 
  • Working in systems administration 
  • Maintaining Cyber Security 

Structure of the IAM program in 2021 – 2022 

From January to December 2021 studying both on site Business College Helsinki and with remote teaching via Teams. 

The studies will finish with an internship period which will take place on spring semester (January – May) 2022. 

Course list  

Spring 2021

Linux as a Service Platform

Data Communication

IT Service Processes and Active Directory


Identity Management

Access Management

Fall 2021

IAM as an Integration Service

Data Synchronization

Introduction to Privileged Account Management

Centralized Log Management

Main program partners 

Identity and Access Management (IAM) main program partners are:  

Program enrollment via interview 

There is no entrance exam to the program. The most suitable candidates will be invited to an interview. Based on these interviews approximately 30 students will be accepted to the program. The most important thing is motivation so if you really want to start a career as a software developer, you have a good chance to be accepted! 

Preparing for the program 

Working with a computer is natural to you and you should already have some knowledge and skills about programming basics. If you haven’t started learning the basics we recommend to start immediately with free or courses. We also highly recommend quality courses from and 

Selection criteria 

Application: 0 – 5 selection points (motivation, competence in ICT, previous experience and career plan). 

Language skills: 0 – 1 selection points (Finnish language skills (mother tongue, secondary language or YKI 4 level accredited skills) 1 selection point). 

Academic background: 0 – 2 selection points in application phase, 0-1 in final selection phase (any academic degree (minimum bachelor level) 1 selection point, bachelor level in technology, science or business / any academic degree at least masters level 2 selection points). In final selection phase all academic degrees award 1 selection point. 

Interview: 0 – 5 selection points 

Applicants will be invited to an interview based by the sum of their application selection points, language skills selection points and academic background selection points. The interview will be held in our Campus in Pasila, Helsinki. No exemptions. 

The final selection will be made based on the sum of interview selection points, language skills selection points and academic background selection points. In the case of equal selection points applicants ordering will be based on their application selection points. In case of equal selection points throughout the process random selection is used. 

Working and studying 

You might not be able to combine studying in the program and getting unemployment benefits. 

Applicant is responsible for communicating with TE-toimisto.  

Training program is full time – you cannot combine this program with working full time or having other full time responsibilities. 

More information 

Concerning the application process, Student affairs office, 

Program contents, teacher Ilpo Mäntykangas,