Identity and Access Management (IAM) program 

Are you interested in studying 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 an intensive and compact. The program lasts for 17 months, from January 2023 to May 2024. 

The teaching in this program is held remotely. However, kindly note, that the orientation day will be held on campus in Pasila, Helsinki. Attending the orientation day in person is mandatory. 


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


17 months

To whom

A person who wants to work as an information security professional


Next program starts in January 2023.


Next application period will be announced later.

Entrance exam

Interview 14.-18.11.2022

Protecting users and businesses 

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 (SSO) to multiple services.  

Become a Cyber Security professional by specializing in digital identity and access management. This is one of the most important information security services, relied on by the likes of GDPR . 

Information security position as a goal  

Identity and Access Management (IAM) program is designed for adults who want to work as information security professionals. The program has a hands-on approach to studying, compared to university studies.  Students have access to Windows environment and laptops. Laptops are given on orientation day.

The program focuses solely on Identity and Access Management (IAM) and relevant modules from the Vocational Qualification in Information Technology: 

  • Basic tasks of ICT 
  • Working in Technical Support Service 
  • Working in Systems Administration 
  • Maintaining Cyber Security 

Structure of the IAM program in 2023 – 2024 

From January to December 2023, the studies will be held remotely via Teams, with the guidance of teachers.

The studies end with an internship period, which will take place in spring of 2024 (January – May). 

Course list  

Spring 2023

Terminal Devices and Operating Systems

Data Communication

M365 and Google Workspace

IT Service Processes

Active Directory and Azure AD

Fall 2023

Intune and Autopilot

Basics of Cyber Security


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 an IAM professional, you have a good chance of being accepted! 

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). 

Education background: 0 – 1 selection points (1 selection point: any academic degree (bachelor or master level, awarded based on a degree certificate).  

Interview: 0 – 5 selection points 

Applicants will be invited to an interview based on the sum of their application selection points, language skills selection points and education background selection points.

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

This program requires good command of English. See the English language requirements here.

Students must be in possession of valid student resident permits at the start of the studies. A Finnish ID or a residence permit granted by the Finnish Immigration Services must be presented at registration.

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.  

The 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 Juha Vuorinen,