Certification

QQI Level 6 - Computer Systems and Networks - Code 6M0695

Duration

1 year Full-time

Course type

Blended

Aim

As applications of networking technologies continue to expand, there will be more and more opportunities for qualified information and communication technology (ICT) specialists to design, install, secure, and manage their networks.  To help students prepare for this growing industry, this course emphasises not only the practical application of network technology, but also of the development of career skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration.

Entry Requirements

Suitability is assessed at interview.  Eligibility for this course will depend on:

  • Progression from Software Applications/Computing Systems
  • & Networks Level 5 courses or equivalent (or) other appropriate qualifications in Information Technology (or) relevant work experience

Programme of Study

Core Modules
  • Physical and Logical Networking
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Work Experience
Elective Modules
  • Cisco CCNA ICND1 – Routing and Switching
  • Cisco CCNA ICND2 – Connecting and Scaling Networks
  • Systems Software
  • Information Technology Administration
  • Digital Compliance
  • Team Leadership

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

CCNA Cisco Academy

The College is an approved CISCO Networking Academy. As part of this programme, students benefit from applying class and lab based learning to real world network problem solving and implementation.

Work Experience

Students are encouraged to acquire relevant work placement to enhance their programme of study.

Progression

Graduates who have successfully completed the course and meet certain matriculation requirements may be suitable for the Advanced Entry route to DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) into Year 2 of the Honours Degree in Computing (DT211) or Year 2 in the Degree in Network Technologies (DT080). Other Advanced Progression links are also available. Students can also progress to further studies in IT Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.