Certification

CompTIA A+, Network+, QQI Component

Duration

1 year Full-time

Aim

Do you have an interest in how computers and networks work?  Do you enjoy problem solving, troubleshooting and fixing other people’s IT issues?  The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with computer technology fundamentals, such as PC installation, configuration, and installing mobile devices.  It also covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices, including emerging technologies such as mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied or its equivalent.
  • For mature students, experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Programme of Study

Core Modules
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Operating System
  • Virtualisation Support
  • Team Working
Elective Modules
  • Computer System Hardware
  • Network Esentials
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming
  • ICT Security Management
  • Math for IT

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

Work Experience

Two weeks’ work experience is incorporated into this course

Progression

On successful completion of this course students can progress to Computer Systems & Networks QQI Level 6 or to our Network Security Professional available in the College where they will expand their knowledge in the area of networking, advanced operating systems, wireless networks, ISP technologies, ethical hacking and securing network services.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this programme find employment in roles such as Technical Support Specialist, Field Service Technician, IT Support Technician and IT Support Administrator in companies such as Dell, HP, Intel and many SME enterprises