Level 5

RefCourse titleFT/PTHubElectives
5M0536 IT Technician – CompTIA A+, Network+ QQI Component Certificate FTComputer Technology
5M0536 Computer System & Networks FTComputer Technology

Aim
These programmes lead to Computer Systems & Networking QQI level 5 5M0536, QQI level 5 component certificate 5N1356 or Computer Science QQI Level 5 5M0529. The purpose of these courses is to equip students with the fundamentals to install, configure and maintain computer systems and basic networks under supervision leading to employment in a range of sectors.  It also facilitates progression to further studies at Level 6.

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.

Level 6

RefCourse titleTypeFT/PTHubElectives
6M0695 Network Security Professional – CISCO CCNA with Cyber Security FTComputer Technology
6M0695 Computer System & Networks (with CCNA) FTComputer Technology

Aim
The demand for qualified information and communication technology (ICT) specialists to design, install, secure, and manage their networks continues to grow. To help students prepare for this growing industry, the 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. As well achieving QQI awards, industry certification is also offered.

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.


Computer Technology Hub General Information

CCNA Cisco Academy / CompTIA Training Centre / Microsoft MTA Training Centre

The College is an approved CISCO Networking Academy and an approved CompTIA Learning Partner.  We are also certified to provide Microsoft MTA training and certification.  Dundrum College of Further Education is proud to have received an award for best newcomer training in the European, Middle East and Africa region at an awards ceremony in London earlier this year.  As part of the experience our students benefit from applying class and lab based learning to real world network problem solving and implementation.

Employment and Career Opportunities Examples

  • Technical Support
  • IT Engineer
  • Networking Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Internet of Things Developer
  • Hardware Systems technician
  • Cyber Security Support
  • White Hat Hacker
  • IT Forensics

Progression

Learners may progress through CAO to a number of computing courses in Institute of Technologies and Universities.  Graduates who have successfully completed the level 6 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.