This course aims to equip the learner with the fundamentals to install, configure and maintain computer systems and basic networks. The programme facilitates learning that is vocationally specific in nature and flexible in structure so that the learner has the maximum opportunity to improve his/her specialised academic and vocational literacy, numerical, ICT and planning skills. There is a growing need and demand for qualified IT professionals. This course will give you the skill, knowledge and competence required in the Networking sector. Successful students will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Computer Systems & Networks. All students complete a two week work experience placement as part of their studies on this course.
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €80, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. A €200 Government levy will apply on acceptance of a place on PLC course, but medical card holders and those in receipt of a maintenance grant will be exempt. A Student Service fee of €100 also applies.
To enable students to design, implement and maintain physical and logical networks based on a comprehensive knowledge of data transmission in terms of network models, protocols and services.
To enable students to demonstrate knowledge of the capabilities and characteristics of a range of operating systems – their principles, goals, implementation, features, functionality and scalability.
To give students the knowledge, skill and competence to specify, manage and upgrade a diverse computer network.
To enable students to design, create and maintain a variety of topological solutions for computer and storage networks based on a comprehensive understanding of essential infrastructural networking components and concepts.
To enable the student to participate in the implementation and maintenance of a virtualised infrastructure. Distributed Systems: To enable students to analyse and evaluate distributed algorithms taking into account requirements, performance, reliability and security.
To enable students to configure, utilise and maintain mainstream mobile technologies and associated devices.
Complete a 2 week hands on placement in an area of your choosing related to Advanced Computer Systems & Networking.
Develop skills needed in the workplace including IT skills, team working skills as well as research and writing skills.
To enable students to apply and transfer a broad range of mathematical theories and concepts to a wide variety of concepts.