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DT080
Networking Technologies

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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You will be provided with a grounding in computer networking technologies, electronics and communications and web development, together with a knowledge of business operations, management and finance.

Expertise and practical experience is gained to enable you to diagnose, repair and maintain computer and network hardware and system software. For example, you will be able to evaluate and upgrade computer systems.

You will also be able to support all peripheral equipment which connects to computer networks, so that you will be able to support the services that this equipment provides to users. You will also gain experience in controlling external devices using computers, e.g. surveillance systems, robots, industrial automation systems, etc.

Software is also an integral part of all networks so you will be able to install and maintain a wide range of network and system software, including operating systems, such as Windows, UNIX and Linux. You gain valuable skills in network security, web design and web services. 

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CITXX. Information Technology
CENGT. 5M2061 Engineering Technology
CELTX. Electronic Technology
CCTXX. Control Technology
. 5M2564 Computer Network & Maintenance
. 5M17814 Computer Systems & Networks
. 5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks


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The combination of the DIT qualification together with the industry recognised CCNA qualification ensures a high demand for graduates of this programme. Graduates of this Programme will be key players in communication network management teams in all industrial, commercial and service organisations, supporting their communications and computer networks and providing ancillary technical services.

 

 



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