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I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0536
QQI Award Code 5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course covers contemporary areas of Computer Networking and Information Security. Networking trains the student in all aspects of networks from Ethernet to Internet Protocol through to the configuration of Cisco network routers. Information Security involves the securing of desktop computers and Networks from cyber attack, using current best practice to install and configure firewalls, Intrusion Detections Systems and anti malware software. The course also covers auditing and forensics.

What will you Study?

Computer System Hardware 5N0548
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Operating Systems 5N2928
Mathematics
Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
Virtualisation Support 5N2434
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Web Authoring 5N1910
Fundamentals of OO Programming 5N0541
Maths for IT 5N18396
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M0536

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Sample Careers

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IT Trainer   Electronic Engineer  
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Information Officer   Librarian / Archivist / Curator  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Media Researcher  
Journalist / Reporter   Broadcasting Engineer  
Print Media Craftsperson    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Computers & ICT
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