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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?

Web Authoring (5N1910)
Work Practice (5N1433)
Computer Systems Hardware (5N0548)
Maths for Information Technology (5N18396)
Networking Essentials (5N2929)
Operating Systems (5N2928)
ICT Security Policy & Management (5N0583)
Software Development (5M0529)
Computer Systems & Networks (5M0536)







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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Business Systems Service Technician  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Database Administrator   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Information Architect - IT   Network Administrator  
Web Designer / Developer   Data Entry Operator  
Web Editor   Network Engineer  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Computer / Software Sales Assistant  
IT Consultant   Computer Systems Sales Manager  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Games Programmer  
Forensic Computer Analyst   Data Analyst  
Computer Programmer   Test Lead - Software  
Software Developer / Architect   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Computer Hardware Engineer   Technical Architect - Data  
Software Engineer   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
IT Security Specialist   Games Tester  
IT Project Manager   IT Manager  
Computer Scientist   Big Data Specialist  
Software Localisation Engineer / Tester   Data Change Agent  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Cloud Specialist   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
IT Trainer   Electronic Engineer  
Telecommunications Engineer   Library/Information Assistant  
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
Media & Publishing
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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