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Computer Network Technology

Course Code(s):  5M0536
QQI Award Code:  5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Mallow College of Further Education
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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 full-time day course gives the learner a firm foundation in computer science. It covers computer hardware, operating systems, programming, database and networks; as well as maths for computing and the trending virtualisation technology. It prepares the learner for progression to level 6 Software Development or Computer Systems and Networks as well progression routes to CIT, UCC, and other third level colleges.

Learners will be competent with building, repairing, maintaining and supporting computer systems and networks with a solid foundation in computer programming.

What will you Study?

Computer Systems Hardware 5N0548
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Operating Systems 5N2928
Maths for Information Technology 5N18396
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
Virtualisation Support 5N2434
Database Methods 5N0783
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