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We asked Tracey Roche from Analog Devices to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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  Tracey Roche

3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence

Course Code(s):  ECDL
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. Fanahan's College

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Course overview

Course Code ECDL
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The ECDL core provides the holder of this qualification with a working knowledge of computers. The ECDL is a certificate which indicates that the holder has passed one test on theory and 6 practical tests. It is recognised by employers and across Europe.

What will you Study?

Basic Concepts of Information Technology IT
Using the Computer and Managing files
Word Processing
Spreadsheets
Database / Filing systems
Presentation and Drawing
Information Network Services

Advanced ECDL:
You can take an ECDL Advanced test if you have passed ECDL Core in the relevant module. For example, if you have passed ECDL Core Module 3, you are eligible to take Module AM3 at Advanced Level. There is a separate Certificate for each advanced Module.
The 4 Advanced ECDL Modules are:
AM3 - Word Processing
AM4 - Spreadsheets
AM5 - Databases
AM6 - Presentations
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.

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