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Networks & Web Design - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M0695
QQI Award Code:  6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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Course overview

Course Code 6M0695
QQI Award Code 6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course covers contemporary areas of Computer Networking and Web Design/Development. Networking trains the student in all aspects of networks from cabling through to installing and configuring network operating systems.

Web Design gives students the skills necessary to create web sites, ranging from multimedia intensive brochure sites to complete e-Commerce solutions. Students will learn to repair and upgrade PCs.

What will you Study?

Physical and Logical Networking
Systems and Software
Information Technology Administration
Network Infrastructure
Network Security
Virtualisation Support
Communications
Work Experience
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Progression to CAO Courses

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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   Data Scientist  
ICT Staff - EU   Database Administrator  
Information Architect - IT   Network Administrator  
Web Designer / Developer   Network Engineer  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Web Editor  
Multimedia Designer   Multimedia Technical Manager  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Computer Systems Sales Manager  
IT Consultant   Technical Architect - Data  
Computer Systems Technician   Big Data Specialist  
Computer Programmer   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Data Analyst   Test Lead - Software  
Software Developer / Architect   Computer Scientist  
Computer System Administrator   Software Engineer  
IT Security Specialist   Computer Systems Analyst  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   IT Project Manager  
IT Manager   Computer Hardware Engineer  
Games Tester   Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician  
Games Programmer   Software Localisation Engineer / Tester  
Data Change Agent   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist  
Computer Trainer / Instructor   IT Trainer  
Electronic Engineer   Telecommunications Engineer  
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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