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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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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

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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6M0695

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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   Network Engineer  
Information Architect - IT   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Administrator   Web Editor  
Software Production Co-ordinator   Database Administrator  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Multimedia Technical Manager  
Multimedia Designer   Computer Systems Sales Manager  
IT Consultant   Software Developer / Architect  
Big Data Specialist   Test Lead - Software  
IT Security Specialist   Technical Architect - Data  
Data Analyst   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Computer Scientist   Games Programmer  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician   Games Tester  
Computer System Administrator   Computer Hardware Engineer  
Software Engineer   Computer Systems Technician  
Computer Programmer   Computer Systems Analyst  
IT Project Manager   Forensic Computer Analyst  
IT Manager   Software Localisation Engineer / Tester  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Data Change Agent   Computer Assembly Technician  
Computer Trainer / Instructor   IT Trainer  
Electronic Engineer   Telecommunications Engineer  
Librarian / Archivist / Curator   Information Officer  
Photographer - Fashion, Press & Sport   Originator  
Media Researcher   Journalist / Reporter  
Print Media Craftsperson   Broadcasting Engineer  

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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