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Computer Applications for the Cloud

Course Code(s):  5M0536 CNS
QQI Award Code:  5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M0536 CNS
QQI Award Code 5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Did you ever wonder how information and communications networks are built? Are you interested in learning the skills to defend computer networks against cyber attacks?

By doing this course, you will be able to build and configure local area networks (LANs) to enable the sharing of computing resources among users. Protection of data is now a priority for all businesses. As well as learning the fundamentals of computer network security, this course will equip you with the skills to identify security threats and appropriate mitigation strategies.

What will you Study?

CompTIA
Security+
Computer Systems Hardware 5N0548
Operating Systems 5N2928
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Distributed Systems
Computer and Network System Security
Maths
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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