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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College
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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 Cloud Computing course is designed to introduce students to the growing area of Cloud Computing. Students become familiar with the fundamentals of software programming in languages which are Cloud standards. Networking basics and web authoring are also presented with an emphasis on how they relate to the cloud. On completion successful students may progress to Cloud Computing Level 6, other education opportunities or to the labour market.

What will you Study?

Communications (5N0690)
Design Skills (5N0784)
Programming & Design Principles (5N2927)
Software Development (5M0529)
Computer Systems & Networks (5M0536)
Computer Systems & Networks (5M0536)
Computer Systems & Networks (5M0536)
Computer Systems & Networks (5M0536)








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