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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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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This programme offers the industry recognised certification in the area of security. The course will include training in networking fundamentals and the knowledge and skills required to identify security risks, to participate in risk mitigation activities, and to provide infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. In addition, the course will cover security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of networks, and troubleshoot security incidents with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

What will you Study?

Cisco CCNA ICND1 Routing and Switching
Cisco CCNA ICND2 Connecting and Scaling Networks
Network Security (Leading to Comptia Security+ and Cisco certification)
Digital Compliance
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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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