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PC Maintenance & Servicing

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

All business and homes are now online. This means someone must be installing the network, maintaining that network and connecting cables to different machines and computers. This course is an introduction to Networks, PCs, online security, Operating Systems and Distributed systems. It will allow the students to become familiar with the Hardware of Computers and Networks and gain confidence with the hands on practice of building PCs and Networks.

What will you Study?

Systems Hardware
Networking Essentials 5N2929
Cloud Computing
Distributed Systems
Security Policy
Mathematics
Operating Systems 5N2928
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.

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