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Advanced Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks

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Course overview

Course Code 6M0695 CE02
QQI Award Code 6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This Advanced Certificate course covers a wide range of modules which have been developed through industry experience and combine theory and lab practicals to promote a professional approach and expand knowledge relevant to the IT industry, while also providing a core understanding essential for anyone wishing to progress to third level degree courses. The combination of modules studied enables the learner to acquire a broad spectrum of skills, from maintenance of networks to software systems, preparing them for employment in the rapidly expanding IT sector. Learners study a wide range of subjects relevant to the IT sector and Tech industry, enabling progression to software development, systems maintenance, network development and maintenance, cloud computing and virtualisation. This Advanced Certificate course will offer you a range of choices for your future career.

What will you Study?

As the convergence of telecommunications and computing continues a pace, this course will enable participants develop skills in understanding and maintenance of core hardware, software and networking technologies.

Work Experience 6N1946

Communications 6N1950

Network Infrastructure 6N0733

Network Security 6N0720

Physical & Logical Networking 6N2093

Systems Software 6N1411

Virtualisation Support 6N1294

Information Technology Administration 6N0735

Mobile Technologies 6N0734
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

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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
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  
Digital Media Designer   CAD Technician  
Data Steward / Data Manager   Data Scientist  
Business Systems Service Technician   ICT Staff - EU  
Network Administrator   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Web Designer / Developer   Network Engineer  
Web Editor   Information Architect - IT  
Database Administrator   Data Entry Operator  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Multimedia Designer  
App Developer - Android /iOS   Computer Systems Sales Manager  
Computer / Software Sales Assistant   IT Consultant  
Big Data Specialist   Games Programmer  
IT Security Specialist   Test Lead - Software  
Software Developer / Architect   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Data Analyst   Technical Architect - Data  
IT Project Manager   Computer Systems Analyst  
IT Manager   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Computer Hardware Engineer   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Games Tester  
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician   Computer Programmer  
Computer Scientist   Software Engineer  
Software Localisation Engineer / Tester   Data Change Agent  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Trainer / Instructor  
IT Trainer   Telecommunications Engineer  
Electronic 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
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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