Course Description

Computer Network Technician & Cybersecurity


Year 1 Networking Essentials (CCNA Introduction to Networks); Computer Systems Hardware; Operating Systems; Programming and Design Principles (Python); Maths for IT; Virtualisation Support; ICT Security Policy & Management (Cisco CyberSecurity Essentials); Work Experience; Communications

Year 2 Physical and Logical Networking (CCNA Routing & Switching Essentials);Systems Software (Linux Ubuntu, Linux Ubuntu Server, Raspbian);Information Technology Administration (Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Active Directory, Domain Controllers, Raspberry Pi);Network Infrastructure ;Team Leadership;Work Experience (One day per week work placement in industry);Network Security (CompTIA Security+, Encryption Software, Cisco Wireless Routers, Penetration and Detection Software);Virtualisation Support (Virtual Box, VMWare)

CollegeKillester College of Further Education
Course LocationKillester, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 5
Course CategoryNetworking, IT
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsAdvanced Award in Computer Network Technology
Course Start Date7th September 2020
Course End Date7th May 2021
Course Durationtwo academic years
Course TimeFull Time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsLeaving Certificate/LCA/QQI Level 4 Award Applicants must have attained a Pass grade in Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Maths or equivalent. Otherwise they will be asked to sit a short Maths test at application stage. Students who may not have formal academic requirements but who have the ability to successfully participate on the course will be considered. (RPL Recognition of Prior Learning)
Carear PathSurveys have shown serious and increasing shortages of Networking personnel in all developed countries, including Ireland. This course ensures excellent job opportunities in the ICT (Information & Communications Technology) industry. Students who successfully complete their studies can enter year 2 of B.Sc. degree in Computing in TU Blanchardstown, through Advanced Entry. This applies also to Networking Technologies Degree in TU Dublin & Computing in Dundalk IT. (Dkit)
Course Code5M0568 & 6M0695
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Killester College of Further Education

Collins Avenue Killester Dublin 5 D05 TW21, Killester, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D05 TW21

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