FIT Associate Professional - Systems & Networks

1st year - Diploma in ICT Technologies at Level 5, Professional Competence Award AP1 2nd year - Diploma in ICT Technologies at Level 6, Professional Competence Award AP2

Various Locations (Dublin, Cork, Galway, Midlands, Monaghan)

2 Years

Course Aims

 The primary role of a network engineer is to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Network engineers need to maintain high levels of operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users, such as staff, clients, customers and suppliers. They understand and work in areas such as network configuration, cloud, network administration, security and performance management, and are able to give technical advice and guidance.

Professional Recognition Award

Portfolio of evidence (e.g. logbook, work-related project report) of professional development and applied learning in the workplace mapped to award standards. Internationally recognised industry certification selected to match the workplace technology environment e.g. Apple, Cisco, CIW, CompTIA, HP, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, VMware etc.


  • Network Operating Systems
  • Networking Technologies
  • Internet Server Management
  • IT Virtualisation
  • Implementing an ICT System Security Policy
  • Networking Principles
  • Testing ICT Systems
  • Design and Plan for an Internal Network Cabling Infrastructure
  • Network Management and Security
  • ICT Systems and Network Management
  • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Project Management
  • Effective Communication in Business
  • Systems Development
  • Personal and Professional Development


  • Leaving Certificate
  • Demonstrated interest in ICT Technologies