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Killester College Dublin Computer Network Technician & Cybersecurity

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Course Code:
QQI - Level 6

Course Aim

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the skills and understanding to install, configure and maintain computer systems, networks and cloud systems, leading to employment in a range of sectors.



A student over 16 yrs seeking entry to this programme does not need a previous formal qualification.  However, the student must demonstrate at interview the capacity to successfully participate on this programme. This includes both the academic and work experience elements of the programme. Should the student have previous qualifications, one of the following may be advantageous for admission to the programme:

Leaving Certificate/LCA
QQI Level 4 Award
Applicants must have attained a Pass grade in Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Maths or equivalent
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) They will also be asked to sit a short Maths test at application stage.

Additional Information:

Modules: • 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 • Personal & Professional Development • Network Security (CompTIA Security+, Encryption Software, Cisco Wireless Routers, Penetration and Detection Software) • Virtualisation Support (Virtual Box, VMWare)

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