Mallow College- Computer Systems and Networks Systems Administrator – Level 5

Computer Systems and Networks Systems Administrator

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems & Networks

Mallow College

1 Year

Course Aims

Train as an experienced Networks and Computer Systems Administrator.

Achieve a solid foundation in hardware maintenance, Linux systems software, local area networking, programming and scripting, database management, virtualisation, website design and web server hosting.

Ensure your progression opportunities with QQI Maths for IT – the latest alternative to leaving certificate maths.

Specialise in industry standard and trending technologies in an holistic approach across the course – with sought after employment skills in Linux server operating systems, LibreOffice, PHPMyAdmin and MySQL server administration, Python programming, Windows Server 2016, and virtualisation with VMware and Oracle VirtualBox.


  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Database Methods
  • Maths for Information Technology
  • Networking Essentials
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming and Design Principals (Python)
  • Virtualisation Support
  • Web Authoring
  • Teamworking and Work Expereince
  • Optional: VMware Cloud Fundamentals (Cloud) VMware


  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an interview. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.

Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.