An Introduction to Networks and Configuration for Computer Systems (An Introduction to Networks and Configuration for Computer Systems)

Athlone Institute of Technology (Engineering Computing and Software - Online)
Key Programme Details
Award

Special Purpose Award

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

25

Department

Computer and Software Engineering

General Information
Contact

Dr. Enda Fallon

Email

efallon.springboard@ait.ie

Phone

090 64 71877

Address

Department of Computer and Software Engineering,
Athlone Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road,
Athlone,
Co. Westmeath.

Important Dates
Application Deadline

13/09/2020

Start Date

11/01/2021

End Date

17/12/2021

About this Course

This programme introduces the learner to the key skills needed to commence a career in the IT and Network Support area. It also supports learners who wish to wish to pursue further studies to achieve a major Higher Certificate award with the inclusion of a Mathematics for Technology module.Level 1 IT and Network Support technicians are typically the first point of contact in a company for IT related issues. This can include setting up new hardware or user accounts, managing the network to ensure secure connectivity, installing and updating software and maintaining the physical network infrastructure. The proposed programme equips graduates with the necessary technical and soft skills to perform these key front-line duties. This programme is based on the internationally recognised CompTIA A+ and Cisco CCNA (first half) programmes. Computer Systems provides an overview of key computer hardware and its operation. Network Fundamentals introduces the key network concepts such as devices, topologies and IP addressing. Network Device Configuration develops skills in secure network switch configuration. This is based on the current CCNA version 7 syllabus. These modules are generally considered to be the industry standard to commence a career in IT and Network support and introduce key trouble-shooting skills which are adaptable to many situations. It gives employers reassurance that the potential employee understands key concepts applicable to the IT and network fields of
today. Finally, the module Communication in the Workplace focuses on the key interpersonal skills necessary for good teamwork, and also develops students' ability to communicate their ideas effectively, both in oral presentation and in writing.

Entry Requirements

Level 5 or equivalent professional qualification/work experience plus a working knowledge of computers.
Fluency in English.
Access to a computer and good broadband.
Be able to attend the required practical's in Athlone.
Applicants will be interviewed to verify attitude to study and commitment to complete the course.

Long Description

This programme introduces the learner to the key skills needed to commence a career in the IT and Network Support area. It also supports learners who wish to wish to pursue further studies to achieve a major Higher Certificate award with the inclusion of a Mathematics for Technology module.Level 1 IT and Network Support technicians are typically the first point of contact in a company for IT related issues. This can include setting up new hardware or user accounts, managing the network to ensure secure connectivity, installing and updating software and maintaining the physical network infrastructure. The proposed programme equips graduates with the necessary technical and soft skills to perform these key front-line duties. This programme is based on the internationally recognised CompTIA A+ and Cisco CCNA (first half) programmes. Computer Systems provides an overview of key computer hardware and its operation. Network Fundamentals introduces the key network concepts such as devices, topologies and IP addressing. Network Device Configuration develops skills in secure network switch configuration. This is based on the current CCNA version 7 syllabus. These modules are generally considered to be the industry standard to commence a career in IT and Network support and introduce key trouble-shooting skills which are adaptable to many situations. It gives employers reassurance that the potential employee understands key concepts applicable to the IT and network fields of
today. Finally, the module Communication in the Workplace focuses on the key interpersonal skills necessary for good teamwork, and also develops students' ability to communicate their ideas effectively, both in oral presentation and in writing.

Timetable Info

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Delivery Notes

Blended