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Pre-University Networking Technologies

Introduction

Pre-University Networking Technologies 

Are you looking for an alternative pathway to a degree in Networking Technologies?

The Pre University Networking Technologies course in BFEI will teach you how to build and configure computer networks, you will also acquire the skills to identify security threats and deploy appropriate mitigation strategies.

The course prepares students for the QQI Level 5 certificate in Computer Systems and Networks (5M0536). This certification can be used to apply for a place through the CAO on a related degree course, including the following:

DT080 Networking Technologies in Technological University Dublin City Campus 

DT211 Computer Science (Infrastructure) in Technological University Dublin City Campus 

DN201 Computer Science In University College Dublin

BN103 Business and Information Technology in Technological University Blanchardstown Campus 

BN104 Computing (Information Technology) in Technological University Blanchardstown Campus 

"I found this course to be a great stepping stone to the career I wished to pursue." Pierce Galligan

"This is a very hands-on course." Matthew Shanley

"The facilities and equipment in BFEI are of a high standard." Jean Maltese

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in the IT industry including:

• Technical Support Specialist

• Field Service Technician

• IT Security Technician

• Help-desk Technician

Course Structure

  • QQI Computer Systems and Networks:
    • Computer Systems Hardware. Understand, build and maintain computer systems.
    • Operating Systems. Install, configure, utilise and maintain computer operating systems.
    • Networking Essentials.  Support the operation of typical computer networks. Implement and maintain common network configurations.
    • Distributed Sytems. Learn the fundamentals of distributed systemts and how they can be deployed.
    • Virtualisation. Participate in the implementation and maintenance of a virtualised computers and networks. 
    • Maths. Apply a range of mathematical skills and tools related to working with computer systems and networks.
    • Communications. Acquire the competence to communicate verbally and non-verbally in standard everyday tasks and in work-related tasks.
    • Work Experience. Participate in a workplace for a minimum of two weeks, carrying out work-related tasks independently and while under general direction. 
  • Cyber Security Essentails. Develop an understanding of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures used to defend networks. Certified by Cisco.
Assessment and certification

This course is certified by QQI and Cisco.
QQI assessment is based on a combination of project work submitted during the year and exams.
On successful completion of this course, learners will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks (5M0536) and CISCO Cyber Security Esssentials.
Further details on the QQI award are available from the QQI website: http://qsearch.qqi.ie/WebPart/AwardDetails?awardCode=5M0536
Further details on the Cyber Security Essentials certification are available from https://www.netacad.com/courses/security/cybersecurity-essentials.

Progression

Students may apply through the CAO system for entry to degree courses via the Higher Education Links Scheme. The following are some of the courses that can be applied for upon successful completion of the Computer Networks and IT Security course at BFEI:

  • Technological University Dublin (www.tudublin.ie)
    • Networking Technologies degree, 
    • BTech (Ord) Networking Technologies
    • Computer Science International
    • BTech, (Ord), Networking Technologies
    • Civil Engineering degree
    • Aviation Technology degree
    • Computer Science degree
  • University College Dublin (www.ucd.ie)
    • Computer Science degree
    • Arts
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