The rapid and continuous growth in the size, complexity and pervasiveness of data networks has increased the demand for network administrators, engineers and specialists who implement and manages network infrastructures. This course is for people who have previous experience on the technical side of computer networks, telecommunications, electronics or related fields. The course focuses on network infrastructure, particularly on switching and routing. It also covers wireless access, security, and connectivity using wide areas networks (WANs). It offers participants the opportunity to develop the practical skills needed to design, install, configure, maintain, monitor and troubleshoot modern network infrastructures and to gain industry recognised certification. A combination of on-line learning and tutor led workshops are used to deliver it.
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A blend of tutor led workshops and on-line learning are used to deliver this course. Fifteen days of workshop based learning is combined with on-line delivery and tutor support. Participants will receive a detailed schedule of the workshops and instructions on how to engage with the Moodle on-line learning platform on the first day of the course. The delivery method allows self-directed learners who are comfortable using computer based learning to tailor the time and place of study to their particular needs. They will need a broadband internet connection to access the course material. Formal on-line exams take place in a designated exam centre and are used to assess the participants for certification purposes
Reached the statutory school leaving age.
Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard of education.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Computer literate, PC operating system navigation and basic IP address knowledge.
An understanding of basic networking concepts and Cisco technologies.
Previous experience working on the technical side of computer networks, LAN administration, client server administration, software programming, telecommunications, electronics or a related field.
Self-directed and suited to on-line computer based learning.
Network engineers, network administrators, and network specialists are employed in the IT departments of large and medium sized companies. Small companies tend to outsource the work to specialist service providers. The leading recruitment agencies continue to advertising vacancies for these types of positions.
Graduates from this course should seek positions in line with their previous experience.