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Higher Certificate in Networking Technologies

Date: 4th September 2017
Duration: 2 years full time
Grant Aided Cost: Free to eligible jobseekers
Location: IT Blanchardstown
Course Code: ICT319
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LEARN + WORK  This is an innovative third level programme designed by Institute of Technology Blanchardstown with support from ICT Ireland Skillnet, combining in-company placement with the required skills and competencies for today’s high-tech companies.

In response to demands from the ICT Sector and increasing interest in technology programmes amongst school leavers and mature students this new Learn and Work programme which will create a connection between the student’s academic life and the world of work.

The Programme will take place over a two year period with over 50% of the student’s time being spent applying their knowledge whilst learning new applied skills in the workplace through a work placement.

Each student will spend four months studying in ITB at the beginning of both Year One and Year Two learning the theory and skills required in the workplace. During the following eight months each year, students will then spend 80% of their time applying these skills and knowledge within the work environment.

The content covers:

  • Computer Systems Infrastructure,
  • Business Communications,
  • Routing and Switching Essentials,
  • Systems Administration,
  • Scaling and Connecting Networks,
  • Network Security,
  • Virtualisation,
  • Server Administration,
  • Mathematics for Computing

Also included in the content is the opportunity to achieve industry certifications:

  • CompTIA A+;
  • CompTIA Security+;
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician;
  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate;
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE);
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS);
  • Linux Professional Institute (LPIC – 1);
  • VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA – Cloud).

Successful completion of the course will lead to the award of a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Science – Networking Technologies (40 ECTS credits). During the company placement the participant will complete a project which will account for 10 credits.

Typical participants will be school leavers and jobseekers without a primary degree but may have some experience or knowledge of computers or electronics. They may have a background in electrical or technical work with an interest in making the transition to working in the ICT sector. Candidates may have some prior knowledge of IT, Networks, IP modules or have completed some basic courses in these areas.

Applicants must have a pass in five subjects (ordinary level) in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics and English or Irish, or an equivalent qualification. The minimum entry requirements for graduates of FETAC level 5 or 6 awards is any full award which must include Mathematics. Mature applicants (23 years or more on January 1st in the year of entry) applying for the programme are exempt from this requirement.

Candiates must be Irish or EEA national or resident in the Republic of Ireland on a Stamp 4 VISA.

Simply click on the link below and scroll to the bottom of that page to get to details on how to apply for this programme:

https://www.itb.ie/StudyatITB/bn031.html

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