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Peter LaComber

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CRH plc

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  Peter LaComber
Skills - organisation and attention to detail Interests - all things technical Education - basic engineering foundation course (degree or similar)
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Realist?
Realist 
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Monaghan Inst of FE & Training 
DCU 
St. Patrick's College, Thurles 
Cork Institute of Technology 
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LC416
Computer Services Management (Thurles)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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150

2014 Points

150

Change from 2013: 

-5

Points History:

2013 - 155
2012 - 140
2011 - 165
2010 - 165
2009 - 125
2008 - 125
2007 - 195

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Computing is a very general term used to describe the study, development, and usage of all aspects of computers.

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as an IT Support Supervisor or as an IT Support Specialist.


 
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LC416 - Computer Services Management (Thurles)
Limerick IT

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LC416 - Computer Services Management (Thurles)
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This course will accept any FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:

C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 or LC Maths Required


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- Supervise teams of IT support personnel
- Manage and troubleshoot a variety of networking environments
- Manage the installation and support of a distributed system technical infrastructure
- Plan and organise the provision of computer services, particularly in SME's



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