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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Course Code:
LC416
Title:
Computer Services Management (Thurles)
College:
Limerick IT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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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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- 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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2013 Points

155

Change from 2012: 

15

History:

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

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