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Mallow College of Further Education

Computer Network Technology


Course Code:  6M17816
Award Code(s):  6M17816
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This full-time day course gives the learner a firm foundation in computer science. It covers computer hardware, operating systems, programming, database and networks; as well as maths for computing and the trending virtualisation technology. It prepares the learner for progression to level 6 Software Development or Computer Systems and Networks as well progression routes to CIT, UCC, and other third level colleges.

Learners will be competent with building, repairing, maintaining and supporting computer systems and networks with a solid foundation in computer programming.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updted and to meet demands.

Computer Systems Hardware
Networking Essentials
Operating Systems
Maths for Computing
Communications
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Programming and Design Principles
Virtualisation Support
Database Methods

 

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