Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Eileen Faherty from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Eileen Faherty

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor

Construction Industry Federation

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  Eileen Faherty
My advice would be that if you are not afraid of hard work that construction can be a very rewarding industry. It is a constantly changing industry which is interesting to work in.

To be a QS the main values would be to be interested in dealing with financial data and be happy to work as part of a team. Having an interest in construction generally outside of the commercials will also help as it keeps you interested in the projects you are working on apart from what they cost.
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education

Networks and Software Systems


Course Code:  CNSXX NC
Award Code(s):  CNSXX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
There is increased demand for IT professional who design, implement and troubleshoot computer networks. This new advanced certificate course is designed to provide the necessary skills to meet this need. Focusing on a higher level of IT specialist skills in the area of network design, installation, configuration and administration, as well as how they can be applied in modern technologies.

The nature of computer networking demands that network specialists are problem solvers with excellent attention to detail. Suitably qualified graduates may apply via the CAO onto an undergraduate degree programme in a range of third level institutions.

 

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.

Physical and Logical Networking
Systems Software
Mobile Technologies
Graphical User Interface Programming
Information Technology Administration
Network Infrastructure
Communications
Work Experience
Mathematics

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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