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Collinstown Park Community College

Collinstown Park Community College

IT Support Technician


Course Code(s):  5N1910 5N0972 5N1358
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
To provide learners with the skills and competences required for entry-level IT technicians. The CompTIA A+ exam covers preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, troubleshooting, communication and professionalism.

 

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

CompTIA 901
Hardware
Networking
Mobile Devices
Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

CompTIA 902
Windows Operating systems
Other Operating systems & Technologies
Security
Software Troubleshooting
Operational Procedures

QQI Level 5 components:
Web Authoring (5N1910)
Customer Service (5N0972)
Word Processing (5N1358)

Work Experience:
Students will participate in an internship/work placement.

 

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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