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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College

Cloud Computing


Course Code(s):  5M0536
QQI Award Code:  5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This Cloud Computing course is designed to introduce students to the growing area of Cloud Computing. Students become familiar with the fundamentals of software programming in languages which are Cloud standards. Networking basics and web authoring are also presented with an emphasis on how they relate to the cloud.

On completion successful students may progress to Cloud Computing Level 6, other education opportunities or to the labour market.

 

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.

Virtualisation Support
Computer System Hardware
Networking Essentials
Operating Systems
Maths for IT
Distributed Systems
Programming & Design Principles (Java)
Object Oriented Programming (C#)
Communications
Work Experience

 

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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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Related Career Sectors...
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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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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5M0536