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Nan Hu


An Garda Síochána

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  Nan Hu
I would advise those considering the job to be patient and to be good at what you are doing and when the opportunity comes to join An Garda Siochana just take it!.

If you are part of a minority group in Ireland and considering joining An Garda Síochána then my advice to you is to go for it because as a foreign national working in the organisation I promise there is no discrimination in An Garda Síochána.

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Monaghan Institute

Monaghan Institute


Computer Systems and Network Maintenance - Advanced Certificate

Code:  CE02
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Further Information...
This Advanced Certificate course covers a wide range of modules which have been  developed through industry experience and combine theory and lab practicals to promote a professional approach and expand knowledge relevant to the IT industry, while also providing a core understanding essential for anyone wishing to progress to third level degree courses.

The combination of modules studied enables the learner to acquire a broad spectrum of skills, from maintenance of networks to software systems, preparing them for employment in the rapidly expanding IT sector.

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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.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
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ICT Staff - EU   Network Administrator  
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Web Editor   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Database Administrator   Information Architect - IT  
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Multimedia Technical Manager   IT Consultant  
Computer Systems Sales Manager   IT Security Specialist  
Computer Scientist   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Technical Architect - Data  
Big Data Specialists   Games Programmer  
Data Analyst   Test Lead - Software  
Software Developer / Architect   Computer Systems Analyst  
Engineer - Software   IT Manager  
Computer System Administrator   Computer Systems Technician  
Engineer - Computer Hardware   Forensic Computer Analyst  
IT Project Manager   Games Tester  
Computer Programmer   Software Localisation  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Data Change Agent  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Trainer/Instructor   IT Trainer  
Engineer - Electronic   Engineer - Mechatronics  
Engineer - Electrical Control   Engineer - Electrical  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Engineer - Automation  
Engineer - Photonics   Domestic Appliance Service Technician  
Engineer - Design & Development   Engineering Technician - Electrical   
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Technical Service Agent  
Engineer - Automotive   Auto Electrician  
Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson   Electronics Service Engineer  
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Engineering Technician - Electronics  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Telecommunications Technician  

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

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

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