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Michelle Ryan

Corporate Sales Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Michelle Ryan
Firstly it is very important that you get a third level education as this is a requirement in most hotels for a job in sales. This is the most important step in working in hotel sales. You should gain as much experience within the industry which I found very beneficial.

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Blackrock Further Education Institute


CISCO Certified Network Associate

Course Code:  6N2093 6N0733 CCNA
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Are you interested in acquiring hands-on IT networking skills? Do you want to learn how the fabric of the internet enables on-line communication? Do you want to learn about computer attack vectors and how to secure IT networks against these attacks?

At BFEI you will acquire the skills to build and maintain the integrity and security of IT networks and secure the highly sought after CCNA qualifications. As an accredited Cisco Networking Academy, BFEI is equipped with labs that have the latest Cisco equipment, sophisticated Cisco simulation tools and access to Ciscos on-line curriculum. The course is delivered by an award-winning Cisco Certified Academy Instructor.


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.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA):
Introduction to Local Area Networking
Wide Area Networks (WANs)
CCNA Security

QQI Level 6 Component Certificates:
Physical and Logical Networking
Network Infrastructure


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