- Certification QQI Level 6 Award in Computer Systems and Networks (6M0695)
- Duration One Year
There is increased demand for IT professionals who design, implement and troubleshoot computer networks. This 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. You will also acquire the skills to identify security threats and apply appropriate mitigation strategies. The nature of computer networking demands that network specialists are problem solvers with excellent attention to detail as well as having skills in coding and mobile technology development. Suitably qualified graduates may apply via the CAO onto an undergraduate degree programme in a range of third level institutions.
- Programme of Study
- Physical and Logical Networking
- Systems Software
- Mobile Technologies & App Development
- Graphical User Interface Programming
- Information Technology Administration
- Network Infrastructure
- Work Experience
- Entry Requirements
One of the following
- Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/ H7’s) or its equivalent with relevant experience and minimum entry requirement Ordinary Level Maths Extenuating circumstances may be considered
- Applications from mature learners who do not match these requirements but with comprehensive relevant experience in the area will be considered
- Career Opportunities
- IT & network support
- Software/app development
- Higher Education Progression*
Examples of potential courses include:
BSc in Computing (DT211)
BSc in Networking Technologies (DT080)
- IT Carlow:
BSc Computer Games Development (CW208)
- IT Tallaght:
BSc Computing (TA312)
- IT Blanchardstown:
BSc in Information Technology (BN013)
Important: Please check compulsory course requirements relating to the number of Distinctions and Maths qualifications necessary in each college. Direct entry into second year may be offered by some 3rd level colleges to students who have met course specific requirements. Please visit www.careersportal.ie for more.
- Course Co-Ordinator
- Where are they now?
Certificates awarded while in BIFE:
2015 - 2016 Computer Systems & Networks
QQI level 5.
2016 - 2017 Computer Systems & Networks
QQI level 6.
"Signing up to BIFE (Computing courses level5/6), was the best decision I ever took. It opened so many doors for me and I am now working for a National Award Winning Telecoms company. I am currently working for Goldfish Telecoms (within their IT Technical department), which is an Irish-owned cloud telecoms company that provides VoIP services to businesses across Ireland and abroad. I cannot express my gratitude enough to all the teachers at BIFE, they were always very supportive and helpful. Due to my academic performances obtained at BIFE during these two years, I can now apply to almost any 3rd level institution and will be pursuing a Bsc Degree in Computer Science (part-time) while working." - Liviu Runcan