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Course Code: 5M0536

Course content: 

  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Networking Essentials
  • Operating Systems
  • Mathematics for IT
  • Programme & Design Principles
  • Virtualisation Support
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • ICT Security Policy & Management
  • Frontline Technical Support Skills


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QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks


This course is designed to provide the learner with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of computer systems, hardware and software maintenance, networking, virtualisation and programming. Surveys have shown serious and increasing shortages of networking personnel in all developed countries, including Ireland. This ensures excellent job opportunities in the ICT areas.

 Progression and Career Options:

Students may progress to a range of Degree programmes in:

  • UCD
  • Maynooth of University
  • NCI
  • TU Dublin
  • DKIT
  • UCC
  • DCU

Students may also progress to the ‘Work and Learn’ programme in TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus (Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Networking Technologies).

This course also provides common entry to a range of other courses in Institutes of Technology.

Graduates from this programme will be well positioned to work in technical support and in troubleshooting a range of hardware issues and problems.


Drogheda Institute of
Further Education,

The Twenties, Drogheda, Co.Louth.

Phone: 041 9837105
Fax: 041 9841653
Email: dife@lmetb.ie


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