Computer Systems and Networks

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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 opportunites in the ICT areas.


Entry Requirements:

Applications are invited from those who have completed a Leaving Certificate with 5 passes or equivalent. Mature students and recent school leavers without formal qualifications are also invited to apply. All applicants will be interviewed.


Progression and Career Options:

Students can progress to certificate, diploma or degree courses in higher Education Institutions. Students will acquire adequate skills to be employed in the PC maintenance and support areas.


Computer Systems and Networks

Course code:  5M0536


Course Content:

  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Networking Essentials
  • Operating Systems
  • Mathematics for I.T.
  • Programme Planning and Design Principles
  • Virtualisation Support
  • Communications
  • Work Preparation and Experience



QQI level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems Networking