The Level 8 Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure will provide the learner with the skills, knowledge, and competencies required to begin a career in Information Technology/Computer Networking. The programme enables the learner to work with computer networks and cloud infrastructure in order to design, analyse, survey, configure, instal, monitor, secure, evaluate, and troubleshoot network, server and telecommunications configurations. This programme is mapped onto professional industry qualifications, and helps to prepare candidates for immediate employment using skills gained in the required areas.
Key Course Information
Study hours: Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 7 hours per week for a 5 credit module.
Live Lectures: Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, Monday to Thursday but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. For the Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure, students must expect to attend live classes 2-3 times per week and each class lasts approximately 1 hour. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle.
Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024
Entrants will need a Level 7 in a Computer Networking programme or cognate area. Alternatively, we can process advanced entry in some cases through an examination of your experiential learning.
We believe the core skills in computer systems, networking, cloud and computer security will allow students to take up the many available employment opportunities both locally, nationally and internationally. Students that graduate with a Higher Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure will have the necessary skills to work as a Network Systems Administrator, Computer Network Defence Administrator, Wireless Network Engineer, Computer Systems Administrator, Cloud Solutions Architect, Cybersecurity Engineer.
Graduates will be well positioned to progress to the BSc Honours in Computing and Cloud Infrastructure (Level 8) or similar computing discipline. This programme will offer graduates exemptions towards the Honours programme - also provided online at ATU Sligo.
Did you know?
Ireland hosts much of the world-leading network, telecoms, cloud and data centre companies as well as the emerging Internet of Things space - these together represent the backbone infrastructure upon which networking services are deployed and maintained.
The growth in the network infrastructure is symbiotic with developments in virtualisation and cloud computing. This supports those companies who base their services upon this infrastructure.
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To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage.
If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.
For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.
If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage.