Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure (Online)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 30*
  • Course Code SG_KNCLD_E08
  • Award Certificate
  • Duration 1

Course Summary


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 : 31st August 2022

Entry Requirements

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

 

Further Study

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.

Programme Fees

Fees

 

Total Programme Fees:

€3,900

Fees per annum:

€3,900

 

 

 

 

This programme has been submitted for Springboard funding for the academic year 2022/2023.  We will know the outcome of this submission in May/June 2022.  In the meantime you can register your interest with us on the link: Springboard Register Your Interest - Institute of Technology Sligo (itsligo.ie)

Further information on Springboard funding can be found at www.springboardcourses.ie