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IT Support Specialist

IT Support Specialist

Course Code: CI061CE
Course Level:5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Computer Systems and Networks
QQI Code: 5M0536
Duration: 1 Year

Entry Requirements
The perfect starting point for an entry-level candidate. Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
Learners are introduced to a range of IT concepts and systems, hardware and software, devices and platforms. The course is delivered using a blended learning approach where learners engage in instructor led tuition, practical lab activities and online learning. Successful candidates will be rewarded with QQI level 5 qualifications and highly sought industry certifications.

Course Content
Professional Certification Components
CompTIA A+ Hardware and Software
Linux Essentials
Microsoft MTA

    QQI Level 5 Components
    5N2434 Virtualisation Support
    5N1356 Work Experience
    5N0690 Communications
    5N18396 Mathematics for Information Technology
    5N2927 Programming and Design Principles

    Career Opportunities
    Over the past decade there has been a sharp increase in the demand for IT professionals in Ireland and abroad. Most of the world’s major multinational high tech companies have bases in Ireland. These companies include Amazon, Apple, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, PayPal, Salesforce, SAP AG, Symantec and Twitter. These companies, and 1000s of smaller indigenous companies, have a constant need to hire graduates and experienced IT professionals.

    Progression Opportunities
    At Cavan Institute: Students who successfully complete this course meet the entry requirements for the IT Support Professional course, the Computer and Network Technician (Year 2) and the Software Development (Year 2) level 6 courses offered at Cavan Institute.

    Graduates of this course are eligible to apply directly to Cavan Institute to enter Year 1 of the B.Sc. (Level 7 degree) in Computing run in conjunction with Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

    Elsewhere: Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

    For more information email or phone (049) 4332633.