An Introduction to Networks and Configuration | Network Management (Springboard)

An Introduction to Networks and Configuration | Network Management (Springboard)

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

This programme introduces the learner to the key skills needed to commence a career in the IT and Network Support area. Level 1 IT and Network Support technicians are typically the first point of contact in a company for IT related issues. This can include setting up new hardware or user accounts, managing the network to ensure secure connectivity, installing and updating software and maintaining the physical network infrastructure.

The proposed programme equips graduates with the necessary technical and soft skills to perform these key front-line duties. This programme is based on the internationally recognised CompTIA A+ and Cisco CCENT modules. Computer Systems provides an overview of key computer hardware and its operation. Network Fundamentals and Network Device configuration introduces a number of key network concepts. Network Device Configuration develops skills in network device security and routing.

What will I experience?

Network Fundamentals Network topologies and devices Basic router and switch configuration Computer Systems Computer hardware, operating systems, troubleshooting, operational procedures. Communication for the Workplace Interpersonal skills; oral and written communication. Network Device Configuration Switch security, VLAN’s, Static routing, Dynamic Routing

Additional Information


Two semesters, one evening per week


Enda Fallon


090 6471877

Athlone Institute of Technology,

Dublin Road,


Co. Westmeath.

Department of Computer and Software Engineering,

Course Details

Course Commencement Date:

21 September 2019

Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Dept of Electronics & Informatics
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Level 5 or equivalent professional qualification/work experience plus a working knowledge of computers.

Fluency in English.

Access to a computer and good broadband.

Be able to attend the required practical’s in Athlone.

Applicants will be interviewed to verify attitude to study and commitment to complete the course.

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