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Please quote course code - 09407
This Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course explores application protocols and delves into their relationship with the protocols and services provided by the Transport, Internet, Data Link and Physical layers of the network.
This comprehensive course will encompass the basics of Routing – both static and dynamic and incorporates the configuration and implementation of various routing protocols. Also included are LAN Switching, Wireless, WANs and Security along with the basics of VLANS and IP Telephony.
The emphasis is on problem-solving and critical thinking while using terminology that provides an in-depth, theoretical understanding of networking concepts.
Simulation-based activities, using Packet Tracer, allow students to design, build and configure multiple networks. With a wide variety of equipment and features to choose from, students are encouraged to experiment with different topologies and observe network traffic flow.
CCNA certification is a highly regarded qualification within the global networking industry. The emphasis on problem-solving and decision-making skills, enable students to meet challenges with confidence and expertise while at the same time providing graduates with a viable career path.
This course is divided into two sections, which corresponds to the two examinations needed to become certified in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA):
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)100 - 105 v3
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)200 - 105 v3
Certification Retirement Date: No date set
Recommended Duration: 26 weeks total duration (approx. self-paced)
Prerequisites: A potential learner should:
- have a keen interest in computing, with a focus on networking
- be a logical thinker and problem solver with an eye for detail
N.B. Potential learners must be highly computer literate and have an entry level qualification in networking such as:
Possible Progression Courses:
Cisco has a number of 'Associate Certification' progression courses, click here to review.
Course cost: €826.00 (free for job-seekers)
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Please quote course code: N01
This online course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to perform basic functions on a personal computer and use a range of software applications. Modules include concepts of information technology (IT), managing files, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations and information network services.
There are seven modules in this course.
- Computer essentials
- Online essentials
- IT security
- Word processing
You must pass all seven modules to receive your European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).
During the course, you will receive:
- Course content for all modules
- Practice exercises and quizzes
- eTutor support (online)
- Practice exams for each module (7)
- Certification exam vouchers for each exam (7) – there is no fee for repeat exams
Exam: ECDL X 7 exams
Microsoft Office versions: 2010, 2010 and 2016
Certification retirement date: No date set
Recommended duration: 26 weeks
Cost: €450.00 (free for job-seekers)
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Prerequisites: You should have the ability to use a web browser and send and receive emails.
This course is free for job-seekers. Sign up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office (click here to find your local office) or use the link below to purchase this course now.
Please quote course code: 08790
This online eCollege course, which is divided into six modules, will teach you all the Irish words and phrases which you will need for general conversation: to meet and greet, to express your thanks and bid farewell. The course will also give you access to a very robust phrase book. For some, it may be the first step towards being able to help a young child with Irish homework.
The enthusiasm and interest generated by the 1916 celebrations highlighted the beauty of the Irish language and culture. The desire to speak a little Irish has become more popular now than it has been for a long time. Informal coffee and chat groups are springing up in most towns. The dedicated TV channel TG4 has brought the Irish language right into the 21st century. People now see how this rich language as a connection with Irish cultural heritage and the ancient Irish way of thinking. Simply being able to greet and thank a fellow Irish person is a truly special connection and a way of saying: ” I’m proud to be Irish!”
Module 1: Irish for beginners
- A series of recordings will introduce you to basic Irish phrases and words.
Modules 2 to 5: Conversation and grammar
- Once you have grasped the concepts in module 1, the course reviews conversations that take place in different social settings.
Module 6: Culture
- This module, which is updated regularly, introduces participants to songs, poems and stories relating to Ireland, Irish heritage and the Irish language.
Within the programme, there are numerous quizzes that test your knowledge after each module.
Certification: On completion of the course, you will be awarded a Moodle digital badge.
Fee-paying enrolment duration: 26 weeks (you must complete this course within 26 weeks of enrolment)
Cost: €19.16 (free for job-seekers)