Minor Certificate
Programme Code: TA_KMCND_D
Mode of Delivery:Part Time
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:7
Embedded Award:No
CAO Code:

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)understanding of intermediate and some advanced concepts in the following areas: - TCP/IP communication protocols - Computer Network organization and management - Networked Computing Systems
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Explain the concepts and theories of network computing, security implementation, and LAN/WAN integration
 (b)Explain how computing has evolved to the platform it is today
 (c)Describe the limitations of LAN WAN wired & wireless network architecture solutions
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Use numeracy skills in presenting cases involving a quantitative dimension routing algorithms
 (b)Design and implement computer network solutions
 (c)Deploy computer-based systems in a well-defined context;
 (d)Identify relevant material on a given topic from available information sources
 (e)Succinctly present rational and reasoned arguments to a range of audiences;
 (f)Create effective technical documentation
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Test and confirm the extent to which a computer network system meets the defined criteria.
 (b)Create technical documentation , locate and evaluate information online
 (c)Manage a network development project through a planned lifecycle (design build & test)
 (d)Design and implement a computer network system
 (e)develop innovative solutions to pragmatic situations;
 (f)Identify and analyse criteria and specifications appropriate to specific problems and plan strategies for their solution
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Recognise risks or safety aspects relevant to computing systems within a given context
 (b)Recognise the best practices relevant to a range of real-world contexts
 (c)Recognise the suitability of a given solution to a problem
 (d)Recognise the suitability of a given diagnostic technique in a context
 (e)Describe the impact of new technologies in a given environment
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
 (b)Interact effectively with a range of staff at different levels in an organisation
 (c)Plan and organise work;
 (d)Monitor project work against a plan
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Generate new ideas;
 (b)Apply knowledge learned in new situations
 (c)Design and manage personal projects
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Describe some of the wider social and business contexts within which computing professionals operate;
 (b)Describe the benefits of diversity in teams.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
NETW H2003 Network Fundamentals
NETW H2004 Routing & Switching Essentials
Module Code Module Title
CADE H1001 Careers Development

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
NETWH3001 Networking 3
NETW H4001 Networking 4
Module Code Module Title
EXLE H1001 Experiential Learning