Information Systems/Technology

Hardware and Software is a core module on the Diploma in Computer Studies. It can also be taken on a stand-alone basis.  

The Hardware and Software (including Networking and Virtualisation) module is based on the CompTIA A+ certification which is generally classed as the starting point for any career in IT. It covers content ranging from the understanding and management of IT equipment to the maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

It covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.

Hardware and Software

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Key Facts

Course Dates*:

Part 1: 16-17 October 2017
Part 2: 15-16 November 2017
Part 3: 30 November - 1 December 2017

Exam: 8 December 2017

*Dates may be subject to change.

Commences

16-17 October 2017

Application Deadline

October 2017

Duration

Three x Two Day Modules

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: This course is a core module of the Diploma in Computer Studies and included in the Diploma fee.

Please contact the Course Administrator below for details of fee for stand-alone course.

Booking: To apply for this course as part of the Diploma in Computer Studies: Click Here

To apply for this course on a stand-alone basis or for further information please contact:

Christine Kelly
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3675 | Fax (01) 668 9135
Email: ckelly@ipa.ie

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The Programme

Hardware and Software is a core module on the Diploma in Computer Studies. It can also be taken on a stand-alone basis.  

The Hardware and Software (including Networking and Virtualisation) module is based on the CompTIA A+ certification which is generally classed as the starting point for any career in IT. It covers content ranging from the understanding and management of IT equipment to the maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

It covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.

Course Content

Hardware and Software covers the following content:

  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of PC operating systems
  • Maintenance and installation of PC hardware components
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing skills for PC hardware and software
  • Basic network skills, including networking PCs and troubleshooting networks
  • Basics of computer and networking security

 

 

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