Cloud Computing L52018-05-09T07:44:55+00:00

Cloud Computing L5


QQI Computer Systems and Networks Level 5, Code 5M0536

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This Cloud Computing course is designed to introduce students to the growing area of Cloud Computing. Students become familiar with the fundamentals of software programming in languages which are Cloud standards. Networking, computer hardware and operating systems are also presented with an emphasis on how they relate to the cloud. Key modules in Virtualisation Support and Distributed Systems are also studied.

On completion successful students may progress to Cloud Computing Level 6, other education opportunities or to the labour market.


Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent

For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Please note this is a collaborative course with FIT (Fastrack into Information Technology) and enrolment data will be shared with them solely for that purpose.



One-year full time

  Student Charges

Fee exemptions may apply ⇒

 Student Services €250
 QQI Fee  €50
 Gov PLC Fee €200
 Materials  €50
TOTAL €550


Course Outline

Code Title
5N2434 Virtualisation Support
5N2927 Programming and Design Principles
5N0541 Fundamentals of OO Programming
5N2928 Operating systems
5N0548 Computer Systems Hardware
5N18396 Maths for IT
5N0544 Distributed Systems
5N2929 Networking Essentials
5N0690 Communications
5N1356 Work Experience



Work Placement/Experience

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.


Education Progression Opportunities

UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK117, CK118, CK210, CK301, CK307, CK401

CIT: CR016; CR888; CR106; CR116; CR310; CR312

LIT: LC233; LC235; LC236; LC239; LC403

WIT: WD 151, WD155, WD161, WD197


We advise you to consult the CAO website – and to confirm specific entry requirements for Higher Education Institutions.



Career Opportunities

Cloud Computing, Technical Support, Associate Technical Support Engineer, IT Maintenance and Repairs, Software Development and Testing environments, Web Design and Development.


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