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IT: Networking - Foundation IT: Technical Support at Hutton Church of England Grammar School

Course description

In this qualification you will learn about the primary role of a networking specialist, which is to install, maintain and support communication networks within or between organisations. You will study the fundamental principles of computing which will give you an insight into how computers and devices communicate. You will examine how networks are built and maintained to ensure maximum performance, availability and security. You will also develop an understanding of network configuration, administration and monitoring tools, enabling you to give technical advice and guidance. Through developing statistical analysis and data interpretation skills you will be able to monitor network performance activities.

Course content

The course details are as follows:

> Equivalent to one A level > Can be studied along with other A levels

> Carries the same UCAS points as an A level (120 for a Distinction)

> 50% Exam based assessment

> 50% Coursework

> 2 year course

The units of study include Fundamentals of Computing and Communication Technologies, both of which will be assessed through an external exam. Further units in Developing and maintaining computer networks; end user support; and network threats and vulnerabilities will be assessed through coursework.

Future opportunities

This qualification is ideal for students who are interested in a career relating to technical support. It will give you practical skills that could be applied in the role of an IT network technician in a variety of fields. As the qualification is 50% coursework based it will also enhance the independent learning skills that are valuable should you wish to go on to degree study at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hutton Church of England Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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