IT Support Professional

 COMPTIA A+ and QQI Level 5

FIT: IT Support Technician

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The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT.coomptia symbol The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers. They provide roadmaps of qualification paths and course details

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Course content:

CompTIA 901

  • Hardware
  • Networking
  • Mobile Devices
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

CompTIA 902

  • Windows Operating systems
  • Other Operating systems & Technologies
  • Security
  • Software Troubleshooting
  • Operational Procedures

QQI Level 5 components:

  • Web Authoring (5N1910)
  • Customer Service (5N0972)
  • Word Processing (5N1358)

Course Duration:

Full-time: 1 year

Entry Requirements:

Mature students with an interest in the subject. This course is run in conjunction with FIT (Fastrack to Information Technology Ltd.). All applicants will be contacted by FIT and will be required to sit an Aptitude Test. Successful candidates will be contacted by the college for interview.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to take an assessment in English to establish the most suitable level of study for them.


Please note places on this course are reserved for VTOS eligible/mature students

Work Experience

Students may participate in an internship/work placement.


Fastrack to Information Technology Certificate, CompTIA A+ Certificate, QQI Level 5 Component Certificate.


Successful completion of the course will enable learners to gain employment in the Information Technology field or to progress onto further study for the CCNA in the college.

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