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29-06-2020, 10:57   #196
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Very few of the courses are solely online, part time courses will still have in person sessions, obviously with Covid 19, going online will be utilised that bit more but each college will be making their own call on that so it's impossible to know how each course will be managed

The entry requirements for each course are different, they are set out in the "more details" tab for each course on the website
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I did a Springboard course with DCU, a PostGrad Diploma in Mgmt of Operations. They also did Pg Diplomas in Information System Strategy, Mgmt of Clean Technologies, Mgmt for Sustainable Development, Mgmt of Internet Enterprise Systems.
All run completely online except for 1 day at the beginning which was on-site in DCU (a Saturday). There are online tutorials some evenings but they are recorded, so you can watch them in your own time - or ignore them completely if you're happy with the other material.

I found it a very worthwhile course, but it was intensive. 60 credits in a single year is essentially a full-time course, so if you are also working full-time it's a lot of time needed. That said, there were several people on the course who successfully juggled a full-time job, study, and family responsibilities.
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I was just offered and accepted a place on the online BSc in Computing in Data Centre Management course at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
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I was just offered and accepted a place on the online BSc in Computing in Data Centre Management course at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
This one caught my eye as well Dante, especially with all the data centres going up around the place, hopefully they last into the future!! I'm in construction so it could tie in well, have you any IT/Computing background? I don't.
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This one caught my eye as well Dante, especially with all the data centres going up around the place, hopefully they last into the future!! I'm in construction so it could tie in well, have you any IT/Computing background? I don't.
I've worked in IT at a high enough level for 20 years, but never received a thrid level qualification - just industry certs. I'e been out of the workforce for the last few years as I'm a single parent and carer and I'm gearing up to return to work and this course could have been custom made for me.
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I was just offered and accepted a place on the online BSc in Computing in Data Centre Management course at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
I've also applied for this, haven't heard anything back yet. 6 years in IT and plenty of hands on experience in datacentres, hoping to hear back soon so I know what's happening.
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I've also applied for this, haven't heard anything back yet. 6 years in IT and plenty of hands on experience in datacentres, hoping to hear back soon so I know what's happening.
Scratch that, didn't see the email. I was also accepted
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Do you both think you'd need some prior IT/Computing background yeah?

I'm handy enough on technology, QS in construction but never done IT in any shape or form which would put me off being on a course alongside the likes of yourselves!!
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Do you both think you'd need some prior IT/Computing background yeah?

I'm handy enough on technology, QS in construction but never done IT in any shape or form which would put me off being on a course alongside the likes of yourselves!!
It depends on the level of the course. If it's going to be a Level 6/7/8 then I'd imagine no prior experience is required. For Level 9, whilst you wouldn't need a Level 6/7/8 behind you, you would definitely need a good chunk of work experience.
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I think you'll need some basic understanding of computing and data centres for the specific course we were talking about. From the LYIT page

"The objective of the course is to guide learners who have general experience in and knowledge of technical computing and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in Data Centre Management."

I don't think you need to be in any way an expert, but as I said, basic understanding.
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I was just offered and accepted a place on the online BSc in Computing in Data Centre Management course at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
What sort of job would be inline with a qualification like this?

Is it the first year its being run?
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I was just offered and accepted a place on the online BSc in Computing in Data Centre Management course at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
Have you a link to this please.
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Have you a link to this please.
https://springboardcourses.ie/details/8177
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Thanks.

I'd be interested in this, I have a level 8 in IT and currently working .

Any one have an idea of the modules being taught?
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