Anthony Mannix B.Sc., Student Profile

IT SAN Engineer, Senior Analyst @ Dell EMC, Cork.

QQI Certificate in Information Technology CITXX, Level 5, Mallow College, 2009.

“Doing a level 5 computing course at Mallow College gave me the necessary foundation to acquaint with necessary IT focal points such as computer architecture, programming, communications skills and much more. The lecturers were extremely obliging with the course offering great support and work ethic which was valuable in further study and employment.

Subsequent to the completion of this course, I achieved a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science at Cork Institute of Technology which enabled me to pursue a career with Dell EMC as Technical Support Engineer. My role involves troubleshooting and resolving issues with software & hardware in flash storage environments including VMware and various customer network setups. I guide my teammates on diverse IT topics, work with people globally and have the opportunity to enhance my skills even further. Mallow College of Further Education was the first and most important step in my career in IT.”

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonymannix/

Iarla O’Sullivan B.Sc., Student Profile

In 2017 Iarla completed his B.Sc. in Information Technology in Cork Institute of Technology.

QQI Advanced Certificate in Computer Network Technology CCNTX, Level 6, Mallow College, 2015.

Modules included Datacenter Virtualization exploring the role of virtualization in IT enterprises, in the consolidation of modern data centers and in the evolution of cloud computing on VMWare vSphere ESXi services. Systems Administration: installing, supporting and maintaining UNIX based computer systems and networks. Internet & Network Services: building infrastructure for mail servers, iSCI storage, web applications on virtual environments. Network Security: an administrative level training in managing firewalls, VPNs, and IDS systems on UNIX and Microsoft systems. Computer Services Management: the disciplines involved in managing the provision of computer services at an enterprise level. Inter-Networking: developing a methodology of selection of criteria for network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements; configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve issues with enterprise level WAN data link protocols and network traffic.

“Achieving my Level 5 & 6 QQI qualifications in Computer Networking at Mallow College of Further Education was an invaluable experience. I built up strong studying skills for exams and time management skills for class projects – an integral part of my course. I was supported by very friendly and encouraging staff who are more than willing to help out with any issue and provide an enjoyable learning atmosphere with fellow students.

It also provided a stepping stone to further studies with progression links direct to year 2 of an Information Technology degree in CIT.”

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iarlaith-o-%E2%80%8B-sullivan-121468108/