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The standard entry requirement for these programmes is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.
Months of entry
The Cisco Networking Academy awards internationally recognised professional qualifications in computer networking. The programme is designed to teach you the skills needed to design, build and maintain small to medium sized computing networks. It will provide you with an opportunity to enter the workforce or further your education and training in computer networking.
The academy combines instructor-led and online learning with hands-on laboratory exercises, giving you the opportunity to study at your own pace with an emphasis on the development of your skills. These sessions are challenging and give the opportunity to develop your critical thinking,problem solving and collaboration skills, as well as your practical knowledge.
The course includes a module on embedded 'E-doing'. This allows you to complete interactive activities that stimulate learning and improve knowledge retention. E-doing involves rich multimedia and addresses a variety of learning styles, increases comprehension and provides a deep learning experience.
- Combination of learning methods: instructor-led and online learning with hands-on laboratory exercises
- Study at your own pace
- Emphasis on skill development
- In-depth theory. Challenging labs to help you develop critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills, as well as practical knowledge
- The programme includes a module on embedded E-doing. This allows you to complete interactive activities that stimulate learning and improve knowledge retention. E-doing involves rich multimedia, including flash-based activities, videos and interactive quizzes. These address a variety of learning styles, increase comprehension and provide a rich learning experience.
- Once all four modules have been completed over 2 years, student will be appropriately prepared to sit the CISCO Networking exam.
What you will study
The Academy programme combines instructor-led, online learning with hands-on laboratory exercises, where you can apply what you learn in class while working on dedicated computer networks. Study the theoretical aspects of the programme at your own pace. Each of the modules involves a practical element, so practical sessions, along with tutorial support for the theoretical material, are scheduled throughout the year.
- Network Fundamentals
- Routing Protocols and Concepts
- Local Area Network (LAN) Switching and Wireless
- Accessing the Wide Area Network (WAN)
- LAN and WAN Technology
- Network Management
- Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
- Internet Technology; TCP/ IP, ISDD, Hubs, Switches, Routers and Gateways
- Routing protocols include RIP, OSPF, EIGRP
- Networking protocols include IPv4 and IPv6
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Fees and funding
£250 per year (2 modules)
£500 for all 4 modules (2 years)
For more information see our fees and finance pages.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Student Enquiries
- 01978 293439