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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Computer Science

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    2 years part time

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

    £250 per year (2 modules)
    £500 for all 4 modules (2 years)
    For more information see the fees and finance pages on our website.

  • Last Updated

    09 February 2018

Course content

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 ad 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. 

Key Course Features

  • 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 Will You 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.

Assessment and Teaching

The course will be taught over six months minimum. It is made up of four modules each taking around six months.

Each award consists of four modules that are studied in sequential order. 

After completing all 4 modules students will be suitably qualified to be able to sit the CCNA - Routing and Switching examination.

These comprise of two exams the 100-105 ICND1 and the 200-105 ICND2. These exams are external to Wrexham Glyndwr University, and will not form part of the course delivery. 

Career Prospects

Computer networking professionals are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, computer networking careers are expected to grow 30% from 2013 to 2018.

 

The Cisco CCNA is a globally recognised qualification across the IT and telecommunications industry. A variety of government organisations, training institutions and corporations around the UK recommend or require the CCNA certification for their staff or channel partners.

 

These includes Staples, BT, AT&T and the Cabinet Office. Within the UK, the average salary of a CCNA certified professional is £38,600pa with more than 84% being offered a salary of more than £25,000pa. The average salary for a CCNA graduate is estimated to be £22,900pa.

 

After graduation, you could find work such as a Network Engineer or a Support Engineer with relative ease. Below are examples of the starting range of career opportunities offered to CCNA Professionals:

 

  • Network Support
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Consultant
  • Support Analyst
  • Support Engineer
  • Cisco Team Leader
  • Field Network Technician

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.


Visit the CISCO Networking Academy CCNA page on the Wrexham Glyndwr University website for more details!

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