Study the Network Security masters and learn how to recognising threats and vulnerabilities to your networks and mitigating these threats. You will design and implement secure network infrastructures working with security technologies, perimeter security, virtual private networking, routers and firewalls. You will gain the confidence to make appropriate design decisions based on complex customer requirements involving multiple technologies and implement those designs within tight time constraints. Accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS).
This course has several different available start dates and study methods - for more information, please view the relevant web-page:
SEPTEMBER 2017 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02239-1PTA-1718/Network_Security_(Part-time)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
JANUARY 2017 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02239-1PTAB-1617/Network_Security_(January)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
JANUARY 2018 (Full Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P01017-1FTAB-1718/Network_Security?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
JANUARY 2018 (Part Time) - http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/study/courses/details/index.php/P02239-1PTAB-1718/Network_Security_(Part-time)?utm_source=ZZZZ&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=courselisting
As networks expand globally their security is of prime importance to all, from large companies to individuals. The MSc Network Security programme, accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), builds the theoretical and practical skills needed for a career in network security.
The programme provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to build secure networks. It is concerned with the design and implementation of secure network infrastructures. It will include study of security technologies, perimeter security, virtual private networking, and the design, installation, configuration and maintenance of routers and firewalls.
The programme also offers you the opportunity to develop excellent hands-on technical skills which are highly prized by industry. Graduates from the programme will be able to use this knowledge to make appropriate design decisions based on complex customer requirements involving multiple technologies and implement those designs within tight time constraints.
The programme is accredited by the BCS, the professional body for IT within the UK and a Chartered Engineering Institute.
The BCS develop and maintain standards in educational qualifications that provide an appropriate foundation for those who wish to follow a career in computing or information systems. The programme is recognised as a further learning element for the Chartered IT Professional (CITP), the BCS's own chartered qualification and, additionally, as meeting the academic qualifications required for a Chartered Engineer
On completion of this programme students will be well placed to take the Cisco CCNA Security and CCNP Security -Secure examinations.
Why Choose This Programme?
The programme includes material required for the Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) qualification. Cisco is the largest supplier of network products in the world and the Cisco certification is recognised throughout the world. Successful completion of this programme will leave students well placed to achieve CCSP certification. Students who are unable to successfully complete all aspects of the Postgraduate Diploma may be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate. The MSc programme follows on from the PgD and requires the student to research and prepare an individual Dissertation of a substantial nature.
All modules include coursework and examinations. Practical computing forms a significant part of assessment. This is accomplished through coursework and practical tests.
From developing a security infrastructure to recognising threats and vulnerabilities to networks and mitigating these threats, graduates will be well placed to work in any of these roles.
UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in an appropriate computer science or cognate discipline, OR, a UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in a science or engineering discipline together with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).