This masters degree course consists of a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Networking and either a research project by itself or professional project combined with study of a module on digital forensics. This final stage of your study draws together the knowledge and skills you have gained, in either a research or professional-based project. Professionals in network engineering and related fields will benefit from the completion of a project, helping them to develop the skills required for systematically addressing problems in their own organisations. The MSc is also relevant as a basis for further studies at doctoral level or for those working professionally requiring knowledge and experience of advanced networking and research methods.
The postgraduate diploma consists of four professional vocational modules, which include the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) materials. It will provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to install, configure and maintain local and wide area networks. If you complete the diploma you will be able to go on and gain the industry recognised certification by taking the CCNP examinations.
Cisco Systems are the market leader in the supply of networking equipment for the internet. They also have a well-established Academy programme aimed at educating network professionals. Cisco qualifications are highly regarded in the networking industry and their position at the leading edge of network development means that their Academy programme is up to date. If you complete this MSc you will be able to go on and gain the industry recognised certification by taking the CCNP examination.
You must be suitably prepared for study at professional postgraduate level. You are expected to have studied to at least HNC/HND level, or to have had equivalent practical experience. Individual module descriptions will tell you more about the requirements.Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study.
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