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MSc Networking Professional (incorporating Cisco Certified Training)


Course Description

If you’re a recent graduate or career-minded professional, this course can offer you the combination of a higher academic and a professional qualification designed to enhance your career prospects and make you stand out to prospective employers.

We combine Cisco certification training with masters level teaching. You can also take associated Cisco exams to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Your first attempt at taking the examinations is free of charge.

During the first nine months, you study intensively at the University. This allows you to:
-Gain a thorough understanding of current best practice in the theory and application of leading edge networking technologies using associated tools and techniques.
-Improve your employment and career potential by combining academic study and professional training.
-Develop your professional and managerial skills in IT systems in organisations.
-Gain an insight into how businesses use different networking and IT technologies to meet their needs.

In the last three months, you study a research module and do a research project leading to a dissertation.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-networking-professional-incorporating-cisco-certificate-training

Professional recognition

The course involves Cisco training and you can take the associated Cisco certification examinations. These lead to the award of Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Course structure

Full time – 12-18 months.
Part time – 3 years.
Starts September and January.

IT professional modules
-Study skills
-Industrial expertise
-Research principles

Networking modules
-LAN design and implementation
-Internetworking switches and routers
-WAN design and implementation

Other modules
-IT project management
-Web application design and modelling
-Network security

Assessment: assessment is by: essays; technical reports; presentations; group work; demonstrations; online tests; research projects.

Other admission requirements

If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Visit the MSc Networking Professional (incorporating Cisco Certified Training) page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should have a good honours degree in computing or a related discipline such as communications or electronic engineering. If you do not have a good first degree we will consider your application if you have extensive work experience and other formal and professional qualifications in network related subjects. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. See course description for further admission details.

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