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Advanced Networking (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)


Course Description

Focuses on advanced network design and development, covering enterprise topologies, wireless configurations, network security and forensics, cloud computing, internet of things and server infrastructures.

Blending hands-on technical knowledge with theoretical understanding, this course uses our well-equipped labs to provide you with direct access to advanced routers, switches, ISP emulators, VoIP telephony systems and wireless devices.

You’ll will also be instructed in leading-edge network research and provided with the techniques to constantly extend and update your knowledge and thinking on networking theory, practice and research, allowing you to keep up to date well into your future networking career.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MScPGDipPGCert-Advanced-Networking-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

The course blends postgraduate level understanding with significant elements of Cisco CCNA, CCNP and Cisco security curriculums. This offers you a strong basis to extend your CV and obtain related certifications.

The Cisco Certification Exams themselves are not included in the MSc course but during your time here you will be offered additional support to obtain them, by qualified CCNP Cisco Certified Academy Instructors.

Learn the techniques associated with current networking practices, enabling you to develop and implement effective systems.

Subjects include:
- Advanced network technology
- Network security
- Host-based forensics
- Routing technology
- Switching technology
- Advanced cloud and network forensics
- MSc dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Careers

With its emphasis on technical and hands-on network technologies, this course will leave you well equipped for a career in practical networking, ready to address real-life networking situations and problems.

As computer networks are in use in almost every industry and workplace, networking professionals are in demand. You will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of areas across research, education and training.

School of Computing

The world of computing offers many different and rewarding career paths for specialists with the appropriate skills. With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, our wide range of innovative courses is designed to meet industry needs.

Our courses are very practical and give you the necessary skills to join dynamic, hard working IT teams.

At Masters level, you can study anything from one module right up to a full MSc, full or part time. Modules include technologies such as .NET, Cisco, UML, SAP, Java, PHP, Ajax, all studied at Masters level. Choose to study full or part time.

There are also Executive Masters degrees available, including MSc Strategic ICT Leadership, MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, MSc Project and Programme Management and MSc Sound Design, where the majority of learning and study takes place at work or draws on your workplace experience. And the GCHQ accredited MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics can even be studied via distance learning.

The School of Computing is a member of a number of software alliance schemes which allows us to offer students of the school a large range of free software. Membership currently includes the Microsoft Academic Alliance (MSAA), the VMWare Academic Program (VMAP) and the iPhone Developer University Program. We are one of only two NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Centres in Scotland, a Cisco Academy Support Centre and an Encase Partner. Students benefit through access to the latest hardware, software and expertise.

Visit the Advanced Networking (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background Computer Science, Software Engineering, Communications Engineering or Network Computing in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.

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