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CISCO Networking Academy CCNA

Course Description

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.

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, but extended delivery over longer periods is possible (e.g. two years at three hours per week in University). Additional time required in addition to University time. 4 modules each taking around 6 months.

Each award consists of four modules that are studied in sequential order. You will complete an online and practical test.

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 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!

Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirement for these programmes is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references. If you are an international student please visit the countries page and select your country to see the relevant academic and English language entry requirements.

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