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Cisco Networking Academy Professional Qualification

Cisco Networking Academy Professional Qualification

Key information
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Qualification type

Professional Qualification

Subject areas

Cisco Certifications (Network / Systems Management Software)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview of the programme

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 and 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

A variety of options are available for students wishing to complete one, two or all four modules.
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.
Once all four modules have been completed over 2 years, students will be appropriately prepared to sit the CISCO Networking exam.

ASSESSMENT & TEACHING

Each award consists of four modules that are studied in sequential order.

After completing all 4 modules students will be suitably qualified to be able to sit the CCNA - Routing and Switching examination.

These comprise of two exams the 100-105 ICND1 and the 200-105 ICND2. These exams are external to Wrexham Glyndwr University, and will not form part of the course delivery.

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 Cisco CCNA is a globally recognised qualification across the IT and telecommunications industry. A variety of government organisations, training institutions and corporations around the UK recommend or require the CCNA certification for their staff or channel partners.

These includes Staples, BT, AT&T and the Cabinet Office. Within the UK, the average salary of a CCNA certified professional is £38,600pa with more than 84% being offered a salary of more than £25,000pa. The average salary for a CCNA graduate is estimated to be £22,900pa.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

Networking protocols include IPv4 and IPv6
Routing protocols include RIP, OSPF, EIGRP
Internet Technology; TCP/ IP, ISDD, Hubs, Switches, Routers and Gateways
Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
Network Management
LAN and WAN Technology
Accessing the Wide Area Network (WAN)
Routing Protocols and Concepts
Local Area Network (LAN) Switching and Wireless
Network Fundamentals

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for July-August one module is: £125. The fee for 2 modules per year: £250. The fee for all 4 modules 2 years: £500.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 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.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, along with part-time courses and professional qualifications. The university prides itself on its industry-led courses, offering links with employers. There are over 9,000 students at the university, with around 1,500 studying for a postgraduate qualification. The main campus in Wrexham is located on the edge of town and contains the majority...more

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