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Cisco Networking Essentials (NE) Blended Delivery

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As digital technology becomes essential to every part of the global economy, the demand for innovative, tech-savvy people keeps growing. Networking Essentials introduces you to the networking concepts that underlie the digital economy. It is ideal as an entry point for many careers....

  • Level Short Course
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City Centre
  • Award N/A
  • Start date May 2022
  • School School of Computing and Digital Technology
  • Faculty Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment

Overview

As digital technology becomes essential to every part of the global economy, the demand for innovative, tech-savvy people keeps growing. Networking Essentials introduces you to the networking concepts that underlie the digital economy. It is ideal as an entry point for many careers.

This course provides self-paced blended learning with a requirement to attend in-person classes for three days in total over the duration of the course.

This course requires attendance at BCU on the following dates:

  •          21 May 2022
  •          18 June 2022
  •          30 July 2022

Introducing STEAMhouse

STEAMhouse is a centre for technology, innovation, creative thinking

Our brand new £70 million pound building, STEAMhouse, will become the new home for the School of Computing and Digital Technology from the start of the 2022 academic year.

Find out more

This course is not open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

You will have access to the official Cisco Networking Academy online curricula and Packet Tracer network simulation software, and work through the e-learning material, completing the relevant practical and theoretical exercises provided. The course provides 24/7 access to the online material, which includes pre-recorded video tutorials and remote access to real networking equipment.

The course consists of a single module, culminating in an online exam and practical test held at the University, for which you will receive a course completion certificate

Students who successfully complete the course and decide to enrol in the next scheduled Cisco CCNA Route and Switch course will receive a discount of £100 on their CCNA course fees.

Studying with us during the Covid-19 pandemic

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses. Should the impact of the pandemic continue in future years, any additional or alternative arrangements put in place by the University will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

Fees & How to Apply

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

Course Details

  • Mode: Short Course
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Fees: £150 (£100 refundable if you subsequently enrol in CCNA within the current academic year).

How to apply

For more information on this course, and to apply, contact Linda Maxwell on:

Entry Requirements

Basic PC proficiency and basic maths skills.

Course in Depth

On this course, you will learn how to plan and install a network using real equipment and connect it to the internet. Activities include:

  • Practise verifying and troubleshooting network and internet connectivity.
  • Learn how to recognize and mitigate security threats to a home network.
  • Configure common internet applications, set up sharing between computers, and configure basic IP services.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.

The course provides you with the basic skills required to set up and maintain a small computer network. it also offers a comprehensive introduction to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Route and Switch Course, which provides a path to achieving internationally recognised vendor certification.

Facilities & Staff

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Our Facilities

As a student in the School of Computing and Digital Technology, you will have access to our labs, software, professional sound studios, computer games labs and industry-standard facilities to develop your practical skills in audio, video and multimedia application development, content creation and more.

We are currently undertaking a £340 million investment programme in our facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus. This includes our brand new £70 million development, STEAMhouse, which will be the new home to Computing and Digital Technology students. This state-of-the-art centre will give you access to outstanding facilities and equipment, as well as opportunities to collaborate with businesses across multiple sectors and work on real industry-based projects.

Our facilities in Millennium Point have undergone a £6.5million investment with a new maker area, engineering labs/equipment and IT equipment.

Thanks to our partnerships with Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Juniper, SAS and LPI you will have access to the latest technology and facilities that reflect advanced professional practice. Our students also have access to software such as the Adobe Suite including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

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Enquiries

Course enquiries

For more information on this course, and to apply, contact Linda Palmer on:

Email: linda.palmer@bcu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 7531