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Cisco Networking Academy Professional Qualification

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Professional Qualification

  • Location

    Wrexham Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

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.

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University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    128th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 113 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    112 50%

    89th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    75th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    41st

    21

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