SKILLUP to Networking

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What Our Students Say

“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”

Rachel

“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”

Eve

“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”

Rachel

Did you know!

  • We deliver this course by utilising the learning resources of the Cisco Network Academy Network Essentials Course. This provides the student with downloadable network simulators and learning materials with practical and theory exercises to aid knowledge gain.

Course Information

Introduction

Develop your network knowledge.

More about STEM

Overview

Ever wondered how your devices communicate with networks? Or perhaps you want
to know why networking is key to the function of world communication and
economy. This course can help answer your queries. Skillup to Networking
introduces you to the world of data networking and helps explain how the
individual components, protocols and technologies all intertwine and work
together.


You will learn about different network types and the standards that relate to
them, discover key components that support networking and develop practical
skills which will see you configuring a network.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for those working in the world of digital and for those who are just interested in understanding more about how IT devices communicate. If you are interested in working as an IT networking engineer or within cybersecurity, this course will give you the specialist networking domain knowledge you need to succeed.

Course units/modules

Digital and IT Skills and CISCO Essentials Award Level 2

Benefits and skills

You will gain understanding of network components, protocols and applications as well as the ability to troubleshoot networks. You will also develop the skills needed to configure a secure network, as well as the ability to recognise and mitigate security threats to home nextworks.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Progression opportunities include further study, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Systems Infrastructure or combine learning with work by undertaking an Information Communication Technician Apprenticeship, also at Level 3.

Assessment types

Assessment will take the form of a theory-based exam as well as a practical, skills-based assessment in which you will assess and configure a network.

Course details

Duration: 14 Weeks
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 78072-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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