Year 2 (national level 5):
- Personalised Skills Development (20 credits)
Learn key skills such as self-determination, planning and actioning of goals, time management, independent learning and team working.
- Software Enterprise Project (20 credits)
Work in a team to undertake a large scale development for a real client or realise an enterprising idea that the group has personally conceived and developed. Learn the principles of software engineering and development in the context of real world and real client needs and demands. Focus on ethics, professionalism and security related issues within the software development and technology management industries.
- Network Fundamentals: CCNA 1 & 2 (20 credits)
This module introduces the architecture, structure, basic protocols and devices used in routed and switched networks, as well as in-depth discussion of the OSI and TCP/IP reference models and where these devices and protocols sit within it.
- Wireless and WANS: CCNA 3 & 4 (20 credits)
This module will provide you with the second half of the CISCO accreditation for CCNA.
- Network Security (20 credits)
Cover areas of Network Security including: dial-up security, TCP/IP based networks, securing network services, AAA (Authentication, Authorisation & Accounting), Encryption techniques, firewalling, intrusion detection methods, intrusion prevention methods, proxies, virtual private networks and network security policies. You will also set up live secure networks (hardware and simulated), and system recovery after attacks.
- Programming Virtual Networks (20 credits)
Concentrate on the increasingly important subject of virtualisation and programming in Python.