Computing – Further Networking with Wireless (HE Unit)
What is this course about?
This covers the Cisco CCNA curriculum content parts 3 and 4. The CCNA certification will be awarded following the successful completion of an external exam. This course will be an introduction to switching, network security and management and wireless standards using the Cisco CCNA Networking Academy curriculum.
Content includes basic switching concepts, VLANs, switch protocols, inter-VLAN routing, switch port security, network security and management (including ACLs), NAT & PAT, DHCP, WAN standards (such as PPP and Frame Relay) The course then looks into wireless technologies, such as: Installing/configuring Access Points and Bridging technologies. The theory side is also covered looking at site surveys and the various antennae used in the different topology options. The kit we use is of Business class Cisco aironet, combined with the latest Cisco IOS.
The main focus of the course is to cover basic switching concepts, ACLs and wireless standards.
How is it taught
Each lesson consists of a lecture, tutorial and practical. You are encouraged to ask questions and to work in small groups on some of your tutorials as this helps provide a range of learning opportunities. Tutor support is also provided outside of the teaching time via an online learning environment.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment consists of a case study and a 2 hour exam
What else do I need to know?
Stoke on Trent College has some of the most comprehensive and up-to-date facilities in the country. Learning takes place in a friendly and relaxed environment and your teaching team are here to help you get the most from your course. If you want to study on your own you can use one of the Learning Resources Centres or one of the special study workshops in English, Mathematics and Information Technology. All our classrooms are large, spacious and well equipped, and our staff have an excellent knowledge of the industry gained through many years of experience. Financial support, including HE Loans may be available towards the cost of this course and other expenses depending upon your personal circumstances. For more information please see http://www.stokecollege.ac.uk/hefinance.
What could I do next?
You may choose to complete further units from the HNC or HND in Computing Science (or apply to complete the whole HNC in Computing Science).