This foundation degree has been specifically designed and written to ensure that you join the industry fit for purpose, professional and with the ability to respond to its rapidly changing demands. This is achieved by combining formal lectures, hands-on practical experience, the embedding of work-based learning and the incorporation of preparation for Cisco vendor qualifications.
Resources are exceptional with access to specialist computer suites, Cisco Regional Network Academy networking facilities, Microsoft Professional Training suites, test centres and an open access suite.
The programme offers you a common first year with the opportunity to specialise in software development or computer networking in the second year. The content for Cisco networking qualifications are embedded within your foundation degree which will help you to gain employment on completion of your programme. We have liaised closely with local industry to identify local needs and the Sector Skills Council, e-skills, to identify national trends in demand.
The programme is broad-based, giving a good grounding in current practice and developments. You have the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest, through optional modules, to focus on computer networking or software development, together with your integrated project undertaken in Year 2.
During the foundation degree, you will also study towards the Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Security content. This complementary study will prepare you to undertake the industry recognised awards of CCNA and CCNS which will provide you with a unique qualification, putting you in a strong position for future employment or career progression.
What You Will Learn
Introduction To The Programme and Work Based Learning
Databases & Information Systems
Human Computer Interaction With Emerging Technologies
Networked Communications Technologies
Introduction to Programming and Software Engineering
Indicative Module Year 2
Planning and Managing Projects for E-Business Technologies
Systems Analysis Design and Implementation
Object Orientated Programming
IT Management & Security
Computer Networking Pathway
Local & Wide Area Networks (Optional)
Software Development Pathway
Visual and Dynamic Programming (Optional)
– BSc (Hons) Computing final year at University of Plymouth
– BSc (Hons) Computing Technologies final year at Camborne
– Programmer or Programme Tester
– IT Analyst
– Government Communications Headquarters Analyst
– Help Desk Support or Website Developer
– Network Administrator, Engineer or Installer
– Network Support Technician
*The content for this course is currently being reviewed and may change.
How to Apply
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