The internetworking program provides students with a practical, hands-on learning experience using resources provided by Cisco Systems for internetworking including routing, switching, security and wireless. Advanced electives in internetworking are available. The program covers all aspects of the organisational use of networks: design, implementation, security, management, end systems and applications. This course prepares students with undergraduate qualifications that are not in the field of ICT, for entry to the workforce as an ICT networking professional. Students who do have ICT qualifications can extend their learning. Students can develop multiple skills across the internetworking field, according to interest and elective choices, for example, switching and routing, systems and network management and analysis, network security, mobility and web development. Students have the option of preparing for Cisco CCNA and CCNP certifications within the program.
This program aims to: retrain professionals wishing to move into ICT careers in networking meet the needs of industry for computer network professionals target a number of industry-based certifications: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), and CCNA Security provide a thorough and practical grounding in networking, security, network design, administration and management provide a solid foundation for the development of web and mobile applications prepare students for professional practice through an understanding of project management, professional ethics, and the role of information systems in organisations, and meet students' needs by allowing specialisation through project work and subject choice.
Career options include computer network and systems engineer, network administrator, network analyst, and security specialist. Depending upon electives chosen, other career options include applications developer, network architect, cloud computing specialist or network manager.
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Last updated January 23, 2018