Thinking about going to college and university? Do you want to guarantee yourself a place at Edinburgh Napier University?
On this course you will be studying the important areas of networking and security, providing a platform for a successful career in the IT sector. The course will look at the specialist areas of computer forensics, software development and networking.
You will study the first two years of your degree here at Edinburgh College (Sighthill campus) and on successful completion of year 2, you are guaranteed a place in 3rd year at Edinburgh Napier University.
Year 1 – Edinburgh College
You will follow the framework for the HND year 1 Networking course. This course is designed to meet the varied needs of industry and commerce. It follows closely from the curriculum for the CISCO Certified Network Associate, and after completing the course you will be prepared for the CCNA qualification exam. Year 2 – Edinburgh College
You will follow the framework for the HND year 2 Networking course. The aim of year 2 is to provide a solid foundation and practical skills in advanced Microsoft and Cisco technologies. You will use the latest software, and study technical modules including Ethical Hacking Fundamentals, Security Concepts, Switching and Routing Technologies and Server Administration. Year 3 and 4 – Edinburgh Napier University
This course capitalises on the rising awareness of the importance of network security and is a valuable foundation for a successful and well-paid career. You will study the specialist areas of Security and Forensics, Software Development and Computer Networks. After four years you will have the expertise needed to create and analyse effective and secure computer systems. Subjects may include Information: Society and Security, Distributed Systems, Advanced Security, and Digital Forensics XML Web Services Honours Project.
How Course Is Assessed:
- Mostly practical but with some written assignments and multiple choice tests.
- The Graded unit for year 1 is an exam and for year 2 is a project.
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- 3 Highers at C pass to include Computing, Maths or a Science or 2 Highers at B pass may be considered.
- Adult learners with relevant employment/life experience/skills will be considered for entry to this course.
- You must attend a course information meeting to help us provide you with the right course.
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- At interview you may be asked to attend a screening exercise to assess your skills and there will be course information provided by a lecturer from the course.
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- You can continue your studies at degree-level in years 3 and 4 at Edinburgh Napier University with a guaranteed place upon passing years 1 and 2 of your HND.
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