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Computer networks are transforming society, with cloud platforms, social networks and multimedia streaming influencing our daily lives and business operations. Learn to manage sophisticated solutions to shape the next generation of networks with a BSc (Hons) Computer Networks with Foundation Year degree Through our hands-on, industry-led learning approach, you'll gain fundamental skills in converging technologies, network security solutions, and the real-world application of problem-solving and troubleshooting methodologies. Our BCS, Chartered Institute for IT-accredited course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to launch a successful career in the networking and IT industries. Develop in-demand knowledge and skills The foundation year pathway aims to provide understanding of the key subjects in communication and study skills, basic programming, and essential mathematics. On successful completion, you will progress on to our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks degree. For three further years of study - or four, if you choose to include an industry placement, our course delivers a practical and theoretical understanding of networks, how they work, and how they are applied, studying industry-informed modules developed in consultation with BBC, BT and Cisco. Based at our exciting MediaCityUK campus, you'll apply theory and practice to develop a comprehensive knowledge base. You’ll understand Python, Linux and database systems and specialise in penetration testing, advanced routing and mobile networking. You’ll also explore Internet of Things (IoT), the Wide Area Networks (WAN) and global information security. Having the ability to apply ideas is at the heart of successful computing careers, so we embed this learning objective throughout your studies. You will learn by completing both independent activities and group design projects. Get closer to industry Salford has strong industry connections and we advocate real-world learning. With our envious campus location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region’s thriving tech community. You will have the option to include an additional industry placement year to apply what you’ve learnt and develop further skills. As a Network Academy Centre, delivering professional Cisco Certified Network Associate course materials, you’ll also have the opportunity to become CCNA certified, further enhancing your career prospects once you graduate. Features • Initially study a foundation year to develop computing, maths and study skills to progress to study our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks degree • Obtain a broad understanding of the field of computing with a core specialism in networks • Acquire programming skills, with a critical awareness of selecting and managing appropriate software • Develop a systematic understanding of computer networks, how they function and perform • Understand the security implications of globally-connected internet-based systems • Gain Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification alongside your degree

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Computer Networks with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS