This MSc is the only one of its type in the world and offers a unique opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed for Ciscos elite Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification.
This programme offers students the opportunity to develop excellent hands-on technical skills which are highly prized by industry.
Students are taught the actual workings and behaviour of technologies at an expert level, means of verifying their correct operation and troubleshooting. Students will learn to predict the behaviour of technologies and develop an expert knowledge of the interactions between them.
At the conclusion of the programme they will be able to use this knowledge to make appropriate design decisions based on complex customer requirements involving multiple technologies and implement those designs within tight time constraints.
Layer 2 Technologies: develop the knowledge and skills needed to make appropriate design choices for layer 2 network solutions, implement them and verify their operation. This module covers both campus (LAN) and wide area network technologies.
Layer 3 Technologies: determine appropriate design choices for layer 3 network solutions, implement them and verify their operation. This module covers IPv4/IPv6 addressing issues, interior routing protocols e.g. RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and exterior routing (BGP); Layer 3 design issues e.g. address summarisation, filtering, and redistribution of routing information between routing protocols; IP multicast routing (PIM, IGMP) technologies.
VPN and Security Technologies: design and implement virtual private network solutions, either for the purpose of solving routing issues, security issues or both. This module covers tunnelling technologies designed to enhance connectivity e.g. MPLS, GRE, 6to4 and security (IPSec). Methods of securing infrastructure devices and data networks are also examined.
Infrastructure Services: is concerned with a wide range of system management techniques (SNMP, remote management, logging, event monitoring), network services, and performance optimization (quality of service) technologies which depend upon a solid core network for their operation.
Integrating Network Technologies: this module draws scenarios from the other technology modules, accordingly you will develop the ability to integrate and troubleshoot progressively more complex internetworks as the year progresses. Case studies are presented which require students to develop the kind of customer facing skills and commercial awareness needed for a high level career in the networking industry.
Research and Project Methods: provides the background knowledge and skills that, in combination with the technical skills acquired in other taught modules will enable you to carry out a successful MSc Dissertation. By the end of the module you will have produced a viable proposal for a dissertation project.
MSc Project: acts as a vehicle for extending the knowledge and understanding of the student and the technical community in a chosen specialist area. It serves, through its length, complexity and rigour, as a suitable vehicle for extending a range of personal, interpersonal and communication skills.
GCU London is offering a range of scholarships to support you in your studies funded by industry, trusts and friends of the University.
Scholarships may cover fees, and/or provide a maintenance grant to support you during your studies.
Glasgow Caledonian University has become one of the largest universities in Scotland with nearly 17,000 students. The campus is selfcontained and situated right in the heart of the lively city of Glasgow.
The University is made up of three academic schools - School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow School for Business and Society, and School of Engineering and Built Environment. Glasgow School for Business and Society has a fine reputation for developing innovative programmes in areas such as Risk Management, E-Business and International Fashion Marketing. Our schools contain state-of-the-art laboratories and a number of renowned centres of excellence.