Foundation Year in Computer Science

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A foundation year gives students an opportunity to learn about a degree program in which they’re interested, but not yet ready or qualified to enter. They may be seeking credits for eligibility or simply exploring a program to decide if they want to pursue it. They may receive some sort of accreditation for completing foundation year studies.

What is a foundation year in computer science? A computer science foundation year introduces students to the field and can include courses such as programming fundamentals, program design, software testing, electronics, and computer-related mathematics. A foundation year is typically intended to provide the prerequisites that enable students to move on to further studies, usually undergraduate degree coursework. Some programs may also offer certifications that prepare students for entry-level employment.

A computer science foundation year can prepare students to move to further computer science coursework or possibly for entry-level employment. It can also hone critical thinking skills that are useful in many areas of life.

The cost of a computer science foundation year can vary. There are many programs available and students enter these programs with different needs. Interested students should research several programs and choose one that best fits their needs and budget.

Students who complete a foundation year in computer science can generally look forward to a successful career. Computer science is a strong industry right now and is expected to remain so for at least the next decade. Computer science graduates are in high demand and can establish careers in many capacities, including programming, information technology, and cybersecurity. Nearly every industry needs computer science people, and starting salaries are typically excellent.

A foundation year in computer science can prepare students to pursue undergraduate degree in computer science or possible employment. If you’re interested in learning more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling the lead form.

 

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Engineering and Computer Science Foundation Year

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months January 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

The Engineering and Computer Science university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Computer Systems Engineering. [+]

Best Course Studies in Computer Science 2017. The Engineering and Computer Science university foundation course enables students to apply for university degree courses in a variety of subjects including Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Computer Systems Engineering. Why take the Engineering and Computer Science Foundation Year? Our Engineering and Computer Science course allows students to develop a strong grounding in relevant scientific subjects. This begins by developing their technical skills and encouraging an analytical approach to problem solving. The Computer Science element of the pathway covers theoretical and practical aspects of approaching problems and challenges in hardware or software, while the Engineering aspect introduces students to different fields of engineering including Electronic, Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical. Taking a foundation year is one of the best ways to gain the knowledge and skills that will help you stand out from the crowd when you go to university. Studying within ORA’s Oxbridge-style tutorials, our dedication to small class sizes means that students receive regular, personalised feedback from their expert tutors. Outcomes After successfully taking the Engineering and Computer Science foundation year: You will be ready to start university in the UK or another English-speaking country You will have made UK university applications and received assistance in getting offers You will have improved your IELTS score ready for university entry You will have improved your study skills, including exam technique and ICT skills You will have gained an understanding of subjects allied to Engineering and Computer Science appropriate to your choice of undergraduate degree Modules In each Foundation course, students have 25 hours of contact time per week. There is, in addition, timetabled and supervised guided study time, when students are expected to be completing coursework or revising for exams, as well as timetabled self-study time. All students study compulsory modules: Introduction to Engineering and Computer Science EFL for Academic Purposes (introductory) * EFL for Academic Purposes (advanced) *(Students on the six-month fast-track programme do not take the introductory EFL course) Academic Modules Having studied the Introductory module, students then choose three more module options from the following: Maths Foundations of Computing Computer Programming Physics Engineering Game Development Robotics (Please note that additional modules may become available during the year, and that not all modules run every year; to check that your chosen modules will be on offer, please contact us). English Language Modules These modules cover all the core skills in the study of English as a foreign or second language. They enable students to improve their language skills rapidly, while incorporating the study of English grammar to ensure that standards of accuracy are maintained as students progress. Additionally, exam preparation classes help students achieve the highest IELTS level of which they are capable when they come to sit the exam. The ORA approach to English language teaching on the University Foundation programme is to make sure students become familiar with the requirements of an academic degree course. The modules cover not only the spoken language competencies that universities require, but also teach students the norms of essay, report, and other document writing in Anglophone universities, which may be different from those in their home countries, so that students are prepared for every aspect of the writing skills that they will need at university. Additional support Our dedicated team advises students on the often complicated process of getting a place at a UK university, from choosing which universities to apply to, all the way up to admission. For students who are unfamiliar with the UCAS system and with UK universities generally, this advice is invaluable in simplifying and explaining the process so that students can get the offers they need and deserve. We cover the following: Choosing your university Writing a personal statement University entrance exams Interview practice Academic writing skills English presentation skills Debate and discussion Academic research skills Note-taking and note-making Examination technique Start dates: January and September Entry requirement: 12 years schooling, Age 17 on entry, 4 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above, at least IELTS 5.5 (IELTS 6.0 in the case of fast-track students). [-]

FdSc Computing with Networking

New College Durham
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Durham

Information Technology and Web-based solutions are an integral part of all business types including public sector, private sector, public companies, retail and education. All companies, large and small, are affected by the by use of IT both to trade and to support the business. [+]

Information Technology and Web-based solutions are an integral part of all business types including public sector, private sector, public companies, retail and education. All companies, large and small, are affected by the by use of IT both to trade and to support the business. The Foundation Degree in Applied Business Computing is aimed at students who want to develop their skills and knowledge of computer systems to develop and support web-based and commercial systems in all types of businesses to an advanced level. At least one third of the modules in this foundation degree are devoted specifically to web-based and e-skills, with the remainder focusing on generic/commercial systems. Work placement can provide further opportunities for students to develop their chosen specialism skills. Level: 4 and 5 Credit Value: 120 Awarded by: New College Durham Venue: New College Durham Studying This programme aims to develop individuals wishing to progress to skilled technical and support level positions in website development, internet systems operations and technical website database support, along with the management and development of an e-business operation. Opportunities are available to obtain professional advanced qualifications from the British Computer Society. At the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate, at foundation degree level, that they have: Knowledge of the generic principles and practice in relation to how web based and commercial systems are developed and how they support the Business and IT Sector Understanding the characteristics of different organisations and the technical and economic environments in which they operate and the challenges that they face Acquired and applied a range of advanced technical skills relevant to web based and commercial computer systems, integrated with work-related experience A substantial work placement element is involved in year 2. With both year 1 and year 2 additional study outside of college is required. Entry Criteria Standard Entry Criteria: At least 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, normally including Maths & English (or appropriate Functional Skills at Level 2 and IT related subjects; and a minimum of 120 UCAS Credits generated from A Level/AS Level, BTEC/GNVQ/NVQ at Level 3; and to successfully complete an interview with the programme team. You may be asked to complete an IT skills audit test. Entry requirements may vary for those with relevant experience. Applicants must provide a personal statement and attend an interview. Non-standard entry criteria: A personal statement must be provided; attend a successful interview with a member of the team; an IT audit test (if applicable). Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) If you have previously studied on a similar award and have gained higher education credit at an equivalent level it may be possible to take this into account to gain exemptions from one or more modules. Progression opportunities A foundation degree constitutes the first two levels (4 & 5) of a higher education qualification. Students may wish to progress to a Level 6 award as a ‘top up’ to their qualification: ordinarily progression would be direct to an Honours Degree and the first two levels would be accepted as accreditation of prior achievement (APA). Sometimes students join an existing programme at year 3 but some institutions have developed specific top-up Honours programmes. Some HEIs may require additional study prior to progression onto their Level 6 qualification to ensure the student has the relevant knowledge and skills to enter that named award. There are Honours programmes at all of the local HEIs that will consider students from this foundation degree, or indeed throughout the UK. [-]

Foundation Studies for Engineering and Computer Science

La Trobe Melbourne
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Foundation studies is a bridging course to help international students enter the 1st year of an Undergraduate Degree in Engineering and Computer Science at La Trobe University. [+]

Best Course Studies in Computer Science 2017. Foundation Studies for Engineering and Computer Science Foundation studies is a bridging course to help international students enter the 1st year of an Undergraduate Degree in Engineering and Computer Science at La Trobe University. Subjects Students will complete 4 subjects in the first trimester and 4 subjects in the second trimester. Students will also undertake independent learning throughout the course to develop learning and research skills in preparation for university. Academic Communication 1 and 2 are compulsory subjects. Other subjects are compulsory dependent on chosen bachelor degree. Trimester 1 Academic Communication 1 Advanced Maths 1 Physics 1 Essential Maths 1 Independent learning 1 Trimester 2 Academic Communication 2 Advanced Maths 2 Physics 2 Essential Maths 2 Independent learning 2 [-]

Games Development - FdSc (Full-Time)

Newcastle College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

This course covers a wide range of disciplines in games development, including programming and design, and modelling. [+]

Overview This course covers a wide range of disciplines in games development, including programming and design, and modelling. You will also gain valuable work experience to build on the skills you learn and develop as part of the course. Whilst studying this course you are also encouraged to register as a member of the British Computer Society (BCS). Entry Requirements Normally at least 18 years old with qualifications equivalent to a minimum of 160 UCAS points from relevant Level 3 BTEC qualifications, GNVQ Advanced/ NVQs at level 3, or GCE ‘A’ Levels/ Scottish Highers. Applicants over 21 with none of the above but with the appropriate occupational experience may be accepted. If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above. Course content – year one: Personal and Professional Development 1, Work Based Learning 1, Computer Games Design, Maths and Physics for Computer Games, Fundamentals of XNA, 2D and 3D Modelling. Course content – year two: Personal and Professional Development 2, Work-Based Learning 2, Multiplayer Game Design and Development, 3D Games Development, Intermediate XNA, Mobile Games Platforms. Professional placements You will benefit from our excellent employer links. Throughout the course you are encouraged to undertake work placements and manage live projects for prestigious companies giving you first-hand knowledge that will enable you to gain employment in your chosen career. Work placements help you gain valuable experience in a business environment, and give you the opportunity to work on live briefs. Learning and assessment You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including written practical assignments, work-based project, presentations, vivas, peer work and independent study. Assessment is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations, case-studies, peer assessment, work-based projects and time-constrained assessments. Career and progression opportunities On completion of this course you may decide to pursue a career in games development, games design or games programming. If you complete this course to an appropriate standard and would like to continue with you studies, you will be offered the opportunity to progress onto our BSc (Hons) Games Development (Top-Up) or BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Top-Up). [-]

Computer Science Programs

Computer Systems Institute
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2017 USA Chicago Skokie + 1 more

Passionate about computers? Is being on the cutting edge of technology something that excites you? If so, you might be perfect for one of our Computer Science (CS) programs. [+]

Best Course Studies in Computer Science 2017. Computer Science (CS) Foundation Program Computer Systems Institute’s Computer Science (CS) Foundation Program provides students with the strong academic background and industry-based certifications that help prepare them for success in computer science related professions. By combining practical training with theoretical knowledge, the CS Foundation Program gives students the skills they need to succeed in this rapidly growing industry. The objectives of this program are (1) to give students a foundation in computer science that they can utilize in pursuit of further study; (2) to prepare students for entry-level employment; and (3) to prepare students for the ISTQB certification. Graduates of the CS Foundation Program will have a working knowledge of computer systems, program design, electric and electronic circuits, manual testing, and test automation that can be applied in business, IT, and healthcare. These programs are not eligible for Title IV funding (financial aid). The CS Foundation program introduces students to concepts in computer science. Students will study specialized subjects such as IT quality assurance and certifications, components of computer systems, mathematical foundations of computing, manual testing and test automation. Students will gain a foundation in computer science that they can utilize in pursuit of further study in a variety of fields including business, IT and healthcare. Courses include: Program Design Introduction to Java Programming Electric and Electronic Circuits Manual Testing Test Automation IT Quality Assurance and Certifications User Interface Design and Programming Components of Computer Systems Mathematical Foundations of Computing Programming Practicum Externship or field experience is an integral part of this program. CSI’s Career Development Department maintains a current list of employer contacts and job openings to help students identify opportunities for off-campus employment that relate to their areas of study. Program Length: 1 year Quarter Credit Hours: 36 Computer Science (CS) Essential Program The CS Essential program introduces students to a working knowledge of programming basics, problem solving, algorithm development, debugging strategies and a modern programming environment. Students will also acquire skills that can be applied to problem solving using programs and the practice of computer science. Students will study specialized subjects such as machine organization, computer design, data structures, and programming language. The CS Essential program is especially beneficial for those wishing to acquire a solid groundwork in Java and Mobile Application Development. Courses include: Computer Design Machine Organization Data Structures Object-Oriented Programming Languages and Automata Programming Languages (Java, C, C++) Java Programming Mobile Application Development I Mobile Application Development II Internet and IT Legal Issues Operating Systems Concepts and Design Java Programming Practicum Externship or field experience is an integral part of this program, although it is not required. CSI’s Career Development Department maintains a current list of employer contacts and job openings to help students identify opportunities for off-campus employment that relate to their areas of study. Program Length: 1 year/40 academic weeks Quarter Credit Hours: 36 [-]

International Foundation Year

Wiltshire College
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Salisbury

The Wiltshire International Foundation Year (IFY) is a one year pre-university programme, including a significant degree of English language teaching. The programme is designed to provide students with an entry route to UK university programmes and there are progression arrangements with over 30 UK universities... [+]

Wiltshire Foundation Year The Wiltshire International Foundation Year (IFY) is a one year pre-university programme, including a significant degree of English language teaching. The programme is designed to provide students with an entry route to UK university programmes and there are progression arrangements with over 30 UK universities. The IFY aims to improve students general and academic English language ability, study skills and cultural understanding and introduce them to academic study in English in the fields of computing and/or business at a suitable level. Course structure To complete the programme candidates must study and pass eight modules. The programme consists of the following six core modules: Developing English Language Skills Advanced English Language Skills English for Academic Purposes Study and Communication Skills Culture Studies Foundation Mathematics Students choose two of the following modules to make up to 8 in total: Introduction to Computing Introduction to Programming Introduction to Business Introduction to Accounting and Economics Career prospects and opportunities Students recenty completing this course have successfully progressed onto their chosen degree at some of the leading UK Universities as well as Deakin University (Australia) and Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology (Malaysia) Assessment Methods Assessments for all modules will be offered in a number of assessment cycles throughout the year. The modules are all assessed by either examination or coursework assignments. Entry requirements For entry onto the NCC Education IFY programme you must have: Successfully completed secondary education in an appropriate range of subjects; A valid score of 5.0 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. A skype interview may be required What next? Students completing the IFY can progress to over 30 UK universities to a wide range of different undergraduate programmes. Please contact us for the full list of universities and for further details. [-]

Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Computing

ONCAMPUS
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are [+]

Best Course Studies in Computer Science 2017. The Undergraduate Foundation Programme includes four core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are: English, and a choice of three academic subject modules chosen according to the progression pathway, offering at particular FoundationCampus centres, or individual student choice. FoundationCampus centres offer different subject modules according to progression agreements with their host universities, but all follow a core curriculum. Please refer to your chosen centre Coursefinder for module availability. Biology Module 1: • Cell biology • DNA • Genetics • Human reproduction Module 2: • Scientific writing • Feeding and modes of nutrition • Biological molecules • Enzymes • The human digestive system • Exchange surfaces: The Ileum and the Nephron Module 3: • Breathing • Exchange surfaces: The lung • Haemoglobin & oxygen transport • The circulatory System & blood • Cellular respiration • Thermoregulation Chemistry Module 1: • Atomic structure • Formulae, equations and moles • Structure and bonding • Periodic Table • Groups 1 and 2 • Group 7 • Introduction to oxidation and reduction Modules 2 & 3: • Energetics • Kinetics • Chemical equilibria • Introductory organic chemistry • Further organic chemistry (alcohols, halogenoalkanes, aldehydes, ketones) • Industrial inorganic chemistry • Acid-base equilibria Computing Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise • Fundamentals of Problem Solving • Fundamentals of Programming • Fundamentals of Data Representation • Systems Development Life Cycle Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept and The Internet • Fundamentals of Computer Systems • Fundamental Hardware Elements of Computers • Machine Level Architecture • Hardware Devices • The Structure of the Internet • Web page design • Consequences of Uses of Computing Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking • Problem Solving • Programming Concepts • Real Numbers • Operating Systems • Databases • Communication and Networking Mathematics Module 1: • Working with numbers • Fractions, powers and reciprocals • Ratio and percentages • Algebra and algebraic equations • Graphs of straight lines • Simultaneous equations • Working with shape and space Module 2: • Working with data • Simple inequalities • Probability and its applications • Similarity and Pythagoras Theorem • Trigonometry • 2-D and 3-D objects • Quadratic equations • Functions • Advance trigonometry Module 3: • Advance algebra • Graphs • Vectors • Calculus • Direct and inverse proportion Physics Module 1: • Introduce Vectors and Scalars • Equations of Motion • Motion under gravity • Forces – Introduction • Moments, Couples and Equilibrium • Work, Energy and Power Module 2: • Current and Charge in Physics • Potential Difference, EMF, Internal Resistance • Energy and Power in DC Circuits • Resistance and Resistivity • I/V characteristics of non-ohmic Devices (E5)Analysing Series and Parallel circuits • Potential Divider Module 3: • Materials • Solid, Liquid and Gas • Temperature • Thermal properties of materials • Temperature and the behaviour of gases – Ideal Gas Equation • Simple Thermodynamics & Conservation of Energy • Thermodynamics of Heat Engines • Circular Motion • Simple Harmonic Motion • Waves • Nature of Waves Sociology Module 1: • What is Sociology? • Functionalism and consensus approaches • Marxism and conflict theories • Conflict theories: feminism • Weber: bureaucracy, status and power • The power of observation • Symbolic interactionism for beginners • A critique of the major perspectives • An overview: definitions and etymology; norms, values and social roles; the role of culture in society • Theories of socialisation • The importance of self, personal and social identity and difference • Globalisation • Marxism, functionalism, interactionism, postmodernism. Concepts of power and status • Absolute vs. relative poverty • Global inequality • Historical stratification • Functionalist theory • Marxist theory • Dependency theory Module 2: • Introduction to research methods • Primary data collection, the social survey, questionnaires, structured interview schedules • Secondary data collection, comparative method • Ethno methodology • Practical research mini project Module 3: • Different theories of crime, deviance, social order and social control • Mass media and crime • Crime control, prevention and punishment • Theories of crime and deviance • Globalisation and crime in contemporary society • International/TNC crime and internet crime • The role and purpose of education, including • Vocational education and training in contemporary society. • Educational policies • The role of education [-]

International Foundation Programme With Business or IT/Computing

Concorde International
Campus Full time 22 - 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

On successful completion of our International Foundation Year in Business or IT/Computing, students can study BA or BSc degrees in diverse areas [+]

International Foundation Year With Business or IT/Computing (Accredited by NCC, QCF Level 3) Options - Option 1: Intensive Course: January 2015 (22 weeks) - Option 2: Academic Year Course: September 2015 (34 weeks) On successful completion of our International Foundation Year in Business or IT/Computing, students can study BA or BSc degrees in diverse areas including: - Business, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, - IT, Computer Science, Computer Games Development - Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering. - Computer Networks - Automotive Engineering Before starting your International Foundation Year you can secure an advanced guaranteed place at: - Birmingham City University to study Business, Finance, Computing, Games Design and Engineering - Advanced offers at Worcester University, University of Salford and UCLAN also available - This course is also suitable for students sponsored by their Governments from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait After successfully completing your IFY, which includes IELTS preparation in term two, you will also have access to over 30 UK universities including: - University of Leeds - University of Essex - University of Plymouth - Oxford Brookes University - Westminster Business School - Sheffield Hallam University - Nottingham Trent University - Manchester Metropolitan University - York University - University of Kent IELTS score for university entrance for this pathway - minimum 6.0 with 5.5 in reading and writing. IELTS preparation available during your course. If you are worried about reaching this IELTS level, you may prefer direct entry onto an International Year One business programme at one of the following: - University of Sussex, - Kingston University - University of Keele, - University of Lincoln, - Strathclyde University - Liverpool John Moores University (subject to passing your NCC IFY at Concorde International) Advanced Offers also available at these Universities! Here where you will receive intensive English support at an International Study Centre on campus, which will prepare you for your studies in Year 2 and 3. If you have a minimum IELTS score of 4.5 with 4.0 in reading and writing this is the option for you! Our International Foundation Year also prepares you to study in the USA if you wish. Progression routes available include courses at The University of Idaho where you can study: Biochemistry, Agricultural Science, Biology, Fishery Sciences, Food and Nutrition plus business courses including Economics, Business and Marketing and Finance. IFY Course Details - This course has a strong emphasis on English Language learning. - You will develop your skills to an Advanced level which will enable you to cope with the English for Academic Purposes modules and IELTS examinations - Mathematics will also form part of the course which will help you prepare for the Business or IT/Computing options later in the course programme. - The course is monitored and assessed throughout with external examinations in December (September starters) March and June. - You will have access to the NCC Virtual Learning Environment, Digital Library and an online ‘Campus for Students’ where you will find peer support and help throughout your studies. You will study the following compulsory modules: - English Development - Advanced English - English for Academic Purposes - Study and Communication Skills - Cultural Studies - Mathematics Plus two electives from four of the following modules: - Business - Accounting/Economics - IT Skills - Programming University selection and offers During your IFY at Concorde International, we help you through the process of university applications by our own university advisor. Campus visits are arranged for you, and during your course will have access to the new library at Canterbury Christ Church University. In addition university representatives visit our school regularly and are on hand to help you make informed choices about your future. Entry Requirements for IFY Open entry, but you must be competent in English, IELTS 5.5 (January) and IELTS 4.5 (September). A good standard of Mathematics is also required. [-]

Computing with Database Development Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford

The Manchester College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The course teaches students to develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of modern business. [+]

Best Course Studies in Computer Science 2017. What's the Computing with Database Development Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford course about? The course teaches students to develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of modern business. Students will develop practical skills in software design, implementation and testing, developing web and multimedia applications and in the use of databases and relevant programming languages. Students will also have the opportunity to gain experience in products used by industry. Employers have an ongoing involvement in the design and delivery of the programme to ensure students graudate with the skills required by industry. The course also helps students to develop other important skills such as communication, team work and problem solving skills. Students will develop an understanding of how computing relates to different aspects of an enterprise, preparing them for changes in technology. Students also develop practical skills in software design, implementation and testing, and in the use of databases and appropriate programming languages, such as Java. During the second stage of the course there is a greater emphasis on the development of practical skills which help to make graduates attractive to employers. Assessment on the programme makes use of a range of activities, including reports, oral presentations, group work, practical assignments, multiple choice question tests, time-constrained tests and peer assessment. Several end-of-year examinations and a number of assignments must also be undertaken What will I be able to do after I've completed this course? Upon successful completion of the foundation degree students may progress onto a third year and 'TOP UP' their FdSC to a BSc(Hons) Business Computing with IT (Validated by the University of Salford). Alternatively, students may progress into numerous careers, including junior IT office mangers, junior software developers, network administration assistants and end user support analysts. [-]

Computer Network Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford

The Manchester College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This course has been developed in partnership with Cisco and Microsoft to equip students with the skills and knowledge employers need for a range of professional IT careers related to networking. [+]

What's the Computer Network Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) - Validated by the University of Salford course about? This course has been developed in partnership with Cisco and Microsoft to equip students with the skills and knowledge employers need for a range of professional IT careers related to networking. It is also designed to promote and develop a broad range of skills, personal qualities and approaches that will provide a platform for further study, successful career advancement and lifelong learning. The course is suitable for people already working in networking, who want to develop their skills and gain a higher-level qualification, or those wanting to begin a career in this field. Students have the opportunity to gain vendor certifications in industry standard products, for example, Microsoft (Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional:Server Administration) and CISCO (CISCO Certified Network Associate). They develop practical skills in network administration within the infrastructure, implementation of Active directory and troubleshooting, and in the use of Windows 2008 Enterprise edition operating system and CISCO multilayer switches and routers. There are also units that develop personal effectiveness and employment skills and a key feature of the course is work-related learning. Subjects studied include: - Network fundamentals - Network software - Information systems for organisations - Internet technology - Network design and implementation - Project management - Network security Assessment makes use of a range of activities, including reports, oral presentations, group work, practical assignments, time-constrained tests, peer assessment and live industry briefs.. Achievement is evidenced by the production of a portfolio of evidence. [-]

Computer Network Security Foundation Degree (FdSc) Validated by the University of Salford

The Manchester College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

In addition to the highly technical and specialist skills within the foundation degree, business awareness skills are also taught, at the request of employers involved in the design of the programme. [+]

Best Course Studies in Computer Science 2017. What's the Computer Network Security Foundation Degree (FdSc) Validated by the University of Salford course about? Today's computers keep vast amounts of strategic data and keeping it secure is critical. Network security is vital for businesses of all sizes, government agencies, government services and religious organisations, and individuals with personal data. With technology evolving almost daily, qualified security, network experts are in high demand, especially in small and medium sized enterprises. Network security jobs cover a wide range of subjects. Database administrators are responsible for managing and protecting data. Computer systems analysts use the computer's technical abilities to meet the needs of a particular type of industry or company. Network administrators and computer system administrators oversee network security as part of their jobs. Computer security specialists focus exclusively on computer security for a company. Students gain knowledge and understanding of public key infrastructures, access lists, firewalls, ISA security, troubleshooting of individual logic devices and computer systems. In addition to the highly technical and specialist skills within the foundation degree, business awareness skills are also taught, at the request of employers involved in the design of the programme. This ensures that students are also aware of the importance of time management, teamwork, communication skills and how to be an effective member of staff within the organisation. Subjects covered include: - Internet security - Introduction to security concepts - Client/server security - Firewall security - Infrastructure security - Network administration security - Securing remote access Assessment makes use of a range of activities, including reports, oral presentations, group work, practical assignments, time constrained tests, peer assessment and live industry briefs. What will I be able to do after I've completed this course? Upon successful completion of the foundation degree students may progress onto a third year and 'TOP UP' their FdSc to a BSc (Hons)Business Computing with IT (Validated by Salford University). Graduates may also progress into career pathways, such as database administration, network administration and computer systems analysis. [-]