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Employment for Computer Network Professionals to 2016–17 is expected to grow very strongly. Employment in this large occupation rose strongly in the past five years. Source: Job Outlook (opens an external site).
UTS: Information Technology is a Cisco Networking Academy and Cisco Networking Academy Instructor Training Centre with a successful partnership with Cisco Systems for over fourteen years. We provide practical hands-on learning using resources and equipment provided by Cisco Systems, including routing, switching, security, wireless and VoIP. There are four dedicated and fully resourced networking labs equipped with the latest hardware and these resources can also be accessed via Netlab.
All aspects of the organisational use of networks are covered. Advanced subjects across a number of streams are also available: Cisco certified network professional; broadband technologies and services; wireless and mobile; and web technologies.
Students are prepared for CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) industry certification within the UTS/Cisco Networking Academy Program.
All aspects of the organisational use of networks are covered. Advanced subjects across a number of streams are also available: CCNP; broadband technologies and services; wireless and mobile; and web technologies.
Broadband technology and services
Countries around the world are investing in their broadband infrastructure, including Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). This stream of subjects covers the design, management and implementation of corporate networks in the context of an underlying high-speed broadband infrastructure.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
The CCNP preparation stream extends the CCNA basics by offering more advanced study of the design, implementation and troubleshooting of both local and wide area networks, as well as advanced topics in security, voice, wireless and video. Students who complete all subjects in this stream will be prepared to sit for the Cisco CCNP certification exams.
Organisations are facing an increasing need to ensure the security of their corporate networks. This stream of subjects covers current best practice in cryptography and security protocols, plus the ability to apply the theory in practice using industry-standard Cisco equipment. You can also learn to design secure enterprise networks and understand related management and legal issues.
Internetworking is about more than just protocols – you also need to know how to build applications in a distributed, networked environment. This stream offers a range of subjects in developing web applications using current technologies such as Web Services, J2EE and .NET.
Wireless and mobile
Wireless networks and the applications that use them are changing the way the world works and plays. This stream covers a variety of different wireless and mobile networking technologies, as well as how to build next-generation applications which take advantage of mobility.
Course co-ordinator: Dr Qiang Wu
UTS offer Cisco Certification short courses that may interest people who wish to gain entry into internetworking program courses.