To gain this qualification, you need 180 credits as follows:
Advanced routing – CCNP Route (T824) is the foundation module and should normally be studied first. You can study the remaining modules in any order, but if you are taking one module each presentation, we recommend that you study them in the order shown.
Note: you can take the Cisco components of T824 (Route), T828 and T826 (Switch) in any order. You must successfully complete both Route and Switch (or their predecessors BSCI and BCMSN) before taking the Cisco component of T827 (TShoot).
120 credits from:
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued module T825.
Completion of Stage 1 will entitle you to claim the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Networking (E51).
This MSc offers a choice of routes after you have completed Stage 1. The research route involves producing a dissertation to develop your academic research skills; while the professional route is a more discipline-oriented qualification combining study of digital forensics with an investigative project in advanced networking.
60 credits from either the Research route or the Professional route:
Research project (T802)
This research module enables you to gain an MSc by building on the postgraduate diploma that you already hold. You’ll develop and submit a dissertation.
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01 Oct 2016
You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 60 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you. Note, in particular, you can only count the credit from one of the following modules towards a single qualification: Research project (T802) or The MSc professional project (T847).
The modules quoted in this description are currently available for study. However, as we review the curriculum on a regular basis, the exact selection may change over time.