Network Computing blends academic rigour with practical skills and incorporates the Cisco Certified Network Associate curriculum for small and medium-sized networks. Compared to Computing BSc (Hons), this course has a much stronger focus on computer network technologies. You will develop both practical skills in designing and building networks, as well as expertise in five key areas of network management: fault, configuration, accounting, performance and security. For each of these, you will learn about available protocols and how to analyse different models and standards. At the same time, the course covers all the fundamentals of computing. Topics include web applications, database systems, programming and software development.