Network Design and Computer Management

60 credits

This academic package provides theoretical and practical knowledge prior to professional activity as a network administrator or an operations technician. During the studies you work in labs with the most modern communications equipment available from the Cisco Network Academy and the Palo Alto Networks Academy.

About the education

The programme encompasses two terms, corresponding to one year of fulltime studies. The course package is divided into two parts: 30 credits of computer network courses and 30 credits of basic courses in computer systems engineering, computer security, operating systems and programming for the Internet.

Security is a very important aspect in all types of computer networks. Therefore, the education contains several elements that teach how to work structured with computer and network protection. This category includes everything from vulnerability assessment to evaluation of methods and tools used to protect computer networks. 

Information on entry requirements can be found in the fact box for each semester – click on the plus sign to expand the box.

Course package content

The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2021 (may be subject to change).

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Computer Systems Administration, 7,5 credits
  • Computer Networks, 15 credits (based on CCNA Routing and Switching)
  • Introduction to Linux and Python, 7.5 credits

Semester 2

  • Cyber Security, 15 credits (based on CCNA Security and Cybersecurity Essentials)
  • Converged Optimized Networks, 15 credits (based on CCNP Route, CCNP Switch and CCNP TSHOOT)
Autumn 2021 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
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Entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for university studies in Sweden, including written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School, Mathematics corresponding to course 2 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.

Selection rules:

Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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