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From the internet to satellite communications, improvements in networking technologies have changed the way we interact and communicate with each other.
In 2021, the University of Suffolk partnered with one of the largest networking companies on the planet, Juniper. Through this partnership, students can apply the knowledge they gain to configure and maintain network solutions in our state-of-the-art networking lab. For several years, through our close relationship with BT, we have trained the next generation of BT network engineers.
- Access to our new Juniper® Networking suite at DigiTech (launched in 2021)
- We prioritise hands-on learning over simulation software allowing students to use the latest in networking hardware
Our flexible BSc (Hons) Computing degree allows students to choose from a range of specialist networking modules. Simply apply for our BSc (Hons) Computing degree and opt for networking modules as part of the enrolment process.
This module introduces the concepts of communications and networking. It explores the Open Systems Interconnectivity (OSI) 7-layer reference model and TCP/IP Routing Suite (the 5-layer Internet reference model). TCP/IP is the model which is most commonly deployed in the majority of modern-day networks.
This module covers basic and advanced security concepts related to wired and wireless networks, and builds upon the network knowledge previously covered in Level 4 study. The OSI stack, first encountered in Level 4 study, is used as a vehicle to explore protocol security issues at different OSI layers. The approach taken aims at first to familiarise the student with the techniques used by potential attackers. The student will learn about the main challenges faced by a variety of wired and wireless environments. Further, the module presents common defence techniques and tools used to counter different security threats, and also explores some of the latest network security challenges posed by recent technology developments.