As a Cisco Networking Academy Support Centre, The Open University offers the Cisco CCNA R+S version 7 curriculum that provides the foundational knowledge, understanding and skills needed to configure a small-scale LAN/WAN using Cisco equipment. As part of your studies, you'll complete CCNA 1 and CCNA 2 and gain simulated hands-on experience of configuring networks through online activities.
As a Cisco Networking Academy Support Centre, The Open University offers the Cisco Certified Networking Associate ? Routing and Switching version 7 curriculum that provides the foundational knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to configure a larger scale LAN/WAN using Cisco equipment. As part of your studies, you'll complete CCNA 3 and and gain simulated hands-on experience of configuring networks through online activities.
This module is about using ideas from discrete mathematics to model problems, and representing these ideas through diagrams. The word 'graphs' refers to diagrams consisting of points joined by lines. These points may correspond to chemical atoms, towns, electrical terminals or anything that can be connected in pairs. The lines may be chemical bonds, roads, wires or other connections. The main topics of mathematical interest are graphs and digraphs; network flows; block designs; geometry; codes; and mathematical modelling. Application areas covered include communications; structures and mechanisms; electrical networks; transport systems; and computer science. To study this module you should have a sound knowledge of relevant mathematics provided by the appropriate OU level 2 study.
As a Cisco Academy, we can offer you the opportunity to study this Cisco Certified Network Professional course, 'Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks' (TSHOOT). Cisco Systems are worldwide leaders in networking technologies, for telecommunication, corporate and private networking. You will be provided with the knowledge, understanding and skills to troubleshoot communication on large-scale data networks using Cisco equipment and extend your research skills. You will be provided with hands-on lab experience via NETLABS?.
New opportunities for sharing knowledge and engaging with others are transforming the practices of educators and learners. However, many of us use social media and open content in what Lawrence Lessig described as 'read-only' engagement. This module will develop your practice into new forms of active and purposeful networked 'readwrite' activity. Working on a project that you devise, you will share your ideas and practice using a variety of forums, online tools and an Open Studio that you share with your fellow students. The module culminates in the H818 Online Conference, which brings together students, invited speakers, staff, and alumni. Projects explore how to enhance your own educational practice, while addressing key themes in online and distance education. You will also actively visualise and critically assess your own engagement with online networks and open practice.
As a Cisco Academy, we can offer you the opportunity to study the Cisco Certified Network Professional module 'Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)'. You will be provided with the knowledge, understanding and skills to deploy reliable, scalable and secure multilayer-switched campus LANs using Cisco equipment. You will also be expected to undertake individual research to contextualise Cisco in the broader networking environment. You will be provided with hands-on lab experience via NETLABS?.
Encryption of files and firewalls are just some of the security measures that can be used in security. This free course, Network security, which assumes you have a substantial knowledge of computing, helps to explain the intricacies of the continually changing area of network security by studying the main issues involved in achieving a reasonable degree of resilience against attacks.
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Have you ever clicked on a link you were unsure of, or downloaded a risky attachment? If so, then you are in danger of becoming part of a Botnet, also known as a ‘zombie army'. The term ‘zombie army’ is used to refer to a number of computer networks that have become infected as a result of malicious third party software sneaking onto a user’s computer and then linking it to others to send spam to, or steal data from. ‘How to Survive a Botnets Attack’ is a short animation that explains how to work safely on the internet and avoid your computer joining the ranks of the un-dead.
How have technological change and the rise in organised networks affected international order? William Brown, Senior Lecturer in Government and Politics, is joined by fellow Open University lecturers Dr Simon Bromley and Dr Helen Yanacopulos to investigate the key issues through recent events such as the 'Jubilee 2000 debt campaign’ and the financial crisis of 2008, along with a look at traditional political ideals such as Marxism and Capitalism. This material forms part of The Open University course DU301 A world of whose making?