Computing Academy

Run in partnership with local businesses, the Computing Academy will enhance your technical skills and employability, preparing you for a career in the fast-changing field of computing.

What can I expect?

The Academy aims to build your computing abilities in a wide range of areas to allow for a breadth of opportunity and development.

Topic 1: Ethical Hacking

You will shadow a real life target, gathering intelligence and collating evidence that could be used to gain electronic access. You will then map the real target's network remotely, identifying the types and names of those network devices and undertake cyber-attacks.

Topic 2: CISCO Networking CCNA1:

You will undertake the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching course which consists of four modules and is considered to be the industry entry-level certification for network engineers.

Topic 3: Software Development & Emerging Technologies:

You will learn how to program a number of components and devices including; temperature sensors, robotic arms and robotic buggies. These will be connected to a Raspberry Pi computer. There will be an opportunity to try out emerging technologies such as 3D printing and virtual reality.