Id recommend that you concentrate on getting the degree.U could try BSc Cyber Forensics given there s plenty of scope of engineering lacking in this area.Experience is first compared to certifications,If you do well and get into a good company and gain good experience you could go wherever you want.Certifications like CCNA are just waste of time inspite of all that hype on the internet.We are just making the company rich by paying exam fees.I completed my CCNA 2 years back and still looking for networking job despite my good academics
thanks for the information. I don’t understand why dont many universities offer forensics or metworking degrees directly instead they try to include it as a module in computing science and programming has never been my cup of tea therefore I cant make it to a Rusell Group university.
Questions for readers:
Q1: Which degree should I pursue? Is BSc Computer Networks / BSc Cyber Forensics worth it or are these just worthless degrees? Please explain this to me.
Q2: Which university would be the best in the UK for these degrees?
Q3: What would be the best oppurtunity for me after completitng this degree?
I'm in my 4th year at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen doing Computer Network Management and Design. They have a good set up when it comes to Cisco labs, they also, in your 3rd have the opportunity to go on placement, these are mostly up in Aberdeen so if you don't live in Aberdeen you will have to be able to drive because all the companies when you go for an interview will ask you if you drive.
RGU also, if I remember correctly have the highest employment rate for students after leaving uni if you are on the networking course (research this for yourself, but I think I'm correct.
hope this kind of helps you.
Thank you for your response and please accept my apologies in responding to this post.
I would say though we do CCNA R&S we can always proceed to other disciplines as desired however CCNA seems to be the base at networking. Hope you would have found a job by now, how are you with the progress on your job right now?
Hello,Waleed! How are you doing?
Welcome to the CLN, here you can find material and people to learn more and more about networking. Besides learning networking, we have a mission to certificate our members ! In this mission we help each other as many as possible.
Sorry for my english, i am not from a native english spoken country, i am from Brazil! Here our official language is portuguese.
I have Bsc as electronic engeneering but since my internetship i began to work with networking. Networking is an area with many opportunities to grow up.
As of your questions, here how i see them :
1) Which degree should I pursue? Is BSc Computer Networks / BSc Cyber Forensics worth it or are these just worthless degrees? Please explain this to me.
To begin with, start with BSc Computer Networks , will improve your knowledge and is the basis for all other areas in IT.
2) Which university would be the best in the UK for these degrees?
Don´t know the universities in UK, here in Brazil we heard a lot about Cambridge University and Oxford University. A good university is very important in your career . You can also try a Bsc in computer science, gives you a more general knowledge in IT. Networking you can study more here with the certifications, just an idea.
3) What would be the best oppurtunity for me after completitng this degree?
I think it is important to look for an opportunity as an intern in a great company, try to be in a company even as an intern during your last semester in the university. Also can try a position as a junior engineer or analyst. And , of course, continue your specialization with the certifications, here the goal is CCIE. Choose the path, and study!!!!
As i understood you already have certificatios in DC , right? Go ahead with this and pursue a CCIE.
I hope you continue with us in CLN, and obtain your Bsc degree and CCIE certification!
All the best and success!