For years, the School of Computing and Digital Media has successfully run a number of short courses that equip our students with prestigious vocational certifications. In order to develop our short courses we analysed and identified the needs of leading communications industries, which are looking for professionals with IT qualifications and vocational certifications. Our courses are designed to provide you with the skills necessary to succeed in areas of new technological advances, specifically in security, data analysis, networking, the Internet of Things and virtualisation.
Cisco's stamp of approval
The University was recognised by Cisco in 2015 for providing the best delivery of the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum in Europe and was awarded the organisation's annual Academy Curriculum Excellence for its high-quality teaching of the CCNP curriculum. The award put London Met ahead of institutions in more than 15 countries across Europe where the curriculum is taught.
In February 2018, London Met became one of the first Cisco CCNA cyber security course providers in the UK.
Palo Alto Networks – a close collaboration
In September 2018, London Met became the first and only Regional Academy for Palo Alto Networks’ cyber security courses, with the aim of supporting and training staff and students across the UK’s universities, colleges and schools.
London Met is one of the first academies in the UK to provide training for CCNP, CCNA cyber security and Palo Alto Networks' cyber security courses.
Inspiration and development
Our short course training centre for computing was established to address the shortage of specific IT skills and qualifications in the sector, catering to national and international students. The variety of courses on offer are supported by world-leading IT industries including Cisco, Palo Alto, Juniper, Oracle and Check Point, amongst others, covering the areas of cyber security, Internet of Things, networking, virtualisation, storage, databases and creative technologies. In addition, these courses are also appropriate for continuing professional development (CPD) programmes in schools and universities.
Short courses by subject area
Cisco Networking Academy
We're one of only a few places in the UK that has been certified by Cisco Systems to provide CCNP training in one of the most advanced Cisco training labs in the UK.
Palo Alto Networks Cyber Security Academy
We're the first and only Regional Academy for Palo Alto Networks' cyber security courses, which provides official support and training courses.
Oracle Workforce Development Programme
We have been a member of the Oracle Workforce Development Programme since 2007 and have over a decade of experience of training individuals to become Oracle certified professionals.
Check Point SecureAcademy
London Met is an Authorised Training Centre (ATC) for Check Point SecureAcademy courses, which are designed to provide students with hands-on experience via our comprehensive labs.
VMWare IT academy
VMWare is a leader in virtualisation, a technology which allows a single physical machine to run many virtual machines and is key technology in today's computing environments.
Creative Technology Studio
Creative technologies is a vibrant subject area involving students in the design and development of technology-enabled artistic and entertainment projects.