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ICT40120
Certificate IV in

Information Technology (Networking)

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Nationally recognised
Average 12-18 months
Upfront 15% off $4,040 (RRP $4,750)
20 units of competency
Flexible payments available
Government funding available

Summary


Have a strong passion for computer networking? Our ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) will have you trained up in installing and managing small scale networks, preparing you for job roles like network administrator or computer technician.

This qualification will have you learning the ins and outs of troubleshooting and configuring IT equipment. You'll also dabble in areas like cyber security and resolving common issues for clients. If you love the detective work that comes with IT networks, this course can help you tackle any obstacle you may face as a networking professional.


What you'll learn

This qualification comprises units that will train you across a broad range of IT skills with significant focus on IT networks. This will help you prepare for employment opportunities like working as an independent network support technician. From the online course, you'll learn to:

  • Manage network and data integrity
  • Install, configure and test network security
  • Install and manage servers
  • Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
  • Identify and confirm cyber security incidents

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Collaborating with others
  • Developing critical thinking skills
  • Strengthening problem-solving skills


Get VMware certified!

Students who enrol into this qualification receive access to official VMware content.

Upskilled offers the VMware Virtual Cloud Network: Core Technical Skills course as an additional learning content. This provides understanding around the VMware NSX platform and navigation of graphical user interface(s). You will also gain understanding of key concepts around Network Virtualization, VMware Virtual Cloud Network, and more.

Finally, the course will prepare you for the VMware Certified Technical Associate - Network Virtualization 2021 (VCTA-NV) certification.

As the leading virtualisation platform in the world, VMware certifications are highly valued for those who are interested in enhancing their career as a VMware IT professional.

In addition, Upskilled students who complete this course will receive a discount voucher for 70% off their certification exam.

 

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Our online courses mean you can study anytime, anywhere. Adjust your study schedule to a time that suits you best.
Nationally Recognised Training
This is a Nationally Recognised Training and VET Accredited course that sits within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
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Detail

Duration
Average 12-18 months
Units
20 units of competency
This qualification will suit you if you're interested in learning about IT networks and want to pursue roles in network support. You'll be trained in a variety of areas including virtualisation, technical documentation and project management. You may also develop important soft skills vital in the IT industry such as collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving.


About Self-Paced Learning

Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.

While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.

We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.

On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.

Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.


How many hours per week should I dedicate to my course?

We recommend spending at least 12-18 hours per week of study in order to stay on track with your studies. If you wish to complete your course in 12 months it would be approx 18 hours per week, Based on 12 hrs, it may take you up to 18 months to complete a certificate-level qualification.

How quickly you finish a course is also dependent on your existing skills and experience.

This is simply a guide to help you better understand how many hours you ideally need to spend on your studies. We understand that everyone approaches learning differently, but rest assured, you'll still have a great level of control in your learning.
Work in a simulated workplace

In order to feel "work-ready" in the ICT industry, Upskilled ensures that you're working on real world scenarios.

By offering a simulated workplace, you'll get the chance to work on tasks that are commonly done in an ICT work environment. You'll have access to the simulated workplace via our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled. The aim of working in the simulated workplace is to set a context to the assessment tasks you would be required to complete.
Inclusions
By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:
  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers 
  • Online tutorials
Video content access to: Access to Pluralsight is provided as you progress throughout the course and may not be available or relevant in every unit.
 
Show Off Your Achievements with Upskilled Digital Credentials!
Students who successfully complete their qualification receive a digital badge from Upskilled to display on LinkedIn and other social media platforms, your resume and more. Our sharable badges are portable, verifiable credentials that validate your knowledge, skills and experience in the area of your studies.
 
Since you worked hard to earn it - why not show everyone your accomplishments?

 

VMware Cloud Network: Core Technical Skills course inclusion:

Students enrolled in Upskilled’s ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) will be automatically enrolled into the VMware short course once they commence the Upskilled unit: “ICTNWK420 Install and configure virtual machines”. Once enrolled students have access for 3 months to complete the modules.
 
VMware Virtual Cloud Network:Core Technical Skills students will also receive a certification exam discount code for 70% off their exam. Students who successfully complete the course will also receive a digital credential from VMware.
 
Learn more about the VMWare short course details here.
 
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details. 

After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be then be assigned to assess your elibigility for RPL and/or CT. 
Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

The VMware Certification exam is a proctored exam which is booked through Pearson VUE, and is separate to this qualification.

Subjects

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
BSBCRT404
Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a professional context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. This unit applies to individuals who evaluate processes, products and services that may be proposed or already existing. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for developing work processes, products and services that may be proposed or already existing.

ICTICT426
Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify emerging technologies and practices in the ICT sector and evaluate their potential impact on organisational practices. It applies to individuals who work across a wide range of information technology (IT) areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

BSBXCS404
Contribute to cyber security risk management

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to cyber security risk management, which includes assisting in developing and managing associated risk management strategies. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries and job roles who work alongside technical experts to develop cyber security risk-management strategies.

ICTICT443
Work collaboratively in the ICT industry

This unit describes the skills required to work collaboratively in virtual Information and Communications (ICT) team environments to achieve organisational objectives. It includes contributing to performance and capability within teams, participating in team activities, exchanging knowledge and skills and providing support to team members. It applies to all individuals who work in teams that utilise multiple technologies to complete a collective task.

ICTSAS432
Identify and resolve client ICT problems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, record, prioritise and resolve client Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support activities and escalate as required. It applies to experienced individuals who use specialised and technical knowledge to take responsibility in providing client-based ICT support to end users in an office or working environment.

ICTICT451
Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with the protection and lawful use of intellectual property (IP) and to implement relevant organisational ethics and privacy policies. It applies to individuals who are required to use IP owned by other persons and organisations, and to support organisations and stakeholders with the compliance of organisational ethics, and privacy policies.

ICTPRG302
Apply introductory programming techniques

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create simple applications through introductory programming techniques. It applies to those who have responsibility for creating applications and includes applying language syntax, control structures to create code, using programming standards, testing and debugging.

ICTNWK424
Install and operate small enterprise branch networks

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to utilise networking fundamentals, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, basic security, route and switch operations as well as to configure simple networks. It applies to individuals involved in network support positions with the Information Communications Technologies (ICT) skills required to use tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, a small enterprise branch network.

ICTTEN419
Implement and troubleshoot enterprise routers and switches

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine customer needs, use information communication technologies (ICT) to meet network requirements, rectify equipment errors and create appropriate workplace documentation. It applies to individuals working as installers of internet protocol (IP) networks, enterprise network technicians, network administrators and other network support personnel.

ICTNWK429
Install hardware to networks

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and install new hardware components in a network. It applies to individuals involved in technical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support roles, including network administrators who support network hardware in a peer-to-peer or client-server networked environment.

ICTNWK420
Install and configure virtual machines

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the use of virtual machines to increase sustainability.

ICTNWK422
Install and manage servers

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage a server. It includes the ability to conduct initial configuration and testing, administration, software distribution and updates, profiling and troubleshooting. It applies to individuals with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills, involved in network management, server administration and similar roles.

ICTTEN434
Install, configure and test internet protocol networks

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify required network elements according to specifications, install for interoperability within network, apply network topologies, protocols and security issues, and troubleshoot when required. It applies to individuals who are involved in installation, maintenance and upgrade of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) networks in telecommunications or Information Technology Networking provisioning companies.

ICTNWK421
Install, configure and test network security

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and test network security in an information and communications technology (ICT) network. It applies to individuals working as ICT professionals who install, configure and test secure networks of any size.

ICTNWK423
Manage network and data integrity

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead development of asset protection processes, determining threats and implementing controls to mitigate risk. It applies to individuals in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industries who are responsible for implementing and managing the organisational disaster recovery and asset protection policy and procedures of a network.

ICTICT429
Determine and confirm client business requirements

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine client business system requirements and verify the accuracy of information gathered. It applies to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) personnel who are required to analyse client expectations and needs, as well as recommending business system changes. Clients can be internal and external and include a range of team members and staff.

ICTICT435
Create technical documentation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create technical documentation that is clear and understandable for the target audience and both easy to navigate and apply. It applies to individuals working as technical writers, designers, developers and support staff, who are required to produce technical support documents of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related work.

ICTCYS407
Gather, analyse and interpret threat data

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather data from various sources, analyse, and interpret information for threats, inconsistencies and discrepancies. It applies to individuals who work in information technology security, including network and security specialists, and gather logs from devices, check abnormalities and respond accordingly. These individuals are responsible for supporting and preventing cyber threats attacking data in all business functions and in any industry context.

ICTCLD301
Evaluate characteristics of cloud computing solutions and services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a basic review and analysis of cloud computing delivery and deployment models to support the needs of a business. The unit applies to individuals engaged in the basic review of a cloud computing solutions for a business or enterprise.

ICTCLD401
Configure cloud services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure core cloud services including compute, storage, databases and autoscaling according to business needs and workload. The unit applies to cloud computing architects, developers and cloud engineers utilising cloud services and those engaged in deploying cloud computing solutions for a business.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes
Education pathways
If you successfully complete the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking), you may be able to continue your education and study the ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking).

Educators

Our IT trainers are highly dedicated and have the technical skills and knowledge needed to get you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. With a range of qualifications offered in web development, cyber security and networking, our specialist trainers will provide you with the guidance needed to find career success in IT.

The IT faculty will give you the opportunity to build rapport with your trainers during your studies. The facilitation of 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom may be done throughout your course where you can receive further support and guidance by your trainers. It also gives you the opportunity to virtually collaborate with other students when undertaking your assessments. 

Entry requirements

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These entry requirements are here as a guide and it's always best to talk to one of our Education Consultants, as they're trained to ensure that you're enrolled in a course that aligns with your career goals.

As a guide, entrants to this program may:
  • have completed year 10, or equivalent
OR
  • a qualification at Certificate III level or higher, 
OR
  • 3 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

You'll also need to be at least 18 years at the time of admission.

If you're under 18, please speak with our Education Consultants to find out about your eligibility.
 

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At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

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Why is information technology important?

There are many reasons why information technology has become so integral when it comes to the way we work, how we communicate and the way we interact with agencies. Information technology's purpose is to ensure that we protect confidential information on networks, as well as helping build and grow the commercial output of businesses.

Below are some other benefits that come with using information technology:
  • We have access to a wide range of additional resources and information online.
  • Information technology is a growing sector that is producing more career opportunities, particularly in areas where skills shortages are prominent, such as cyber security.
  • It allows organisations to work more efficiently, as well as increase the productivity output of employees.
If you're interested in learning more about the impacts of networks and being involved in the problem-solving aspect of IT, the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) is an excellent course that can help you develop the job-ready skills needed to:
  • Troubleshoot and configure IT equipment
  • Install and manage small scale networks
  • Identify and confirm cyber security incidents
This online IT course can help you pursue the career outcomes of Network Administrator or Computer Technician. If you genuinely enjoy problem-solving and want to help clients through their technical issues, the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) is the perfect stepping stone in starting your IT networking career. 

Looking for another information technology course? We also have the following course offerings below:  If you're looking for some short online courses to do, we also have the ICTSS00109 - Entry to Tech Skill Set available. 

How long does a ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) take to complete?

The ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) is a course that will take you up to 12 months to complete. However, if you have prior experience and skills in the field, you may be able to finish the course in a quicker time frame. 

How to enrol in an information technology course?

If you're interested in enrolling in the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking), you'll first need to submit an enquiry form on our website. You'll need to fill out some of your personal details including:
  • Your Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
You'll also need to tell us where you're currently at in your career trajectory by answering the question, What best describes you?

Choosing the best statement that describes your situation can help our education consultants approach your consultation with more tailored questions, making it easier to assess whether you're suited for the course. You may be: 
  • Changing careers
  • Looking for a promotion
  • Returning to work
  • Starting your career 
  • Expanding your skill set 
Once you submit a course enquiry, one of our education consultants will be in touch within 48 hours. You'll have the opportunity to learn more about the qualification and how it can help you towards your career goals. 

They'll assess your course eligibility, your current skills and experience and make further recommendations from there. You can also ask questions that may relate to payment options as well as the potential career outcomes you can pursue.

If you're happy with the consultation and ready to enrol, your education consultant will send through the enrolment form via email to start the onboarding process. 
 

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