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ICT40418
Certificate IV in

Information Technology Networking

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Summary

Develop the technical skills needed to install and manage small scale networks through this comprehensive, industry-endorsed certificate. Through a mix of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer-developed materials, students will learn the basics of local and troubleshooting ICT equipment, managing and configuring internet protocol networks and their security perimeters. Basic knowledge of copyright, business analysis, and customer service will also be covered. After course completion, students may pursue possible job titles such as network administrator, network operations technician or similar. 
 

Note: All IT training packages will be updated across Australia in 2021, which includes this course. This qualification remains a nationally recognised qualification and is still open for enrolment.

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Duration
12 months
Units
17 units
Individuals will be trained across a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge, such as virtualisation; technical documentation; ICT privacy, ethics, and copyright; and project management. The course places significant focus on ICT networks, providing skill training in the management of network and data integrity, network security, small enterprise branch networks, and more. Qualified students will be able to find employment opportunities as an independent network support technician or as part of a team.
Course structure

This course uses a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer-developed materials.

The standard course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. 

Upskilled will gather information about your previous experience and skills, weekly study commitment and online learning experience to provide you with an projected duration for your course based on your individual circumstance. 

Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

Vendor Courses* Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses
  • MTA: IT Infrastructure – Networking Fundamentals
  • MCSA: Windows client – Installing and Configuring Windows client; and Configuring Windows Devices
  • MTA: IT Infrastructure – Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • CCENT
  • MCSA: Windows Server – Installing and Configuring Windows Server; and Administering Windows Server; and Configuring Windows Server
  • MTA: IT Infrastructure – Security Fundamentals
  • Writing Research Papers
  • Introduction to Computers, Servers and Networks
  • Setting up a Small Office Network
  • Introduction to Virtualisation
  • Threats to Vulnerabilities
  • Virtualisation Disaster Recovery
  • Ethics in Leadership 
  • Introduction to Copyright
  • Introduction to Business Analysis
  • Introduction to Customer Service
  • Project Management
  • Introduction to Client Training
  • Researching
  • Intro Computer Server Networks
  • Disaster Recovery 
  • Privacy, Ethics, Copyright
  • Business Needs Analysis
  • Translate Business Needs
  • Enterprise Strategic Direction
  • Writing Technical Documentation
  • Environmental Procedures in the Workplace
  • Providing Support 1 and 2
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Integration
  • Work Health and Safety
  • The ITIL Framework
  • Client Training
Inclusions
Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
  • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support services
  • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
  • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
  • video content access via:
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
Assessment
Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
  • summative and formative assignments
  • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
  • scenarios and/or case studies
  • projects
  • written/oral questions
  • regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.
ICTICT401
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 the information gathered. It applies to information and communications technology (ICT) personnel who are required to analyse client expectations and needs, and recommend business system changes.

ICTICT418
Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to ICT personnel who are required to gather information to determine the organisation’s code of ethics, and protect and maintain privacy policies and system security.

ICTNWK401
Install and manage a server

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage a server. Server management includes initial configuration and testing, ongoing administration, software distribution and updates, profiling and monitoring servers, and troubleshooting. It applies to individuals with competent information and communications technology (ICT) skills, employed in network management or server administration roles.

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.

ICTNWK403
Manage network and data integrity

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the development of asset protection processes, determining threats and implementing controls to mitigate risk. It applies to individuals working as middle managers including information security managers, network engineers and network technicians who are responsible for implementing and managing the organisational disaster recovery and asset protection policy and procedures.

ICTNWK404
Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to utilise networking fundamentals, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, basic security, routing and switching fundamentals, and to configure simple networks. It applies to individuals working in a network support position. They would use the appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, and troubleshoot, a small enterprise branch network.

ICTTEN416
Install, configure and test an internet protocol network

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select network elements to meet client business specifications, ensure interoperability within the network, apply network topologies, protocols and security issues, and troubleshoot when required. It applies to individuals who carry out installation, maintenance and upgrade of information and communications technology (ICT) networks, and are employed by telecommunications or information technology networking provisioning companies.

BSBWHS304
Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in work health and safety (WHS) communication and consultation processes. It applies to individuals who participate in WHS communication and consultation processes as part of their work health and safety responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.

ICTICT408
Create technical documentation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create technical documentation that is clear to the target audience and easy to navigate. It applies to individuals working as technical writers, designers, developers and support staff who are required to produce technical support documents of their work.

ICTNWK407
Install and configure client-server applications and services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure, maintain and support server-side applications as well as client applications on network workstations, in both Windows based and Linux based networks. It applies to individuals working as network administrators and network support staff who implement the installation and configuration of client-server based software.

ICTNWK412
Create network documentation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine network requirements, and produce and evaluate appropriate network documentation. It applies to individuals with good task management and competent information and communications technology (ICT) skills, who are working as network administrators, technicians and support personnel.

ICTPMG401
Support small scale ICT projects

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the management of low risk, straightforward information and communications technology (ICT) projects within an organisation. It applies to individuals who may work under supervision but have responsibility to ensure workflow is planned and completed in line with requirements.

ICTNWK405
Build a small wireless local area network

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build and arrange connectivity to a single zone wireless local area network (WLAN). It applies to individuals with competent information and communications technology (ICT) skills using one wireless access point or wireless router in a small-to-medium enterprise.

ICTTEN417
Install, configure and test a router

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake router installation and configuration, as part of an upgrade in an existing network or the implementation of a new network. It applies to individuals who carry out installation, maintenance and upgrade of information and communication technologies (ICT) networks.

ICTSAS505
Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse the impact of the system on the organisation and carry out risk analysis, disaster recovery and contingency planning. It applies to individuals who apply a wide range of higher level technical skills and systematic problem solving approaches in information and communications technology (ICT) related areas.

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.

ICTNWK411
Deploy software to networked computers

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and support the installation of new or upgraded software to networked computers according to vendor and organisation specifications. It applies to individuals involved in installing, configuring, maintaining and supporting software, such as network administrators and network support staff.

Outcomes

This qualification could give you several career, vendor and/or further study outcomes. 
Career outcomes
University pathways
Pathways from this qualification include: ICT50418 -  Diploma of Information Technology Networking.

​This course might include a pathway to university. University pathways are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change.
Vendor certification
This qualification covers the learning content for the following Vendor Certifications:
  • MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • MTA: Networking Fundamentals
  • MTA: Security Fundamentals
  • MCSA: Windows client
  • MCSA: Windows Server 
  • CCENT
All recommended learning materials for these certifications are provided in this Upskilled certificate, Microsoft Learning also recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product along with studying these materials.

* Vendor Certifications are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change.

Entry requirements

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As a guide, entrants to this program may:

  • have completed year 12, 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 will also need to be at least 18 years at the time of applying for admission.

Target audience for this program are individuals who express and interest in gaining deeper knowledge in ICT networking or existing ICT staff who wish to further develop, or formalise their skills by gaining a ICT40418 - Certificate IV in IT Networking.  

This program would also suit participants wishing to gain entry to higher level ICT discipline qualifications or employment at level 1 or 2 Support.

To ensure participants are able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, they will require access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. Participants will also need to possess basic computing skills, and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.

Resource requirements

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing operational skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:


All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Chrome or Firefox browsers
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
 
Software required
A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files for Role Play assessments. Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. Some specific softwares around programming will also be required to be purchased/installed.

Language requirements

This course involves reading, researching and undertaking a range of written and practical assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

Completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

A qualification at Certificate III level or higher;

OR

3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Other requirements

The other requirement for this course is - To successfully meet the assessment requirements and demonstrate communication skills, you will need to work with one or two other people to participate in video or audio role-plays. It is your responsibility to find your own suitable role play participants.

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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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Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

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