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ICT40415
Certificate IV in

Information Technology Networking

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Duration
12 months
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Units
17 units

Summary

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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 managing and configuring networks and their security perimeters. Basic knowledge of copyright, business analysis, and customer service will also be covered.
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Detail

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 course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. 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 10 – Installing and Configuring Windows 10; and Configuring Windows Devices
    • MTA: IT Infrastructure – Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
    • CCENT
    • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012; and Administering Windows Server 2012; and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • 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
  • Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualifications.

    Students will need access to a computer, and the internet, and have basic computing skills. A Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment may be required before enrolment can be confirmed.

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Rewards Program
    • 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 (RPL)
    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.

Outcomes

This qualification could give you several career, vendor and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.

The program is broken into 4 logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems: 1/ Core Infrastructure; 2/ Continuity & Security; 3/ Continuous Improvement; and 4/ Service Delivery & Governance.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTNWK402
    Install and configure virtual machines for sustainable ICT

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTNWK406
    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.

  • 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.

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