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ICT50120
Diploma of

Information Technology (Cloud Engineering)

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Summary

Keen to explore one of the fastest-growing IT fields today? Through our Diploma of Information Technology - Cloud Engineering (ICT50120), you'll equip yourself with the most in-demand tech skills to date: networking, cybersecurity, and business strategy - all applied to the ever-growing, lucrative world of cloud computing

Gain the required skill-areas to create cloud services that any modern business needs. This course will take you through the ins-and-outs of such technologies, preparing you for an exciting role in cloud, software, or systems engineering.

Estimated start date 18th Jan 2021

Interested in another specialisation? Check out our other Information Technology courses below
:

ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) 
ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)
ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology 


 

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Detail

Duration
24 months
Units
20
If you're interested in cloud computing development and its accompanied business strategies, you've found your ideal course. You'll get to zero in on the design, development, implementation, and management of cloud infrastructure; and how to optimise these virtual computing environments for better business outcomes. This qualification can help you launch your career in the cloud computing industry - a sector for which skills are in high demand, now and into the future.
Course structure

This qualification is comprised of units that explore areas of cloud service development, configuration, and maintenance. You'll also dive into broader IT skills such as cybersecurity, client support, and business IT strategies. From the online course, you'll learn to:

  • Design and implement cloud infrastructure
  • Ensure high-level security in virtualised computing environments
  • Manage, configure, and improve cloud services
  • Develop disaster recovery plans for the cloud
  • Develop IT strategies according to business needs


Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Creative and critical thinking skills
  • Team leadership and collaboration
  • Building positive client relationships
  • Complex problem-solving and analysis
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 Services
  • Dedicated trainer
  • Online tutorials
  • Video content access to:
  • Pluralsight
  • LinkedIn Learning
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. After enrolment, you will need to contact Student Support so they can arrange a dedicated trainer to assess your eligibility for either RPL 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.

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.

BSBXCS402
Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote cyber security in a work area.

It applies to those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job role support policies, procedures and practice within an organisation that promote cyber security.

BSBXTW401
Lead and facilitate a team

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and facilitate a team in a workplace within any industry.

This unit has a specific focus on the teamwork skills required for team leader or supervisor level (depending on organisational structure) workers with responsibility for others or teams.

ICTICT517
Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) products and systems match the strategic direction of the organisation.

It applies to individuals whose responsibilities may include improving, evaluating, acquiring, maintaining and supporting ICT for organisations.

ICTICT532
Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments

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.

ICTSAS527
Manage client problems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to liaise and support clients to manage and resolve problems in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.

It applies to individuals who apply high level technical and specialised knowledge in assisting clients to support, manage and resolve problems.

ICTCLD505
Implement cloud infrastructure with code

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create and implement cloud infrastructure as code using cloud platform templates. This includes creating templates, then using the templates to create and update cloud infrastructure.

The unit applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing operations to program, implement and maintain cloud computing solutions for a business.

ICTCLD506
Implement virtual network in cloud environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and configure a virtual network according to networking requirements for a multi-tiered application on a cloud platform.

The unit applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing operations to program, implement and maintain cloud computing solutions to support a business.

ICTCLD507
Build and deploy resources on cloud platforms

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure, deploy and monitor a range of technology resources of core cloud computing service on a cloud platform.

The unit applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing operations to provision, implement and maintain cloud computing solutions for a business with little guidance or supervision. These ICT professionals may work from designs developed by cloud architects and focus on operational concerns, including automation and maintaining cloud resources.

ICTCLD508
Manage infrastructure in cloud environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure, monitor, maintain and update resources running in a cloud environment.

It applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing environments and responsible for the day-to-day running of cloud resources.

ICTCLD501
Develop cloud disaster recovery plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a cloud disaster recovery plan. It involves identifying current and potential risk factors, including impact, likelihood, duration and cost of disruption in the cloud computing environment.

The unit applies to Chief Information Officers (CIOs), cloud architects, cloud network engineers, cloud consultants and those involved in cloud disaster recovery plans for a business.

ICTCLD502
Design and implement highly-available cloud infrastructure

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and implement fault tolerant and scalable workloads to achieve high availability in a cloud environment.

The unit applies to cloud computing architects, cloud developers, cloud engineers and those engaged in designing and implementing cloud computing solutions for a business. It applies to individuals in Information Communications Technology (ICT) professions involved in systems design and systems architecture.

ICTCLD503
Implement web-scale cloud infrastructure

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and deploy cloud infrastructure to support highly-scalable web applications.

The unit applies to cloud computing architects, cloud developers, cloud engineers and those engaged in designing and implementing cloud computing solutions for a business.

ICTCLD504
Improve cloud-based infrastructure

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess, design, improve and monitor cloud architecture on a cloud platform, including security, reliability, scalability and cost optimisation impacts for a business.

The unit applies to cloud computing architects, cloud developers, cloud engineers and those engaged in gathering requirements, designing and implementing cloud computing solutions for a business.

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.

ICTCYS610
Protect critical infrastructure for organisations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse an organisation’s critical cyber operations and develop and implement a critical protections strategy that addresses the needs of the organisation.

It applies to those who work as senior network and server administrators, cyber security analysts, security engineers, network engineers other cyber security related roles and are responsible for cyber security activities, including researching, developing and implementing protection strategies.

ICTNWK559
Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies to implement and enhance the efficiency and reliability of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment.

It applies to individuals working in senior networking roles, and responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation or similar environment.

ICTNWK553
Configure enterprise virtual computing environments

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 working in senior networking roles and are responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation through the use of virtualisation technologies.

ICTNWK554
Manage enterprise virtual computing environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage virtualisation technologies, with the goal of enhancing sustainable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environments.

It applies to individuals who work in ICT roles where they are responsible for managing virtualisation technologies.

ICTCYS612
Design and implement virtualised cyber security infrastructure for organisations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, design, implement and test virtualised cyber security infrastructure in a small to medium sized organisation.

It applies to those who work in senior systems administrator roles including, network engineers and systems engineers, and are responsible for the design and implementation of virtualised cyber security infrastructures.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes
Education pathways
This course might include a pathway to university, which are subject to change. Please speak to one of our Education Consultants for more information.

Educators

Upskilled wants to make sure you aren't alone during your studies, so you'll have a core point-of contact for this course. There will be assigned specialist trainers for various units based on their expertise and industry knowledge.

Entry requirements

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As a guide, entrants to this program may:
  • have completed year 12, or
  • a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher, or
  • 4 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 applying for admission.

This program will suit you best if you're interested in gaining skills in cloud engineering or if you're an existing IT professional who wishes to receive a formal education through the ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cloud Engineering).

You'll complete an interview process with a designated Upskilled representative to ascertain suitability to the program and to review your current skills and experience, as this may allow you to move through the course more quickly.

To ensure that you're able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, you'll need access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. You'll 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
  • 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 processor (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:
  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processor (2GHz recommended)
 
Recording equipment / software required
A digital video recording device (for example a webcam or mobile phone with a camera) and simple recording apps to save and upload videos, images and audio files.

You will also need software such as Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, or Quicktime to view online videos and images.

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 IV level or higher in an associated ICT filed

OR

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

Other requirements

Some assessments have Role-Play components and will require other participants to participate as characters in role plays. These are designed to establish simulation and to demonstrate practical and/or oral communication skills. Students will be required to source and arrange these other participants. They can be family, friends or workplace colleagues.

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