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ICT50415
Diploma of

Information Technology Networking

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Duration
12 months
Mode
100% online
Units
16 units

Summary

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Learn the fundamentals and high level skills needed for a career in IT Networking with our 12 month course that provides training around the installation of a range of networks, including networking, security, and e-business integration. Through this qualification, students can enter the workforce with career opportunities as independent ICT specialists or as integrated ICT team members.
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Being able to access my course and content whenever I had time allowed me to complete both diplomas quickly and conveniently.
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, Information Technology Support Worker
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Detail

Our diploma is delivered online through a mix of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer-developed materials, addressing specific topics in the designing, building, and testing of network servers; the designing and implementing security perimeters; and the management of such systems. Apart from technical skills training, students will also learn the basics of disaster recovery, WHS, and the privacy, ethics, and copyright within an ICT environment.
  • 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/Workshops
    • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012; and Administering Windows Server 2012; and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – MCSA: Windows Server 2012; and Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
    • MCSE: Productivity Solutions – MCSA: Windows Server 2012; and Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
    • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – MCSA: Cloud Platform; and Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
    • CCNA
    • ITIL Foundations
    • WHS
    • Lynda.com – Windows Server
    • Lynda.com – IT Security
    • Lynda.com – Routing
    • Lynda.com – Windows Server Power
    • Lynda.com – ITIL Foundations
    • Lynda.com – Researching
    • Lynda.com – Project Management
    • Lynda.com – Business Analysis
    • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Network Attached Storage
    • SOHO Routers/Wireless
    • IT Governance

    * Vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course
  • Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

    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 may include:

    • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments such as senior network support roles, including administrator, operations analyst, technician, operations, or support coordinator/technician.
    • Successful completion of Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking, or a qualification equivalent
  • 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

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Network Administrator
  • IT Administrator
  • IT Operations Administrator
  • Network Services Administrator
  • Network Support Coordinator
  • Network Operations Analyst
  • Network Security Coordinator
  • Network e-Business Coordinator
Additionally, 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.
  • 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.

  • ICTICT511
    Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) services meet current and future internal operational enterprise requirements. It applies to individuals whose responsibilities may include maintaining and supporting critical infrastructure for objectives in small-to-medium sized organisations.

  • ICTNWK529
    Install and manage complex ICT networks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage enterprise-wide information and communications technology (ICT) networks. It applies to individuals with excellent ICT skills who are working as senior networking staff responsible for the sustainability of an organisation by using virtualisation technologies in complex computing environments of medium- to-large companies to provide network services and resources.

  • ICTSUS501
    Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and integrate a virtual server in a network to replace multiple physical servers, reducing power requirements of individual servers and meeting sustainability targets. It applies to individuals with a high level of specialist technical skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information and communications technology (ICT) networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

  • ICTTEN611
    Produce an ICT network architecture design

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to compile and evaluate business specifications from a client, and produce a set of architecture design solutions to cater for present and future forecast demands. It applies to individuals working in the field who carry out design and implementation of technical solutions of information communications technology (ICT) networks, employed by telecommunications and information technology networking provisioning companies specialising in integrating converging and emerging technologies of ICT networks.

  • ICTNWK509
    Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build a high performance, high security, failure resistant security perimeter, for an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network. It applies to individuals with excellent ICT expertise who are working as middle managers, including information security managers, network engineers, network technicians and security analysts.

  • ICTNWK513
    Manage system security

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and manage security on an operational system. It applies to individuals working in middle management in technical advice, guidance and leadership roles such as security managers and security analysts responsible for implementing and managing the organisations security management system.

  • ICTNWK505
    Design, build and test a network server

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, install and test a server in a complex network environment. It applies to individuals who are employed in network or systems engineering roles, such as network engineers who are required to design and build network servers in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations.

  • ICTNWK507
    Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use the appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate and troubleshoot, medium enterprise routers. It applies to individuals working as network technicians, network administrator and network support.

  • ICTNWK508
    Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use appropriate tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches. It applies to individuals working as help desk technicians and network support technicians.

  • ICTNWK511
    Manage network security

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and manage security functions throughout a network. It applies to individuals with excellent information and communications technology (ICT) expertise who lead the development of strategic reviews of security and provide technical advice, guidance and leadership in resolution of specified problems.

  • ICTNWK524
    Install and configure network access storage devices

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, install and test a network access storage (NAS) device in a local area network (LAN). It applies to individuals who install, configure and test a NAS device.

  • ICTNWK525
    Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment

    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 as senior networking staff responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation, by using virtualisation technologies.

  • ICTNWK527
    Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage virtualisation technologies, with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals with excellent communication skills responsible for managing virtualisation technologies.

  • 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.

  • ICTNWK535
    Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement, virtualisation technologies to provide a more efficient and reliable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to senior networking staff responsible for increasing the sustainability of an enterprise.

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