ICT50418
Diploma of

Information Technology Networking

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Summary

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.
 

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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Detail

Duration
12 months
Units
16 units
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 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/Workshops
  • MCSA: Windows Server – Installing and Configuring Windows Server; and Administering Windows Server; and Configuring Windows Server
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – MCSA: Windows Server; and Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • MCSE: Productivity Solutions – MCSA: Windows Server; and Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – MCSA: Cloud Platform; and Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud
  • CCNA
  • ITIL Foundations
  • WHS
  • LinkedIn Learning – Windows Server
  • LinkedIn Learning – IT Security
  • LinkedIn Learning – Routing
  • LinkedIn Learning – Windows Server Power
  • LinkedIn Learning – ITIL Foundations
  • LinkedIn Learning  – Researching
  • LinkedIn Learning – Project Management
  • LinkedIn Learning – 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
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.
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.

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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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.

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.

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.

Outcomes

This qualification could give you several career, vendor and/or further study outcomes. 
Career outcomes
University 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.
Vendor certification

This qualification covers the Microsoft learning content for the following Certifications:

  • MCSA: Windows Server
  • MCSE: Server Infrastructure
  • MCSE: Messaging
  • MCSE: Private Cloud
  • CCNA
  • ITIL Foundations
 

All recommended learning materials for these certifications are provided in this Upskilled Diploma, 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 as these are managed by external organisations to Upskilled.

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 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 higher knowledge in ICT Networking or existing ICT staff who wish to further develop, or formalise their skills by gaining a ICT50418 Diploma of IT Networking.  

This program would also suit participants wishing to gain entry to higher level ICT discipline qualifications or employment at level 3 Support or Network Design.

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
  • 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)
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 and undertaking a range of written assessments, practical assessments as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written & verbal 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

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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