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ICT50418 & ICT50318
Dual Diploma of

IT Networking and IT Systems Administration

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Duration
12 months
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Units
26 units

Summary

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Refine your ICT skills in both the are of networking and systems administration through our dual diploma combination course that covers both qualifications. This packaged course will provide you with the skills required for high-level network management and engineering as well as the administration of networked computer systems, either as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team.
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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.
Chad Combes
, Information Technology Support Worker
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Detail

Our 12 month course will be conducted through a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials, focusing on the design, development, and management of complex ICT networks and the administration of computer systems and system security. General ICT areas such as business analysis, project management, disaster recovery, and WHS will also be covered. Once qualified, students can pursue employment opportunities in roles such as a network operations analyst, IT office manager, systems administrator, and more.
  • Course structure

    This package course uses a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer-developed materials and 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 client – Installing and Configuring Windows client; and Configuring Windows Devices
    • MCSA: Windows Server – Installing and Configuring Windows Server; and Administering Windows Server; and Configuring Windows Server
    • MCSE: Mobility - MCSA: Windows client plus Deploying Windows Desktop and Enterprise Applications
    • 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
    • WHS
    • LinkedIn Learning – IT Security
    • LinkedIn Learning – Routing
    • LinkedIn Learning – ITIL Foundations
    • LinkedIn Learning – Researching
    • LinkedIn Learning – Project Management
    • LinkedIn Learning – Business Analysis
    • HTML
    • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
    • Business Need
    • Testing
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Network Attached Storage
    • SOHO Routers/Wireless
    • IT Governance

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

    There are no specific entry requirements for these qualifications.

    The 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 and ICT50318 - Diploma of IT Systems Administration.  

    As a guide, entrants to this program may:

    • have 1-2 years of experience with ICT products
    • hold a certificate III or IV in a similar discipline
    • hold a premier vendor certification
    • ​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
     

    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.

  • 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
    • online tutorials
    • 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.

Outcomes

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

Subjects

These qualifications consist 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.

  • BSBSUS501
    Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances. It applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces and engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists.

  • ICTICT509
    Gather data to identify business requirements

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and document business requirements. It applies to individuals working as systems analyst developers and project team leaders, and managers responsible for gathering data to identify business requirements.

  • 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.

  • ICTSAS406
    Implement and hand over system components

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure the system is operational prior to hand over for client use, including conducting formal testing and trials to determine whether the system satisfies its acceptance criteria. It applies to individuals who may work under supervision but have a level of responsibility in ensuring work is planned and completed according to quality and client requirements.

  • ICTSAS502
    Establish and maintain client user liaison

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and maintain client user liaison in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment, post support implementation. This occurs after the business critical functions have been determined. It applies to individuals who are responsible for system and business analysis and administration, and liaising with clients to ensure that their requirements are fully met.

  • 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.

  • ICTSAS512
    Review and manage delivery of maintenance services

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review and manage the delivery of maintenance services. It applies to individuals with managerial experience and responsibility for supervising individuals working under their direct or indirect supervision.

  • ICTSAS522
    Manage the testing process

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage and administer the end-to-end testing process, including test definition, execution and reporting. It applies to experienced individuals who work autonomously in performing or organising others to complete complex technical operations.

  • ICTTEN516
    Produce technical solutions from business specifications

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to compile and evaluate business specifications from a client and produce viable business solutions. It applies to individuals who carry out network design and implementation of practical technical solutions of information and communication technology (ICT) networks. They are 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTSAS517
    Use network tools

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use tools to assist in managing a network effectively. It applies to individuals who apply technical and specialised knowledge to monitor security and resolve issues for the network.

  • ICTSAS518
    Install and upgrade operating systems

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain, install new and upgrade existing operating systems (OS) in a medium to large organisation. It applies to individuals who apply technical and specialised knowledge to undertake complex support operations.

  • ICTNWK536
    Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage deployment and administration of an enterprise messaging environment. It applies to individuals working as information and communications technology (ICT) professionals who configure and deploy software to supply mail, collaboration and messaging services in an enterprise environment.

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