The Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration addresses skills and knowledge around the administration of networked computer systems. The qualification is structured around a strong base of core ICT units, with scope for including a range of broader industry-specific units in the fields of virtualisation, sustainability, and project management to suit particular professional needs and interests.
This course covers 19 units of competency
This course is delivered online
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This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through a blended learning approach of teacher-led workshops or webinars, distance education, and online materials.
||Vendor Neutral Courses
- MCSA: Windows 10 – Pass Installing and Configuring Windows 10 exam; and Configuring Windows Devices exam
- MCSA: Windows Server 2012 – Pass Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam; and Administering Windows Server 2012 exam; and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam
- MCSE: Mobility - Pass MCSA: Windows 10 plus Deploying Windows Desktop and Enterprise Applications exam
- ITIL Foundations
- Project Management
- Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
- Business Needs
- Disaster Recovery
- Service Desk Analyst 1&2
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
- With demonstrated vocational experience in a range of systems administration areas, including systems, internet, and intranet support or similar
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.
Assessment is summative and formative with set assignments, project work, and questionnaires.
Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support, and certification upon successful completion.
IT students also have access to Pluralsight's online training library, a comprehensive online video training library delivered by those in the industry. The content is accessible 24/7 so you can study and further your skills whenever it suits you.
There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.
Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.
This qualification utilises many and varied types of learning materials and assessments. These resources are managed and provided through Upskilled’s Learning Management System, MyUpskilled. Access to a Microsoft based Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification that utilises Microsoft Academy Courses (listed above).
The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the diploma.
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
|ICTSAS406||Implement and hand over system components|
|ICTSAS505||Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans|
|ICTNWK513||Manage system security|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|ICTSAS515||Manage the testing process|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
|ICTSAS512||Review and manage delivery of maintenance services|
|ICTSAS502||Establish and maintain client user liaison|
|ICTTEN516||Produce technical solutions from business specifications|
|ICTICT509||Gather data to identify business requirements|
|ICTNWK535||Install an enterprise virtual computing environment|
|ICTSAS517||Use network tools|
|ICTSAS518||Install and upgrade operating systems|
|ICTNWK505||Design, build and test a network server|
|ICTNWK509||Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks|
|ICTNWK527||Manage an enterprise virtual computing environment|
|ICTNWK525||Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment|
|ICTNWK501||Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions|
|ICTSUS501||Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system|
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Assistant IT manager
- Assistant System Manager
- Internet / Intranet Administrator
- Internet / Intranet Systems Administrator
- Systems Administrator
Microsoft Certification Mapping
This qualification covers the Microsoft learning content for the following Certification:
MCSA: Windows 8
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
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.
Pathways from the qualification:
ICT Advanced Diploma or Vocational Graduate Certificate qualifications, or other higher education sector qualifications
For information about Pathways to University, click here.
* Vendor Certifications are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change as these are managed by external organisations to Upskilled.
Flexible Payment Options
Option 1 – Save 15%
Save 15% ($675) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $3,825
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Option 3 - Smart and Skilled for NSW Residents
This Upskilled qualification is approved under Smart and Skilled and may attract a government fee subsidy. You must meet the individual eligibility criteria to receive subsidised training for a course on the NSW Skills List. For more information on Smart and Skilled click here.
If you're a NSW resident, why not find out now if you're eligible for a Smart and Skilled subsidy?
This qualification is subsidised by the NSW Government. This course is delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374