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.
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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.
- MCSA: Windows 10 – Installing and Configuring Windows 10; and Configuring Windows Devices
- MCSA: Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012; and Administering Windows Server 2012; and Configuring Windows Server 2012
- MCSE: Mobility - MCSA: Windows 10 plus Deploying Windows Desktop and Enterprise Applications
Vendor Neutral Courses
- ITIL Foundations
- Project Management
- Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
- Business Needs
- Disaster Recovery
- Service Desk Analyst 1&2
* Vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
- After achieving ICT40215 Certificate IV in Information Technology Support, or other relevant qualifications or units equivalent to the core of ICT40215 OR
- 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 upon successful completion, certification for ICT50315 Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration.
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
- 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.
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.
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