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 8
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
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. Prerequisites
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
Unit Code Unit Name 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
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,
* 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
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Save 15% ($675) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $3,825
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Terms and Conditions Apply 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
Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training System which provides participants with a great opportunity to obtain the necessary skills needed to pursue a career through Government-subsidised training. Eligible qualifications range from Certificate I right through to Advanced Diplomas.
This qualification is subsidised by the NSW Government. This course is delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374
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