Both these qualifications provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to manage, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks, including internetworking, security and e-business integration and for an individual to be competent in administering a variety of networked computer systems. The qualification has a strong information technology base of core units with the potential for inclusion of a range of broader industry-specific units in the areas of virtualisation, sustainability and project management to suit particular needs.
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
- MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – Pass MCSA: Windows Server 2012; and Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure exam
- MCSE: Productivity Solutions – Pass MCSA: Windows Server 2012; and Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 exam
- MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – Pass MCSA: Cloud Platform; and Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud exam
- Lynda.com – Windows Server
- Lynda.com – IT Security
- Lynda.com – Routing
- Lynda.com – Windows Server Power
- Lynda.com – ITIL Foundations
- Lynda.com – Researching
- Lynda.com – Project Management
- Lynda.com – Business Analysis
- Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
- Business Need
- Disaster Recovery
- Network Attached Storage
- SOHO Routers/Wireless
- IT Governance
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).