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ICTSS00137

Short Course in Networking

ICTSS00137 - Networking for Introductory Roles Skill Set


Gain a solid foundation in IT networking through our short course ICTSS00137 - Networking for Introductory Roles Skill Set. Designed to enhance your knowledge of computer networks, this program prepares you for entry-level career opportunities or further studies in the field.

This course can help expand your skill set and unlock new possibilities in the growing world of IT networking.

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Up to 6 months
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Interested in IT networking roles? ICTSS00137 - Networking for Introductory Roles Skill Set is specifically crafted for individuals looking to expand their tech skills in areas of networking. Delve into computer networks and how to manage them - setting the stage for further study or introductory roles in the industry.

Whether you're looking to change careers or simply looking to niche down in the tech sector, this course offers a comprehensive overview of the networking field: including network security, virtualisation, network configuration, and network management. By mastering these fundamental areas, you'll lay a solid foundation for a rewarding career in the dynamic IT networking industry.
 

What you will learn

This course comprises seven units to help you develop key competencies for further study or entry-level employment in the IT networking industry. In this course you'll learn:
  • Virtual machine installation and configuration
  • Network security installation, configuration, and testing
  • Network and data integrity management
  • Server installation and management
  • Small enterprise branch network installation and operation
  • Internet protocol network installation, configuration, and testing
  • Hardware installation on networks
 

Technologies Covered

  •  VMWare Workstation
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Windows Serve
  • Cisco switches
 
Work in a simulated workplace

Our ICTSS00137 - Networking for Introductory Roles Skill Set (short course) offers a simulated workplace environment to help you build the "job-ready" skills required of common IT networking roles. Students will be given access to a simulated workplace through our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled, where they'll engage in the common challenges and day-to-day duties of IT networking professionals.

Through this simulated experience, you can develop a more contextual understanding of the course material, helping you apply your newfound technical skills to real-world problems and scenarios.

Inclusions

By choosing Upskilled, you'll gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:

  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • Online tutorials

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Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details.

Following enrolment, you can request further information from Student Support. A trainer will then be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT.
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
  • role-playing scenarios
  • projects
  • multiple choice quizzes
  
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.

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Course Detail

Dive into the ever-growing world of IT networking through our comprehensive introductory course. Explore essential concepts such as network security, management, configuration, virtualisation, and more - helping you build a solid foundation to kickstart your journey.

Designed for both job seekers and current tech professionals, this program offers the valuable training needed to pursue entry-level roles in IT networking and for those simply looking to expand their "transferrable" tech skills.

Course Structure

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
  • ICTNWK421
    Install, configure and test network security

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install, configure and test network security in an information and communications technology (ICT) network. It applies to individuals working as ICT professionals who install, configure and test secure networks of any size.

  • ICTNWK420
    Install and configure virtual machines

    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 who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the use of virtual machines to increase sustainability.

  • ICTTEN434
    Install, configure and test internet protocol networks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify required network elements according to specifications, install for interoperability within network, apply network topologies, protocols and security issues, and troubleshoot when required. It applies to individuals who are involved in installation, maintenance and upgrade of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) networks in telecommunications or Information Technology Networking provisioning companies.

  • ICTNWK422
    Install and manage servers

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and manage a server. It includes the ability to conduct initial configuration and testing, administration, software distribution and updates, profiling and troubleshooting. It applies to individuals with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills, involved in network management, server administration and similar roles.

  • ICTNWK423
    Manage network and data integrity

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead development of asset protection processes, determining threats and implementing controls to mitigate risk. It applies to individuals in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industries who are responsible for implementing and managing the organisational disaster recovery and asset protection policy and procedures of a network.

  • ICTNWK429
    Install hardware to networks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and install new hardware components in a network. It applies to individuals involved in technical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support roles, including network administrators who support network hardware in a peer-to-peer or client-server networked environment.

  • ICTNWK424
    Install and operate small enterprise branch networks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to utilise networking fundamentals, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, basic security, route and switch operations as well as to configure simple networks. It applies to individuals involved in network support positions with the Information Communications Technologies (ICT) skills required to use tools, equipment, software and protocols to install, operate, a small enterprise branch network.

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Entry requirements

Start date
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:
  • Once you have inquired, one of our friendly Education Consultants will contact you to ensure you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.
  • A short language, literacy and numeracy assessment will need to be completed upon enrolment.

To successfully complete this course, we recommend the following:
  • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 10.
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
  • Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities.
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.

Payment Options

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Discounted Upfront Price: $1,650
RRP: $2,000

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Career outcomes

This qualification could give you several career, vendor and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.
Career Outcomes
The ICTSS00137 - Networking for Introductory Roles Skill Set (short course) can equip you for further study or introductory career opportunities in IT networking. It is ideal for current IT professionals, job seekers, or career changers.

It may also benefit those simply looking to expand their "transferable" skill sets in tech, helping give them a competitive edge in the growing job market.
Education Pathways

If you complete the ICTSS00137 - Networking for Introductory Roles Skill Set (short course), you may be able to pursue the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) if you're interested in further study. Please contact our Education Consultants to learn more about our education pathways.

Educators

Our dedicated team of qualified IT trainers can help you ensure a successful study experience, with extensive technical experience in their respective fields as well as up-to-date knowledge on the latest industry trends and practices.

The IT faculty also offers additional support resources to help you build rapport with your trainers. The facilitation of 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom may be done throughout your course where you can receive further support and guidance over the length of your training. This also grants you the opportunity of virtually collaborating with other fellow students.

FAQs

What are the benefits of enrolling in a Short Course in Networking?

Our ICTSS00137 - Networking for Introductory Roles Skill Set (short course) is a valuable starter course for those interested in IT networking, helping arm you with the essential skills and knowledge to pursue entry-level opportunities in the field. You'll explore the basic concepts, practices, and skills required of a typical networking role, providing an ideal training experience for job seekers, career changers, or those after further study in the sector.

This course can be completed in a time frame of up to six months, and offers flexible online delivery to help you train at a time, place, and pace that suits your learning needs best. Those currently employed can thus enjoy the flexibility of pursuing the training they need in IT networking, while balancing their other work or personal commitments.

 

What is a Statement of Attainment?

A "statement of attainment" (SOA) is a document students receive verifying the units of competency they've completed as part of a nationally-recognised course.

In contrast to certificates, which are issued when a student completes a full set of study modules within a given course - SOAs are given when the student completes one or more of these units of competency, but not the entire list required for a full qualification. These documents essentially serve to showcase the specific units of competency a student has completed within a nationally-recognised training course.

 

What is a Skill Set?

A skill set, consisting of accredited units of competency, is a focused and specialized collection of skills and knowledge aimed at enhancing employment opportunities. By developing and building on existing skills or upskilling in a new area, skill sets provide individuals with the necessary expertise to enter their desired industry.

Studying a skill set offers several advantages, including gaining specialized skills, the opportunity to trial a full qualification before committing to the entire course, and receiving a Statement of Attainment upon completion for resume enhancement. Skill sets are ideal for time-constrained students seeking valuable core skills without excessive costs.

 

What are the career outcomes after completing this course?

Our ICTSS00137 - Networking for Introductory Roles Skill Set (short course) is designed to open up entry-level pathways into the IT networking sector, or simply provide current professionals with valuable, "transferable" skill sets in tech. You may be able to unlock potential career opportunities in network administration, network support, or network security.

Alternatively, this course also offers the foundational skill set to pursue further educational pathways like the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology or the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking).

 

How do I enrol in a Short Course in Networking?

To enrol in our ICTSS00137 - Networking for Introductory Roles Skill Set (short course), you must first submit an enquiry form through our website. You'll be asked to provide basic information about yourself: including your name, email address, and phone number.

Once you've completed and submitted your form, one of our education consultants will get in touch within 48 hours. You will then be assessed on your suitability for the course (i.e. questions on your current experience, skill set, and knowledge). At this stage, you'll also have the opportunity to enquire on payment options, training materials, and the online learning experience.

 

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