Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking ICT40418

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to install and manage small scale networks, either as an independent network support technician or as part of a team. This course is an ideal pathway into entry level employment in designing and constructing networks.
Students will be involved in designing small wireless networks and develop skills in installing, configuring and testing their proposed design. Students will also develop skills in server management, virtualisation, operating systems and network security.
The specific target group of NIT for this qualification are international students who are either new to this industry or have limited workplace experience in this area.

QUALIFICATIONS
Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking a nationally recognised qualification for the IT industry

JOB PROSPECTS
This course provides graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the following job roles:
• network administrator
• network security administrator
• network support
• network technician.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of year 11 or equivalent

All students entering this quali­fication must have an English language profi­ciency level of one of the below:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 ( Academic or general version) or equivalent internationally recognized exam result in line with DIBP requirements or
  • IELTS band score of 4.5 ( Academic or general version) or equivalent combined with Satisfactory completion of at least 20 weeks of ELICOS or
  • Completed secondary studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualifi­cation from an English – Language speaking country.
  • Be eligible for an English language exemption in line with DIBP requirements

CREDIT TRANSFER
Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by measuring skills acquired through professional work experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. All claims for RPL and Credit Transfer should be made upon enrolment in the course and must be received by Program Manager within two (2) weeks of the commencement.

PATHWAYS
After graduating from this course, students may progress to further study ICT50415 Diploma of Information Technology Networking.

On completion of the Diploma students may articulate into a computing degree course, such as Bachelor of Information Technology, offered by many universities.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY

Unit Code Title Core/Elective
BSBWHS304 Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes core
ICTICT401 Determine and confirm client business requirements core
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment core
ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server core
ICTNWK420 Install and configure virtual machines core
ICTNWK403 Manage network and data integrity core
ICTNWK404 Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network core
ICTTEN416 Install, configure and test an internet protocol network Core
ICTICT428 Select cloud storage solutions Elective
ICTNWK405 Build a small wireless local area network Elective
ICTNWK407 Install and configure client-server application and services Elective
ICTNWK408 Configure a desktop environment Elective
ICTNWK410 Install hardware to a network Elective
ICTNWK411 Deploy software to networked computers Elective
ICTTEN417 Install, configure and test a router Elective
ICTTEN420 Design, install and configure an internetwork Elective
ICTNWK421 Install, configure and test network security Elective

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Diploma of Information Technology Networking ICT50415

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to install and manage a range of networks, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, including internetworking and security integration. Students will learn to install Microsoft operating systems. There is an emphasis on virtualisation and network security. Students will also explore new technologies related to the cloud and Internet.
The specific target group of NIT for this course are international students with some basic to mid level skills and knowledge in ICT networking interested in further developing a range of specialised and technical skills.
This qualification has a strong ICT (Information Communication Technology) networking base, which includes server technology, network infrastructure, virtualisation and security.

QUALIFICATIONS
Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to receive the Diploma of Information Technology Networking a nationally recognised qualification for the IT industry

JOB PROSPECTS
This course provides graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the following job roles:
• network administrator
• IT administrator
• IT operations administrator
• network services administrator
• network support coordinator
• network operations analyst
• network security coordinator.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of year 11 or equivalent

All students entering this quali­fication must have an English language profi­ciency level of one of the below:

  • IELTS band score of 5.5 ( Academic or general version) or equivalent internationally recognized exam result in line with DIBP requirements or
  • IELTS band score of 4.5 ( Academic or general version) or equivalent combined with Satisfactory completion of at least 20 weeks of ELICOS or
  • Completed secondary studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualifi­cation from an English – Language speaking country.
  • Be eligible for an English language exemption in line with DIBP requirements

CREDIT TRANSFER
Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by measuring skills acquired through professional work experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. All claims for RPL and Credit Transfer should be made upon enrolment in the course and must be received by Program Manager within two (2) weeks of the commencement.

PATHWAYS
After graduating from this course, students may progress to further study ICT advanced diploma level or graduate certificate qualifications or other relevant higher education sector qualifications.
On completion of ICT50415 – Diploma of Information Technology Networking students may articulate into a computing degree course, such as Bachelor of Information Technology, offered by many universities.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY

Unit Code Title Core/Elective
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment core
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation core
ICTNWK529 Install and manage complex ICT networks core
ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system core
ICTTEN611 Produce an ICT network architecture design core
ICTNWK536 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions Elective
ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes Elective
ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server Elective
ICTNWK506 Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network Elective
ICTNWK507 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers Elective
ICTNWK508 Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches Elective
ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks Elective
ICTNWK511 Manage network security Elective
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTNWK535 Install an enterprise virtual computing environment Elective
ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation Elective

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