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Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) is the first year of the dual award program Diploma of Information Technology (Networking/Systems Administration). The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) has been combined with all prerequisites for the dual Diploma, allowing students to have a broader range of skills and knowledge and to make more informed decisions regarding future career paths. These nationally accredited courses are comprised of sets of industry developed and nationally endorsed competencies. The program at Berwick has been designed to develop core skills in networking and in systems support and in particular, will develop skills and knowledge in the installation and management of simple networks. It will provide for an individual to be effective in network management and systems support either as an independent specialist or as part of a team. Embedded into the program are a range of vendor training programs such as CISCO and Red Hat Linux, and part of the course is set in a simulated business environment. If you want to be a network administrator or system engineer, then this is the course for you.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) is the first year of the dual award program Diploma of Information Technology (Networking/Systems Administration). The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) has been combined with all prerequisites for the dual Diploma, allowing students to have a broader range of skills and knowledge and to make more informed decisions regarding future career paths.

    These nationally accredited courses are comprised of sets of industry developed and nationally endorsed competencies. The program at Berwick has been designed to develop core skills in networking and in systems support and in particular, will develop skills and knowledge in the installation and management of simple networks. It will provide for an individual to be effective in network management and systems support either as an independent specialist or as part of a team. Embedded into the program are a range of vendor training programs such as CISCO and Red Hat Linux, and part of the course is set in a simulated business environment. If you want to be a network administrator or system engineer, then this is the course for you.

    Campus
    Berwick

    Duration
    Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 3 years

    Entrance Requirements
    Year 12 (VCE) or Mature Age Entry

    Selection Criteria
    Refer to VTAC Entry

    Application Procedure
    Full Time – VTAC Part Time – Direct to Institute
    Interview may be required.

    Study Areas
    Hardware Diagnostics, Network Operating Systems, Scripting for Networks, Systems Support, Computer Applications and Business Acumen.

    Employment Opportunities
    Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to enter employment in a wide range of information technology related activities including Network Administrator, Network Technician, Customer Support, PC Support, Help Desk..

    Further Education Opportunities
    Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) will allow students to continue on to dual award Diploma of Information Technology (Networking/Systems Administration).

    Training Opportunities
    If the networking of computers or system administration is what you are interested in, this course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge required to work in this rapidly growing field of IT. Training focuses on networking and includes hardware, operating systems, system support, and network scripting. Students also learn about the application of IT to the business environment, through involvement a virtual business where they take on the roles of employees of the business including management. Students will also be able to complete the international recognised vendor CISCO training in readiness of certification.

    Course Structure
    The Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) is a national qualification consisting of 44 competencies. These competencies are clustered to form 7 subjects. Most subjects are delivered over a full year. To qualify for the award, students must successfully complete all of the units of competence. Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) will allow students to continue to the dual Diploma of Information Technology (Networking/Systems Administration)

    List of Subjects
    Safety and Preventative Maintenance (Semester one only)
    Students will learn preventative maintenance and OH&S procedures.

    Networking One (Semester one only)
    Students will have developed knowledge and skills in relation to hardware, software and protocols in the network environment. This subject has Cisco semester 1 (CCNA1) embedded.

    Networking Two (Semester two only)
    Upon successful completion of this subject students will have developed knowledge and skills in relation to installing and configuring networks, including intranets, servers and security. This subject has Cisco semester 2 (CCNA2) embedded.

    Operating Systems (Full year)
    Upon completion students will have learned to be effective users of a Linux system, focusing on basic Linux skills, such as file system and process management.

    Scripting for Networks (Full year)
    Students will learn basic scripting, along with technical documentation techniques.

    System Support (Full year)
    Students will learn how to develop a feasibility report, use diagnostic techniques, and help desk procedures.

    Computer Applications and Business Acumen in a Virtual Enterprise (Full year)
    Working in a simulated business, students will learn about the application of IT to the business environment. They will learn to understand the business trading cycle, customer service and successful dealings with clients, and business acumen. Students will use the Microsoft Office applications products in a range of business contexts and will also create and maintain web pages.

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