This qualification provides 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. This course provides essential skills and knowledge to build and manage network systems in a business environment with an emphasis on developing practical skills using a hands-on approach. Areas of study include installation and administration of Linux, Microsoft operating systems, networking security, testing and project management. Combination of core units and specialist elective units in this course may provide a logical pathway to vendor certifications such as CISCO CCNA program.
Notes: Most of the technical units in this course use CISCO equipment and technologies. However, the college has no arrangement with CISCO Academy for certification or articulation. Students must seek separate advice on CCNA/CCNP certification requirements.
The Diploma qualifies individuals who apply specialised knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning.