ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

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20 units / 4 streams
 ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
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Course overview

Our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) provides a solid base of knowledge and highly regarded skills to equip you for a broad range of IT roles. You will become proficient in configuring, securing, and testing networks and servers, in addition to systems administration support, maintenance and troubleshooting.

The networking course has been enhanced with new units covering the important area of cyber security, including responding to incidents. This is emerging as a critical skill for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals.

This course introduces the skills required to implement various information systems and software including Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating Systems, Microsoft Server Operating Systems and Virtualisation Platforms.

If you want to develop in-demand skills such as networking and cyber security, this Certificate could be the ideal starting point. 

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If you want to, or are currently administering or conducting technician work, this qualification could be for you

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Course Structure

ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
15 months
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
Unit codeUnit name
ICTICT426Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
ICTICT443Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTNWK422Install and manage servers
ICTNWK420Install and configure virtual machines
Unit codeUnit name
ICTSAS432Identify and resolve client ICT problems
BSBCRT404Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
ICTICT451Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTNWK423Manage network and data integrity
ICTNWK429Install hardware to networks
Unit codeUnit name
ICTTEN434Install, configure and test internet protocol networks
ICTNWK424Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
ICTNWK421Install, configure and test network security
ICTCYS403Plan and implement information security strategies for an organisation
ICTCYS404Run vulnerability test assessments for an organisation
Unit codeUnit name
ICTCYS407Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
BSBXCS404 Contribute to cyber security risk management
ICTCYS402Identify and confirm cyber security incidents
ICTCYS405 Develop cyber security incident response plans
ICTCYS406Respond to cyber security incidents


While there are no formal prerequisites for entry into the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) course, this qualification is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in a specific job or function within the workplace. The course is tailored for individuals who have some existing knowledge or experience in the field and are seeking to further develop their skills or advance in their careers.

Professional Experience:Students who are already working in an IT role and wish to enhance their networking skills for taking on new responsibilities or seeking a promotion.
Personal Experience:Individuals who demonstrate a passion for IT and may already be the go-to person for IT issues among friends and family or engage in personal IT projects.
Demonstrated Skills:Students who can demonstrate their skills and experience in the IT skills and knowledge covered in the ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology course will find themselves well-prepared for this program.
Self-discipline and time management skills:Online learning requires students to be self-directed and disciplined in managing their time. They need to be able to set their own schedules, meet deadlines, and stay motivated to complete their coursework.
Access to technology and reliable Internet connection:Students will need access to a computer, a reliable Internet connection to participate in online courses.
Flexibility:Online learning provides more flexibility than traditional classroom-based courses, but students still need to be able to balance their academic responsibilities with their personal and professional commitments.
Computer Skills:If you are confident using search engines, social media, digital communication (eg. emails and video calls), then you have the computer skills to study online.
Study Skills:The course will require you to use your communication, research, collaboration, technical and critical thinking/ problem solving skills. This is all part of the learning journey and building your confidence in both IT and study.

The ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) is suitable for individuals who are interested in acquiring practical skills and knowledge in network administration and support. This course is particularly beneficial for the following: 

Entry-level IT professionals: If you are beginning your IT career and aim to develop a solid understanding of computer networks, this certificate offers a strong foundation.
IT support personnel:Individuals already working in IT support roles can enhance their skills and expand their knowledge in network administration and support through this course.
Network administrators and engineers:For those currently employed as network administrators or engineers, this course enables you to update your skills and stay abreast of the latest technology trends.
Small business owners:If you own a small business and wish to take control of your network infrastructure, this course equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge for effective management and maintenance.
Professionals seeking a career change:Those considering a career transition into network administration or support can benefit from this course by gaining the fundamental knowledge required to embark on a new career path.

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IT networking encompasses all tools, resources, and practices required to connect individual computer devices, allowing them to easily share data with one another. Such systems allow for flexible communications, transactions, and information access among local servers or over the internet.

Businesses relying on modern technology depend on networks for storage efficiency, greater security, and the ability to boost growth, productivity, and innovation. Much of these systems now also take place online via “cloud computing”, alleviating the need for on-site infrastructure and effectively reducing company expenses on physical equipment. Such virtual networks also have the benefit of being highly scalable – giving businesses the flexibility of only paying for what they need – and are largely adaptable to the changing needs of an organisation.

Other, more traditional networks include local area networks (LANs), in which computers are connected within a single office space or building. Wide area networks (WANs) are networks that can span entire cities or even countries, allowing stable long-distance communications. Finally, we have service network providers –companies that provide network use or capacity for a given service, such as telecommunications, mobile data, or Internet access.

IT network professionals are experts of this field, helping ensure an organisation’s network is optimised and performing according to business needs.

Computer network professionals are sharp analytical and critical thinkers, able to approach their tasks with a keen eye for detail. Since you’ll be spending much of your time setting up, installing, and assessing network systems, the ability to pinpoint and examine potential problems or areas for improvement is crucial. This goes hand-in-hand with strong problem-solving skills, as these experts regularly try to evaluate new ways of optimising and building on existing systems.

With the many tasks involved in maintaining IT networks, these professionals must also have the sharp ability to multi-task. You’ll likely be responsible for a handful of assignments at a time – such as handling regular network updates while improving security protocols and preparing for new software rollouts while phasing out old technologies.

Last but not least – successful IT network professionals typically have a wide, general knowledge base of computing practices under their belt. Career paths in this field can often involve some form of programming, software development, cloud computing, cyber security, and more; so it helps to have at least a basic grasp of these critical IT concepts.

We have a mix of both nationally recognised courses and globally recognised vendor certifications. Nationally recognised qualifications can be identified with the Nationally Recognised Training logo. The Vendor Certifications will show the vendor name eg. Microsoft, AWS, CompTIA

Lumify Learn’s networking courses will explore all foundational areas critical to the profession, with many applicable to other IT roles and specialties.

Such skills explored include:

  • Network cyber security management

  • Hardware installation

  • Introductory programming

  • Server management

  • Virtual network management

  • Developing incident response plans

  • Developing disaster recovery and contingency plans

  • IT team management and leadership

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