ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
(Advanced Networking)

18 months
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100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)
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Course overview

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) is designed to provide you with the foundational skills needed to set up and manage complex network environments within organisations, while also equipping you with the knowledge to address and mitigate cyber security threats. This comprehensive program will teach you how to network servers, utilise desktop virtualisation, and configure and oversee advanced virtual computing environments.

You will also learn to manage intricate ICT networks and communication systems, effectively respond to cyber security threats, safeguard critical organisational infrastructure, and take charge of agile projects and teams. 

Whether you are currently employed in IT administration or involved in technician work, or if you have a strong interest in pursuing a career in the IT industry, undertaking this diploma will greatly enhance your professional prospects and open doors for career advancement. By gaining proficiency in advanced networking techniques and acquiring in-depth knowledge of cyber security practices, you will be well-prepared to tackle the challenges and complexities of modern IT environments. 

The benefits of completing a Diploma with Lumify Learn

If you are currently working in IT administration or conducting technician work, or if this is a career that interests you, consider undertaking this Diploma to advance your career in IT.

Bridging the gap between learning and earning, Lumify Edge supports our students in their transition from study to their next IT role. Enhance our students' personal brand to make them interview-ready and provides direct access to our exclusive Lumify Group job portal, as well as internship opportunities.

Earn certifications in high demand in Australia and Internationally – Fast. Gain the skills you need to jumpstart your career in IT with our Learn-Practice-Test-Repeat approach. Fast tracking our students to success.

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Study on your own schedule. Manage your studies around work and family while still enjoying your life. You even have the option to fast-track and finish your studies ASAP. 

Course Structure

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)
18 months
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
Unit codeUnit name
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBCRT512Originate and develop concepts
ICTSAS527Manage client problems
ICTNWK420Install and configure virtual machines
ICTICT532Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
Unit codeUnit name
ICTNWK540Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK559Install an enterprise virtual computing environment
ICTNWK536Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
ICTNWK529Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTNWK557Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments
Unit codeUnit name
ICTICT517Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTCYS407Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTNWK546Manage network security
ICTCYS613Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
ICTCYS608Perform cyber security risk assessments
Unit codeUnit name
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT529Organise and lead agile projects
ICTSAS524Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTCYS610Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTSAS526Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

Prerequisites

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) does not have any formal prerequisites. However, this qualification is designed to equip our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in specific job roles or functions in the workplace. The course is tailored for individuals who have some existing knowledge or experience in the IT field and are looking to further develop their skills or advance their careers.

Education:Students are required to have completed an ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) or hold an equivalent qualification. Alternatively, relevant industry experience will be considered.
Demonstrated skills/experience:Students should be able to demonstrate their skills and experience in the IT skills and knowledge taught in the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) course.
Technical skills:Students should have a solid understanding and experience in networking concepts, including network protocols, IP addressing, and subnetting. A minimum of 2-5 years of professional experience is recommended.
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 a reliable internet connection:Students will need access to a computer and a reliable internet connection to fully participate in online courses.
Flexibility:Online learning provides more flexibility than traditional classroom-based courses, but students still need to effectively balance their academic responsibilities with personal and professional commitments.
Computer skills:If you are comfortable using search engines, social media, and digital communication tools such as emails and video calls, you possess the necessary computer skills to study online.
Study skills:The course will require you to utilise various skills such as communication, research, collaboration, technical proficiency, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Developing these study skills will be an integral part of your learning journey and will build your confidence in both IT and study.
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 ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) is tailored for individuals who aim to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field of IT networking. This course is well-suited for the following individuals: 

IT professionals: This diploma is ideal for IT professionals who seek to expand their networking expertise and knowledge, thereby advancing their careers. It equips them with advanced skills required to tackle more challenging roles within the networking domain.
Network administrators and engineers:If you currently work as a network administrator or engineer and wish to upgrade your skills and stay abreast of the latest technological trends, this diploma can help you achieve that goal. It provides the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills that are in line with industry standards.
Network architects:For those working as network architects or aspiring to become one, this diploma is invaluable. It equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to design and implement intricate networking solutions to meet organisational requirements.
Graduates of ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking:Students who have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking or hold an equivalent qualification can further their studies with the Diploma of Information Technology Advanced Networking. This diploma offers an opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge in the field of networking.
Overall:In summary, the Diploma of Information Technology Advanced Networking is suitable for individuals who desire to acquire advanced skills and knowledge in the realm of IT networking. The course encompasses a wide range of topics including network security, virtualisation, cloud computing, and advanced routing and switching. Thus, it serves as an ideal choice for those aiming to pursue a rewarding career in networking.

Lumify Edge

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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

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

Those looking to enter the IT networking field are typically recommended to pursue formal qualifications. Being a highly technical field, equipping yourself with a certification (or a few) can help you delve into all the necessary concepts, skills areas, and practices required to succeed in the field; while verifying your skills and helping you stand out among employers in the job market. Lumify Learn is one training provider that offers such programs, such as our ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) and our ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking).

According to Labour Market Insights, plenty of workers hold vocational education and training (VET) qualifications in the industry, with 27.6%currently holding either an Advanced Diploma, Diploma, or Certificate-level qualification.

To build your on-the-job experience, it can also help to seek out the many internship opportunities available. Online job boards such as SEEK, Glassdoor, and Indeed currently advertise plenty of these positions, with LinkedIn also being a handy platform for reaching out to those in the industry.

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