Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration
Developed in close consultation with the IT industry
This course is discounted under the Government’s Higher Education Relief Package when studied full-time from May-December, 2020. Designed for students with experience in IT, this course will help you move into a senior position in networking.
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Charles Sturt University is Australia’s most experienced online uni, and has the country’s highest graduate employment rate. From agriculture, arts, healthcare and IT, to business, law, social work and teaching—you’ll get the latest skills in your field, and learn from academics who are connected to industry. Add in 24/7 IT support, scholarships and a vibrant student community, and you can take your next, or first, career step with confidence.
A wide range of subjects
You'll start by studying topics on network protocols, hacking countermeasures and IT service management before pursuing your own interests. Choose from subjects on cloud computing, wireless networking, virtualisation, network security, Active Directory, Exchange Server management and more.
Preparation for the world's most in‐demand computer networking industry certifications is included as an integral part of this course. You'll learn under the guidance of experienced academic staff and industry based lecturers who are across the very latest trends. The degree has been developed in consultation with industry professionals, academic experts and Charles Sturt University alumni to ensure maximum industry relevance.
Charles Sturt University's Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration will position you at the heart of a rapidly growing global industry. Your specialised knowledge and skills will qualify you for high‐level roles in network administration, network engineering and systems administration in the public or private sector.
Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) and appropriate work experience.
Work and Life
Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience.
Prospective students who are affected by Covid-19 and who wish to apply for entry into the discounted courses should apply via the normal admissions form/process and select CGS as the payment option.
No additional documentation or proof of hardship or disadvantage is needed to apply.
If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast‐track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.
This course is discounted under the Government’s High Education Relief Package when studied from May to December, 2020
Play a crucial role in the efficient functioning of your organisation.
The Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration from Charles Sturt University develops your expertise in the design, implementation and management of computer networks. Preparation for the world's most popular industry certifications, from vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco, is an integral part of the course.
Developed in close consultation with the information technology (IT) industry, the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration is ideal for those who aspire to move into senior positions within the networking and inter‐networking disciplines.
Join a vibrant IT community
The latest government higher education statistics show that Charles Sturt University is Australia’s largest provider of postgraduate IT education. Our students, academics and researchers form a diverse, collaborative community dedicated to best practice and the development of quality teaching and outcomes that address on‐topic issues in IT.
Study your way
You can study this course online from anywhere in the world. You can update your qualifications while continuing to work and apply your learning directly to your workplace. You can also speed up or slow down your study pace to meet your changing professional and personal schedules. Our subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies, from video lectures to online simulations. There is no need to attend on‐campus lectures or residential schools.
Pathways to further study
Entry to the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration is available to those with relevant professional work experience. The graduate certificate can be used as a pathway to the Master of Networking and Systems Administration. Those with relevant industry certifications will also be given credit.
Recommended Study Pattern
For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity or examinations.
The Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration consists of one (1) core subject and three (3) restricted electives.
- ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP
Group A: Elective Academic subjects ‐ choose one (1) subject from:
- ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
- ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
- ITC514 Linux Server Administration
- ITC558 Programming Principles
- ITC560 Internet of Things
- ITC561 Cloud Computing
- ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
- ITC572 Software Defined Networks
- ITC593 Network Security and Cryptography
Group B: Elective Industry subjects ‐ choose two (2) subjects from:
- ITE514 Professional Systems Security
- ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
- ITE523 Virtualisation
- ITE526 Practical Internetworking
- ITE527 Server Administration
- ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
- ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation
- ITE533 Cyber Security Management
- MGI521 Professional Communications
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (4 subjects).
As a Charles Sturt University student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.