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National Certificate: IT Systems Support NQF5 (Server/Network Technician)

Overview

A Network or Server Technician is a person who is responsible for setting up and maintaining computer hardware and software systems that make up a computer network and its computer servers. The modern-day technician needs skills in networking, operating systems, system administration, virtualization, cloud-based platforms and security related to new computer networks and server.  

 

The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with the necessary skills and practical experience to be able to go into the industry full prepared. In this program, students focus on core skills covering both server and networking infrastructure to build a solid foundation and continue to specialize in either networking or cloud-based platforms. Students gain experience in problem solving, and effective oral and written communications through examination of current industry trends and requirements 

 

It combines both a national certificate qualification as well as the industry recognized and required vendor certifications such as Microsoft, CompTIA and CISCO creating a unique and combination of meeting both academic and industry standards. 

 

Features and Benefits 

 

  • This qualification combines both a national certificate qualification as well as the industry recognized vendor certifications required by industry.  
  • Get internationally certified to increase job readiness on Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (20740), Networking with Windows Server 2016 (20741), Identify with Windows Server 2016 (20742), Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals (Microsoft Exam 98 - 366). On successful completion of your international exams, you will earn the following certifications: 
 
  • Choose your specialization in either Microsoft Cloud Computing or CISCO CCNA  
  • The institute is a registered Microsoft Imagine Academy member. As a student you will get instant access to the Microsoft Imagine Academy library. (Learn more >) 
 
  • Through our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning we deliver our programmes via flexible study method options including class-based sessions and blended learning for online student.  
  • For online students, we ensure that you are supported by technology and people throughout your academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.   
  • Our programmes are practical in nature that prepare the student for the working environment and suitable salary expectations. 
  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal. 

Admission Requirements:

NQF 3 or Grade 11 with English as your home/first language.

Salaries & Skills

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  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    Full Time  

    • 12 months, 147 credits (5 days/Week, class times are between 08:30 & 16:00)  
    • All credits are achieved via your study duration at the institute, studio time and project-based assignments.  

     

    *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change.  

     

    Online & Part Time   

    • Part Time = 12 months, 147 credits (2 x evening classes, 18:00 to 21:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thur)  
    • Online = 12 Months, 147 credits (Online live Q&A classes, twice/week, 17:00 - 18:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs)  
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks.
  • Career Options

    • Enterprise Administrator 
    • Systems Administrator 
    • Server Administrator 
    • Network Administrator 
    • Network Engineer 
    • Cloud Technician 
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

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    • Free WIFI (Unlimited, On Campus only).
    • Electronic study guides.
    • Printed textbooks guides on selective modules. 
    • Electronic SMART manuals from Microsoft on selected modules.
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter and Getting Started Guide.
    • Access to our myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
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What you get

This qualification has been designed to provide the student with a national
certificate and multiple certifications, both locally and internationally recognized
by industry for maximum employability. On completion the student will earn the following:

 

National Qualification

  • National Certificate: IT Systems Support, SAQA ID 48573, NQF Level 5

 

International Certifications

  • Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (20740)
  • Networking with Windows Server 2016 (20741)
  • Identify with Windows Server 2016 (20742)
  • Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals (Microsoft Exam 98 - 366)
  • MCSA: Cloud Computing (Elective) 
  • CISCO CCNA Routing & Switching (Elective) 
 

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Online

We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a network/server technician. 

Important Notes

Please note that you are required to have your own computer. This can be in the form of a laptop or desktop PC. Should you not have one, we can supply you with a laptop as part of your package. Please note that additional costs will apply. The below shows the recommended specification.

 

CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or i7, 2.4 GHZ or more (i7 preferred)
MEMORY 8GB DDR3 Memory (16GB preferred)
HARD DRIVE 1TB+ HDD
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 (64 Bit)

Fundamental Modules 

To build a strong structure of knowledge, you need a solid foundation. Modules covered in the Fundamental section will ensure that you start right to finish strong. 


Module 1: Microsoft Office Foundation  

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook 

Module 2: Computer Technology Principals & Architecture 

  • CompTIA A+, Software & Hardware 

  


Core Modules 

Core modules are at the heart of your qualification and where you will be spending most of your study time. 

  


Module 3: Installing & Maintaining A Server 

  • Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (20740) 
  • Networking with Windows Server 2016 (20741)
  • Identify with Windows Server 2016 (20742) 
 

Module 4: Network Concepts, Architecture & Standards 

  • MTA: Networking Fundamentals 

 

Module 5: Desktop Operating System, Windows 10 

  • Implementing and Managing Windows 10 

 

Module 6: Personal Development 

  • Learn how to do proper research, understand business concepts, effective communication in a IT environment and much more. 

 

Module 7: Workplace Preparation 

  • Learn how to compiling your CV, handle yourselves in an interview, how to be resourceful in job hunting and managing your online reputation. 

 


 

Specialization (Choose One) 

Finish off your studies with the specialized modules, designed to add additional value to your existing qualifications based on industry requirements. 

  

MCSA: Cloud Platform Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate 

 

 
Earning an MCSA: Cloud Platform provides the foundation for a position as a cloud administrator or architect and is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). 

CISCO CCNA Routing and Switching: 

 

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN.
CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. 
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 30 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Full Time
  • 30 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 30 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Part Time
  • 30 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 28 January 2019
    04 February 2019
    Correspondence

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