About This Program

Diploma in Information Technology Networking Technology Management Level 7 program


Do you want to shift to a career in the Information Technology industry but don't have any prior training or work experience?  This two-year Diploma in Networking Technology Management and Administration) (Level 7) will provide you with training to sit for both CISCO and Microsoft industry certification exams.  Upon graduation, you will then be able to carve a career in the specialized field of computer networks.

Course Delivery

You will be attending lectures and doing laboratory work at the Auckland Campus of Cornell Institute of Business and Technology.


Depending on your previous academic background and work experience, you may secure work in the IT industry as any of the following:

  • Server administrator;
  • Network administrator;
  • Network engineer;
  • Systems engineer;
  • IT engineer;
  • System administrator;
  • Project Coordinator;
  • Help Desk Specialist;
  • End user trainer.

Another good choice would be to enroll in another program after completing this Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Technology Management and Administration) (Level 7) program. This could be higher academic program that explores more advanced design and management of complex and sophisticated network systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon course completion, you must be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Be able to work effectively with minimal assistance in the management of large enterprise networks;
    • Contribute to decision-making related to the optimization and implementation of enterprise networks;
    • Work in an environment which uses routing and computer network technologies manufactured by major international network vendors;
  • Year 1 will allow you the opportunity to sit for the following industry certification exams:
    • CompTIA A+ Certification
    • Network Fundamentals (CompTIA Network+)
    • MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration
    • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    • MCTS: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
    • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
  • Year 2 will allow you the opportunity to sit for the following industry certification exams:
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA Routing & Switch)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA Security)
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP Route & Switch)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNP Voice)
  • You should be able to progress to more advanced programs that explore the design and management of complex and sophisticated network systems. 

Course Outline

Course Code : Qualifications Number 112483

College : Computing

Duration : Two years

Qualifications Level : Diploma

Fees :

As expenses are subject to change, we invite you to ask for the latest fees with a Migration Associate of Immigrant Visa Center.

When estimating your cost of living for an academic year, include rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing.

Intake Dates :

There are four intake dates per year and these are in:

  • February
  • April
  • June
  • September

Make sure you check with us first since Start Dates and Term Breaks may vary.  Beginning an application 4 months in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the visa application. 

Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.  You must comply with the following requirements.

  • Academic credentials:  You must have successfully completed 12 years of school education. You may be accepted directly into Year 2 of the program if any of the following situations apply to you if you:
    • Completed the Diploma in Information Technology Level 5 program of CIBT
    • Have a relevant computing or industry qualification or have a degree level qualification in a non-computing area.
  • As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests:
    • IELTS (Academic Test) 6.0 overall band score with no individual band under 5.5
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
      • Paper-based test (pBT): 550, with an essay score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) component
      • Internet-based Test iBT: 60 minimum, with a writing score of 20
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): score of 50

Why Study in Cornell Institute of Business and Technology

  • You'll be happy to know that Cornell Institute of Business and Technology has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students administrated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority(NZQA). Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the NZQA.
  • With CIBT, your tuitions fees are protected.  All student’s fees(except for short courses) are deposited in the government owned public trust account administered by NZ Public Trust. The fees are released on a pro rate basis from this trust account in accordance with an agreed monthly schedule based on tuition delivered and until the completion of the programme.
  • One of the more notable programs of Cornell Institute of Business and Technology to assist student is the iCareer program which assists student when it comes to preparing for a job and how to build up a career. The goal of iCareer is to develop students in preparation for the workforce and establish a strong and well respected reputation as a hospitality, business, or IT professional.  iCareer includes classes on interview tips, resume and cover letter writing, career counseling, and job search matching opportunities and vacancies with prospective employers to name a few.
  • If you don't know anyone in Auckland, that's fine. CIBT arranges airport pick-up for new students for a fee charge of NZD90.  Students will be greeted by Cornell staff members, and will take them to their home-stay family and help them get settled.
  • And as it may be your first time to study overseas, CIBT holds a comprehensive orientation for new student prior to the commencement of their courses. CIBT's friendly staff will take you through an orientation programme to help you gain an understanding of Auckland and new issues to be faced as an international student.
  • CIBT also arranges homestay through its recognized homestay agents but you must provide a minimum of 4 weeks notice.
  • And after graduating, the Cornell Education Group can provide visa application guidance  upon request and process your Open Work Permit (Job Search Permit/Visa) at the campus. 
  • Don't know what medical and travel insurance to take?  Cornell offers a comprehensive insurance policy through Inter Global Insurance, which is automatically included in your fees schedule unless you provide the institute with details of an alternative policy.
  • Free internet: free internet for use while you're on campus!

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