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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

Year 1

You will learn a set of modules that will prepare you to work as a support technician and server administrator in the ICT industry. At the end of Year 1, you will be capable of administering and supporting Microsoft networks and servers.

  • COMP501  -  Introduction to Information Technology
  • COMP505  -  The Fundamentals of Computer Networks
  • ICT510  -  Client Operating System
  • ICT511  -  Help Desk Support
  • COMP508  -  Fundamentals of Network Security
  • ICT640  -  Active Directory
  • ICT620  -  Server Administration & Configuration
  • ICT622  -  Applications Platform Configuration

Year 2

You will be developing more advanced IT network administration skills,  opening the doors for higher education courses in related degrees. At the end of year 2 you  will be able to assume the role of Cisco network administrator.

  • ICT630  -  Building and Administering Med Size Networks – I
  • ICT631  -  Building and Administering Med Size Networks – II
  • ICT730  -  Building Enterprise Networks
  • COMP750  -  Information Technology Project Management
  • COMP701  -  ITIL Service Management Practices
  • ICT731  -  Building Multilayer Switched Networks
  • ICT732  -  Building Secure Networks
  • ICT733  -  Optimizing Converged Networks

Course Info

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

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