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Diploma in Information Technology Level 7

Diploma in Information Technology Level 7

The Cornell Education Group, New Zealand

About This Program

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Are you already an IT graduate but want Cisco certification in a first-world country without breaking the bank? Or are you a fresh IT or Computer Science graduate wanting to gain theoretical and practical skills to build, optimize and manage networks? Or, are you are already working in the field of Network Technology but lack formal training? 

If any of these situations apply to you, then enroll in this Diploma in Information Technology (Level 7) program to help you gain academic recognition for your experience or refresh your Cisco certifications.

You'll be happy to know that Cornell Institute of Business and Technology is a Registered Cisco Certification Test Center.  While students from other Private Training Establishments (PTE) have to take their test certifications in Cornell, you will find it easier to prepare to take the tests.

Course Delivery

You will be attending lectures and doing laboratory work.  Cornell Institute of Business and Technology is a Microsoft IT Academy and courses are run using the latest Microsoft products and tools.

This Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Technology Management) Level 7 program is offered at the Auckland campus of Cornell Institute of Business and Technology.


There are job opportunities in software development industry in many countries.  Depending on your previous academic background and work experience, you may secure work in the IT industry as any of the following:

  • Network Engineer;
  • Systems Engineer;
  • IT Engineer;
  • System Administrator.

You may decide to enroll in another course that will lead to higher academic qualifications after completing this Diploma in Information Technology (Networking Technology Management) (Level 7) program. 

Another good career option is to enroll in another 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 enterprise networks.
    • Contribute in decision-making relating 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
  • Explore opportunities to qualify to sit for Cisco Certification:
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA Routing & Switch)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA Security)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA Voice)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNP Route and Switch)
  • You should be able to progress to more advanced programs that explore the design and management of complex and sophisticated network systems. 

Course Outline

Want to know what you'll be studying?  Take note of the following:

  • 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 (Voice)  

Course Info

Course Code : Qualifications Number 112154

College : Computing

Duration : One year

Qualifications Level : Level 7

Fees :

With the HUGE DISCOUNT for enrollees in the program pay only NZ$13,800 for tuition fee.

Other fees may not have been included e.g. books, miscellaneous school fees, airport pick-up fees, and living expenses.  

As expenses are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time so please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.

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 at least 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 entry requirements:

  • You must have completed at least 12 years of school education and completed at least a Diploma in IT Level 5 or its computing equivalent.
  • 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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