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ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology

15 months
14th June 2023
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
 ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
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Course overview

Our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) provides a solid base of knowledge and highly regarded skills to equip you for a broad range of IT roles. You will become proficient in configuring, securing and testing networks and servers, in addition to systems administration support, maintenance and troubleshooting.

The networking course has been enhanced with new units covering the important area of cyber security, including responding to incidents. This is emerging as a critical skill for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals.

You’ll become proficient in implementing information systems and software including Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating Systems, Microsoft Server Operating Systems and Virtualisation Platforms.

If you want to develop in-demand skills such as networking and cyber security, suitable for a wide range of roles in IT, this Certificate could be the ideal starting point.

The benefits of completing an IT Certificate with AIICT

If you want to, or are currently administering or conducting technician work, this qualification could be for you

Recognition of the knowledge and skills you have worked hard to obtain

Develop and master the skills you need to progress your career in IT

Achieve recognition for the on-the-job skills and experience you have developed to date

Opportunity to use your existing knowledge and training to develop further tangible skills

Course Structure

ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)
15 months
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
Unit codeUnit name
ICTICT426Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
ICTICT443Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniques
ICTNWK422Install and manage servers
ICTNWK420Install and configure virtual machines
Unit codeUnit name
ICTSAS432Identify and resolve client ICT problems
BSBCRT404Apply advanced critical thinking to work processes
ICTICT451Comply with IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTNWK423Manage network and data integrity
ICTNWK429Install hardware to networks
Unit codeUnit name
ICTTEN434Install, configure and test internet protocol networks
ICTNWK424Install and operate small enterprise branch networks
ICTNWK421Install, configure and test network security
ICTCYS403Plan and implement information security strategies for an organisation
ICTCYS404Run vulnerability test assessments for an organisation
Unit codeUnit name
ICTCYS407Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
BSBXCS404 Contribute to cyber security risk management
ICTCYS402Identify and confirm cyber security incidents
ICTCYS405 Develop cyber security incident response plans
ICTCYS406Respond to cyber security incidents

Enrolment information

AIICT holds regular induction and orientation sessions, plus rolling starts for workshops and tutorials, so you can start learning when it suits you. Eligibility Requirements apply.

A course advisor will call to chat about your course and set up a time for you to get started

You will then be invited to complete the Student Enrolment process which includes a Pre-Enrolment Profile

Once your enrolment process has been submitted, your course advisor will contact you

If all your documentation is in order, you will then be invited to attend an online orientation

Payment information

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Upfront Payment 20% Off

Pay a once-off $3,880 fee.
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Fortnightly Payment Plan 10% Off

Pay 26 fortnightly payments of $167.88 for the duration of the course. Includes a 10% discount - a saving of $485.

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Pay 12 monthly payments of $363.75 for the duration of the course. Includes a 10% discount - a saving of $485.

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IT networking encompasses all tools, resources, and practices required to connect individual computer devices, allowing them to easily share data with one another. Such systems allow for flexible communications, transactions, and information access among local servers or over the internet.

Businesses relying on modern technology depend on networks for storage efficiency, greater security, and the ability to boost growth, productivity, and innovation. Much of these systems now also take place online via “cloud computing”, alleviating the need for on-site infrastructure and effectively reducing company expenses on physical equipment. Such virtual networks also have the benefit of being highly scalable – giving businesses the flexibility of only paying for what they need – and are largely adaptable to the changing needs of an organisation.

Other, more traditional networks include local area networks (LANs), in which computers are connected within a single office space or building. Wide area networks (WANs) are networks that can span entire cities or even countries, allowing stable long-distance communications. Finally, we have service network providers –companies that provide network use or capacity for a given service, such as telecommunications, mobile data, or Internet access.

IT network professionals are experts of this field, helping ensure an organisation’s network is optimised and performing according to business needs.

We have a mix of both nationally recognised courses and non-accredited training options. Nationally recognised qualifications can be identified with the Nationally Recognised Training logo.

Those looking to enter the IT networking field are typically recommended to pursue formal qualifications. Being a highly technical field, equipping yourself with a certification (or a few) can help you delve into all the necessary concepts, skills areas, and practices required to succeed in the field; while verifying your skills and helping you stand out among employers in the job market. AIICT is one training provider that offers such programs, such as our ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) and our ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking).

According to Labour Market Insights, plenty of workers hold vocational education and training (VET) qualifications in the industry, with 27.6%currently holding either an Advanced Diploma, Diploma, or Certificate-level qualification.

To build your on-the-job experience, it can also help to seek out the many internship opportunities available. Online job boards such as SEEK, Glassdoor, and Indeed currently advertise plenty of these positions, with LinkedIn also being a handy platform for reaching out to those in the industry.

AIICT’s networking courses will explore all foundational areas critical to the profession, with many applicable to other IT roles and specialties.

Such skills explored include:

  • Network cyber security management

  • Hardware installation

  • Introductory programming

  • Server management

  • Virtual network management

  • Developing incident response plans

  • Developing disaster recovery and contingency plans

  • IT team management and leadership

Talk to an advisor

Request a callback from one of our advisors to ask questions or discuss about your study options.

100% online learning

Our industry-leading ICT courses and web-based learning environment are available to you 24/7.

Payment plans available

With our simple payment plans, you only pay for what you study, making it simple and affordable to study ICT.

Support every step of the way

Our team will make sure you finish what you start, with support from ICT instructors and staff at every step.