New Zealand Diploma in Systems Administration – Level 6
Take your technical skills to the next level with this specialist IT qualification, especially designed for top achievers wanting to become network architects or similar.
You will develop practical and theoretical knowledge of hardware and software, networks and network administration, internet security & forensics, and windows operating systems.
This qualification will also help you develop the communication skills required in today’s IT market. This includes working as a team, contract management, and dealing with business continuity considerations.
To ensure your success we offer a smaller class size, maximum support and a personalised experience. We offer custom built IT training facilities and specialise in advanced hands on training. *Employers ask for our graduates by name!
Modules – what you will be learning about
|Module 1||Virtualisation Infrastructure|
|Module 2||Network Infrastructure|
|Module 3||Directory Services|
|Module 4||Business Messaging Infrastructure|
You will learn about selecting and installing the correct edition of Windows Server and the features available in each.
This will include installing new versions of Windows Server into an existing infrastructure. You will also learn how to;
- Plan and automate deployment of system and application software
- Plan and implement a server-based virtualisation environment
- Configure and implement storage solutions
- Configure and implement virtualised high-availability solutions, including redundant services and Network Load Balancing.
This module covers the role of the Directory Service in managing authentication and authorisation of users and computers.
You will learn how to;
- Maintain a directory service in a complex environment (including multiple sites or multiple domains).
- Configure centralised management of directory services devices and users.
- Control and configure directory-enabled computers
- Configure and maintain a PKI infrastructure including installing and configuring Certificate Authority authorities and managing digital certificates.
- Provide a single sign-on portal for inter-organisational networks
- Secure documents using certificates
You will learn how to configure and maintain key network infrastructure services to support a high-performing and highly-available network using Windows Server. Also covered is how to;
- Install & configure, and maintain DNS and DHCP services
- Install and configure Windows Server based client remote access solutions.
- Install and configure Windows Server based solutions to support remote sites including site to site VPN, branchcache, and distributed network services.
- Install and configure solutions for the management of network Infrastructure.
- Select and Configure appropriate IPv6 to IPv4 technologies
- Be able to support a Software Defined Networking solution.
Business Messaging Infrastructure
You will be introduced to the role of business collaborative applications and will experience installing, configuring, and maintaining a single site instance of:
- A message mail server
- A business collaboration server, together with a backend database system.
Are you a domestic or international student?
Intakes2020 - Feb 3, April 27, July 20, Oct 12
Domestic Student fees
Tuition fees – $8,660
Course Costs – $650
*You may be eligible for Fees Free Study – check with the enrolment team
*Studylink approved – we can help you apply
40 weeks fulltime
Intakes2020 - Feb 3, April 27, July 20, Oct 12
International Student fees
Total cost – $18,397
*Travel Insurance additional
40 weeks fulltime
*You may be eligible for a 2 year post study work visa when studying in Tauranga – check with the enrolment team
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Applicants must have completed the New Zealand qualification standard NCEA level 2 equivalent in their home country. Subjects must have included English, Reading, Writing and Maths. Applicants must have at least a level 5 qualification in Information Technology or similar qualification.
All applicants will be required to complete an enrolment form and may be interviewed in person or via telephone or skype to evaluate their suitability for the programme.
Applicants who have English as a second language must have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 5.5 in a single test event (or equivalent).
The content of the programme consists of eight modules that include: How to implement a range of technologies for systems & network services, automated system and application software deployment, data storage, server based virtualisation infrastructure, how to analyse organisational requirements, implement a solution and administer infrastructure for remote network access, applying project management tools and techniques to an IT related project, and IT service management and change management processes.
BYOD – students are required to bring their own device. Please check the specifications required during enrolment.
Future Study Pathways
This qualification provides a pathway to further specialisation through industry specific training such as in IT Security or other Diploma or Graduate level qualifications.
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in entry level roles such as IT technician, help desk, tier 1 and 2 desktop support, systems administration, or in application support. Graduates will also have the background to progress into more advanced roles such as senior system administrator or application support analyst roles.
What our students say
“I highly recommend EmployNZ to prospective students. I have progressed from Level 2 & 3 Computing and am now doing a Diploma"
Erin Pickett - I.T. Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
"I have gained a passion for IT I didn't even know I had. I have learned so much and I love how practical it is"
Jonathan Coleman - I.T. Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
“The programme has opened my mind to a new way of learning. EmployNZ is warm and inviting.”
Roxanne Rattley - I.T. Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
“My experience at EmployNZ has been excellent, I don’t want the course to finish. Nicely paced learning with fantastic tutors.”
Cindy Ward - I.T. Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
"The course is fun and I have learnt a lot. The classrooms are comfortable, and the tutor is happy to explain things I dont understand"
Edni Espina - IT Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
"The course has been great, the tutors I have are down to earth and know their stuff. My overall experience has been positive, I have learned tons of useful IT skills"
Jamie Kelly - I.T. Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
"An insightful learning experience in a broad range of IT technologies in a supportive environment"
Kirwan Smith - I.T. Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga
"The course comes with all the equipment required for IT, and EmployNZ is located close to a bakery for when you need a snack!"
Madison Simmons - I.T. Level 5, Tauranga
"My experience with this programme is that it is tough, but also fun because I have gone through it with a great class and tutor, and have had alot of fun"
Luke Thompson - Information Technology Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga
"What I have enjoyed most is the small class size, meaning more time with the tutor. The class schedule also fits in well with life and kids!"
Nakita TeHuia - Information Technology Diploma Level 5, Tauranga
"An insightful learning experience in a broad range of IT technologies in supportive environment"
Kirwan Smith - Information Technology Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga
"The programme is really good, Im learning heaps everyday. I enjoy the content as its relevant for when I get into the employment market"
Kern Singh - Information Technology Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga
"I enjoy the comradery with other people in my particular field as it gives the ability to share and learn of each other. It is a great environment with friendly tutors & students"
Brett Maxwell - Information Technology Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga
"If you're looking for a very practical experience and method of learning, then I highly recommend EmployNZ for Higher Education in Information Technology."
Dylan Davis - Information Technology Systems Admin Level 6, Tauranga