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Master of Networking and Systems Administration

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Master of Networking and Systems Administration, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points, which includes the completion of the relevant industry stream certificate (for which credit of 48 points is given).
To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points, which includes the completion of 16 points of relevant industry stream subjects and 16 points of university subjects.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

The Master of Networking and Systems Administration provides professionals in the IT industry with an advanced course of study in the design, implementation and management of computer networks. Achievement of CISCO, Microsoft or Red Hat IT industry certifications is included as an integral part of the course.

The Master of Networking and Systems Administration prepares students for the challenging task of creating and managing computer networks for a busy commercial environment. Upon completion of the course, graduates will have attained at least one high-level industry certification from Cisco, Microsoft or Red Hat.

As with all our courses, the Master of Networking and Systems Administration is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind. Our students choose between full-time and part-time study options so as to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments. You could choose to study just one subject in an academic session or with approval, fast-track degree completion by undertaking four subjects per session.

Workplace learning

Achievement of an IT industry certification from Cisco, Microsoft or Red Hat is included as an integral part of this course.

Flexible offering

This course is available by distance education only and is offered across a three-session academic year with sessions commencing in February, July and November each year.

The Master of Networking and Systems Administration has a minimum full-time duration of six sessions. However, actual duration is dependent on subject availability and the session of commencement.

The Master degree and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses, and credit is awarded in the Master degree for subjects completed in the Graduate Certificate.

Students may elect to exit from the Master degree after completion of four specified subjects and graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration.

Course structure

Master of Networking and Systems Administration

The Master of Networking and Systems Administration consists of six core subjects (48 points) and an industry-based elective stream (48 points).

Core subjects

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC511 Networking Concepts 1
ITC512 Networking Concepts 2

Elective subjects (choose 3)

ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC520 Information Systems Strategy
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC593 Network Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC597 Digital Forensics

Note: 1) If you have covered through previous study the networking concepts contained in ITC511 and/or ITC512 (ie CCNP or Cisco Networking Academy Program) and can provide evidence of this then you have the option of choosing substitute subjects in place of these. Please contact the course coordinator for more information.

Note: 2) Students who study the Linux stream will be required to choose ITC597 as one of their elective subjects.

The industry elective streams are listed below. The subjects which comprise these streams correspond to specific industry certifications from various vendors. It is necessary to pass the associated industry examinations to pass these subjects. Please note that the content of the industry subjects is dynamic and often updated by industry vendors as technology advances. It may not be viable for CSU to offer all industry subjects. Where this is the case, credits can be obtained by passing the associated industry certification exams.

The current list of subjects offered as credit only appears below in the summary for each industry stream. For the most up to date information on the status of all industry subjects, please go to www.itmasters.edu.au

Students will choose one of the following 3 industry streams:

  • Stream A: Microsoft
  • Stream B: Cisco
  • Stream C: Linux

Stream A: Microsoft stream

Core Industry Subjects (4 subjects):

ITI535 Network & Operating Systems Essentials
ITI536 Supporting a Network Infrastructure
ITI537 Implementing & Administering Network Directory Services
ITI538 Desktop Operating Systems

Electives (choose 2):

ITE513 Forensic Investigaion
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE523 Virtualization
ITI598 Implement and Maintain SQL Server
ITI539 Mail Server Implementation & Administration
ITI540 Enterprise Administration (Credit only)
ITI541 Configuring Application Platforms
ITI597 IT Infrastructure Library Foundation
ITI577 IT Service Release, Control and Validation
ITI578 IT Service Operational Support and Analysis
ITE521 Hardware and Software Essentials

Subjects that are credit only: ITI540 /p>

Stream B: Cisco stream

Core Industry Subjects (4 subjects):

ITI521 Interconnecting Network Devices
ITI522 Building Scalable Internetworks
ITI523 Building Multilayer Switched Networks
ITI525 Troubleshooting Internetworks

Electives (Choose 2):

ITE523 Virtualization
ITI526 Designing Enterprise Internetworks
ITI527 Internetworking Expert
ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITI524 Building Remote Access Networks

All subjects in this stream except for ITE513 ITE516 and ITE523 are credit only. Students who have achieved the Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) Certification may claim the full Cisco stream as a credit.

Stream C: Linux stream

Electives (choose 6)

ITI503 Linux Fundamentals
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITI504 Linux Administration
ITI505 Managing Linux Enterprise Servers
ITI506 Linux Enterprise Security
ITI507 Novell Administration
ITI508 Managing Desktop Resources
ITI577 IT Service Release, Control and Validation
ITI578 IT Service Operational Support and Analysis
ITI597 IT Infrastructure Library Foundation
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
MGI513 Enterprise Project Management
ITE521 Hardware and Software Essentials

Subjects that are credit only: ITI504 ITI505 ITI506 ITI507 ITI508 /p>

Exit with a Graduate Certificate

Students who have completed 32 points of the subjects in the Master degree will be eligible to graduate with the award Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration if terminating their study prior to completion of the Master degree. The requirements of this Graduate Certificate are that students have successfully completed two subjects from the pool of CSU of subjects offered in the Master of Networking and Systems Administration, and two subjects selected from the same industry-based elective stream.

Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration consists of four subjects (32 points) that satisfy the following conditions:

  1. 1. Students must successfully complete two subjects from the pool of CSU subjects offered in the Master of Networking and Systems Administration (see the Restricted List of CSU subjects below)
  2. 2. Students must complete two subjects selected from the same industry-based elective stream from those available in the Master of Networking and Systems Administration. The available streams are
    • Microsoft stream
    • Cisco stream
    • Linux stream

Restricted List of CSU subjects

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
ITC511 Networking Concepts 1
ITC512 Networking Concepts 2
ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC520 Information Systems Strategy
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC593 Network Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC597 Digital Forensics

Industry-based Elective Streams

Stream A: Microsoft stream

ITI535 Network & Operating Systems Essentials
ITI536 Supporting a Network Infrastructure
ITI537 Implementing & Administering Network Directory Services
ITI538 Desktop Operating Systems
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITE523 Virtualization
ITI598 Implement and Maintain SQL Server
ITI539 Mail Server Implementation & Administration
ITI540 Enterprise Administration (Credit only)
ITI541 Configuring Application Platforms
ITI597 IT Infrastructure Library Foundation
ITI577 IT Service Release, Control and Validation
ITI578 IT Service Operational Support and Analysis
ITE521 Hardware and Software Essentials

Subjects that are credit only: ITI540 /p>

Stream B: Cisco stream

ITI521 Interconnecting Network Devices
ITI522 Building Scalable Internetworks
ITI523 Building Multilayer Switched Networks
ITI525 Troubleshooting Internetworks
ITE523 Virtualization
ITI526 Designing Enterprise Internetworks
ITI527 Internetworking Expert
ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals
ITE513 Forensic Investigaion
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITI524 Building Remote Access Networks

All subjects in this stream except for ITE513 ITE516 and ITE523 are credit only. Students who have achieved the Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) Certification may claim the full Cisco stream as a credit.

Stream C: Linux stream

ITE513 Forensic Investigation
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
ITI503 Linux Fundamentals
ITI504 Linux Administration
ITI506 Linux Enterprise Security
ITI507 Novell Administration
ITI508 Managing Desktop Resources
ITI577 IT Service Release, Control and Validation
ITI578 IT Service Operational Support and Analysis
ITI597 IT Infrastructure Library Foundation
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
MGI513 Enterprise Project Management

ITE521 Hardware and Software Essentials

Subjects that are credit only: ITI504 ITI505 ITI506 ITI507 ITI508 /p>

Enrolment pattern

Master of Networking and Systems Administration

Students may commence the course in Calendar sessions 1, 2 or 3. Note: The enrolment pattern below is divided by calendar sessions for the various intakes. The recommended session enrolments appear under each Calendar session enrolment and are distinguished by session number. Each session number represents Calendar session 1 or 2 depending on the course commencement session. As an example, for a student who follows the enrolment pattern and who commences the course in Calendar Session 2, 2011, session 1 refers to Calendar session 2 2011, session 2 refers to Calendar session 3 2011, etc.

All Streams

Calendar Session 1 intake

Session 1

ITC511 Networking Concepts 1
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 2

ITC512 Networking Concepts 2
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 3

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 4

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 5

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 6

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry stream subject

Calendar Session 2 intake

Session 1

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 2

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 3

ITC511 Networking Concepts 1
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 4

ITC512 Networking Concepts 2
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 5

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 6

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry stream subject

Calendar Session 3 intake

Session 1

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 2

ITC511 Networking Concepts 1
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 3

ITC512 Networking Concepts 2
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 4

ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 5

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry stream subject

Session 6

[ ] Restricted Elective*
[ ] Industry stream subject

* Restricted Electives are:

ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts
ITC520 Information Systems Strategy
ITC563 IT Management Issues
ITC593 Network Security
ITC596 IT Risk Management
ITC514 Network and Security Administration
ITC597 Digital Forensics

Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration

There is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects depending on subject availability and the meeting of any prerequisites. Students must, however, enrol in at least two CSU subjects and choose two industry-based subjects from the same industry stream. Students are only permitted to enrol in subjects that are contained within the course structure of the Master of Networking and Systems Administration.

Articulation

  • Master of Networking and Systems Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

The minimum full-time duration for the Master is six sessions distance education.
The minimum full-time duration for Graduate Certificate is two sessions distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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