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Certificate of Networking Systems Administration


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you have a passion for computers and technology, a fun and fast-moving career in information technology could be the perfect career choice for you.

The Certificate of Network Systems Administration is ideal for frontline technical support personnel who are responsible for connecting, maintaining and administering peripheral devices attached to networks.

This online professional development program will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to technically manage elements of a network, including contributing to disaster recovery planning.

In this online network system administration course you will discover how to identify network-related problems and determine the resources required to solve client problems.

On completion of this course you will feel confident to manage network system and solve client problems for a company or organisation.

Course Structure

Unit 1 – Provide network systems administration

  • User logons, passwords
  • File access
  • Work station set up
  • Security access
  • Auditing and even log
  • System integrity and security
  • Firewalls
  • Suspected virus flow chart
  • Disaster recovery plan
  • Backup and recovery
  • Perform diagnostic tests
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Monitor inappropriate use
  • Illegal software
  • Hardware response time
  • Improving system efficiency

Unit 2 – Determine and action network problems

  • Helpdesk support staff
  • Logging calls
  • Contacting support
  • Help desk systems
  • Determine network problems
  • Network security
  • Maintenance coverage
  • Technical support agreements
  • Provide technical support
  • Conduct diagnostic tests
  • Diagnostic software / programs
  • Replacing components
  • Component storage
  • Magnetic media
  • Disposal of computer hardware
  • Maintenance reports
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Client follow-up

Unit 3 – Administer network peripherals

  • Peripheral locations
  • Connecting devices to networks
  • Upgrading printer software
  • Adding memory
  • Installing software
  • Testing printers
  • Naming network devices
  • Creating a user
  • Control access
  • Workstation configuration
  • Control queue
  • Network templates
  • Maintenance schedules
  • Replacing consumables / components
  • Malfunctions and failures
  • Monitoring traffic


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Best value option
  • Includes unlimited access


  • $150 deposit
  • $25/week
  • No credit checks required