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Diploma in Applied Network and Cloud Technology (Level 7)

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On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

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In today’s world, IT skills in Cloud Tech are highly sought after. With our FREE Network and Cloud Tech course you’ll start your journey to becoming an expert in real-world connectivity, virtualised systems, and major business-technology solutioning.

Explore all aspects of cloud-tech in the context of today’s modern business-tech environments and work towards higher level international certifications that will easily and quickly leverage your career opportunities around the world.

You’ll be in demand from the get-go with our specialised and industry focused Diploma. With our well-supported internship there’s every chance you’ll be snapped up by the organisation you do your practicum with.

What You Will Learn

Network Infrastructure and Administration

This course provides students with advanced knowledge of computer hardware, network, and infrastructure. Students will obtain in-depth knowledge and practical experience in installation, configuration and troubleshooting for computer and network systems.

Cloud Infrastructure and Administration

The course introduces students to the fundamental and technical aspects of cloud computing, its benefits, applications, business and delivery models. Students will discuss the impact of cloud computing on IT service management, and the risks and consequences of using cloud in business while considering professional and cultural aspects informed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi, tikanga, Te Ao Maori, and Matauranga Maori.

Wireless Network Systems

The course will give an overview of the fundamental concepts in mobile wireless systems and mobile computing. Students will analyse, investigate, evaluate and propose solutions to a real-life problem. The course provides the students with an opportunity to obtain experience in applied research, academic writing and presenting their work.

Internet of Things (IoT)

In this course students will learn about the Internet of Things (IoT), its applications, challenges and relationship with the Cloud. The course begins by exploring the opportunities for IoT and the concepts behind the IoT. Students will be provided with the knowledge and skills required to create an IoT application involving a Cloud platform.

Network and Cloud Security

This course will introduce students to the current trends and issues related to computer, network, and cloud security. The course covers both computer security (including such topics as security policies, access control, malwares, etc.) and network and cloud security, along with some relevant background in basic cryptography.

Network and Cloud Design and Assessment

This course gives students an in-depth understanding of network design, management, and associated technologies. It provides students with the knowledge and ability to analyse and resolve problems and monitor performance of a local area network as well as a cloud-based computer network. It further examines how to efficiently use different techniques to capture and analyse network and system data to create a competitive advantage.

Internship or Industry-based Project

  • Internship: (not available for offshore International students).
  • ?Industry-based Project.

Entry criteria

  • Graduates of any Bachelor degree, Level 6 IT or Business qualification, or Level 5 with one year of experience in IT.

English Requirements

  • IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or NZCEL (Academic) Level 4 or equivalent
  • Onshore International students require and visa and insurance however Offshore International Students do not.

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