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Networking and System Administration Credit

This page provides information on what subject credits are available for Networking and System Administration, available for enrolment from 2021.

IT Masters and CSU work to ensure that students receive as much recognition for their studies and knowledge as is possible. A maximum of 50% credit can be given for any course’s subjects (due to Australian government regulations). Credit can be given on the basis of:

  1. Post Graduate Study

This is assessed on application – when you apply you will need to provide detailed information on your previous study. Completed subjects just need to match at least 80% of the content of the subject you are applying for credit for and completed in the last 10 years.

  1. Free Short Courses

Successful completion of 3 or more relevant IT Masters short courses will give you one industry elective subject credit. Please fill out our simple form to find out if you are eligible.

  1. Credit for Experience

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) offer certifications based on your existing IT work experience. These certifications can count as credit for IT Masters elective subjects.

  • For 2 subjects of credit: ACS Certified Professional OR ACS Certified Cyber Security Professional
  • For 1 subject of credit: ACS Certified Technologist OR ACS Certified Cyber Security Technologist

The maximum possible credits for ACS certifications towards the Masters is 2. As there is only one industry elective subject on the Graduate Certificate only credit can be awarded, but the further credit can be awarded on moving to the Masters. Read more here.

  1. Industry Certifications

IT Masters and CSU recognise a large range of relevant industry certifications for credit – check the tables below for the most common certifications, or complete our eligibility form for a personalised assessment.

You’ll need at least one of the listed certifications to get credit for the subject, unless specified otherwise. If you’ve earned an industry certification that is listed below but not assigned to a subject, we can likely award credit for it, but will need to assess how your certifications fit with the subjects you want to study. Fill out an eligibility form to help find the best way to get the credit you’re after and meet your study objectives.

Master of Networking and Systems Administration Credit

Credit Tables

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
Core subjects
ITE523 Virtualisation
  • VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)
ITC542 Networking Fundamentals
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert: Service Provider Routing & Switching (JNCIE-SP) (also grants credit for subject ITE526)
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Enterprise Routing & Switching (JNCIP-ENT) (also grants credit for subject ITE526)
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subject ITE514)
  • EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA)
  • EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CyberOps
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) CyberOps
Elective Academic subjects
ITC513 Wireless Communications
  • CWNP Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNA)
ITC514 Linux Server Administration
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • LPIC-2 Linux Engineer
  • SUSE Certified Engineer (SCE)
ITC561 Cloud Computing
  • MCSE: Private Cloud
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (also grants credit for subject ITE531)
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • DELL EMC: Cloud Architect
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Elective Industry subjects
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subject ITI581)
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
  • EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITE526 Practical Internetworking
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert: Service Provider Routing & Switching (JNCIE-SP) (also grants credit for subject ITC542)
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Enterprise Routing & Switching (JNCIP-ENT) (also grants credit for subject ITC542)
ITE527 Server Administration
  • Microsoft MCSA Windows Server 2016 or 2012
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft MCITP Enterprise Administrator
  • Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (also grants credit for subject ITC561)
ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation
  • Docker DCA
ITE533 Cyber Security Management
  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Some industry certifications for these unspecified credits require more study and demonstration of knowledge and therefore offer more credit. Level 1 certifications give you credit for one subject, Level 2 certifications give you credit for two subjects, and Level 3 certifications give you credit for three subjects.

Level 1 Certifications (1 subject credit for 1 industry elective subject)

  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • CPG Global ISO/ IEC 27001: 2013 Lead Auditor
  • Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE)
  • Microsoft Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect: Professional (OCI)
  • PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
  • Both Planit iSQI Certified Agile Tester and Scrum Master Accredited Certification (iSQI & SMAC)
  • Both ISTQB Foundation Certificate and ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate (ISTQB)

The following certifications have a maximum of two Level 1 credits allowed on the Masters:

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Cloud Platform

Level 2 Certifications (2 subjects credit for 2 industry elective subjects)

  • British Computer Society Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – two credits for ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security – two credits for ITE526 and one unspecified industry elective
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP) – two credits for ITI581 and one unspecified industry elective
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – two credits for ITE514 and ITI581
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate – two credits for ITE531 and ITC561
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Enterprise Routing & Switching (JNCIP-ENT) – two credits for subjects ITC542 and ITE526
  • Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCITP Enterprise Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCSA Windows Server 2016 or 2012 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Windows Server 2012 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • MCSE: Private Cloud – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) – two credits for subject ITC514 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • DELL EMC: Cloud Architect – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified industry elective
  • Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professional 10 or 11 – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Novell CNE

Level 3 Certifications (3 subjects credit for 3 industry elective subjects)

  • Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) – three credits for ITE527 and two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) – 3 credits for ITC514 and 2 unspecified Industry Elective Subjects
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) – three credits for subject ITE526 and two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert: Service Provider Routing & Switching (JNCIE-SP) – three credits for ITC542, ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Electives

Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
Core subjects
ITC542 Networking Fundamentals
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert: Service Provider Routing & Switching (JNCIE-SP) (also grants credit for subject ITE526)
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Enterprise Routing & Switching (JNCIP-ENT) (also grants credit for subject ITE526)
Elective Academic subjects
ITC513 Wireless Communications
  • CWNP Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNA)
ITC514 Linux Server Administration
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • LPIC-2 Linux Engineer
  • SUSE Certified Engineer (SCE)
ITC561 Cloud Computing
  • MCSE: Private Cloud
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (also grants credit for subject ITE531)
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • DELL EMC: Cloud Architect
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Elective Industry subjects
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subject ITI581)
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
  • EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITE523 Virtualisation
  • VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)
ITE526 Practical Internetworking
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert: Service Provider Routing & Switching (JNCIE-SP) (also grants credit for subject ITC542)
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Enterprise Routing & Switching (JNCIP-ENT) (also grants credit for subject ITC542)
ITE527 Server Administration
  • Microsoft MCSA Windows Server 2016 or 2012
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft MCITP Enterprise Administrator
  • Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (also grants credit for subject ITC561)
ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation
  • Docker DCA
ITE533 Cyber Security Management
  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subject ITE514)
  • EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA)
  • EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CyberOps
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) CyberOps

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Some industry certifications for these unspecified credits require more study and demonstration of knowledge and therefore offer more credit. Level 1 certifications give you credit for one subject, Level 2 certifications give you credit for two subjects, and Level 3 certifications give you credit for three subjects.

Level 1 Certifications (1 subject credit for 1 industry elective subject)

  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • CPG Global ISO/ IEC 27001: 2013 Lead Auditor
  • Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE)
  • Microsoft Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect: Professional (OCI)
  • PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
  • Both Planit iSQI Certified Agile Tester and Scrum Master Accredited Certification (iSQI & SMAC)
  • Both ISTQB Foundation Certificate and ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate (ISTQB)

The following certifications have a maximum of two Level 1 credits allowed on the Masters:

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Cloud Platform

Level 2 Certifications (2 subjects credit for 2 industry elective subjects)

  • British Computer Society (BCS) Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – two credits for ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security – two credits for ITE526 and one unspecified industry elective
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP) – two credits for ITI581 and one unspecified industry elective
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – two credits for ITE514 and ITI581
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate – two credits for ITE531 and ITC561
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Enterprise Routing & Switching (JNCIP-ENT) – two credits for subjects ITC542 and ITE526
  • Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCITP Enterprise Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCSA Windows Server 2016 or 2012 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Windows Server 2012 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • MCSE: Private Cloud – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) – two credits for subject ITC514 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • DELL EMC: Cloud Architect – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professional 10 or 11 – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Novell CNE

Level 3 Certifications (3 subjects credit for 3 industry elective subjects)

  • Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) – three credits for ITE527 and two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) – 3 credits for ITC514 and 2 unspecified Industry Elective Subjects
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) – three credits for subject ITE526 and two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert: Service Provider Routing & Switching (JNCIE-SP) – three credits for ITC542, ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Electives

If you are entitled to more than the allowed credits (2) on this Graduate Certificate, the additional credit would be added to the Masters if you move to that course after finishing the Graduate Certificate (what is known as “articulating”).

Note: These credit maps are for students commencing in 2021.

If you are a current student who enrolled in 2020 or earlier please contact us to receive customised credit information.