Course Overview

Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration from IT Masters and Charles Sturt University not only provides computing professionals with a deep dive into the design, implementation, and management of computer networks but also offers a pathway to Master’s level study in network administration. This course is enriched by preparing students for globally renowned certifications from industry giants like Microsoft and Cisco, ensuring they play pivotal roles in driving their organisation’s efficiency.

Upon completion of the course graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of current trends in network administration, particularly in the areas of service management, network architecture, routing and network configuration;
  • Apply skills in the analysis and selection of routing methods and network addressing schemes, and in the design of Service Level Agreements;
  • Effectively communicate networking concepts and solutions to people across an organisation, from end-users to upper management;
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on ethical issues that relate to the IT discipline.

Why Study Networking and Systems Administration With Us?


Study on Your Terms: 100% Online

Our computing course is entirely online, designed for flexibility. Access lectures, forums, assignments, and enjoy 24/7 tech support, all with a simple mouse click.


Equipped for Real-World Success

Crafted with insights from industry stalwarts and delivered by experienced academics, our course is a passport to a thriving career in computing and IT. As Charles Sturt stands as one of Australia’s foremost IT educators, rest assured you’re learning from the best.


Tailored Learning for Your Ambitions

Choose two academic and two industry-centric subjects, allowing you to align your degree with your aspirations. From cloud exploration to cyber security and digital marketing, chart your unique educational journey.


Networking and Systems Administration Career Opportunities


The Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration will position you at the heart of a rapidly growing global industry. Your specialised knowledge and skills will qualify you for high-level roles in network administration, network engineering and systems administration in the public or private sector.

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Entry Requirements

Even if you don’t hold a tertiary qualification, your professional achievements or extensive work experience might be your gateway to the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration.

Our Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration is closely knit with the Master of Networking and Systems Administration. Treat it as a standalone qualification, or use it as a springboard into the Master’s program, carrying forward full credit for your efforts.

Finishing the Graduate Certificate not only enriches your skills but also opens doors to the Master of Networking and Systems Administration. Interested in applying? All the details are over on our ‘How to Apply’ help page.


Domestic Student

$3890 AUD per subject

International Student

$4124 AUD per subject

More information on Fees can be found on the Fees page. If you want to reduce your cost per course you may be eligible for credit.


If you’ve acquired some industry certification or completed prior post graduate study, you might be eligible for some academic credit. And here’s some good news – you won’t be charged fees for any subjects you get credit for.

Want a rough idea of the credits you might score from Industry Exams? Just fill out our Credit and Eligibility Form.

We’ll be able to confirm your credit once you’re officially enrolled.

Sample Assessment

Assessments in your subjects will take a variety of forms, all designed to test and enhance your learning. You might be called upon to sit an exam, write a marketing plan, design an application, produce a video presentation, sit a quiz or any number of tasks. Why not try a small sample based on the exam from the subject ITE514 – Professional Systems Security?

  1. Because the upkeep of preventive measures is labour intensive
  2. Because it is difficult to implement preventive measures
  3. Because prevention alone is an expensive option
  4. Because even the best preventive measures are subject to failure
Answer: D
  1. The input data exceeds the memory allocated for it.
  2. A buffer overflow is the common result of a SYN flood attack.
  3. Data is formatted differently than expected by the receiving process.
  4. There is insufficient input data to fill the program’s memory buffer.
Answer: A
  1. An unusable address
  2. A broadcast address
  3. A standard IP address
  4. A network address
Answer: B
  1. Impersonating a corporate VP over the phone
  2. Sending an e-mail that persuades a user to open a dangerous attachment
  3. Dumpster diving for sensitive corporate information
  4. Sending a popup window asking the user to re-authenticate
Answer: C
  1. More complex
  2. Connection oriented
  3. Faster
  4. Guaranteed delivery
Answer: C
  1. It broadcast itself to remote hosts with a spoofed address, echoing it to machines all over the Internet.
  2. It mailed itself to the first 50 entries in a victim’s Microsoft Outlook address book.
  3. It invaded root DNS servers, pointing addresses everywhere to infected hosts.
  4. It opened a user’s Internet Explorer browser to a site with the virus.
Answer: B
  1. They are assigned by the local ISP.
  2. They fall into the range
  3. They are non-routable on the Internet.
  4. They are often used by services that must contact other services running on the same machine
Answer: A
  1. Semi-public
  2. Public
  3. Private
  4. Intranet
Answer: A
  1. They are difficult for valid users to guess.
  2. Frequently administrators do not know they are there and attackers do.
  3. They are usually hard to obtain.
  4. A default password can never be removed from a system.
Answer: B

Free Short Courses

If you are considering enrolling in one of our unique Master degrees, why not ‘try before you enrol’? Enrolling in these webinar-based free short courses allows insight into how we create a collaborative learning environment, and is also an opportunity to engage with other students and build networks. Passing course exams will earn you a certificate of achievement, and may even qualify you for credit – successfully complete 3 or more short courses and be eligible for 1 industry elective credit.