Certificate in Information Technology and Client Support

From the YOOBEE SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

  • CAMPUSES:

    START DATES:

  • Online – Full-time

    Feb 21 - Jun 23, 2022

  • Online – Part-time

    Feb 21 - Nov 18, 2022

    • Credits:

      60

    • Method:

      Full-time / Part-time / Evening / Campus / Online

    16

    weeks

    5

    NZQA

2022 is your last chance to study this course for FREE as part of the government's Targeted Training & Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), regardless of prior study. Don't miss out, talk to us today! 

 

Study online and for FREE!

Stay ahead of change and set yourself up for a career with a future with this short, sharp and fee free Certificate in Information Technology and Client Support.

You’ll be kicking off a tech career in an industry that is growing and needs more skilled workers.

The great all-rounder

In just 16 weeks, you’ll learn the practical skills and technical smarts you need to understand networking, operating systems, hardware and scripting. Studying this will set you up to land a job in entry level I.T. support, or progress into our Bachelor of Software Engineering where you can major in Cloud, Cyber Security, Game Dev or A.I

Key topics:

  • The fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration
  • Troubleshooting PCs and related hardware
  • Basic networking and scripting
  • Installing/configuring operating systems

Learners receive guidance from our team of experienced lecturers in a practical learning environment.

Our Tech Faculty have built, and continue to build, strong partnerships with leading tech educators and organisations in New Zealand and around the world, boosting our students’ skills and graduates’ visibility within the tech industry. A direct result of this gives our entry-level I.T students access to CompTIA certifications, which upon successful completion, will enhance their career opportunities. 


What you'll learn

Scripting for systems administrators

Pull together knowledge from Commands and Procedures, as well as some web integration. Basic understanding of different software languages HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Hardware

Identifying, using and connecting hardware components and devices including troubleshooting and maintenance. Troubleshoot PC and mobile device issues including application security support. Install and configure laptops and other mobile devices. Follow best practices for safety, environmental impacts, and communication and professionalism.

Operating systems

Install and support Windows Operating Systems including command line & client support. Understand Mac, Linux and Mobile Operating Systems.

Introduction to networking

Troubleshoot device Explain types of networks and connections including TCP/IP, WIFI and SOHO. Compare & contrast cloud computing concepts & setup client-side virtualization and network issues.

A bit more information

Software

HWiNFO, CPU-Z, Microsoft Office, Windows 10 (base machine), PC Building Simulator, All Microsoft operating systems, Linux operating system, Microsoft web expression, etc.

Equipment

To run the software required for this course you need to meet the below minimum systems requirements : 

OS: Windows 7 or Higher 

Processor: intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Athlon X4 740

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 (2048 MB) or Radeon R9 285 (2048 MB) – Integrated GPUs may work but are not supported

DirectX: Version 9.0c

Storage: 7GB available space 

Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Fees

Domestic students

You can study this Fees Free under the government’s new Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund initiative*.  All domestic students are eligible for fees free regardless of prior study i.e. it can be used after First Year Fees Free.

WHAT DOES IT COVER?

  • Tuition fees
  • Compulsory course costs, and
  • Compulsory student services fees.

Please note that TTAF does not cover Course Related Costs.

*TTAF will cover fees for eligible programmes until 31 December 2022. TEC is working to establish rules for study and training that start before 31 December 2022 and continues into 2023 - in general, fees for study and training past 31 December 2022 are not covered. We are currently reviewing this with TEC for students who have enrolled prior to 31 December 2022. You will be notified once the results have been confirmed. If it is not covered, you can apply for a student loan via StudyLink.

Those ineligible for the above free study fees are:

Domestic students*

$3,422.21 + $170 Student Services Levy

and 

Course related costs = $430

You will also need to purchase a PC Building Simulator which costs approximately $25

International students** 

$6,500 + $850 course fee + $369 course related costs

**Unable to study our online option due to visa requirements. 

Please note fees are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body or legislative requirements for this qualification, however its recommended that students have 48 NCEA Level 2 credits in the best four subjects or Level 3 or suitable industry/ computing experience. Applicants without NCEA Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, you may be interviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis.

If an applicant's first language is not English, they must demonstrate English language proficiency at the level of IELTS 5.5.

International students need to be at least 18 years old. 

Study on campus

Our campuses are equipped with the latest tech and equipment you need to succeed, and are welcoming student spaces where you can connect with your peers, all within reach of vibrant city centres.

Study online

Online learning that's purpose-built for the modern student. Learn new skills and gain qualifications with the flexibility of learning online. Study anywhere, anytime.

After graduating from this course you can either seek entry-level employment in the IT industry or advance your skills by joining our Bachelor in Software Engineering

Graduates have access to sit the following exam: CompTIA A+ (220-1001 and 220-1002). Scroll down to learn a little more about CompTIA. 

  • 3

    years

  • 7

    Nzqa

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED. A one of a kind degree bringing together computer science, programming, art and design, social science and business knowledge.

Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges. Yoobee Colleges is a Category 1 Provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.


Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and student are offered the best learning experience.

Interested in kicking off your career?

Our friendly course advisors can help with everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.