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Diploma: IT Network Design & Administration

The diploma will provide a qualifying student with the relevant skills and knowledge required in order to not only implement networking solutions, but to analyse configurations, recommend solutions as well as identify shortcomings in his/her own configurations. This will allow students to work in enterprise level networks, or consult companies as to the requirements for their networks.

Included in the fees:

  • Access to books on Safari and/or Skillpipe
  • International exams (does not include rewrites)
  • Office 365


Many other optional exams for your account. Enquire at the nearest campus This programme will only be presented at selected registered campuses in 2018/2019.

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Programme starting dates

Full time programmes commence:

  • 1st years (NATED: Humanities faculty): 2 February 2021
  • 2nd and 3rd years: 3 February 2021
  • 1st years (IT, Business, Design, NATED: Engineering faculties): : 10 March 2021

Part time & self-paced programmes commence:

  • 15 February 2021

Only available Full Time

Full Time

1-3 year tertiary education programmes for school leavers. National qualifications & international certifications.


Year 1


  • COS511: Computer Systems 1A
  • NET511: Networks 1A
  • DAT511: Databases 1A
  • PPM511: Principles of Project Management 1A
  • CWE511: Communication in the Working Environment 1A
  • COS512: Computer Systems 1B
  • NET512: Networks 1B
  • DAT512: Databases 1B
  • PPM512: Principles of Project Management 1B
  • CWE512: Communication in the Working Environment 1B


National qualification only obtainable upon completion of the 3rd year.


microsoft certifiedcisco certification

  • MTA 98 – 366* Networking Fundamentals
  • MD-100 Windows 10
  • 200 – 125* CCNA Foundation Level

*Optional (for student’s own account)

(International exams subject to change)


  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent with diploma exemption, including an achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in Mathematics & English home language or English first additional language
  • Application form & diagnostics assessment at the campus

Year 2


  • COS621: Computer Systems 2A
  • NET621: Networks 2A
  • DAT621: Databases 2A
  • PPM621: Principles of Project Management 2A
  • WIL620: Work Integrated Learning
  • COS622: Computer Systems 2B
  • NET622: Networks 2B
  • DAT622: Databases 2B
  • PPM622: Principles of Project Management 2B


National qualification only obtainable upon completion of the 3rd year.


microsoft certifiedcisco certified

  • 70-740 Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016
  • 70-741 Networking with Windows Server 2016
  • 70-742 Identity with Windows Server 2016
  • 70-762 Developing SQL Databases
  • 300 – 101 CCNP Route*
  • 300 – 115 CCNP Switch*
  • 300 – 135 CCNP Troubleshooting*

*Optional (for student’s own account)

(International exams subject to change)

Year 3


  • COS731: Computer Systems 3A
  • NET731: Networks 3A
  • DAT731: Databases 3A
  • ICT631: ICT Trends 3A
  • COS732: Computer Systems 3B
  • NET732: Networks 3B
  • DAT732: Databases 3B
  • ICT632: ICT Trends 3B
  • WIL730: Work Integrated Learning


Diploma in IT in Network Design and Administration (SAQA ID: 91927, NQF 6, 370 Credits)

Certificate issued by MICT SETA


microsoft certified

Outcome – MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure

  • 70-413 Designing & implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • 70-414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
  • 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
  • 70-339 Managing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

(International exams subject to change)

CTU Training Solutions (PTY) Ltd (selected registered campuses) is also provisionally registered as a private higher education institution in terms of section 54(3) of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No 101 of 1997), and Regulation 14(4)(b) of the Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions, 2016. (No 2014/HE07/004). (Registered campuses: Bloemfontein, Boksburg, Polokwane, Potchefstroom , Pretoria, Stellenbosch)

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    Terms & Conditions: The content of this page is subject to change without notification due to market trends in the industry, legislation and/ or programme version updates. Refer to website for the latest version of the prospectus. The CTU Career Campus, a division of CTU Training Solutions (PTY) Ltd, reserves the right to change the programme content without prior notice. Additional international exams may be written but are not included in the programme fee. Minimum student (capacity) group sizes will fall into the Virtual Instructor-Led programme commencing in the months of February & July of each year.

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