Computer networks are very, very complicated. You need nerves of steel and an amazingly flexible brain if you want to go into computer networking, not to mention heaps of specialised IT courses. A lot of general IT courses in Melbourne include networking basics, but if you want to make a career out of building, maintaining and managing computer networks you will need to find CISCO, UNIX/Linux, Microsoft Networking and other specialist networking application courses.
There are plenty of options available to you. For example, you can take online or distance education information technology courses or you can enrol at one of the universities, colleges or IT schools in Melbourne and get a networking diploma or degree. The advantage of online learning is obvious; you can work and study part-time. But, universities, colleges and schools might offer more support in the form of study groups and face-to-face meetings with tutors.
A popular learning method is hybrid learning, which enables students to benefit from the best of classroom-based and IT Courses in Melbourne. Hybrid learning provides the personal teacher-student interaction that many students need, while also providing the flexibility and freedom to inherent in online learning. There may be compulsory on-campus tutorial meetings or practicals, as well as tutorials online. Ask the TAFE institute or university about their learning options, especially when it comes to blended IT courses.
Networking IT Courses in Melbourne
CISCO is one of the most popular and reputable computer network providers. It offers its own specialist IT courses which are available from partner institutions in Australia, including Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
CISCO study options include: CCNA & CCNP Bundle Package in hardware, software, and computer fundamentals and concepts; CCNA (CISCO Certified Network Associate) Discovery with courses in general networking theory; CCNA Exploration with courses on networking concepts; CCNA Security with courses in network installation, trouble shooting and monitoring; and CCNP (CISCO Certified Network Professional) with advanced courses in all aspects of network installation, configuration, management and security.
Microsoft also has its own networking certification courses but before you sign up for any of them you need to ensure that the course provider is accredited by Microsoft.
Other Information Technology Courses in Melbourne
If you find the idea of working with communication protocols, local area networks, wireless and wired networks, Ethernet, Synchronous Optical NETworking (SONET) and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH), virtual private networks, extranets, repeaters, hubs, bridges, routers and firewalls daunting, take comfort in these two facts: you don’t have to dive in the deep end, and there are plenty of alternative IT courses available.
You could go into web design or software engineering or become a multimedia master. Or you can start off with general IT training courses in Melbourne and slowly work towards an information technology specialisation. For example, you can start with Certificate II in Information Technology, work through Certificates III and IV and move onto an advanced diploma before getting a bachelor degree and ending with a Master of IT (Networking).
Browse TAFE courses in Melbourne.