Learn
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create cloud-based tech solutions.
Learn
to
create cloud-based tech solutions.

Diploma in Applied Network and Cloud  Technology Level 7

Become an expert in real-world connectivity & problem solving with our specialised & industry focused programme. Explore networking, cloud technology and cyber security in the context of today’s modern biz-tech environments & work towards higher level international certifications to leverage your career opportunities.









Interpret and analyse a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security. Build a local area network and expand small sized networks with WAN connectivity. Carry out an analysis of the networking environment of a workplace and recommend and justify solutions to enhance business value.





Career opportunities

Upon successful completion you would have gained a solid set of skills that may be readily transferrable across a range of career opportunities. 

Software Applications Developer

Use in-depth knowledge of programming languages and source code to create software solutions that meets client requirements. Test, debug and improve generally faulty applications for clients.

Software Engineer

Analyze, design and develop tests and test-automation suites. Design and develop a processing platform using various configuration management technologies.

Database Developer

Design, develop, test, implement and maintain new and existing databases. Create management methods and systems to access efficiently to information stored in databases. They work with consultants and other members of the company to improve processes. 

Database Administrator

Create and implement database solutions for clients, monitor user access and security. Monitor performance and manage databases to provide timely and efficient results to front-end users while mapping out conceptual designs for a high performing database. 

Business Systems Analyst

Secure business information collected through interviews, surveys, technical interchanges, workshops, teleconferences, and/or documentation analysis. Develop system and software applications to improve productivity and make relevant recommendations on technologies and processes.




Admission requirements

Academic requirements: Applicants must have completed one of the following:

  • Graduates of any Bachelor degree 
  • Level 6 Diploma in Information Technology or Business
  • Equivalent work experience in an Information technology role 

English Requirement: International students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English language equivalent to IELTS 6 (Academic)  with no band less than 5.5 or NZSE’s Internal English Test (except for students from countries where the student visa decline rate is more than 20 percent of total student visa applications in that country)

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Programme structure & paper details

Level

Credits

DANCT 00

Network and Cloud Infrastructure

  • Interpret and analyse a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security
  • Evaluate various concepts of cloud computing and characteristics of cloud services from a business perspective
  • Compare and contrast cloud types and demonstrate technical skills in the design of steps to successful adoption of cloud
  • Apply specialised skills to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot a range of computer and network devices, and software 

7

15

DANTC 01

Network and Cloud Administration

  • Build a local area network and expand small sized networks with WAN connectivity
  • Problem solve and troubleshoot for a computer or network
  • Follow best practices for safety, environmental impact, communication and professionalism in network design and implementation underpinned by Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi, tikanga, Te Ao Māori, and Mātauranga Māori
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in installing, configuring and managing virtual machines and devices
  • Analyse the impact of cloud computing on IT service management and identify the risks and consequences of cloud computing

7

8

DANTC 02

​ Wireless and Mobile Computing

  • Adapt and apply specialised knowledge in designing and optimising wireless and mobile networks
  • Select and apply data communication methods and networking protocols for wireless and mobile environments
  • Critically analyse mobile and wireless networks
  • Demonstrate advanced technical knowledge and skills in problem solving and critical analysis of a problem
  • Apply research skills in reading, discussing, critiquing, analysing a technical problem, and articulating and presenting findings 

7

15

DANTC 03

Internet-of-Things (IoT)

  • Apply specialised knowledge to analyse an IoT system, its architecture, components, and applications
  • Analyse the IoT value chain structure (device, data, cloud)
  • Critique IoT communication models and protocols in relation to the cloud
  • Use advanced knowledge to administer a network with Software Defined Networking
  • Design and develop a cloud-based IoT application

7

15

DANTC 04

Network & Cloud Security

  • Analyse risks and attacks to desktop computers, servers, and mobile computing devices and recommend strategies for enhancing computer security
  • Demonstrate the ability to monitor performance, review user requirements and propose and justify security systems for a multi-user computer system
  • Critically analyse security issues of mobile and wireless computing systems
  • Analyse and critique security solutions for distributed, networked and cloud-based systems
  • Propose, justify and apply best practices for securing multiple layers of the cloud stack
  • Apply advanced skills to adapt security architecture, tools, and processes for use in cloud environments

7

14

DANTC 05

Network + Cloud Design and Assessment

  • Use specialist knowledge to select and apply appropriate tools and applications for network and cloud design and management
  • Design a network for an organisation ensuring that it is integrated into the business practices 

7

15

DANTC 06

Industry-based Project

  • Critically review and contrast modern project management methodologies and their applicability in an information technology context
  • Apply advanced knowledge of the key elements and concepts of the ITIL service lifecycle, IT service management
  • (ITSM), and compliance assurance services in accomplishing project goals
  • Apply advanced communication, cultural, leadership and teamwork skills in professional and applied contexts within changing environments demonstrating awareness of Te Ao Māori, tikanga, and kaupapa Māori in the context of information technology
  • Adapt and integrate the different skills required to bring a project to a successful conclusion for a real-world project
  • Select and justify an appropriate methodology for the project and follow an appropriate process to produce an agreed set of deliverables for the project

7

15

DANTC 07

Internship

  • Critically review and contrast modern project management methodologies and their applicability in an information technology context     
  • Apply advanced knowledge of the key elements and concepts of the ITIL service lifecycle, IT service management (ITSM), and compliance assurance services in accomplishing project goals
  • Apply advanced communication, cultural, leadership and teamwork skills in professional and applied contexts within changing environments demonstrating awareness of Te Ao Māori, tikanga, and kaupapa Māori in the context of information technology
  • Adapt and integrate the different skills required to bring a project to a successful conclusion for a real-world project
  • Carry out an analysis of the networking environment of a workplace and recommend and justify solutions to enhance business value

7

25


Further study pathways

Programmes

Provider

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology Level 8

TechSchool at NZSE

Bachelor of Information Sciences Level 7

Massey University

Programme fees

Domestic students

International students

NZ $8,336

NZ $16,000