Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Network Engineering)

Programme overview:

Second Intake for 2024 is accepting late applications until 20th of May.
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Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Network Engineering) next start date Next start date: 3 June 2024
15 July 2024
5 August 2024
26 August 2024
Next New Students Orientation Date:
27 May 2024
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Network Engineering) study mode Campuses:
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Network Engineering) duration Duration: Minimum:
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Network Engineering) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate | Degree: Higher Certificate in Information Systems | Saqa Id: 120688
The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Network Engineering) is a broad and yet intensive and career-focus qualification that prepares you for work as a technical professional in a range of jobs in the IT engineering environment.

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Network Engineering) qualification provides you with diverse hardware skills. You will also develop theoretical and technical skills in computer networking and server administration.
The emphasis throughout is on practical application. 
Some of the core subjects in the area of this qualification are A+ Preparation, Network+ Preparation, Security+ Preparation and Wireless Networks. 

The core topics in the area of server knowledge include Windows Server, Network Infrastructure and Application Services. You will also cover topics such as Introduction to Virtualisation, Computer Literacy and Personal Skills Development. Throughout the qualification, you will complete technical projects so that you are able to repair and troubleshoot hardware problems. 
We attribute much of the success of our Higher Certificate programmes in Information Systems (IS), to our unique Mastery Learning Methodology (MLM). This modular self-directed learning approach, gives you the flexibility to start and progress through the programme at a pace that best suits you.

This learning methodology, together with our cutting-edge facilities such as computer labs, IS open learning areas, hardware pods and smart pods, will prepare you for the real IT work environment of the future. 

Over and above this, you will develop essential skills for the world of work, such as analysing and solving real problems, thinking logically, being innovative, being adaptable and self-disciplined, working in teams and communicating effectively.

On completion of the Higher Certificate in Information Systems, you can apply for a Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to study towards the PI Bachelor of Science in IT degree

More information:

Entry requirements
You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with certificate or diploma entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level (NQF 4) confirmed by SAQA.
• If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).
• National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training.
From R51 250 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
• Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a focus area of the Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Engineering).
• We have a partnership with CompTIA (Computing Technology Information Association).
CompTIA is an association directing its focus on the IT industry. Due to this partnership with CompTIA, as a graduate of this programme, you will qualify to write the CompTIA exams, at no additional cost to you. This is for the first sitting only and subject to you being on time with your study schedule and not switching from your initial programme enrolled for.
Possible career options
Do you have a logical mind and love to solve complex IT problems?

The career choices for you, as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Network Engineering) graduate, include junior positions in:

• IT support
• Server administration
• Network administration
• Hardware technician
This qualification is offered at the following campuses

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Mowbray, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 3 June 2024

    Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Network Engineering)
    Admission fee (ADMIN6-B00) - Admission Fee
    A+ (ITVAA0-M00) - Core
    Network+ (ITVNA0-M00) - Core
    Windows Server (ITWIA0-M00) - Core
    Domain Servers (ITDOA0-M00) - Core
    Server: Network Infrastructure (ITNIA0-M00) - Core
    Hyper-V Fundamentals (ITHFA0-M00) - Core
    Cloud Foundations (AWS) (ITVWA0-M00) - Core
    Security+ (ITSPA0-M00) - Core
    Security+ (CompTIA Certification Voucher) (ITSPA0-EXT) - External Certification
    Network+ (CompTIA Certification Voucher) (ITVNA0-EXT) - External Certification
    A+ (CompTIA Certification Voucher) (ITVAA0-EXT) - External Certification
    Linux Operating System (ITLXA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Computer Literacy (Microsoft) (ITCLA0-M00) - Fundamental
    Personal Skills Development (ITSDA0-M00) - Fundamental