International Onshore Oct 2010

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International Onshore Oct 2010

  1. 1. Implementing <br />Vocational ICT Courses<br />at VU<br />Presenter: Janusz Dutka<br />Date: Oct2010<br />
  2. 2. Courses offered by the School of ICT<br />National Vocational Qualifications:<br />Certificates I and II (Computer Applications) <br />Certificate III<br />Diploma in IT (General, Website Development)<br />Advanced Diploma in IT (Software Development, Multimedia )<br />Advanced Diploma in IT (Network Security)<br />Provide advanced standing into:<br /><ul><li>Victoria University Degrees (offered by the Faculty of Business and Law ) </li></li></ul><li>The Suite of ICT Courses<br />
  3. 3. Mapping Vendor Certificationsto National Qualifications<br />Our school is committed to aligning ICT delivery of National courses with leading International vendor certifications.<br />This allows us ensure our classroom delivery meets industry standards. <br />As a result, we have developed mapping between Vendor Certifications and our courses. Some certifications are integrated completely others are used partially.<br />We test our students internally using realistic simulations and at the end of the subject they are ready to take an external vendor exam.<br />
  4. 4. International Vendor Certifications<br />Vendor Certifications:<br />Mainly technology and company specific – these are sought after by employers<br />Very often are assessed via multiple choice questions exams. <br />Based on industry best practices.<br />These are assessed and maintained by international organisations.<br />CISCO, Microsoft, Red Hat offer vendor academies providing:<br />learning materials<br />practical case studies<br />theoretical exams<br />
  5. 5. Mapping Vendor Certifications (continued)<br />Certificate III (Support)<br />A+ - vendor independent hardware certification integrated via Cisco Academy program IT Essentials.<br />MCTS – Microsoft Computer Technician certification for Vista, partially used<br />Diploma in IT (General)<br />ITIL Foundation V3<br />Cisco CCENT – integrated via CISCO Academy program Discovery 1, 2 <br />Microsoft Sharepoint – to be introduced in 2010<br />
  6. 6. Mapping Vendor Certifications (continued)<br />Advanced Diploma in IT (Network Security)<br />Fully Integrated<br />CCNA – using CISCO Academy Exploration path<br />MCITP Server Administrator– using Microsoft Academy <br />RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer - using Red Hat Academy.<br />Used partially<br />CCNA Security<br />Security+<br />
  7. 7. Testing Centre at VU<br />The school run an external testing centre for industry clients and students.<br />We have agreements with Prometric (Microsoft exams), Pearson VUE (CISCO exams) and Certiport (Microsoft Applications and Adobe exams).<br />We are EXIN Accredited Testing Centre and we deliver ITIL exams for students and external clients.<br />
  8. 8. Onshore International ICT Students<br />Note: Students successfully completing ICA50105 can enter with credit equivalent to one year full time study the following three degrees at VU: BBIS/BBCM and SBNS<br />
  9. 9. Why is ICT better at VU?<br />DEFINED PATHWAYS AND ADVANCED STANDING<br />The guaranteed pathway through to a degree can being at many entry levels.<br />VU will recognise the IT certifications held by prospective students<br />EMBEDDED INTERNATIONAL IT VENDOR CERTIFICATIONS<br />Student will study curriculum that allows them to complete the certifications shown and allow them to access student pricing for attempts at those certifications<br />
  10. 10. CONTACT DETAILS<br />Janusz Dutka<br />Senior Program Manager, ICT<br />PHONE +61 3 9919 8700<br />FAX +61 3 9919 7601<br />EMAIL janusz.dutka@vu.edu.au<br />http://it.tafe.vu.edu.au<br />

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