IT and Networking (Level 4 and Level 5 – 240 Credits)

Course Overview

If you have the desire to turn your passion for computers into a career, the IT and Networking Diploma offered by Online Business School is definitely a course you should consider.

The Level 4 modules and assignments of this course are equivalent to the first year of a University Degree and the Level 5 modules and assignments are equivalent to the second year of a University Degree.

Our online Level 4 Diploma in IT and Computing and level 5 Diploma in IT and Networking is a 240-credit qualification, it includes 10 modules and written assignments at Level 4 and 6 modules and written assignments at Level 5. The course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to Top Up to a full Undergraduate Degree and go on to become a network and infrastructure professional within the IT sector. While completing the course, students will have access to a variety of support services, including Tutor Support and Webinars, a Social Learning Forum, and additional materials to help in the completion of their Diploma course.

What is included?

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
  • Dedicated student support
  • Access to an online social learning forum
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £19.90
  • FREE laptop
  • Free CV writing help on completion of the course

The fee for enrolling onto the level 4 and level 5 courses together is £2200. Alternatively students can enrol onto a single level (level 4 or 5) for £1800 each.<br><br>

Students can make payment using one of the following methods:<br><br>
<li>Credit or debit card</li>
<li>Bank transfer</li>
<li>Interest free monthly instalments</li>
<li>Western Union</li>
All course material, including online modules and written assignments
Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions<br>
Dedicated student support<br>
Access to an online social learning forum<br>
Assignment marking and feedback<br>
FREE NUS Extra card worth £19.90<br>
FREE Laptop<br>
Free CV writing help on completion of the course<br>
If you decide to top up to a full Undergraduate Degree through an accredited UK university, the costs are as follows. Please note, the below costs are for distance learning/online only. You have the option of finishing on campus; costs will vary depending on which university you wish to complete your final year.<br><br>

<b>University of Derby</b><br><br>
Top up Final Year in Computing and Information Technology BSc (Hons) – £4400<br><br>
<b>Southampton Solent University</b><br><br>
BSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business, fee £9,000, duration 9 months<br><br>
<b>University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)</b><br><br>
BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems top-up degree<br><br>
<b>Middlesex University</b><br><br>
BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems (final year)<br><br>
BSc (Hons) Information Technology & Business Information Systems (top up)<br><br>
To enrol onto the Level 4 course, you must be at least 18 and have a full secondary education. Before enroling on to the Level 5 course, you must complete the Level 4 or equivalent.
<b>Computer systems and software</b><br><br>
This module will develop learners’ understanding of the integration of hardware and software components.<br><br>

<b>Computer programming</b><br><br>
Learners will use different tools and techniques to design, implement and test programs, following the system life cycle.<br><br>

<b>Relational database systems</b><br><br>
This unit will develop learners’ understanding of database systems and data analysis and modelling.<br><br>

<b>Software engineering</b><br><br>
Leaners will gain an understanding of the need for Software Engineering and the different methods and techniques.<br><br>

<b>Systems analysis and design</b><br><br>
This module provides an understanding of IS concepts and how they relate to organisation needs in respect of business processes and transformation of information.<br><br>

<b>E- Commerce applications</b><br><br>
This module explores the role of e-commerce in the modern world and in particular the identification of aims and objectives within a business and the design issues arising from the definition of requirements.<br><br>

<b>Human computer interaction</b><br><br>
This module will develop students understanding of principles and models of human computer interaction and evaluate existing HCI design and principles and use this to help them plan their own prototype multimedia user interface.<br><br>

<b>IT and society</b><br><br>
This module examines the impact of technology on society and explores trends and changes created. It will examine management issues and potential conflicts in terms of security and data management.<br><br>

<b>Information systems project management</b><br><br>
This module explores elements of project management key to successful development and implementation of specific IT projects.<br><br>

<b>Management information systems</b><br><br>
This module focuses on understanding concepts of information systems and how they support business needs in terms of information processing and data processing.<br><br>
This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to establish a new techno business. It includes understanding the characteristics of entrepreneurs, planning, marketing and finance.<br><br>

<b>Network security</b><br><br>
This unit aims to provide learners with knowledge of network security issues in a networked
environment and the process of preventing and detection common security incidents<br><br>

<b>C#.NET Programming</b><br><br>
This unit aims to provide learners with the basic concepts and principles of ASP.NET programming using C#. This will enable learners to understand how to create dynamic web pages using server side programming techniques<br><br>

<b>System Administration</b><br><br>
This unit aims to provide the knowledge needed to administer a system in Linux and Windows. Topics covered include user and group management; file system management; task automation;
shell scripting; Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) servers; mail servers; domain name
servers; files and printers sharing; basic utilities and tools; application management; registry; local
and group policies; backup policies; restore policies and performance tuning<br><br>

<b>Network Routing and Switching</b><br><br>
This unit aims to deliver the knowledge needed to carry out switching and the knowledge and skills
needed to carry out routing – how to set up and configure a router and switches to interconnect a
multi area network. The unit covers computer networks routing and switching including Router
Information Protocol (RIP); Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF).<br><br>

<b>Network Design and Administration</b><br><br>
This unit aims to provide the knowledge and skills needed to enable learners to design a network to scale and connect different networks to form an effective inter-connecting network. It
covers hierarchical network design; gathering network requirements; identifying network
performance issues.<br><br>
On completion of the modules, students will be given access to the assignments. The assignments are approximately 5,000-8,000 words each. Students are provided support on the modules and assignments via the ‘Tutor’ section of the learning platform.<br><br>

<b>The assignment unit titles for the level 4 course are:</b><br><br>
<li>Management information systems</li>
<li>IT and society</li>
<li>Computer systems and software</li>
<li>Computer programming</li>
<li>Relational database systems</li>
<li>Software engineering</li>
<li>Systems analysis and design</li>
<li>E-commerce applications</li>
<li>Human computer interactions</li>
<li>Information systems theory</li>
<p>More information about the level 4 units can be found here</p>
<b>The assignment unit titles for the level 5 course are:</b><br><br>
<li>Network Security</li>
<li>C#.NET Programming</li>
<li>System Administration</li>
<li>Network Routing and Switching</li>
<li>Network Design and Administration</li>
<p>More information about the level 5 units can be found here</p>
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