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Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

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The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Credit

According to Australian government regulations, a maximum of 50% of a course’s subjects can be credited. Credit is granted on the basis of:

  1. Post Graduate Study

This is assessed on Course Application. You will be advised of the outcome via your emailed offer for a place on the CSU course. Completed subject(s) needs to match at least 80% of the content of the subject you are applying for credit for and completed in the last 10 years.

  1. Free Short Courses

Successful completion of live University Short Courses will award one subject credit for an elective subject. Please contact Admin to discuss which credit you are eligible for.

  1. Industry Certifications

See table of verified Certifications for credit below. 

Master of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Credit

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

Core Subjects

ITC561 Cloud Computing

  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification or MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)

ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

ITC595 Information Security

  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITE514).

ITE523 Virtualisation

  • VMware VCP or
  • 70-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center or
  • 70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions

  • Certified Solutions Architect Associate or
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer or
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (This certification also grants credit for subject ITC561)

Elective Academic Subjects (2 Required)

ITC514 Linux Server Administration

  • Red Hat – Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or
  • Red Hat – Certified Engineer (RHCE)

ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP

Cisco – Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco CCIE Service provider or Cisco CCIE wireless

Elective Industry Subjects (3 Required)

ITE512 Incident Response

GIAC – Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) 

ITE513 Forensic Investigation

  • EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) or
  • International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners – Computer Examiner (CCE)

ITE514 Professional Systems Security

  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITC595).

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures

EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

ITE526 Practical Internetworking

  • Cisco – Certified Network Associate – Routing and Switching or
  • Juniper – JNCIS-ENT

ITE527 Server Administration

Microsoft Server 2008 or 2012 or 2016 – Exams: 70-410 or 70-642 or 70- 741

ITE533 Cyber Security Management

ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager

ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals

  • EC-Council – Network Security Administrator (ENSA) or
  • CompTIA Security+ 

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

Other industry certifications

Some industry certifications require more study and demonstration of knowledge. Level 1 certification give you credit for 1 subject. Level 2 certifications give you credit for 2 subjects. Level 3 certifications give you credit for 3 subjects.

Level 1 Certifications (a maximum of 2 Level one Certifications allowed for credit.)

  • Approved 2008/2012 Networking Microsoft exams / certifications
  • IBM Certified System Administrator

Level 2 Certifications

  • Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching – two credits for subject ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Juniper JNCIP-ENT – two credits for subject ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Server Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Enterprise Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCSA 2016/2012/2008 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • MCSE Server Infrastructure 2012 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Oracle Certified Professional 10 or later – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer – two credits for subject ITC514 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification or MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Novell CNE – two credits for any two Industry Electives
  • IBM Certified Systems Expert
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure – one credit for one unspecified industry elective

Level 3 Certifications

  • Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching or Cisco CCIE Service provider – three credits for subjects ITC542, ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Electives or
    • Cisco CCIE Wireless – 3 credits for subjects ITC542, iTC513, ITE526
  • Microsoft Certified Architect – three credits for three unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Architect – one credit for ITC514 and two unspecified Industry Elective Subjects

Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Credit

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

Elective Academic Subjects (Choose 2)

 

ITC561 Cloud Computing

 

  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification or MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)

ITC595 Information Security

 

  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITE514).

ITC514 Linux Server Administration

 

  • Red Hat – Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or 
  • Red Hat – Certified Engineer (RHCE)

ITC542 Internetworking with TCP/IP

 

Cisco – Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)

Elective Industry Subjects (Choose 2)

ITE512 Incident Response

GIAC – Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

ITE513 Forensic Investigation

  • EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) or
  • International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners – Computer Examiner (CCE)

ITE514 Professional Systems Security

  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITC595).

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures

EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

ITE526 Practical Internetworking

Cisco – Certified Network Associate – Routing and Switching

ITE527 Server Administration

Microsoft Server 2008 or 2012 or 2016 – Exams: 70-410 or 70-642 or 70- 741

ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions

  • Certified Solutions Architect Associate or
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer or
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (This certification also grants credit for subject ITC561)

ITE533 Cyber Security Management

ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager

ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals

  • EC-Council – Network Security Administrator (ENSA) or
  • CompTIA Security+

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

If you are entitled to more than the allowed credits (2) on this Graduate Certificate – the additional credit(s) would be added to the Masters if you move to that course after completion of this Graduate Certificate.

Other industry certifications

Some industry certifications require more study and demonstration of knowledge. Level 1 certification give you credit for 1 subject. Level 2 certifications give you credit for 2 subjects. Level 3 certifications give you credit for 3 subjects.

Level 1 Certifications (a maximum of 2 Level one Certifications allowed for credit.)

  • Approved 2008/2012 Networking Microsoft exams / certifications
  • IBM Certified System Administrator

Level 2 Certifications

  • Cisco CCNP Routing & Switching – two credits for subject ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Juniper JNCIP-ENT – two credits for subject ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Server Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCIPT Enterprise Administrator – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Microsoft MCSA 2016/2012/2008 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • MCSE Server Infrastructure 2012 – two credits for subject ITE527 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Oracle Certified Professional 10 or later – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer – two credits for subject ITC514 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification or MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Novell CNE – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • IBM Certified Systems Expert – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure – one credit for one unspecified industry elective

Level 3 Certifications (Maximum of two credits on the Graduate Certificate) 

  • Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching or Cisco CCIE Service provider – three credits for subjects ITC542, ITE526 and one unspecified Industry Electives or
    • Cisco CCIE Wireless – 3 credits for subjects ITC542, iTC513, ITE526
  • Microsoft Certified Architect – three credits for three unspecified Industry Electives
  • Red Hat Certified Architect – one credit for ITC514 and two unspecified Industry Elective Subjects

These credit maps are for students commencing in 2018. Students who commenced in 2017 should refer to the 2017 credit maps, and students who started in 2016 should refer to the 2016 credit maps.