It seems like only yesterday, but this year is the 10th anniversary of when IT Masters, Charles Sturt University and Microsoft launched the Master of Networking and Systems Administration, which incorporated the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2000 certification. Since then the number of IT professionals enrolled in Charles Sturt University’s IT Masters group of qualifications has grown to over a thousand students and since 2008, we have become the largest provider of postgraduate IT education to Australian students. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our past & current students and also for the fantastic support we have received from our industry partners over these ten years.
Adjunct Senior Lecturer – Charles Sturt University
Chief Executive Officer – IT Masters Pty Ltd
In this Edition:
- Win one of our Motorised Eskies
- Lecturer Profile – Brenton Burchmore
- What is the value of an IT industry Certification?
- Australian Computer Society Specialisation now available in the Master of Management(IT)
- Call for Volunteers: Adjunct Doctoral Supervisors
- Are you eligible? How much credit would you qualify for?
Win one of our Motorised Eskies
To celebrate a decade of the IT Masters / Charles Sturt University partnership, we are giving away one of our motorized Eskies. All students enrolled in any of the courses listed at the IT Masters website on the 1st December 2012 will automatically go into the draw.
Lecturer Profile – Brenton Burchmore
Connor Burchmore explaining the vagaries of PM neiChange Management to his dad.
Proving that education is going global Brenton delivers his subjects from Singapore. He was initially contracted to develop the industry subjects in our Graduate Certificate in Professional Sales but has now branched out to running Project Management subjects. During 2000-2007 Brenton employed and trained a team of project managers for an IT company in Sydney implementing national VPN solutions. He also oversaw the replacement of the business workflow, provisioning and project management software whilst re-engineering all project-related processes and replacing all policy and procedures relating to this. Since then he has provided ad-hoc project management training to national companies like HiFert and ANZ bank, whilst also managing a number of large scale and long term projects.
Feedback from Brenton’s students has been excellent and you can view one of his Webinars here.
What is the value of an IT Industry Certification?
In past newsletters I have quantified the value of IT Degrees using data such as Australian Census returns. I have subsequently received a number of queries about quantifying the value of IT industry certifications and have found the following:
- It is starting to get a bit dated, but Certification Magazine Salary Survey is impressive because it received more than 40,000 responses from IT professionals in over 150 countries around the world.
- a white paper sponsored by IBM on the value of IT certification.
Australian Computer Society Specialisation now available in the Master of Management (IT)
In yet another first for Charles Sturt University, a full Australian Computer Society (ACS) specialization stream has been added to the Master of Management (IT). Students completing the ACS specialisation will undertake the Society’s Computer Professional Education Program (CPEP) the following structure:
Stream M – Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Industry Core Subjects (3 Subjects)
- Business, Legal and Ethical Issues
- Business, Strategy and IT
- New Technology Alignment
Industry Elective Subjects (3 subjects)
- Project Management
- IT Service Management
- Adaptive Business Intelligence
- Enterprise Architecture
- Green Technology
- Organisational Strategies
- Change Management
- Business Process Improvement
- Information Security
- Business Analysis
Call for Volunteers: Adjunct Doctoral Supervisors
Our focus over the next 3 years is to leverage our success in IT Master degree sector to also become the largest provider of IT Research doctorates in Australia. However, in the past we have had to reject proposals from Doctoral applicants where we did not have an appropriate supervisor with the required deep knowledge of the area that the students wished to research. To overcome this barrier we are seeking part time, industry-based volunteers to assist in supervising Doctoral students. As an Adjunct Supervisor, you would work with the principal supervisor at Charles Sturt University and provide expert technical input into the topic being researched.
How much credit would you qualify for? Are you eligible?
Fill out the online form and we will get back to you with answers to these and any other questions you may have.