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Computer Studies


What is computer studies?

Computer studies can refer to any course that deals with learning how to both use a computer for a particular purpose, and how to work with the physical components of a computer. HC Varsity offers a variety of computer studies that range from introductory courses to the more advanced. We offer National Qualifications in End User NQF 3 and Technical Support NQF 4, and internationally recognised qualifications such as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Imagine Academy, CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ There are many components and aspects of computers that you can study. For example: you can learn how to assemble a computer, how to repair a computer, how to implement security features, how to use various software applications, and how to use internet-based applications.

As modern technology grows and expands, so do the intricate workings of a computer. Computer studies is becoming the number one field to study. Fortunately, there are many different sub-fields within computer studies, which means that you are spoilt for choice. There is a vast variety of areas to specialise in within the computer field. Simply click on your preferred field of study below and expand your career opportunities. Remember if you need help, we are always just a click away, or alternatively contact us on 021 556 8464. HC Varsity is a registered exam centre for Pearson VUE and Certiport however students not living in Cape Town can click here to find an exam centre closest to them. Pearson VUE exam centre and Certiport exam centre. Please click on the following link to find registered exam centres for CompTIA courses.

Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Certified courses are a complete technology education solution connecting staff, teachers, students, employers and local communities through leading-edge technology skills development that leads to certification.

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COMPTIA

COMPTIA

Founded in 1982, CompTIA brought together the IT channel in order to create an open dialogue between IT vendors and partners. We were officially established as the Association of Better Computer Dealers (ABCD).

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MICTSETA

MICT SETA

The Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority, known as the MICT SETA, is responsible for skills development in the Information Technology sector.

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Computer Studies Courses

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MICROSOFT
INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT TRACT
(MTA, MCSE, MCSA)

Microsoft Imagine Academy

The Microsoft Infrastructure Management Tract programme is for those intending to build a career in desktop or server infrastructure. The recommended entry level path for students is Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) skills development. After students are well versed in the basics, they can begin preparing for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification and the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification. Business students can enhance their business skills and differentiate themselves by validating their technology literacy with MTA certification.
The Microsoft Infrastructure Management Tract Programme consists of the following study path:

Microsoft Infrastructure Management Tract Programme
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): This is an introductory Microsoft certification for individuals considering a career in technology. MTA certification addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and enhances your technical credibility. The MTA IT Infrastructure track, are for those intending to build a career in desktop or server infrastructure or private cloud computing.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012: Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data centre, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualisation, storage and networking.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Private Cloud certification enables you to prove your expertise in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing technologies. With Windows Server and System Center, you will build your Microsoft private cloud solution to optimize IT service delivery and gain the automation and flexibility you need for your IT infrastructure, now and in the future.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career as a:

  • Computer support specialist
  • Information security analyst
  • Server administrator
  • Systems programmer
  • Network manager
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • MTA: Individuals must have basic computer skills
  • MCSA: It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) – IT Infrastructure track or the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network + Certifications
  • MCSE: It is a pre-requisite that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) - Windows Server 2012
  • Access to a computer
  • COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 and a half years
  • Part Time - approximately 3 years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 3 years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE
  • 360 – Mobility and Device
  • 369 – Cloud Fundamentals
  • 366 – Networking Fundamentals
  • 367 – Security Fundamentals

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS ASSOCIATE (MCSA) - WINDOWS SERVER 2012
  • 410 – Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 411 – Administering the Windows Server 2012
  • 412 – Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT - (MCSE) SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 413 - Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
  • 414 - Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT - (MCSE) PRIVATE CLOUD
  • 246 - Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Centre 2012
  • 247 - Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Centre 2012

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This internationally recognised course is assessed by CERTIPORT and Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the international online examinations you will be awarded the MTA – IT Infrastructure track, the MCSA – Windows Server 2012, the MCSE – Server Infrastructure and MCSE – Private Cloud Certification.
    This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R92 000.00
  • Part Time - R92 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R75 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    MICROSOFT
    DATABASE MANAGEMENT TRACT
    (MTA, MCSE, MCSA)

    Microsoft Imagine Academy

    The Microsoft Database Management Tract programme is for those intending to build a career in data platform administration or business intelligence. The recommended entry level path for students is Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database. After students are well versed in the basics, they can begin preparing for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification and the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification. Business students can enhance their business skills and differentiate themselves by validating their technology literacy with MTA certification.
    The Microsoft Database Management Tract Programme consists of the following study path:

    Microsoft Database Management Tract Programme
    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): This s an introductory Microsoft certification for individuals considering a career in technology. MTA certification addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and enhances your technical credibility. The MTA Database track, are for those intending to build a career in data platform administration or business intelligence.
    Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL Server 2102: Demonstrate your essential skills and breakthrough insights in developing and maintaining the next wave of mission-critical environments as a database developer or database analyst.
    Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Data Platform: Demonstrate your broad skill sets in SQL Server administration and in building enterprise-scale data solutions both on-premises and in cloud environments.
    Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Business Intelligence: Prove that you have the skills and techniques needed to design, build, and deploy SQL Server business intelligence (BI) solutions that deliver more data to more people across the organization.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career as a:

  • Database developer
  • Database analyst
  • Database designer
  • Business Intelligence and reporting engineer
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • MTA: Individuals must have basic computer skills.
  • MCSA: It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) – Database Fundamentals Certification
  • MCSE: It is a pre-requisite that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – SQL Server 2012 Certification
  • Access to a computer
  • COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 years
  • Part Time - approximately 2 and a half years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 2 and a half years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    MICROSOFTCh TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE – (MTA)
  • 364 – Database Administration Fundamentals

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS ASSOCIATE (MCSA) – SQL SERVER 2012
  • 461 – Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • 462 – Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • 463 – Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT - (MCSE) DATA PLATFORM
  • 464 – Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases
  • 465 – Designing Solutions for SQL Server

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT - (MCSE) BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
  • 466 – Implementing Data Models & Reports with Microsoft SQL Server
  • 467 – Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This internationally recognised course is assessed by CERTIPORT and Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the international online examinations you will be awarded the MTA – Database track, the MCSA – SQL Server, the MCSE – Data Platform and the MCSE – Business Intelligence Certification.
    This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R66 000.00
  • Part Time - R66 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R48 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    MICROSOFT
    COMPUTER SCIENCE (DEVELOPMENT) TRACT
    (MTA, MCSD)

    Microsoft Imagine Academy

    Computer science involves the understanding and design of computers processes. The field includes a wide range of specialties including computer architecture, software systems, graphics, artificial intelligence, computational science, and software engineering. Each specialty focuses on a particular challenge. It will teach you about the structure and capabilities of a computer focusing on the theory of computers and the design of computer systems. This will lead to an understanding of what computers are actually able to do and how to manipulate a computer to execute various tasks.
    For those intending to build a career as a web or software developer, this development track helps prepare you for hands-on product training and MCSD certification. A qualifying student will be able to communicate effectively with fellow IT staff & users of information technology, understanding the role of technology in a business context and to be able to address business problems with appropriate information technology solutions.
    The Microsoft Computer Science (Development) Tract consists of the following study path:
    Microsoft Computer Science (Development) Tract
    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): This is an introductory Microsoft development certification for individuals considering a career in technology. MTA certification addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and enhances your technical credibility.
    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): Get recognized for your expertise in creating and developing modern web applications and services by earning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): Web Applications and the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): Universal Windows Platform Certification.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career as a:

  • Web developer
  • Web administrator
  • Web programmer
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • MTA: individuals must have basic computer skills
  • MCSD: It is a prerequisite that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) – Developer exams
  • Access to a computer
  • COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 1 and a half years
  • Part Time - approximately 2 years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 2 years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE – (MTA) DEVELOPER
  • 361 – Software Development Fundamentals
  • 375 – HTML5 applications Development Fundamentals

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS DEVELOPER - (MCSD) WEB APPLICATIONS
  • 480 – Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript & CSS3
  • 486 – Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
  • 487 – Developing Windows Azure & Web Services

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS DEVELOPER - (MCSD) UNIVERSAL WINDOWS PLATFORM
  • 483 – Programming in C#
  • 354 – Universal Windows Platform – App Architecture & UX/UI
  • 355 – Universal Windows Platform – App Data, Services & Coding Patterns

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by CERTIPORT and Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the international online examinations you will be awarded the following Certification:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) – Developer
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) – Web Applications
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) – Universal Windows Platform

  • This MCSD certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every two years.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R70 000.00
  • Part Time - R70 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R55 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    MICROSOFT
    CLIENT AND DEVICE MANAGEMENT TRACT
    (MTA, MCSA, MCSE)

    Microsoft Imagine Academy

    The Microsoft Client and Device Management Tract is for those intending to build a career in desktop or server infrastructure. The recommended entry level path for students is Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) skills development. After students are well versed in the basics, they can begin preparing for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification and the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification. Business students can enhance their business skills and differentiate themselves by validating their technology literacy with MTA certification. The Microsoft Client and Device Management Tract Programme consists of the following study path:

    Microsoft Client and Device Management Tract Programme
    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): This s an introductory Microsoft certification for individuals considering a career in technology. MTA certification addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and enhances your technical credibility. The MTA IT Infrastructure track, are for those intending to build a career in desktop or server infrastructure or private cloud computing.
    MCSA: Prove you have the expertise to configure, manage, and maintain a Windows 8 enterprise system. In this programme, you will get expert instruction and hands-on practice administering and configuring Windows 8.1 and gain the knowledge and skills you need to support the Windows 8.1 operating system and solve technical troubleshooting problems in a Windows 8.1 networking environment.
    MCSE: The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Enterprise Devices and Apps certification validates that you have the skills needed to manage devices in today's bring-your-own-device (BYOD) enterprise. It qualifies you for a career path which can range from traditional desktop support technician to enterprise management of BYOD devices and apps.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career as a:

  • IT consultant
  • Desktop support technician
  • Desktop support administrator
  • IT generalist
  • IT manager
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • MTA: Individuals must have basic computer skills
  • MCSA: It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) – IT Infrastructure track or the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network + Certifications
  • MCSE: It is a pre-requisite that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) - Windows 8
  • Access to a computer
  • COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 2 years
  • Part Time - approximately 2 and a half years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 2 and a half years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE (MTA)
  • 360 – Mobility & Device
  • 369 – Cloud Fundamentals
  • 366 – Networking Fundamentals
  • 367 – Security Fundamentals

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS ASSOCIATE (MCSA) - WINDOWS 8
  • 687 – Configuring Windows 8.1
  • 688 – Supporting Windows 8.1

  • MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT - (MCSE) ENTERPRISE DEVICE AND APPS
  • 695 – Deploying Windows Desktop & Enterprise Applications
  • 696 – Administering System Centre Configurations Manager & Intune

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This internationally recognised course is assessed by CERTIPORT and Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the international online examinations you will be awarded the MTA – IT Infrastructure track, the MCSA – Windows 8 and the MCSE – Enterprise Devices and Apps Microsoft Certification.
    This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R70 000.00
  • Part Time - R70 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R54 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    Introductory Computer Courses:
    (IC3) Internet and Computing Core Certification

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    With IC3 Certification, you are instantly recognised as someone with the critical entry-level skills needed to use the latest computer and Internet technology effectively to achieve business objectives, expand productivity, improve profitability, and provide a competitive edge. You also get instant access to your Certiport Authenticated Digital Transcript. This first-of-its-kind service lets you access your exam and certification status easily, and enables you to share this verified information with potential schools, employers, and staffing agencies. This Certification addresses the need in the work place for nationally recognised qualifications, based on unit standards.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    It is intended to empower learners to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate confidently in the End User Computing environment in the South African community and to respond to the challenges of the economic environment.

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Grade 10/Standard 8 or equivalent (NQF2)

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 3 months
  • Part Time - approximately 4 months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 4 months

  • COURSE CONTENT


  • Module A: Computing Fundamentals
  • Module B: Key Applications
  • Module C: Living Online

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Certiport through HC Varsity as an accredited testing centre, HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R12 900.00
  • Part Time - R12 900.00
  • Distance Learning - R9 200.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    Further your studies with CompTIA A+ or Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support NQF 4


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    Introductory Computer Courses:
    (MOS) Microsoft Office Specialist

    Mos Microsoft Office Specialist

    Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the leading IT certification in the world. More than 1 million MOS exams are taken every year in over 140 countries. Learners will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to productively use Microsoft Office. MOS enables you to tap into the full features and functionality of the Microsoft Office system, resulting in heightened levels of individual performance, confidence, and differentiation.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    A Microsoft Certification is an industry standard that is recognised worldwide and can help open doors to potential job opportunities.


    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Before becoming a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), individuals must have basic computer skills.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 3 months
  • Part Time - approximately 6 months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 6 months
  • COURSE CONTENT


    This programme comprises of the following compulsory modules and can be taken collectively or individually:

  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Access 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Certiport through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of this course, an individual will become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R19 000.00
  • Part Time - R19 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R14 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    Further your studies with CompTIA A+ or Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support NQF 4


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    International Certification:
    CompTIA A+

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    IT success stories start with CompTIA A+ certification. It validates understanding of the most common hardware and software technologies in business and certifies the skills necessary to support complex IT infrastructures. CompTIA A+ is a powerful credential that helps IT professionals worldwide ignite their IT career.
    Held by over one million IT professionals worldwide, CompTIA A+ is the most essential IT certification for establishing an IT career. If you’re new to the IT industry, this will help you put your best foot forward. And if you’re already an IT professional, the CompTIA A+ certification validates your skills and can boost your career.
    The CompTIA A+ Technician has the necessary knowledge for an entry-level IT professional. You will have the knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, security, and will have the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components. You will understand the basic functionality of the operating system and basic troubleshooting methodology, practice proper safety procedures, and will effectively interact with customers and peers. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    Worldwide statistics show that the certification is already held by 900,000 IT professionals. The growth opportunities are higher in Fortune 500 companies like Dell, Intel and Lenovo service techs.
    Career opportunities in this field include:

  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Field Service Technician
  • IT Support Technician
  • IT Support Administrator

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Grade 10/Standard 8 with IC3 or ICDL qualification
    • Grade 10/Standard 8 with IC3, MOS or ICDL qualification or equivalent or relevant IT work experience (2 years)
    • Access to a Computer is required

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 4 months
  • Part Time - approximately 6 months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 6 months
  • DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS


    Each student should have a PC with at least the following hardware requirements:

  • 1GHz CPU or higher and motherboard (provide NIC, video, and audio, if not built in)
  • 120GB internal hard disks or larger
  • 2GB of RAM or more
  • Appropriate network cabling
  • Mini-tower or desktop case (compatible with motherboard) and 400W power supply
  • Color LCD or LED display with compatible video interface

  • Each student should have a PC with at least the following software requirements:
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 with appropriate licenses for classroom installation
  • Internet access
  • COURSE CONTENT


    CompTIA A+ 220-901
  • Hardware
  • Networking
  • Mobile Devices
  • Hardware and Network Troubleshooting

  • CompTIA A+ 220-902
  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Other Operating Systems and Technologies
  • Security
  • Software Troubleshooting
  • Operational Procedures

  • ASSESSMENTS


    The CompTIA A+ Certification is externally examined at a Pearson VUE testing centre. HC Varsity is an accredited testing centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the international online examinations you will be awarded the internationally recognised CompTIA A+ Certification.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R13 900.00
  • Part Time - R13 900.00
  • Distance Learning - R10 800.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    International Certification:
    CompTIA Network+

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    CompTIA Network+ is an ISO-17024 compliant, vendor-neutral technology certification that verifies the certified individual has the skills and knowledge needed to take on a pivotal role in building, managing, and protecting the critical asset that is the data network.
    Network support professionals remain in high demand in the marketplace. The CompTIA Network+ certification enables skills and competencies as a network professional with the abilities to work in multiple platforms and functions.
    The CompTIA Network+ covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies. These skills provide access into various further Network specialisation programmes and the programme thus serves as a distinctive step toward a career in networking or telecommunications.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    Worldwide statistics show that the certification is already held by 900,000 IT professionals. The growth opportunities are higher in Fortune 500 companies like Canon, Dell, Intel and Lenovo service techs.

  • Network Field Technician / Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Analyst
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • Grade 10/Standard 8 with CompTIA A+ Certification or equivalent is recommended or relevant work experience in an IT support and Networking environment (1 year)
  • • Access to a Computer is required

  • COURSE DURATION

    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 3 months
  • Part Time - approximately 5 months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 5 months
  • DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS


    Each student should have a PC with at least the following hardware requirements:

  • 1GHz CPU or higher and motherboard (provide NIC, video, and audio, if not built in)
  • 120GB internal hard disks or larger
  • 2GB of RAM or more
  • Appropriate network cabling
  • Mini-tower or desktop case (compatible with motherboard) and 400W power supply
  • Color LCD or LED display with compatible video interface

  • Each student should have a PC with at least the following software requirements:
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 with appropriate licenses for classroom installation
  • Internet access
  • COURSE CONTENT


    CompTIA Network+ (N10-005)
  • Network Architecture
  • Network Operations
  • Network Security
  • Troubleshooting
  • Industry standards, practices, and network theory

  • ASSESSMENTS


    The CompTIA N+ Certification is externally examined at a Pearson VUE testing centre. HC Varsity is an accredited testing centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of your external exams you will receive the internationally recognised CompTIA Network+ Certificate

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R23 900.00
  • Part Time - R23 900.00
  • Distance Learning - R18 600.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.


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    International Certification:
    CompTIA Security+

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    IT security is paramount to organizations as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way we do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it’s essential to have effective security practices in place. That’s where CompTIA Security+ comes in. Get the Security+ certification to show that you have the skills to secure a network and deter hackers and you’re ready for the job.
    The CompTIA Security+ certification is a vendor-neutral, internationally recognized credential used by organizations and security professionals around the globe to validate foundation level security skills and knowledge.
    CompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    With the increasing number of security threats affecting all areas of business, you can enter a field where the need for security professionals and qualified IT personnel is the largest of any IT specialty. Career opportunities in this field include:

  • Security Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Security or Systems Administrator
  • Information Assurance Technician
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration is recommended
  • Access to a Computer is required

  • COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 3 months
  • Part Time - approximately 5 months
  • Distance Learning - approximately 5 months
  • DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS


    Each student should have a PC with at least the following hardware requirements:

  • 1GHz CPU or higher and motherboard (provide NIC, video, and audio, if not built in)
  • 120GB internal hard disks or larger
  • 2GB of RAM or more
  • Appropriate network cabling
  • Mini-tower or desktop case (compatible with motherboard) and 400W power supply
  • Color LCD or LED display with compatible video interface

  • Each student should have a PC with at least the following software requirements:
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 with appropriate licenses for classroom installation
  • Internet access
  • COURSE CONTENT


    CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401)
  • Network Security
  • Compliance and Operational Security
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Application, Data and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Cryptography

  • ASSESSMENTS


    The CompTIA S+ Certification is externally examined at a Pearson VUE testing centre. HC Varsity is an accredited testing centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of your external exams you will receive the internationally recognised CompTIA Security + Certificate

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R23 900.00
  • Part Time - R23 900.00
  • Distance Learning - R18 600.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    National Certificate:
    Information Technology:
    End User Computing NQF Level 3
    SAQA ID 61591 (130 CREDITS)

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    The purpose of the qualification is to build the knowledge and skills required by learners in End User Computing. It is intended to empower learners to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate confidently in the End User Computing environment in the South African community and to respond to the challenges of the economic environment.

    The qualification provides a framework for learners to develop skills that will enable them to become competent in End User Computing. It introduces theoretical concepts of End User Computing and requires the application thereof, to develop a range of skills that will enable learners to be better-informed workers in their chosen industry. It provides a balanced learning experience that lays the foundation for access to further education, lifelong learning and to productive employment.
    NB: All examinations are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    The qualification is ideal for individuals in the following fields:

  • Personal Assistants / Receptionists
  • Office Administrators
  • Project Administrators.

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY


    This qualification and unit standards have been evaluated against, and are comparable to core knowledge and specialized knowledge elements found in the following International Qualifications Frameworks:

  • New Zealand NQF
  • Australian NQF
  • British NVQs

  • Furthermore input to the development of the qualification has been benchmarked against International sources, where the outcomes and assessment criteria, degree of difficulty and national learning time has been compared, as described below.
    For the core skills required, the following sources were referenced:
  • International certifications like Microsoft MOUS, IC3 and ECDL/ICDL
  • We also confirmed that the above certifications are used in many African and SADC countries as benchmark for End User Computing Skills in a business environment. Countries referred to include, but are not limited to: Mauritius, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Grade 10 or equivalent
  • A laptop or computer is required
  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    This qualification may be achieved through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Any learner wishing to be assessed to achieve credits in respect to any or all of the unit standards specified in this qualification may arrange to do so without having to attend further education and training. To achieve the qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), the learner must submit him/herself to be assessed against the integrated assessment criteria of this qualification.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 1 year
  • Part Time - approximately 1 and a half years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 1 and a half years
  • COURSE CONTENT


  • 1. Basic PC & IT Concepts
  • Microsoft Word 2010 – Level 1
  • Microsoft Word 2010 – Level 2
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 – Level 1
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 – Level 2
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft Access 2010
  • Using a Web Browser
  • Communications
  • Mathematical Literacy

  • ASSESSMENTS


    Learners are required to submit Formative and Summative Assessments by the deadlines provided in the HC Varsity course progression and structure schedule.
    NB: All examinations for Full Time, Part Time and Distance Learning Students are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments and the Verification process of MICT SETA, you will be awarded the National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing NQF Level 3 (SAQA ID 61591) Qualification issued by the MICT SETA.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R27 900.00
  • Part Time - R27 900.00
  • Distance Learning - R19 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that the learner may specialize in or continue studying towards International Certification. Please contact HC Varsity for further Information.


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    FET Certificate:
    Information Technology:
    Technical Support NQF Level 4
    SAQA ID 78964 (163 CREDITS)

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    As an IT Support Technician, you will assist users with setup, troubleshooting and problems they may have with their computers. You may provide two types of services, i.e. in person or remotely via a website, live support software or email. Specialization of support might have you helping customers with a specific brand to type of product or you may help users with any computer related problem. Problems may include hardware setup, loss of data, and non-working software among others.
    The purpose of the certificate in IT is to build a foundational entry into the field of Computer Sciences and Information Technology, specifically into the field of Technical Support, covering basic knowledge needed for further study in the field of Systems Support at Higher Education Levels. This course maps to the internationally recognized CompTIA A+/N+ qualifications, and will prepare you for your international CompTIA exams as well.
    NB: All examinations are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Hardware and Infrastructure Support for Personal Computers
  • Hardware and Infrastructure Support for Office Products
  • Data Communications and Network Support

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY


    The concept of qualifications based on the unit standards is not unique to South Africa. This qualification and unit standards have evaluated against, and comparable to core knowledge and specialised knowledge elements found in the following International Qualifications Framework:

  • New Zealand NQF
  • Australian NQF
  • British NVQs

  • Furthermore input to the development of the qualification has been benchmarked against the following International sources, where the outcomes and assessment criteria, degree of difficulty and notional learning time has been compared:

  • City and Guilds Certificate and Diploma for IT Technicians
  • NCC Education’s International Certificate and Diploma in Computer Studies for IT Professionals
  • CompTIA’s A+ and N+ certification
  • Microsoft MCSE certification
  • E-Skills

  • The qualification combines the NQF principles and requirements, with internationally accepted Knowledge Areas required in a System Support Qualification.

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • National Certificate: Information Technology: End User NQF 3 SAQA ID (61591)
  • Grade 11 NQF Level 3 equivalent with Mathematics, English and a Second Language
  • Laptop or Computer is required

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    This qualification may be achieved through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Any learner wishing to be assessed to achieve credits in respect of any or all of the unit standards specified in this qualification may arrange to do so without having to attend further education and training. To achieve the qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), the learner must submit him/herself to be assessed against the integrated assessment criteria of this qualification.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 1 year
  • Part Time - approximately 1 and a half years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 1 and a half years

  • COURSE CONTENT


  • Computer Technology Principles and Support
  • Data Communications & Networking Support
  • Communicate effectively in a Technical Support Environment
  • Mathematical Literacy

  • ASSESSMENTS


    Learners are required to submit Formative and Summative Assessments by the deadlines provided in the HC Varsity course progression and structure schedule.
    NB: All exams for Full Time, Part Time and Distance Learning Students are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.


    CERTIFICATION


    Certification is dependent on:

  • The successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments.
  • The verification process of MICTSETA

  • On successful completion and verification, the student will receive an FET Certificate: Information Technology – Technical Support NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID 78964) issued by the MICTSETA.
    This course has also been aligned to International Certification Examinations of which students have the option of writing the following exams:

  • CompTIA A+ 220-901 Hardware
  • CompTIA A+ 220-902 Software
  • CompTIA N+

  • COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R36 000.00
  • Part Time - R36 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R21 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


    (MTA) Microsoft Technology Associate:
    IT Infrastructure

    MTA

    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an introductory Microsoft certification for individuals considering a career in technology. MTA certification addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and enhances your technical credibility. The MTA IT Infrastructure track, are for those intending to build a career in desktop or server infrastructure or private cloud computing.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for individuals intending on building a career in:

  • Desktop Infrastructure
  • Server Infrastructure
  • Private Cloud Computing

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Before becoming a certified Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), individuals must have basic computer skills.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 6 months
  • Part Time - approximately 8 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    368 - Mobility and Device:

  • Understand device configurations
  • Understand data access and management
  • Understand device security
  • Understand cloud services
  • Understand enterprise mobility

  • 369 - Cloud Fundamentals:

  • Understand the cloud
  • Enable Microsoft cloud services
  • Administer Office 365 and Microsoft Intune
  • Use and configure Microsoft cloud services
  • Support cloud users

  • 366 - Networking Fundamentals

  • Understanding Local Area Networking
  • Defining Networks with the OSI Model
  • Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Understanding Internet Protocol
  • Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line
  • Working with Networking Services
  • Understanding Wide Area Networks
  • Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security

  • 367 - Security Fundamentals:

  • Understanding Security Layers
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting.
  • Understanding Security Policies
  • Understanding Network Security
  • Protecting the Server and Client

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Certiport through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.


    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Technology Associate – IT Infrastructure.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R32 000.00
  • Part Time - R32 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R26 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in.
    MCSA: Windows 8.1
    MCSA: Windows Server 2012
    Please contact HC Varsity for more information.

    (MCSA) Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows 8

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    Prove you have the expertise to configure, manage, and maintain a Windows 8 enterprise system. In this programme, you will get expert instruction and hands-on practice administering and configuring Windows 8.1 and gain the knowledge and skills you need to support the Windows 8.1 operating system and solve technical troubleshooting problems in a Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 networking environment.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career as:

  • IT Consultant
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • IT Generalist who administers Windows 8 based computers

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed either of the following:
    CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network + Certifications
    Microsoft Technology Associate – It Infrastructure

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 4 months
  • Part Time - approximately 5 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable

  • COURSE CONTENT


    687 - Configuring Windows 8.1:

  • Windows 8.1 in an Enterprise Environment
  • Installing and Deploying Windows 8.1
  • Tools Used for Configuring and Managing Windows 8.1
  • Managing Profiles and User State in Windows 8.1
  • Managing Disks and Device Drivers
  • Configuring Network Connectivity
  • Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 8.1 Clients
  • Implementing Network Security
  • Configuring Resource Access for Domain-Joined Devices and Devices That Are Not Domain Members
  • Securing Windows 8.1 Devices
  • Configuring Applications for Windows 8.1
  • Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8.1 Computers
  • Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access
  • Recovering Windows 8.1
  • Configuring Client Hyper-V

  • 688 - Supporting Windows 8.1:

  • Implementing a Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Startup Issues
  • Troubleshooting Hardware and Device Drivers
  • Troubleshooting Remote Computers
  • Resolving Network Connectivity Issues
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy
  • Troubleshooting User Settings
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Resource Access within a Domain
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Resource Access for Clients That Are Not Domain Members
  • Troubleshooting Applications
  • Maintaining Windows 8.1
  • Recovering Windows 8.1

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.


    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) in Windows 8.


    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R18 000.00
  • Part Time - R18 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R14 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the following internationally recognised qualification:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
  • MCSE: Enterprise Devices and Applications

  • (MCSA) Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate:
    Windows Server 2012

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    Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career in implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed either of the following:
    CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network + Certifications
    Microsoft Technology Associate – It Infrastructure

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 6 months
  • Part Time - approximately 8 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012:

  • Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
  • Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
  • Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
  • Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration
  • Implementing Ipv4
  • Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Implementing DNS
  • Implementing Ipv6
  • Implementing Local Storage
  • Implementing File and Print Services
  • Implementing Group Policy
  • Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
  • Implementing Server VirtualizaƟon with Hyper-V

  • 411: Administering Windows Server 2012:

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
  • Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  • Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Managing User Desktops with Group Policy
  • Installing, Conguring, and Troubleshooting the Network Policy Server Role
  • Implementing Network Access Protection
  • Implementing Remote Access
  • Optimizing File Services
  • Configuring Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
  • Implementing Update Management
  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012

  • 412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services:

  • Implementing Advanced Network Services
  • Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
  • Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
  • Implementing AD CS
  • Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Implementing and Administering AD FS
  • Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) in Windows Server 2012.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R27 000.00
  • Part Time - R27 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R21 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the following internationally recognised qualification:
    MCSE: Server Infrastructure
    MCSE: Private Cloud

    (MTA) Microsoft Technology Associate:
    Database Fundamentals

    MTA

    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an introductory Microsoft certification for individuals considering a career in technology. MTA certification addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and enhances your technical credibility. The MTA Database Fundamentals is for those intending to build a career in data platform administration or business intelligence.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for individuals intending on building a career in:

  • Data platform administration
  • Business Intelligence

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Before becoming a certified Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), individuals must have basic computer skills.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 1 and a half months
  • Part Time - approximately 2 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    364 - Database Administration Fundamentals:

  • Understanding Core Database Concepts
  • Creating Database Objects
  • Manipulating Data
  • Understanding Data Storage
  • Administering a Database

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Certiport through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.


    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Technology Associate – Database Fundamentals.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R8 000.00
  • Part Time - R8 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R6 500.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of this course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in:
    MCSA: SQL Server 2012
    Please contact HC Varsity for more information.

    (MTA) Microsoft Technology Associate:
    Developer

    MTA

    Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an introductory Microsoft certification for individuals considering a career in technology. MTA certification addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and enhances your technical credibility. For those intending to build a career as a software developer, this track helps prepare you for hands-on product training and MCSD certification.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career in implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    Before becoming a certified Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), individuals must have basic computer skills.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 3 months
  • Part Time - approximately 4 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    361 - Software Development Fundamentals:

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Understanding General Software Development
  • Understanding Web Applications
  • Understanding Desktop Applications
  • Understanding Databases

  • 375 - HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals:

  • Managing the Application Life Cycle
  • Building the User Interface by Using HTML5: Text, Graphics, and Media
  • Building the User Interface by Using HTML5: Organization, Input, and Validation
  • Understanding CSS Essentials: Content Flow, Positioning, and Styling
  • Understanding CSS Essentials: Layouts
  • Managing Text Flow by Using CSS
  • Managing the Graphical Interface by Using CSS
  • Understanding JavaScript and Coding Essentials
  • Creating Animations, Working with Graphics, and Accessing Data
  • JavaScript Coding for the Touch Interface, Device and Operating System Resources, and More

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) in Windows Server 2012.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R16 000.00
  • Part Time - R16 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R13 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the following internationally recognised qualification:

  • MCSE: Server Infrastructure
  • MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure
  • MCSE: Private Cloud
  • (MCSA) Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate:
    SQL SERVER 2012

    MTA

    Prove your knowledge and skills in designing, building, and maintaining the next wave of cloud-ready database and information solutions. Earning a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL Server certification will qualify you for a position as a database developer or database analyst.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career in:

  • SQL Server Database Administrator
  • SQL Server System Engineer
  • SQL Server Developer

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) – Database Fundamentals

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 6 months
  • Part Time - approximately 8 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    461 - Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012:

  • Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • Writing SELECT Queries
  • Querying Multiple Tables
  • Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Working with SQL Server 2012 Data Types
  • Using DML to Modify Data
  • Using Built-In Functions
  • Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Using Subqueries
  • Using Table Expressions
  • Using Set Operators
  • Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
  • Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Executing Stored Procedures
  • Programming with T-SQL
  • Implementing Error Handling
  • Implementing Transactions
  • Improving Query Performance
  • Querying SQL Server Metadata

  • 462 - Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Databases:

  • Introduction to SQL Server 2012 Database Administration
  • Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012
  • Working with Databases and Storage
  • Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy
  • Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Monitoring SQL Server 2012
  • Tracing SQL Server Activity
  • Managing SQL Server Security
  • Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data
  • Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Automating SQL Server 2012 Management
  • Monitoring SQL Server 2012 by Using Alerts and Notifications

  • 463 - Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012:

  • Introduction to Data Warehousing
  • Planning Data Warehouse Infrastructure
  • Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse
  • Creating an ETL Solution with SSIS
  • Implementing Control Flow in an SSIS Package
  • Debugging and Troubleshooting SSIS Packages
  • Implementing a Data Extraction Solution
  • Loading Data into a Data Warehouse
  • Enforcing Data Quality
  • Master Data Services
  • Extending SQL Server Integration Services
  • Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages
  • Consuming Data in a Data Warehouse

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) in SQL Server 2012.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R27 000.00
  • Part Time - R27 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R21 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    You can further your studies with the following internationally recognised qualification:

  • MCSE: Data Platform
  • MCSE: Business Intelligence
  • (MCSD) MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS DEVELOPER:
    WEB APPLICATIONS

    MCSD

    Get recognized for your expertise in creating and deploying modern web applications and services. Earning a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) Web Applications certification will qualify you for a position as a web developer or web administrator.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building in Web Application development.


    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) – Developer.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 6 months
  • Part Time - approximately 8 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    480 - Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3:

  • Overview of HTML and CSS
  • Creating and styling HTML5 Pages
  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • Creating Forms to Collect Data and Validate User Input
  • Communicating with a Remote Data Source
  • Styling HTML5 by Using CSS3
  • Creating Objects and Methods by Using JavaScript
  • Creating Interactive Pages using HTML5 APIs
  • Adding Offline Support to Web Applications
  • Implementing an Adaptive User Interface
  • Creating Advanced Graphics
  • Animating the User Interface
  • Implementing Real-Time Communications by Using Web Sockets
  • Creating a Web Worker Process

  • 486 - Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications:

  • Exploring ASP.NET MVC4
  • Designing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
  • Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Models
  • Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Controllers
  • Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Views
  • Testing and Debugging ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
  • Structuring ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
  • Applying Styles to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
  • Building Responsive Pages in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
  • Using JavaScript and jQuery for Responsive MVC 4 Web Applications
  • Controlling Access to ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
  • Building a Resilient ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application
  • Using Windows Azure Web Services in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
  • Implementing Web APIs in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
  • Handling Requests in ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications
  • Deploying ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

  • 487 - Developing Windows Azure and Web Services:

  • Overview of service and cloud technologies
  • Querying and Manipulating Data Using Entity Framework
  • Creating and Consuming ASP.NET Web API Services
  • Extending and Securing ASP.NET Web API Services
  • Creating WCF Services
  • Hosting Services
  • Windows Azure Service Bus
  • Deploying Services
  • Windows Azure Storage
  • Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Identity Management and Access Control
  • Scaling Services
  • Appendix A: Designing and Extending WCF Services
  • Appendix B: Implementing Security in WCF Services

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) in Web Applications.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R27 000.00
  • Part Time - R27 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R21 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.

    (MCSE) MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT:
    Enterprise Devices and Applications

    MCSE

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Enterprise Devices and Apps certification validates that you have the skills needed to manage devices in today's bring-your-own-device (BYOD) enterprise. It qualifies you for a career path which can range from traditional desktop support technician to enterprise management of BYOD devices and apps.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is intended for IT professionals who deploy, manage, and maintain PCs, devices, and applications across midsized to large enterprise organizations.

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) - Windows 8

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 5 months
  • Part Time - approximately 6 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    695 - Deploying Windows Desktops and Enterprise Applications:

  • Assessing the Network Environment for Supporting Operating System and Application Deployment
  • Determining Operating System Deployment Strategies
  • Assessing Application Compatibility
  • Planning and Implementing User State Migration
  • Determining an Image Management Strategy
  • Preparing For Deployments Using Windows ADK
  • Supporting PXE-Initiated and Multicast Operating System Deployments
  • Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Implementing Operating System Deployment by Using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
  • Integrating MDT and Configuration Manager for Operating System Deployment
  • Activating Clients and Managing Additional Configuration Settings
  • Deploying Microsoft Office 2013

  • 696 - Administering System Centre Configuration Manager and Intune:

  • Managing Desktops and Devices in the Enterprise
  • Preparing the Infrastructure to Support Desktop and Device Management
  • Deploying and Managing Clients
  • Managing Inventory for PCs and Applications
  • Distributing and Managing Content Used for Deployments
  • Deploying and Managing Applications
  • Maintaining Software Updates for Managed PCs
  • Implementing Endpoint Protection for Managed PCs
  • Managing Compliance and Secure Data Access
  • Managing Client Status, Power Management, and Remote Administration
  • Maintaining Configuration Manager Sites and Site Systems

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) - Enterprise Devices and Apps.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R20 000.00
  • Part Time - R20 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R14 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.

    (MCSE) MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT:
    SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE

    MCSE

    The Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data centre, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualisation, storage and networking.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career in:

  • Computer support specialist
  • Information security analyst

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Windows Server 2012

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 5 months
  • Part Time - approximately 6 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    413 - Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure:

  • Planning Server Upgrade and Migration
  • Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Strategy
  • Planning and Deploying Servers Using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution
  • Designing and Implementing Name Resolution
  • Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure
  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Organizational Unit Infrastructure
  • Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy
  • Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology
  • Planning and Implementing Storage and File Services
  • Designing and Implementing Network Protection
  • Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services

  • 414 - Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure:

  • Overview of Management in an Enterprise Data Centre
  • Planning and Implementing a Server Virtualization Strategy
  • Planning and Implementing Networks and Storage for Virtualization
  • Planning and Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Planning and Implementing a Virtualization Administration Solution
  • Planning and Implementing a Server Monitoring Strategy
  • Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications
  • Planning and Implementing a High Availability Infrastructure Using Failover Clustering
  • Planning and Implementing a Business Continuity Strategy
  • Planning and Implementing an Public Key Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing an Identity Federation Infrastructure
  • Planning and Implementing Data Access for Users and Devices
  • Planning and Implementing an Information Rights Management Infrastructure

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) - Server Infrastructure.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R20 000.00
  • Part Time - R20 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R14 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.

    (MCSE) MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT:
    PRIVATE CLOUD

    MCSE

    Prove your expertise in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing technologies. With Windows Server and System Centre, you will build your Microsoft private cloud solution to optimise IT service delivery and gain the automation and flexibility you need for your IT infrastructure, now and in the future.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career in:

  • Server administrator
  • Systems programmer
  • Network manager

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Windows Server 2012

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 5 months
  • Part Time - approximately 6 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    246 - Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Centre 2012:

  • Introduction to the Cloud Model
  • Configuring a Private Cloud Environment
  • Deploying Cloud Services
  • Monitoring Cloud Based Applications
  • Configuring Application Performance Monitoring
  • Operating and Extending Service Management in the Private Cloud
  • Automating Incident Creation, Remediation, and Change Requests
  • Problem Management in the Private Cloud
  • Operating a Self Service, Multi-Tenant Cloud with Windows Azure Pack
  • High Availability, Protection, and Recovery for the Cloud
  • Optimizing Your Cloud Infrastructure
  • Configuring SLAs, Dashboards, and Widgets

  • 247 - Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Centre 2012:

  • Planning for the Cloud
  • Configuring and Deploying the Private Cloud with Microsoft System Centre 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager
  • Extending and Maintaining Cloud Infrastructure
  • Configuring Application Delivery
  • Creating the Private Cloud Building Blocks
  • Deploying and Configuring Access to a Private Cloud
  • Monitoring Cloud Infrastructure
  • Extending and Customizing Monitoring of the Cloud Infrastructure
  • Implementing Service Management for the Cloud
  • Configuring High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Protection for a Cloud
  • Automating and Standardizing a Cloud
  • Configuring a Self-Service Multi-Tenant Cloud with the Windows Azure Pack

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) - Private Cloud.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R20 000.00
  • Part Time - R20 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R14 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.

    (MCSE) MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT:
    DATA PLATFORM

    MTA

    Demonstrate your broad skill sets in building and administrating enterprise-scale data solutions both on-premises and in cloud environments.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career in:

  • Database analyst
  • Database designer

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – SQL Server 2012

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 5 months
  • Part Time - approximately 6 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    464 - Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases:

  • Introduction to Database Development
  • Designing and Implementing Tables
  • Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
  • Introduction to Indexing
  • Advanced Indexing
  • Columnstore Indexes
  • Designing and Implementing Views
  • Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
  • Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
  • Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
  • Using In-Memory Tables
  • Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
  • Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
  • Working with SQL Server Spatial Data

  • 465 - Designing Solutions for SQL Server:

  • Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture
  • Multi-Server Configuration Management
  • Consolidating Database Workloads with SQL Server
  • Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions
  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Server in Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
  • Introduction to High Availability in SQL Server
  • Clustering with Windows Server and SQL Server 2014
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Replicating Data

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) - Data Platform.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R20 000.00
  • Part Time - R20 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R14 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.

    (MCSE) MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS EXPERT:
    BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

    MCSE

    Prove that you have the skills and techniques needed to design, build and deploy solutions that deliver more data to more people across the organisation.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career in:

  • Business intelligence and reporting engineer

  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


    It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – SQL Server 2012

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 5 months
  • Part Time - approximately 6 months
  • Distance Learning - not applicable
  • COURSE CONTENT


    466 - Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server:

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modelling
  • Creating Multidimensional Databases
  • Working with Cubes and Dimensions
  • Working with Measures and Measure Groups
  • Introduction to MDX
  • Enhancing a Cube
  • Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
  • Introduction to DAX
  • Implementing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Enhancing Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Managing Report Execution and Delivery
  • Delivering BI with SharePoint PerformancePoint Services
  • Performing Predictive Analysis with Da ta Mining

  • 467 - Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server:

  • Introduction to Self-Service Business Intelligence
  • Self-Service Reporting
  • Self-Service Data Modelling with PowerPivot
  • Importing Data with Power Query
  • Visualizing Data with Power View in Microsoft Excel
  • Visualizing Geographic Data with Power Map
  • Collaborative BI with Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Introduction to Big Data and Microsoft Azure HDInsight
  • Processing Big Data with Pig and Hive
  • Implementing Big Data Processing Solutions with Microsoft Azure HDInsight

  • ASSESSMENTS


    This course is assessed by Pearson VUE through HC Varsity which is an accredited testing Centre. HC Varsity can also offer practice tests to prepare the learner for the final exam.

    CERTIFICATION


    On successful completion of the programme you will be certified in the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) - Business Intelligence.

    COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R20 000.00
  • Part Time - R20 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R14 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialise in. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.

    NATIONAL CERTIFICATE:
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:
    SYSTEMS SUPPORT NQF Level 5
    SAQA ID 48573 (147 CREDITS)

    nqf5

    The purpose of this qualification is to develop learners with the requisite competencies against the skills profile for the systems support career path. The qualification is designed to:

  • Provide qualified learners with an undergraduate entry into the field of networking/systems support, earning credits towards tertiary offerings in the field of Computer Studies or Computer Science
  • Prepare qualified learners for initial employment in the computer industry.
  • Allow the credits achieved in the National Certificates relating to Information Technology at NQF level 4 to be used as prior learning for this qualification
  • Allow many of the unit standards listed in this qualification, to be used in Learnership schemes in the Information Systems and Technology sector, as well as other sectors where Information Technology is a key requirement
  • Prepare qualified learners for international certification examinations

  • NB: All examinations are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Server Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Administrator

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY


    This qualification and associated unit standards have been evaluated, and are comparable to core knowledge and specialized knowledge elements found in the following Qualifications Frameworks:

  • New Zealand NQF
  • Australian NQF
  • British NVQs

  • Furthermore, input to the development of this qualification has been compared against international standards and qualifications, specifically those of New Zealand, Australia and Scotland. International and South African support for the proposed conceptual framework and content is evidenced in the following:

  • CompTIA’s A+ and N+ certification
  • Microsoft MCSE certification
  • Existing tertiary programmes at Certified level
  • City and Guilds Certificate and Diploma for IT Technicians
  • NCC Education’s International Certificate and Diploma in Computer Studies for IT Professionals
  • The wide and narrow consultative process, and formal research, reflected in the supporting design report that accompanies this qualification submission
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • English and Mathematics at NQF level 4
  • A learner would need to have basic computer skills
  • Grade 12 pass with the minimum requirements to be accepted for a Higher Certificate programme
  • It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support (NQF 4) qualification
  • Laptop or Computer is required

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    This qualification may be achieved through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Any learner wishing to be assessed to achieve credits in respect of any or all of the unit standards specified in this qualification may arrange to do so without having to attend further education and training. To achieve the qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), the learner must submit him/herself to be assessed against the integrated assessment criteria of this qualification.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 1 year
  • Part Time - approximately 1 and a half years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 1 and a half years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    Personal Development:

  • The principles and role of information systems in business
  • Ethics and professionalism in the ICT sector in South Africa
  • Use computer technology to research a computer topic
  • Technical report writing
  • Writing business reports
  • Presenting research results
  • Building presentations
  • Presentation mechanics
  • Presentation process
  • Present information in a public setting
  • Handling questions
  • Project management essentials
  • Communicating in project teams
  • Projects and project teams
  • Fundamentals of conducting meetings
  • Conducting team meetings
  • Making the correct decision
  • Feedback techniques

  • Network Concepts, Architecture and Standards:

  • Networking
  • Fundamentals of the OSI model
  • Internetworking components
  • LAN technology
  • WAN technology
  • TCP/IP fundamentals
  • TCP/IP addressing and subnetting
  • Plan network data flow
  • Network cabling and devices
  • Network adapters
  • Network clients
  • Remote access

  • Assembling, Installing and Maintaining a Server and Peripherals:

  • Identifying network operating system features
  • Configuring a network operating system
  • Windows Server 2003 network planning
  • Managing backups and disaster recovery
  • Configuring network protocols
  • TCP/IP Architecture

  • Client Server Networking:

  • Access to local area computer network
  • Local area Computer network performance issues
  • Typical viruses on local area computer networks
  • Multi-user computer operating systems

  • Enterprise Development:

  • Enterprise systems management components

  • Design a LAN for a Departmental Office:

  • Customer care in the context of IT Support
  • Design a local computer network
  • Implement the test network

  • Configuration & Administration of a Server & Peripherals

  • Install and configure a multi-user networked operating system and application software
  • Test and Document the multi-user networked operating system and application software
  • Directory service infrastructure, resolving performance.

  • ASSESSMENTS


    Learners are required to submit Formative and Summative Assessments by the deadlines provided in the HC Varsity course progression and structure schedule.
    NB: All exams for Full Time, Part Time and Distance Learning Students are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion and verification of the MICT SETA, you will awarded the National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 48573) Qualification issued by the MICT SETA.
    This course has also been aligned to International Certification Examinations of which students have the option of writing the following international exams:
    MCSA – Windows Server 2012 which includes:

  • 1. 70-410 Installing and configuring Windows server 2012
  • 2. 70-411 Administrating Windows Server 2012
  • 3. 70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R39 000.00
  • Part Time - R39 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R22 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in or continue studying towards international certification. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.


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    NATIONAL CERTIFICATE:
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:
    SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT NQF Level 5
    SAQA ID 48872 (131 CREDITS)

    nqf5

    The purpose of this qualification is to enhance readiness and provide entry into the areas of Systems Development at NQF level 5. It prepares learners for entry into the workplace or as undergraduate study in the Systems Development areas covered, providing them with the necessary knowledge needed for further study in the fields of Information Technology and Computer Sciences at Higher Education level.
    This course maps the internationally recognized MTA and MCSD qualifications and will prepare you for your international examinations as well.
    NB: All examinations are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


    This is for IT Professionals intending on building a career in:

  • Procedural Programming
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Fourth Generation Language Programming
  • Web site development
  • Multimedia
  • Electronic Commerce

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY


    This qualification and associated unit standards have been evaluated, and are comparable to core knowledge and specialized knowledge elements found in the following Qualifications Frameworks:

  • New Zealand NQF
  • Australian NQF
  • British NVQs

  • Furthermore, input to the development of this qualification has been compared against international standards and qualifications, specifically those of New Zealand, Australia and Scotland. International and South African support for the proposed conceptual framework and content is evidenced in the following:

  • India’s TATA InfoTech Qualification for Software Developers
  • City and Guilds Certificate and Diploma for Software Developers and IT Technicians
  • NCC Education’s (UK based) International Certificate and Diploma in Computer Studies for IT Professionals
  • Microsoft MCSD certification
  • The wide and narrow consultative process, and formal research, reflected in the supporting design report that accompanies this qualification submission
  • ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS


  • Communication and Mathematics at NQF level 4
  • It is recommended that individuals have successfully completed the Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support (NQF 4)
  • A learner would need to have basic computer skills
  • Grade 12 pass with the minimum requirements to be accepted for a Higher Certificate programme
  • A laptop or computer is required

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING


    This qualification may be achieved through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Any learner wishing to be assessed to achieve credits in respect of any or all of the unit standards specified in this qualification may arrange to do so without having to attend further education and training. To achieve the qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), the learner must submit him/herself to be assessed against the integrated assessment criteria of this qualification.

    COURSE DURATION


    Based on contact hours as determined by the accreditation body and based on HC Varsity course progression structure and schedule:

  • Full Time - approximately 1 year
  • Part Time - approximately 1 and a half years
  • Distance Learning - approximately 1 and a half years
  • COURSE CONTENT


    Personal Development:

  • The principles and role of information systems in business
  • Ethics and professionalism in the ICT sector in South Africa
  • Use computer technology to research a computer topic
  • Technical report writing
  • Writing business reports
  • Presenting research results
  • Building presentations
  • Presentation mechanics
  • Presentation process
  • Present information in a public setting
  • Handling questions
  • Project management essentials
  • Communicating in project teams
  • Projects and project teams
  • Fundamentals of conducting meetings
  • Conducting team meetings
  • Making the correct decision
  • Feedback techniques

  • Database Design, Implementation & Development:

  • Demonstrate and understanding of computer database management systems
  • Sort and search techniques of computer programming
  • Introducing SQL
  • Database design
  • Database implementation
  • Implementing tables
  • Data retrieval
  • SQL Programming
  • Data manipulation
  • Database optimization
  • Error detection and testing techniques

  • Computer Programming, Development and Problem Solving:
    Volume 1:

  • Manage software development source files using appropriate tools
  • Processing data
  • Introduction to Visual Basic.net
  • Creating a Windows-based application
  • Working with controls
  • Designing applications
  • Date TimePicker and PrintDocuments controls
  • Problem solving basics
  • Critical thinking and information analysis
  • Developing applications

  • Volume 2:

  • Understanding variables and constants
  • Using variables and constants
  • Selection structures
  • Using simple selection structures
  • Sub and Function procedures
  • String manipulation basics
  • Sequential access file basics
  • Random access file basics
  • Using random access files

  • Programming & the World Wide Web:

  • Introduction to Internet Explorer
  • Essential internet concepts
  • Variables in the web design environment
  • Planning the site
  • HTML basics
  • Adding text
  • Adding hyperlinks
  • Images and backgrounds
  • Tables
  • Introduction to style sheets
  • Creating forms
  • Using frames
  • An introduction to CGI and web servers

  • Gathering Techniques for Computer System Development:

  • Communication styles and methods
  • Evaluating and deciding
  • Preparing to make decisions
  • Decision options
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Communication
  • Communication basics
  • Feedback
  • Managing incoming information
  • Managing outgoing information
  • First impressions and building rapport
  • Analysing project scope and requirements
  • Analysing business requirements
  • Assessing and analysing architecture and performance requirements
  • Designing the application

  • ASSESSMENTS


    Learners are required to submit Formative and Summative Assessments by the deadlines provided in the HC Varsity course progression and structure schedule.
    NB: All examinations for Full Time, Part Time and Distance Learning Students are written at the HC Varsity Blouberg Campus in Cape Town.

    CERTIFICATION


    Upon successful completion of all Formative and Summative Assessments and the Verification process of MICT SETA, you will be awarded the National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID 48872) Qualification issues by the MICT SETA. This course has also been aligned to International Certification Examinations of which students have the option of writing the following international exams:
    MTA – 98-361 Software Development Fundamentals
    MCSD – Web Applications which include:

  • 1. 70-480 Programming in HTML 5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • 2. 70-486 Developing ASP.Net MVC 4 Web Applications
  • 3. 70-487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
  • COURSE FEE


    HC Varsity has an all-inclusive course fee which includes study material and exam fees. Students have the option of paying the course fee in full upfront or opting for the 50% deposit payment plus instalment plan with 0% interest.

  • Full Time - R39 000.00
  • Part Time - R39 000.00
  • Distance Learning - R22 000.00

  • FURTHER STUDIES


    After successful completion of the course, there are several career paths that you may specialize in or continue studying towards international certification. Please contact HC Varsity for further information.


    Click here for a printable copy of this course outline.


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    CompTIA


    Founded in 1982, CompTIA brought together the IT channel in order to create an open dialogue between IT vendors and partners. We were officially established as the Association of Better Computer Dealers (ABCD). The association’s earliest benefits included a membership directory and vendor chats. Two years later, ABCD held its first major conference, and out of this came the decision to establish a full-time staff and permanent headquarters.
    n 1990, ABCD changed its name to the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) to reflect the expanded scope of its activities, and two years later, we introduced vendor-neutral IT certifications, which are now a core component of our offering. In 2014, we expanded our legislative advocacy efforts by acquiring TechAmerica, a leader in international, federal, state and local public policy advocacy, as well as business networking and intelligence.
    A leading voice for the information technology (IT) industry
    With more than 2,000 members, 3,000 academic and training partners and tens of thousands of registered users spanning the entire information communications and technology (ICT) industry, CompTIA has become a leading voice for the technology ecosystem. We focus our initiatives on supporting the success of businesses across the full IT channel, from the largest vendors on one end to smaller businesses providing IT hardware, software and services on the other, as well as the ICT professionals that make our industry run. Simply stated, the industry’s innovation and growth depends on you and hundreds of thousands of others just like you. We’re here to help.
    CompTIA has invested millions to develop a growing portfolio of resources in the areas of IT education, IT certification, IT advocacy and IT philanthropy to help you and your peers become more successful. We empower ICT companies and professionals worldwide with knowledge and resources to enhance their businesses and careers. After all, your success is our success.

    Mict Seta


    The Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority, known as the [“MICT SETA”], was established in terms of the skills development act of 1998 and is responsible for skills development in the Advertising, Electronic Media and Film, Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications sectors and their subsectors. The MICT sector comprises of 160 Large companies, 342 Medium companies and 2,785 Small levy-paying companies. The number of employees in the MICT Sector in 2011 was estimated at 182,433. Large companies employ 109,972, Medium companies employ 28,977 and small companies employ 43,484.

    The MICT Seta intends to engage in learning programmes that lead to employment and new venture creation, whilst at the same time engaging in programmes that assist in bridging the digital divide especially in rural areas.

    Meet our Partners

    • AppETD
    • Cape Chamber of commerce
    • Certiport
    • CompTIA
    • CTH
    • ICB
    • Mictseta
    • Pearson Vue
    • ITHSA
    • TETA
    • QCTO
    • Services SETA
    • Chaplin PR