Project Description

Students are then taught the latest skills needed by today’s computer support professionals. Students will learn to perform tasks such as installation, building, upgrading, repairing, troubleshooting, configuration, diagnosing and preventative maintenance.

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Due to the wide range of job responsibilities for system administrators in various organizations, system administrators’ job skill requirements are often broad, as are salary ranges. In general, sysadmins must be comfortable working with application and file servers, desktops, networks, databases, information security systems and storage. Familiarity with multiple operating systems, as well as scripting and programming, is often required. Increasingly, virtualization and cloud computing skills have also become essential to the job.

Because tasks generally include provisioning, configuring and managing physical and virtual servers, as well as the software that runs on the servers and the hardware that supports them, a system administrator should feel comfortable installing and troubleshooting IT resources, establishing and managing user accounts, upgrading and patching software, and performing backup and recovery tasks.

Nontechnical skills are equally important for sysadmins. Because the system administrator interacts with people in so many areas of IT and business, soft skills (people skills) are just as necessary as hard skills. When IT services are slow or down entirely, a system administrator must be able to work under pressure, read a situation as it unfolds and quickly decide upon a response that yields the best result for all involved.

  • International Focus – Our courses offer what is taught world wide
  • Residential Courses – Have a edge in South Africa
  • Focus On People – Make your work speak to the people
  • Student Dedication – Give your all and practice daily
  • Career Placement – Work hard and have no worries


  • 3 Years

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 11

Subjects / learning areas:

Year 1
First Semester Second Semester
Windows Hardware and Software Technologies
MS Outlook
MS Word
MS Excel
MS PowerPoint
MS Access
Year 2: Computer Professional (Optional)
Networking Technician Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016
Year 3: Computer Administrator (Optional)
Networking with Windows Server 2016 Identity with Windows Server 2016

Possible Careers

  • Entry-level service technician
  •  Enterprise technician
  •  IT Administrator
  •  Field Service Technician
  • PC Technician
  • Call Centre Technician
  • Depot Technician
  • Bench Technician
  • IT System Consultant
  • Desktop User
  • Technical Sales Roles
  • Remote Support Technician
  • IT Support Desktop
  • Technical trainer
  • Network Technician
  • System Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician


  • Lecturer-based classes
  • Practical application of programs / technical tasks

Course Price:

  • Contact the Academic Councilor


  • ATTI System Administrator Skills Certificate / System Engineer Skills Certificate
  • Individual unit standards based on NQF level 3 to 5
  • Credits depending on years completed
  • External International exams at own cost.

Up To Date Curriculum

Windows is a series of operating systems developed by Microsoft. Each version of Windows includes a graphical user interface, with a desktop that allows users to view files and folders in windows. For the past two decades, Windows has been the most widely used operating system for personal computers PCs.
Hardware. Computer hardware refers to the physical parts of a computer and related devices. Internal hardware devices include motherboards, hard drives, and RAM. … Together, they all fall under the category of computer hardware. Software, on the other hand, consists of the programs and applications that run on computers.
A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.
A Computer Network Technician is an information technology professional engaged in various businesses to build and troubleshoot computer networks. These individuals focus on setup, repair, and troubleshooting of both hardware and software products that are incorporated in a business’s operations.
Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Although often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, journal, and web browsing.
Microsoft Word or MSWORD (often called Word) is a graphical word processing program that users can type with. It is made by the computer company Microsoft. Its purpose is to allow users to type and save documents. Similar to other word processors, it has helpful tools to make documents.
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program included in the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Spreadsheets present tables of values arranged in rows and columns that can be manipulated mathematically using both basic and complex arithmetic operations and functions.
Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful presentation software developed by Microsoft. It is a standard component of the company’s Microsoft Office suite software, and is bundled together with Word, Excel and other Office productivity tools. The program uses slides to convey information rich in multimedia.
MS Access is defined as a database computer program by Microsoft used to organize and use information for home or business. An example of MS Access is a program for keeping detailed notes about all your business contacts.
This course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.
SET is an alternative NIC Teaming solution that you can use in environments that include Hyper-V and the Software Defined Networking (SDN) stack in Windows Server 2016.
Manage identities using the functionalities in Windows Server 2016. Candidates install, configure, manage, and maintain Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) as well as implement Group Policy Objects (GPOs).


Thys Lourens
Thys Lourens Senior Technical Lecturer