Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (70- 642)

SAQA ID 48573, Level 5 (31 credits). PART TIME.

This Skills Programme is occupationally based and when successfully completed, will constitute credits towards the abovementioned qualification registered on the NQF.


Whether you're a beginner striving to break into the field, or experienced in networking and administration, this course covers Network Infrastructure in depth as you configure your own Server 2008 Network. It is recognised internationally and learners may complete optional external computer based exams for international recognition at their expense. This is part of an accredited NQF programme, with MICT SETA, namely National Certificate: Information Technology, Systems Support (PC Engineering), SAQA ID 48573, Level 5, 147 credits.

Admission Requirements
  • English and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4/Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Ability to use a personal computer competently

The programme duration is 118 hours and the tuition is face-to-face based on the NQF national hours. This excludes time to complete assessments, do research and self study. Each Y2K campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.


On successful completion of the programme, if the learner is found to be "Competent" in the PoE, the learner will receive a Y2K letter of results outlining the unit standards covered and Y2K will apply to MICT SETA on behalf of the learner for the endorsement of competency against the unit standards covered together with the credits obtained. Upon successful completion of the optional International exams, the learner will receive a Windows Server Enterprise Administration (MCTS) (70-647) Certificate for international recognition.

Career Fields

Successful learners could pursue a career as a:

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (upon successful completion of the optional external exams)
  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
This course if offered in the following formats: 1. Textbook. Candidates will receive the training material in paper-based format.