Diploma in Information Technology

(Networking Technology Management & Administration)


Now, with the collaboration between Colombo Institute of Graduate Studies (Sri Lanka) and Cornell Institute of Business and Technology (New Zealand), our students will have the opportunity to complete the first year in Sri Lanka at CIGS and save 90% on the tuition fees. Complete the second year studies at CIBT, New Zealand and become eligible for Graduate Job Search visa as per current student visa policy by INZ. (Terms & Conditions apply)

Striving on its mission of “Provides highly recognized and professional education by highly skilled and qualified tutors meeting industry and student needs” CIBT subscribes to the philosophy that education should be made available to all the students, who have a wide range of milieu; from beginners to advance industry experience to study computing, based on a practical teaching environment.

The convocation ceremony will be held in New Zealand.


Why study with CIBT?
  • CIBT programs are designed by industry experts, academia and professional bodies and are approved by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA).
  • CIBT staff provides a friendly and supportive learning environment.
  • Dedicated software and hardware laboratories.
  • Lecturers with industry experience.
  • International industry recognition.
  • Pathway to Level 7 Diploma in I.T. (Networking Technology Management) qualification at CIBT, New Zealand.



The aim of this program is to deliver a coherent progression of Networking and Administration knowledge for learners with no prior computing background. This program will enable them to support existing systems, administer Network Server systems, build, optimize and manage complex commercial computing networks and network server systems.

At the time of their graduation, the students will be capable of working through the autonomy in managing these systems. The Diploma offers an opportunity to acquire Cisco and Microsoft certifications.



  • To upgrade knowledge, skills and competency of the IT industry.
  • Work effectively with minimal assistance in the management of large enterprise networks.
  • Contribute to decision-making related to the optimization and implementation of enterprise networks
  • Work within an environment which utilizes routing and computer network technologies manufactured by major international network vendors.
  • Become both CISCO and Microsoft certified engineer
  • Progress to more advanced programs which explore the design and management of complex and sophisticated network systems


Core Subjects @ CIGS- (Year 1)
COMP501 Introduction to Information Technology
COMP505 The Fundamentals of Computer Networks
ICT510 Client Operating System
ICT511 Help Desk Support
COMP508 Fundamentals of PC Architecture
ICT640 Active Directory
ICT620 Server Administration & Configuration
ICT622 Applications Platform Configuration


Core Subjects @ CIBT- (Year 2)
COMP650 Project Management
COMP701 ITIL Server Management Practices
ICT630 Building & Administering Med Size Networks I
ICT631 Building & Administering Med Size Networks II
ICT730 Building Enterprise Networks
ICT731 Building Multilayer Switched Networks
ICT732 Building Secure wide Area Networks
ICT733 Optimizing Converged Networks (voice)


Industry Certifications

Year 1 offers a student the opportunity to take the following industry certification exams:

  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • Network Fundamentals (CompTIA Network+)
  • MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration

Entry Requirements
  • GCE O/L and GCE A/L ( Local or London)
  • Other academic qualifications.
  • Completion of foundation program for O/L completed students.


Benefits of Studying in New Zealand
  • New Zealand qualifications are internationally recognized and accepted all over the world.
  • Education system is based on practical teaching environment.
  • New Zealand qualifications are governed and quality assured by New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA).
  • Fee Protection system through Public Trust Account.
  • Opportunities for work permits (Graduate Job Search Visa) after completion of studies.
  • Part time work authority during studies.
  • Demand for I.T. professionals in the growing I.T. Industry in New Zealand.

Awarded By:

    Colombo Institute Of Graduate Studies


1 Year

Course fee:

300 000 LKR (payable in installments)


Progress to the Level 7 Diploma in Networking Engineering Management at CIBT, Auckland, NZ and be eligible to apply for the Graduate Job search VISA after completion of studies.


Currently Working at Motor 1, NZ Holder of NZ Permanent Residency

Damith Asanka De Silva

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