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Edexcel, a Pearson company – the United Kingdom’s
largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications, and Indian Institute
of Hardware and Technology (IIHT), Asia’s leading technology training organisation in IMS,
today announced a strategic partnership that would pave way to revolutionize hardware
training globally. The partnership would enable IIHT to offer customised Edexcel BTEC
Higher National Diploma in Hardware Technology program (BTEC HND IMS).
This work-related qualification is expected to create a completely job ready, skilled talent
pool that addresses the needs of employers. The BTEC HND IMS program offers a
comprehensive 20 unit course that comprises of all the essential technologies. This is
imparted through 1,200 hours of skill based training with effective learning outcomes. After
completing the BTEC HND IMS Programme, students can pursue a lucrative career or further
enhance their knowledge by pursuing advanced degree programs.
The Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) industry, a USD 524 billion dollar market
globally and growing at the rate of 35%, is projected to offer more than 2 lakh jobs by the
end of 2010. It is a fact that there are 3 times more jobs than trained professionals in the
IMS industry today. Given the business dynamics, IMS can be offered as onsite or offshore or
as a hybrid model. IT infrastructure management plays a vital role in solving the growing
business needs of medium and large enterprises.
Addressing a press conference here today, Vivek Govil, CEO, Pearson Education said, “We
are extremely pleased to be working with IIHT and we believe it will become one of the
most high-profile international partnerships in the IT space. The BTEC pedagogy, its qualityassurance
model and IIHT’s delivery muscle will ensure we tap the potential of students
across India and cater to the huge manpower requirements of this industry”.
Speaking on the occasion, N Keshava Raju, CEO, IIHT, said, “As a pioneer we are taking the
next logical step by globalising our training program. By partnering Edexcel, we are not only
bringing international vocational training to India, but also taking the highly acclaimed
module to 15 more countries where we have presence. This alliance would provide IIHT the
much needed fillip and cement its position as a market leader in providing IMS training”.
Edexcel, as the name suggests is derived from ‘Education’ and ‘Excellence’. Edexcel was formed in 1996 as a result of a merger between BTEC and London University Examinations. It is UK's largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in UK and across the world.
Educational excellence is at the forefront of its content and technology driven assessment solutions and performance is its main objective. Edexcel is leading the way in using technology to modernize educational assessment, support teachers and learners.
Edexcel offers a variety of qualifications, including A levels (GCEs), GCSEs and the BTEC suite of vocational qualifications in which it offers a range of BTEC qualifications from Level 1 to Level 7. It is an international organization, awarding over 1.5 million certificates to students around the world every year. It is also responsible for the marking of the UK National Curriculum assessments.
Since 2003, Edexcel has been a part of Pearson, the international publishing company. Edexcel operates both inside and outside the UK and provides vocational and academic qualifications in a large number of countries.
IIHT in collaboration with Edexcel offers BTEC HND, an international certification course on Infrastructure Management Services (IMS)
Vision - To transmit IIHT’s experienced IMS knowledge across the globe and serve as a multi functional canon by helping the students and the IMS market to find the right match
Mission - To impart an effective IMS training by adopting latest IMS technologies and the best teaching methodologies
Action - BTEC HND IMS Course:
BTEC HND IMS - Course Objectives
The proposed BTEC Higher National Diploma in IMS aims at mastering the student on the knowledge pertaining to Infrastructure Management Services (IMS).
IIHT BTEC HND IT IMS – Course Structure
BTEC HND IMS Course Details
There are 22 Units in total out of which the first 9 Units are CORE units which is mandatory. The remaining units are OPTIONAL from which students can choose seven units.
And hence, the students will be doing 16 Units in total to complete the course
Eligibility – 10+2 Students
Assessment for BTEC HND IMS Course
Assessment criteria for pass
To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to:
1.1. Identify the various hardware and software components of a computer network.
1.2. Install various network hardware and cables.
1.3. Configure protocols like FTP and HTTP.
2.1. Design a network system suitable for a given organizational set-up
2.2. Implement the network system that is designed
2.3. Discuss addressing schemes for TCP/IP in IPv4 and IPv6
3.1. Install and configure DNS server on a given operating system
3.2. Troubleshoot issues that arise in an existing network operating system
3.3. Install and authorize DHCP servers
4.1. Provide support for a given network service
4.2. Configure ICS within a given OS environment server/client computer
4.3. Install software patches and updates
4.4. Install and run an antivirus program
4.5. Use Event viewer to diagnose network related problems
Resources that should be available at the Centers
} Qualified Trainers
} State-of-the-art Infrastructure
} Excellent Course Material (Courseware and Online Materials)
} Online learning and assessment support
} Well equipped labs for practical classes
} High end technology infrastructure
} Good learning environment
Learner Support that should be provided by the Centers
} Quality Training Delivery
} Physical Labs
} Courseware (ILT and elearning)
} Virtual Labs
} Remote Access
} Industrial Tour
} Expert Lectures
} Online Discussion Forums
} Self Learning Materials
} WBT Materials
} Online Assessment Services
} Constant student support