The Network Systems Administrator program focuses on preparing students to manage and maintain computers and network installations. Students will develop technical skills in network installation, maintenance, and management as well as implementation and operating computer services. In addition to developing a solid foundation in Information Technology skills, you will participate in a work placement program. The program also prepares students to write certification exams for Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Net+, Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP).
Graduates of the program will leave with the skills to plan, implement, administer, and maintain a computer network and foster computer user support skills required to meet employers' needs in these areas.
Technical Support Specialist
Network Systems Administrator
Help Desk Troubleshooter
Network Maintenance Specialist
Data Centre Operator
CES4HBC - Career & Employment Strategies
This course builds on the skills learned in the Student Success Strategies and the Professionalism & Ethics courses. It provides information on how to use the communication skills learned in order to make a successful presentation to a prospective employer. Students also learn to uncover the hidden job market and identify employment opportunities. Self-assessment during this course allows students to identify their personal skills that are transferable to the workplace and to describe these skills to a prospective employer. Students are videotaped during a mock interview and participate in the analysis of their performance in the “interview.”
All capstone projects not yet collected are due at the end of this course. When available, time will be allotted for students to complete any outstanding assignments.
PSKO - Professional Skills
This course is designed to equip students with interpersonal skills identified by employers as essential for success in the professional world. Using a variety of instructional methods including case studies, group exercises, and discussion, students learn and practice key communication skills.
W412O - Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012
The Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 is the third of the MCSA courses that covers the installation, administering, and configuring Windows Server 2012. It continues with the material learned in the previous two courses, by configuring and managing high availability, configuring file and storage solutions, configuring network services, configuring the Active Directory infrastructure, and configuring identity and access solutions. The course is intended to align with the objectives of the Microsoft 70-412 MCSA and MCSE certification exam.
W411O - Administering Windows Server 2012
Administering Windows Server 2012 is the second of the MCSA courses. This course covers the administering Windows Server 2012. It covers deploying, managing, and maintaining servers including configuring file and print services, configuring network services and access, configuring a network policy server infrastructure, configuring and managing Active Directory, and configuring and managing Group Policy. The course is intended to align with the objectives of the Microsoft 70-411 MCSA and MCSE certification exam.
ICNO - Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices
This course explores the configuration and administration of common Cisco Network devices. Students will learn about layered internetwork communication, protocols and standards and how to plan and design internetworked LANs and WANs. This course will allow the students to work with the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) in a simulated environment. Students will learn to implement and manage Cisco routers and switches.
INNO - Introduction to Internetworking
This course explores the fundamental concepts in internetworking. The focus of this course is TCP/IP. Students will explore the DOD and OSI reference models and learn to identify TCP/IP Protocol Suite components and implement IP addressing and Subnet Masks. Students will learn about name resolution and TCP/IP naming services and how to navigate the Cisco IOS interface and perform basic operations on Cisco routers and switches.
PWSO - PowerShell
In this course, students will learn to use PowerShell scripting to automate the common tasks and administrative jobs that can be applied on the client or server version of Windows. The course starts with an introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment and then proceeds to a thorough explanation of creating functional scripts that can be used for performing common tasks that involve working with files, Internet-connected scripts, user interaction, and solving tasks in systems and enterprise management deployments such as working with Active Directory and the file system.
LX1O - Linux Fundamentals
In this course, the student will learn to install and maintain a Linux system. The student will configure and use graphical user interfaces (GUIs), use Linux commands to manage files and file systems, and administer users, groups, permissions, and attributes. The student will learn to work with Linux scripts, services, processes, and schedule tasks. Students will be able to set up Linux client side networking and printing services as well as File Sharing services. Finally students will enable and administer Linux and Windows integration tools and learn to compile and install software on a Linux system.
SCPO - Security+
This course explores implications of and issues related to computer and network security. Students will learn to recognize security threats and ramifications, identify sources of security threats and major areas of vulnerability. The course will examine ways to detect and neutralize system and network security threats and implement security protection procedures and practices. Methods of security disaster recovery will also be explored in this course.
W410O - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
The Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 is the first of the MCSA courses that covers the installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, Active Directory, and basic networking services. Other topics including configuring local storage, configuring print and document services, configure servers for remote management, configuring Hyper-V, IPv4/IPv6 addressing, DHCP, DNS, and group policies. The course is intended to align with the objectives of the Microsoft 70-410 MCSA and MCSE certification exam.
WN7O - Configuring a Windows Client Operating System
This course explores the features and capabilities of a Windows operating system. Students will install and configure a Windows based operating system. Students will explore system requirements, user and system management and administration, networking and remote access services. The course will also explore how the operating system will interoperate with other operating systems. Students will learn the concepts of system security as they apply to the operating system as well as disaster protection, recovery and troubleshooting. The final part of this course will explore the operating system support for software applications as well as the optimization of the operating system.
VSOO - Visio
IT professionals are constantly working with a variety of diagrams from basic flowcharts to floor plans and Network diagrams. This Introduction to Microsoft Visio course is designed for students who are new to Visio and who will be using Microsoft Visio to create basic workflows and perform end-to-end flowcharting and diagrams. Students will learn about the tools and features of Visio and apply the skills to create a variety of diagrams on a scale from the basic organizational charts and flowcharts to the more complex workflow diagrams and network diagrams.
NWPO - Network+
The Network+ course will provide students with an introduction to the theory of networks. Students will learn basic networking concepts relating to the types of networks, general networking components, specialized hardware and software associated with networks, and how to set up and configure networks. Students will also learn about network security, wireless networks, as well as Voice over IP network capabilities.
PC2O - Managing and Maintaining PCs (A+): Part 2
This course is the second of two consecutive courses that align to the CompTIA A+ certification requirements. This course focuses on the software installation, configuration and troubleshooting as well as system security. Students will gain an understanding of the various network models, standards and protocols. Students will install, configure and troubleshoot operating system software as well as application software packages. Finally the course will explore security issues involving software installations.
PC1O - Managing and Maintaining PCs (A+): Part 1
This course is the first of two courses that cover the general installation, maintenance and management of computer hardware and software resources. This first course focuses on the hardware resources that make up a computer system course align to the CompTIA A+ learning objectives. Students will learn about the operation of microcomputer systems, the various hardware components that makeup a computer system and how to troubleshoot common hardware problems.
ICAO - Introduction to Computer Applications
This course is a broad-based introduction to using a personal computer. It teaches the fundamentals of an operating system and the most popular application software including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. You will also learn about the Internet, Web browsers, electronic mail and antivirus software. The course is based on the Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft office 2010 and a variety of popular software programs for the Internet-related and security-related applications.
SSS4A - Student Success Strategies
Students will gain a better understanding of themselves through an exploration of their personal attributes, transferable skills and learning styles. This course will introduce techniques for time, conflict, and stress management and develop interpersonal communication skills. Fundamental study and motivation skills will be covered, preparing students to excel in their program of choice. Students will also prepare a professional resume and learn how to write effective cover letters.
PRAC210 - Practicum
This program includes a practicum component, which consists of work at a job site. The practicum work experience is a mandatory diploma requirement and the business organization does not pay for the services of the student during the practicum.