“I have gotten a job thanks to CDI’s Employment Services department. The Employment Specialist really got me ready and eager to find the job I came there for. All of the staff were a great help. Thanks CDI for a life-long career.” - Tammy M., CDI College Graduate

Program Info
The Network Administrator program focuses on preparing students to manage and maintain computers and network installations. You 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 Network Administrator program at CDI College also prepares you to write exams for Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ and Network+ certifications, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).
Job Opportunities
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Troubleshooter
“I have gotten a job thanks to CDI’s Employment Services department. The Employment Specialist really got me ready and eager to find the job I came there for. All of the staff were a great help. Thanks CDI for a life-long career.” - Tammy M., CDI College Graduate
Program Courses

The program outline below is for Manitoba .Click here to see the outlines for Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.

Term 1

Code Course Name
  • SSS4 Student Success Strategies

    • This course will introduce students to skills and concepts that will help them achieve personal, academic, and career success.
  • ITCE Introduction to Computers

    • This course gives the student an introduction to computer systems, the Windows operating system, and the computer software applications that are commonly used today. It covers the basic use of the Windows operating system and Internet software, the text editing and document formatting capabilities of Microsoft Word, as well as Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software and Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software.
  • 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 will align to the CompTIA A+ learning objectives. Students will learn about the operation of microcomputer systems, the various hardware components that make up a computer system, and how to troubleshoot common hardware problems.
  • 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.
  • 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 setup and configure networks. Students will also learn about network security, wireless networks, as well as Voice over IP network capabilities.
  • VIS4 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.

Term 2

Code Course Name
  • WN7O Configuring a Windows Client Operating Systems

    • 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, and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Term 3

Code Course Name
  • 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.
  • W412O Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

    • 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.
  • PSK4 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.
  • CES4 Career and Employment Strategies

    • This course looks at the planning, preparation, execution, and follow-up stages of an interview.
  • PRAC Practicum

    • This module provides students the opportunity gain practical experience in their field of study. They are placed in an actual workplace where under supervision of the employer they will be expected to act as a regular employee. The student’s conduct and performance at the placement will be monitored and evaluated on completion of the practicum.