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Network and Internet Security Specialist - LEA.AE

CDI College’s Network and Internet Security Specialist – LEA.AE program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in planning, implementing, administering, supporting and securing networked computer systems and their users. 
 Network design, installation, maintenance and management as well as implementation, and operating computer services are rapidly growing areas in the information technology industry. This program will help students develop the network planning, implementation, administration and computer user support skills required to meet employers' needs in these areas.
Network administrator salary ranges vary dependant on experience, but skilled professionals in this area are well-compensated and in-demand.
  • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • Successful admission test 



  • 1.5 years (14 to 16 months) OR 2 years (24 months)
Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:


  • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
  • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
  • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
  • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course. 
This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
This program is offered in English or French.

Program Courses

420-PGR-ID - Network Manager Profession

Historical perspective. Duties of the network manager. Exercise of the profession according to the different work environments. Role of the network manager and those of related professions. Workplace demands. Network Management (Trends, Utility, Risks, Issues and Challenges). Professional ethics at work. Main hardware and software components of a computer. File management. Customizing a workstation. Create documents using common corporate communication and management tools (Microsoft Word ™, Microsoft Excel ™, Microsoft Powerpoint ™). Internet use for communication and research. Working methods and ergonomics.

420-CE1-ID - Computer Components and Equipment 1

Understanding the operations of a microcomputer. Identification and description of the different components of a computer. Software and hardware issues. Analysis, configuration, update and troubleshooting of Windows PCs. Industrial Standard A+ for IT Support Technicians.

420-CE2-ID - Computer Components and Equipment 2
Software and hardware issues. Analysis, configuration, update and troubleshooting of Windows PCs. Advanced troubleshooting. Preventive maintenance and security. Industrial Standard A+ for IT Support Technicians.
420-GER-ID - Network Management

Understanding network types, standards and protocols. Identification and description of network hardware, cabling and topologies. Planning and implementation of local area networks and wide area networks. The OSI reference model and the layers that compose it. The TCP/IP architecture. Upgrade, maintain, and debug a network. Wireless networks. Understanding of computer security. Network virtualization. Cloud Computing.

420-UPT-ID - Configuration of a Network Workstation Computer

Windows installation and configuration. Administration and management of users and the system. Networking and interconnection with other systems. System optimization and problem-solving.

420-AS2-ID - Computer System Administration

Optimal installation of Windows Server on a workstation. Presentation of Hyper-V virtualization. Virtual machine creation. Introduction to PowerShell language. Installation and configuration of the servers. Configuring Roles and Features (DHCP, DNS, File Server). Active Directory Installation and Administration. Creating and managing group policies. Server monitoring. Hard disk management.

420-SGA-ID - Advanced Operating System

Installation, administration and support of a Linux operating system. Available documentation. Tree, directories, and file location. Handling and editing files. Administration of user accounts, groups, and access permissions. Introduction to the development of Bash script. Shell environment and physical environment. Installation, management, and compilation of applications. Linux system configuration with backup and archiving of data. Using the Linux system tools.

420-1N1-ID - Internet Interconnectivity

Description of the TCP/IP and OSI models. Introduction to IOS (operating system for network connection). Modes of access to equipment. Methods of configuration. Using the CLI (Command Line Interface: Basic Commands). Physical layer and data link (Ethernet, ARP, copper and optical media). IPV4 and IPV6 protocols. Different routers. IPV4 addressing, subnets, protocols, and routing table. Transport layer functions. Application layer protocols (HTTP, WWW, FTP, TFTP, SMTP, POP, and IMAP). Telnet.

420-E1R-ID - Interconnecting Network Devices

Designing of a local network. Configuration and security of a switch. Implementation and security of VLANs. Aggregation (Trunk). Configuring the basic settings of a router. Static routing. Basic configuration issues. Inter-VLAN router. Dynamic routing protocols. OSPF protocol. Establishment of access control lists. DHCP configuration. Address and port translation with NAT and PAT.

420-PC1-ID - Planning a Network Infrastructure

Windows server in core mode (command line). Configuration tool called 'sconfig'. Role of an Active Directory in an enterprise. Advanced DNS (DNSSEC), DHCP, and IPAM services. Types of files managed by Windows. ISCSI and NFS storage. BranchCache configuration and deployment for file access. Resources for Dynamic Access Control. Deployment and management of an AD infrastructure. Approval relationships between domains. Role Sites and AD Services. AD replication. AD CS Certificate Services. AD RMS Rights Management. AD FS Federation Services.

420-GRS-ID - System Resource Management

Introduction to PowerShell scripting language. Windows administration tasks with PowerShell. Cmdlets under PowerShell. Windows registry databases (HKCU and HKLM). Certificate management. Administration of a Windows client computer. Collection of information on systems. File search. Gathering information through WMI classes. Management of software, installations, executions, and updates. Management of devices and remote stations. Cmdlets for remote communication of the .NET Framework. Remote management and administration. Scripts. Introduction to Windows PowerShell ISE.

420-SS2-ID - Sécurity+

Recognition of security threats and their consequences. Identification of the origin of the security threats and main areas of vulnerability. Detection and neutralization of security threats to systems and networks. Implementation of procedures, practices, utilities, and security devices. Presentation of recovery methods after a system failure.

420-M0S-ID - Implementing and Administering a Network

General architecture of a virtualization system. Basic concepts of Hyper-V. Hyper-V virtualization architecture. Storage, network architecture, and server sizing. Configuration, installation, and administration of a virtualization platform. System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). Migration of virtual machines with SCVMM. Backing up and restoring Hyper-V virtual machines.

420-1SS-ID - Interconnectivity Security

Presentation of a corporate email system. Install and configure the Microsoft Exchange Server™. Integration of Active Directory and use of DNS with Exchange. Preparing the front directory for installing Exchange. Consoles on Exchange Server. License Management. Mailbox Services. Administration of databases via the CAE (Exchange Administration Center) and via the Management shell. Outlook Anywhere and Outlook Web App. Exchange ActiveSync. Operation of transport services. Edge Transport role. Administer user and resource mailboxes. Distribution group management. Manage address lists and offline address books. Securing and maintaining the email infrastructure.

420-PC2-ID - Secure Network Planning and Design

SharePoint technologies (history, deployment models, related products, and news). Deployment planning, necessary components, and prerequisites. Server farm topology and migration from an earlier version. SharePoint installation. Security accounts. Command line tools. Central Administration Console. Service applications. Process of creating a Web application and their permissions. Site collections and solution deployment. Creating a web application using a script. Monitoring tools and optimization settings. Resources for troubleshooting.

420-P13-ID - Integration Project

Installation and configuration of a computer, a network and software. Solving software, hardware and network problems. Comparison of different operating systems. Installation and configuration of a Windows/Windows Server environment. Creating a multiple boot environment. Management and problem-solving with Windows, Windows Server and Linux.

420-PF1-ID - End of Studies Project
Put into practice and integration of the personal and professional skills necessary for the exercise of the profession. Application of knowledge and strategies learned in the classroom in a business context. Integration in the professional environment. Collaboration with the work team. Participation in meetings. Support for projects. Familiarization with the tools of operation. Adaptation to a corporate culture. Professional conduct consistent with the ethics of the profession.
Note: This project may take the form of an internship in a company.
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