The Network and Database Administrator program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career administering and supporting database users on networked computer systems. Installation, maintenance, management and implementation of
databases within a network environment, and operating computer services are rapidly growing areas in the information technology industry.
The Network and Database Administrator program will help students develop the network and database administration, and computer user support skills required to meet employers' needs in these areas.
Program highlights include: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, SQL Server, Linux, and Microsoft Office.
The Network and Database Administrator program focuses on preparing students to design, implement, manage and maintain database installations and computers in organizations of all sizes ranging from the single Local Area Network to large Wide Area Networks spanning multiple geographical locations. Graduates may successfully compete for positions such as Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Technical and Database Support Specialist, and Help-Desk Troubleshooter.
Industry and vendor certifications have become a benchmark used by employers in the hiring process. The Network and Database Administrator program helps students prepare for certification examinations in seven areas:
· Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications
· Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
· Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
· Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
· Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
· Grade 12 or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years of age and one year out of high school)
· Passing score on the entrance examination
In order to graduate and receive a diploma, a student must obtain an overall average of at least 60% with a minimum final mark of 60% in each course of the program.
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