If you are a tech-minded person, ready for a dynamic career in one of the fastest growing jobs in the world, Centre for Arts and Technology’s Network Administrator Specialist program is for you! Our Network Security training prepares you for the challenges of a career in the IT industry, teaching you the skills you need to succeed and protect the complex system that runs our day to day lives. The program is developed by working professionals and begins by educating you on the foundation of computer networking and administration skills then further expand upon these skills in order to assist you in successfully launching your career in the IT industry. You will learn how to fully manage network systems as well as provide desktop support for any organization. As you progress through the program, you will be able to write the following certifications: MCSA/MCSE, CCNA, CWNA, Security+, Linux+, LPI-1, ITIL Foundation. With the guidance of our industry professional instructors, you will gain both professional skills as well as the interpersonal skills needed to excel in the industry.

Program Job Outcomes

  • Network Administrator
  • Computer Network Technician
  • Network Support Technician
  • LAN Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer and Network Operator
  • User Support Analyst
  • IT Support Technician
  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • LAN Technician

Network Security Professional

If you have at least one year of industry experience in network security, or have completed the Network Administrator Specialist program, you can continue your studies with our advanced Network Security Professional Diploma. In just 12 months, you will learn Advanced Network Systems, Computer Forensics for the First Responder, Enterprise Administration using Linux, Network Optimization and Monitoring, Encryption, Public Key Infrastructure Architecture & Administration, Hands-On Network Exploits, and Vulnerability & Penetration Testing. You will also complete an Industry Capstone project; connecting you with local leaders and helping you expand your professional network and skillset. As you progress through the program, you will be prepared to write the following certifications: LPI-1, LPI-2, CEH, CPT, and CISSP. (Note: These certifications require 2-4 years of industry experience before someone is qualified to write the certification tests.)

Program Job Outcomes

  • LAN Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer and Network Operator
  • User Support Analyst
  • Mail Administrator
  • System Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Professional
  • Systems Operations Analyst
  • LAN Technician
  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • Network Security Architect
  • Computer Forensic Investigator

Course Flow

Quarter A focuses on introducing students to the Microsoft platform for network administration. Students will be challenged to set up domain-based environments aimed at small businesses while building a foundation in automated administration using Windows PowerShell. This quarter will also cover Microsoft Active Directory, aimed at expanding student knowledge to network administration for larger business enterprises. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hand-on practical application in a virtual environment.

Courses Include: Desktop Support Administration; Network Scripting Essentials; Active Directory and Network Infrastructure Administration; Application Infrastructure and Enterprise Administration

Quarter B focuses on introducing the students to the concepts of wireless technologies and security. Student will learn wireless technologies and implementation, leaving them with the foundations for CWNA certification. In project-based learning, students will explore LANs, WANs, and VLANs in the context of a typical commercial enterprise, constructed with Cisco IOS-based equipment. Added into the mix is an understanding of common languages, best practice, and design decisions for CompTIA Security + certification. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hands-on practical application in a virtual environment.

Courses Include: Networking with Cisco Technologies; Wireless Technology Networks; Computing Security Architecture

Quarter C starts with an introduction to Linux, including usage and operation. Upon this foundation, students will progress into an intermediate understanding of Linux, covering DNS, mail servers, DHCP, FTP, NFS and NIS. It is at this intermediate level that students will be challenged to use Linux scripting in their networks. In addition to Linux content, student will learn the basics of IT project management methodologies and application. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hands-on practical application in a virtual environment.

Courses Include: Linux Operating Systems; IT Project Management; Data Communication and Networks

Quarter D will focus on communications systems. Students will learn how to set-up and configure Microsoft Exchange, while also learning Active Directory and basic network infrastructure. Simultaneously, students will be introduced to the concepts of hardware virtualization and challenged to design, implement, and maintain a full virtualization environment using OpenStack. To complete their new skills, students will learn the foundations of the IT Information Library and its framework and methodology for IT/business integration. Courses vary between lectures, discussions, and hands-on practical application in a virtual environment.

Courses Include: Virtualization and Cloud Computing; ITIL Foundations; Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Services

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated October 5, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct. 2019
Duration
12 months
Full-time
Price
21,100 CAD
Deadline
Sept. 6, 2019
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