Network Administrator Specialist Courses - Course Flow

Active Directory & Network Infrastructure administration (ADNI)

Active Directory and Network Infrastructure Administration is aimed at covering Microsoft Active Directory and Network Infrastructure administration skills. Active Directory serves as the foundation to Microsoft-based environments, providing a repository in which data can be organized for large enterprises. ADNI covers more in-depth Active Directory concepts, including managing and maintaining servers, File, print, and network access services, Configuring network policies, managing and maintaining an Active Directory infrastructure. The course will also cover configuring and managing high availability, file storage business continuity, and network infrastructure services, such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Domain Name System (DNS).


Application Infrastructure & Enterprise Administration (AIEA)

Application Infrastructure & Enterprise Administration is a project-based course aimed at covering Active Directory and provides hands-on experience with implementing security in a Windows-based network. Active Directory serves as the foundation to Microsoft-based environments, providing a repository in which data can be organized for large enterprises. Topics include planning, implementing, managing and maintaining an Active Directory infrastructure, planning and managing user, computer, group, and group policy strategies. Content includes security concepts surrounding network infrastructure, web services, and system updates.


Automation in systems administration project (ASAP)

The Automation in Systems Administration Project is a hands-on project-based course. While students are learning networking concepts in other related courses, this course will provide a hands-on implementation of those concepts. Systems automation is an integral part of IT management and students will learn how to perform system automation on a Windows-based network using PowerShell. This includes making design and recovery decisions, in order to implement the network with minimal errors. Students will implement an enterprise-level of network and troubleshoot and test various networking services for the network.


Computing Security Architecture (CSA)

Computing Security Architecture is a course that examines the conceptual issues of security within a computing context. Logical designs and architecture are emphasized, putting conceptual design for security ahead of implementation. Security in areas such as physical design, access controls, and network infrastructure are discussed.

Data Communications and Networks (DCN)

Data Communications and Networks is a project-based course in which participants will learn how to configure data communications and networking utilizing Linux as a learning tool. DNS, NFS, DHCP and Samba are covered. Concepts covered include the OSI 7-layer model, encapsulation and decapsulation, routing, and the basic TCP/IP applications. 


Desktop and Support Administration (DSA)

Desktop Support and Server Administration (DSA) is an introductory course to Microsoft network operating systems and environments. Participants will learn and implement the latest Network Operating System, set-up a domain based environment for a small business. Students will perform day-to-day networking tasks through various in-class and take home assignments. Topics include server and network installation, virtualization, server configuration, infrastructure services, active directory introduction, software policies and firewall configuration for a secure network experience.

Enterprise messaging and collaboration services (EMCS)

Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Services (EMCS) is a project-based course of study that provides participants a detailed understanding of Microsoft Exchange and its role within an organization. In addition to Email administration, topics include high availability, security, and administrative best-practices.


Infrastructure project (IP)

Infrastructure Project is a hands-on project based course. While students are learning networking concepts in other related courses, this course will provide a hands-on implementation of those concepts. Infrastructure project will provide students opportunity to setup network infrastructure according to the industry standards. Students will learn how to design wired and wireless network infrastructure for business.


IT project management (ITPM)

IT Project Management is a project based course that focuses on the basics of Project Management, and the employees place within that IT Project.


Introduction to Networking - Orientation (INET)

INET is an orientation course. It is designed to cover networking fundamentals and other vital information to set-up a computer network. Participants gain an overview of the various topics for basic network administration, such as modern operating systems, network IP addressing, network models, virtualization, binary/decimal/hex number systems, and stand-alone vs network computers. Participants will also gain a basic understanding of networks, sub-networks, and Classless Inter Domain Routing.


ITIL Foundation (ITILF)

ITIL describes processes, procedures, tasks and checklists that are not organization-specific, but are used by an organization for establishing integration with the organization's strategy, delivering value and maintaining a minimum level of competency. This course will explore these industry standards.


Linux administration project (LAP)

The Linux Administration Project is a hands-on project-based course. While students are learning Linux Administartion concepts in other related courses, this course will provide a hands-on implementation of those concepts.


Linux operating systems (LOS)

Linux Operating Systems is a project-based course that provides participants the knowledge and skills required to fully administer a single Unix-based server. Topics include fundamental Linux navigation as a user, installing and managing a Linux distribution, configuring and managing disks, file systems, users, groups and permissions, backups and restores (tar), installing software and packages, and shutting down and rebooting Linux. 


network and scripting essentials

Network Scipting Essentials builds a foundation for systems programming. The specific language used is Windows shell scripting. In addition to serving as a great introductory computing language, Windows shell scripting serves a very practical purpose: assisting the automated administration of computer and network tasks. This course will provide you with some practical examples of Windows shell scripts designed to do something other than play games. This course covers scripting such as network disk drives, user management, disk defrag, network chatting, etc.


networking with cisco technologies (NCT)

Networking with Cisco Technologies is a hands-on project based course on Cisco-specific networking topics. LANs, WANs, and VLANs are examined in the context of a typical commercial enterprise network constructed with Cisco IOS-based equipment. Configuration of routing protocols and network address translations will also be explored.


professional development 1 (PD 1)

PD 1 is the foundational class in the Professional Development Program series. It is designed to assist students to develop self-awareness by critically examining different aspects of their personalities. They will also be prompted to question their beliefs and behaviours in order to develop a clear sense of the influence they have on their own lives. Students will develop a vision for their future based on the insights they gain from the exercises in this class.


professional development 2 (PD 2) 

PD 2 builds on the topic of self-awareness to focus on effective interpersonal skills. Students will examine their styles of communicating and they will be given an opportunity to build communication skills in a variety of class exercises. Students will also explore methods for dealing with conflict, setting boundaries, as well as giving and receiving feedback. Through the process of completing the final interview project, students will apply their communication skills and develop knowledge about the interview process.


professional development 3 (PD 3) 

PD 3 is designed to build on the self-awareness and interpersonal skills to focus on self-mastery and leadership. Students will define what success means to them and then develop strategies for creating that success in their studies, their careers, and their personal lives. They will develop strategies for being an effective leader - both in their own lives and in leading others. Students will also explore the concept and issues related to work/life balance and will have the opportunity to develop and implement a variety of strategies that will assist them with achieving balanced academic and social supports.


professional development 4 (PD 4)

PD 4 is designed to build on the skills developed in earlier PD modules to develop professionalism. In this module students will learn the importance of 'branding' and corporate culture. Students will create a unique 'brand' statement and an effective resume. The final project in this course is a panel interview where students will have the opportunity to apply their professional skills in a formal interview setting. The interview will be filmed so that students can critique their performance and develop strategies for improvement.


virtualization and cloud computing (VCC)

Virtualization and Cloud Computing builds a foundation for system and network virtualization. Students will learn how to create and manage systems and networks in a virtual environment through assignments and projects.


virtualization project (VP)

The Virtualization Project is a hands-on project-based course. While students are learning virtualization and cloud computing concepts in other related courses, this course will provide a hands-on implementation of those concepts.


wireless technology networks (wtn)

Wireless Technology Networks is a course is designed to introduce wireless networking concepts and implement a secure and standard enterprise level wireless network. The CWNA certification is the foundation level enterprise WiFi certification for the CWNP Program, and CWNA is required for your CWSP, CWAP, CWDP and CWNE certifications. Your CWNA certification will get you started in your wireless career by ensuring you have the skills to successfully survey, install, and administrate enterprise Wi-Fi networks.