Network Security Courses - Course Flow - Kelowna

Network Security Administrator Courses


In your first quarter of your Network Security training, you will gain a foundational understanding of computer hardware and software, troubleshooting and maintaining a single system to a network system, installing and configuring Microsoft client and server operating systems, and differences between work groups and domain environments. You will also be introduced to essential workplace skills including desktop support and administration, project management, and presentation techniques. 


In your second quarter, you will continue your hands on training in a project-based environment where you’ll learn about Windows-based inter-networking including Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), Routing and Remote Access Services, and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). You will learn to plan, implement, manage and maintain an Active Directory infrastructure, and how to manage users, groups, and group policy strategies in a Microsoft-based environment. You will also start to immerse yourself in Visual Basic Scripting, which is the language of choice for Windows Administration.


In quarter three, Security Administration training will give you the opportunity to implement security in a Windows-based network – an area that often lacks proper security – and learn how network infrastructure, web services, and system updates can pose a threat to ongoing security. Building on Network Security fundamentals, you will gain an advanced understanding of network architecture (Computer Security and Network Infrastructure), and continue to explore the roles of network security administrators in different organizational configurations. 

Network Security Specialist Courses

The Network Security Specialist program consists of the Network Security Administrator quarters listed above as well as three additional quarters listed below: 


In the fourth quarter of your Network Security program, you will spend a large amount of your time in a project-based environment to learn Advanced Networking with Cisco Technologies and Microsoft Exchange Server Administration. Through lectures, reviews and exercises, you will explore the elements of Perimeter Securityincluding securing data in transit, secure internet / intranet communication, IP security, web security, and industry firewalls to secure networks. Specific topics this quarter also include securing network frameworks, network management processes, network services and protocols, internet information services, VPN and extranet communications, network resources, and network clients. 


You will learn how to fully administer a single Unix-based server during your fifth quarter. You will examine the issues of advanced network environments using Linux and Unix and how to configure data communications and networking using your new understanding of Linux as a learning tool. Throughout this quarter you will engage in very intensive hands-on projects to solidify concepts learned in each course.


In your final quarter of your Network Security program, you will train to be a front lines responder to security-related threats such as non-liturgical and liturgical forensic examination, abuse issues, intrusion management, profiling, and privacy issues. You will gain practical knowledge of encryption technology and how it is applied in various industries. You will explore public key concepts including certificates, revocation, and trust models in Encryption, Public Key Infrastructure Architecture and Administration. Finally, Hands-on Network Exploits, Vulnerabilities, and Penetration Testing is a hands-on capstone course in which you’ll examine integrated concepts in security, utilizing all skills you’ve gained in network security throughout your training.