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Network Administrator Specialist

Enjoy a dynamic career in one of the fastest-growing jobs in the world

12 Months

Program Length

On-Campus + Online

Delivery Type
Pathway Programs

Network Administrator Specialist Diploma Program

If you’re a tech-minded person who’s 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. 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. In addition to our graduates earning their diploma, graduates are able to write up to an additional 6 certification exams for extra accreditation in Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA. Contact one of our Program Advisors for more details.

Looking to upgrade your network security skills and certifications?

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 Specialist Diploma. 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, and CPT. (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

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