Network Administrator Diploma

Network administration diploma course
Next program start dates:
Monday, August 5, 2024
Tuesday, September 3, 2024
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Offered monthly at our Calgary Campus for Calgary and area residents
Engaging Classrooms
Students learn through a mix of labs, quizzes, and simulations to keep the course material fun
Certification Preparation
Students prepare for a variety of professional certifications to enhance their resume
High-Demand Career
The network admin salary is highly-paid and demand for network administrative professionals is growing rapidly.

Network Administrator Diploma


Network Administrator Diploma


54 Weeks


Calgary / Toronto


On-site / Online / Combination


Morning / Evening / Weekend

Network Administrator Diploma Summary

Students of the ABM College Network Administrator Diploma Program are provided with a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding of effective networks and servers to adequately prepare them for a career in web or server administration. Students gain a breadth of knowledge in industry-standard network and server systems and finish with a four-week practicum to translate their education into real-world work experience. Successful graduates from this program can work in various IT and server administrator positions. Get the skills to become a network administrator in just 54 weeks.

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Network Administrator Diploma Highlights

The ABM College Network Administration Diploma Program provides students with a comprehensive view of the complex world of IT infrastructure and network maintenance. In our network admin college program, students will develop an extensive set of knowledge on everything from computer hardware and server deployment to network maintenance and security. Our skill-focused network admin training includes hands-on experience with enterprise Cisco hardware, advanced tasks in Microsoft Server, Implementing and Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure. 

Discover key features of the Network Administration 

  • Our online program offers flexibility for your home, work, and other commitments.
  • ABM College provides students with an in-depth understanding of IT infrastructure, covering everything from computer hardware to network maintenance and security.
  • Discover the key to proper server deployment, which is an essential aspect of network administration. Students will learn how to set up and configure servers for optimal performance.
  • The program covers network maintenance, including the monitoring and troubleshooting of network issues to ensure smooth and efficient network performance.
  • Students will learn the essentials of network security to maintain data privacy and integrity which is critical to combat today's cyber threats.
  • The program is designed to provide students with the practical skills and knowledge required to succeed as network administrators in today's fast-paced IT industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Technical Support Administrator
  • Cisco Networking Specialist
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Network Engineer Assistant

Salary Range

Network Administrator Diploma Information Kit

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Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

1. Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. 2. Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam. 3. Passing score on the Accuplacer Test. 4. Successful interview with ABM College Admissions.

Mature Admission

1. Applicants must be out of high school for at least two years. 2. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to admission. 3. Passing score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam. 4. Passing score on the Accuplacer Test. 5. Successful interview with ABM College Admissions.

Detailed & International Requirements

For any other program or region-specific requirements, please contact one of our Admissions Advisors. For International Students, please refer to the International Students Admission Requirements.

Domestic Detailed Admission Requirements

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Course Curriculum

1. CompTIAA+ Essentials

In this course, students will install, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and perform preventive maintenance on personal computers, digital devices, and operating systems. Based on CompTIA essesntials and, as you can see, they are heavily slanted towards hardware and networking.

2. CompTIAA+ Practical Application

In this module, students will configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software. Troubleshoot and problem solves core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting, support basic IT infrastructure and networking, Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware.

3. Cisco Networking - Routing & Switching

Students learn about building, configuring and troubleshooting Cisco devices, router and switches, as well as implementing IP Address schemes. Students will have hands-on experience with Catalyst switches, routers, and Cisco Packet Tracers.

4. Microsoft Windows Server: Installation and Storage

This module will prepare students to implement Windows Server infrastructure with installation and configuring of servers in an enterprise environment. Learn to configure Hyper-V, install and administer Active Directory, create and manage Group Policy.

5. Microsoft Windows Server: Networking And Administration

This module is to learn how to administer a Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The course validates a student’s ability to administer the tasks required to maintain a Windows Server infrastructure, such as user and group management, network access, and data security. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment.

6. Microsoft Windows Server: Advanced Services

This module will prepare students to perform the advanced configuring tasks required to deploy, manage, and maintain a Windows Server infrastructure, such as fault tolerance, certificate services, and identity federation. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment.

7. Windows Server: Upgrading Server Skills

This module covers the new features and functionality in Windows Server including management, networking infrastructure, storage, access control, Hyper-V, high availability, and identity federation. The course also focuses on the more advanced concepts such as Dynamic Access Control (DAC), failover clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory, PowerShell etc.

8. Implementing Security in IT (CompTIA Security +)

Security+ Course module, students will learn to proactively implement sound security protocols to mitigate security risks. Quickly respond to security issues. Retroactively identify where security breaches may have occurred. Design a network, on-site or in the cloud, with security in mind.

9. Introduction to Linux Administration

CompTIA Linux+ module covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking. Linux+ covers common tasks in major distributions of Linux, including the Linux command line, basic maintenance, installing and configuring workstations, and networking.

10. IT Service Management ITIL Foundation

Students will learn the importance of service management, both to IT service providers and their customers. It will provide an overview of the ITIL Service Lifecycle, its processes and the functions which carry out those processes. Also, How the ITIL best practice framework can be used to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of service management in virtually any industry or organization.

11. Capstone Career Prep

Students work with a professional career counsellor to develop and optimize a professional resume to put forward for employers. Additional support in job searching, interview techniques, and other career transition skills are offered to ensure students have the best possible work prospects.

12. Practicum

Students will gain practical and hands-on experience to apply the knowledge and skills learned in class to real-world experiences in a professional capacity during practicum placement.

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