Network Administrator Diploma

Network Administrator Diploma Summary

Students of Network Administrator Diploma are provided a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding of effective networks and servers to adequately prepare them for a career in network or server administration. Students gain a breadth of knowledge in industry-standard network and server systems, and finish with a 4-week practicum to translate their education into real-world work experience. Successful graduates from this program can work in a variety of IT and server administrator positions.

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 demand for highly-paid network administrative professionals is growing rapidly

Diploma

Network Administrator

Length

44 Weeks
40 In-Class
4 Practicum

Location

Calgary Campus

Offered

Online
Classroom
Blended

Available

Evenings

Career Opportunities

  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Technical Support Administrator
  • Cisco Networking Specialist
  • Network Security Specialistnetwork development program
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Network Administrator Diploma Description

The ABM College Network Administrator Diploma program provides students with a comprehensive view into the complex world of IT infrastructure and network maintenance. Through this 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 program includes hands on experience with enterprise Cisco hardware, and advanced tasks in MCSA Microsoft Server 2012.

Graduates receive the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ certification upon completion of this program. This certification allows them to be employable in a wide variety of positions installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating computer and server networks.

Next Start Dates:

July 06, 2020

August 04, 2020

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Network Administration Program Information Kit

This kit includes useful information about the Network Administration Diploma program at ABM College
    *If you do not reside in Canada, please refer to our International Student page.

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

Students must meet ONE of these criteria*:
Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with minimum score of 65% in English 30-1 on verified transcript
-OR-
General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.), plus successful interview with ABM College Administration, and if student’s first language is not English, Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 with SLE Language Evaluation Test (Accuplacer)

Mature Admission

Students must meet ALL of these criteria*:
1. At least 18 years of age prior to admission
2. Score of 20 or higher on Entrance Exam (Scholastic Wonderlic)
3. Successful interview with ABM College Administration
4. If student’s first language is not English, Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 with SLE Language Evaluation Test (Accuplacer)

Testimonials

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"I like ABM College because it has a very accommodating atmosphere, with some of the best teachers I have ever had. I've made life long friends here at ABM, and I couldn't of asked for a better educational experience."
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Network Administrator Course Components

Course Description: Based on CompTIA A+ 220-1001 curriculum. This module will include maintenance, repair, and upgrade both hardware and networking of personal computers. 

Course Description: Based on CompTIA A+ 220-1001 curriculum. This module will focus on configuration of various device operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS. Administer client-based and cloud-based (SaaS) software will also be included in the curriculum.

Course Description: This module focuses on building and 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, Cisco Packet Tracers.

Course Description: This module will prepare students to implementing Windows Server 20212 R2 infrastructure with installation and configuration of servers in a enterprise environment. Includes one of three mandatory exams to receive MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 Certification.

 

Course Description: This module will build on the student's ability to implement, manage, maintain, and provide provisioning services in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Includes one of three mandatory exams to receive MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 Certification.

Course Description: This module will include advanced configuration tasks such as fault tolerance, certificate services and identity federation, for Windows Server 2012. Includes the final mandatory exams to receive MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 Certification.

Course Description: This module covers new features and functionality in Windows Servers 2012. This includes more advanced topics in Dynamic Access Control (DAC), failover clustering, Microsoft Online Backup and changes with Active Directory and PowerShell. 

Course Description: This module will teach students to proactively implement sound security protocols to mitigate security risks and quickly respond to security issues.

Course Description: 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.

Course Description: Students will learn how to develop and optimize a professional resume to put forward for employers. Additional support in job search, interviewing, and other professional skills is provided to ensure students have the best possible career transition prospects.