|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Advanced Diploma|
|Duration:||6 Semesters (3 Years)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, Summer *Start Dates are subject to change|
This program is built on partnerships with some of the most influential names on networking today – CISCO, IBM, Microsoft – and focuses on network design, LAN administration and microcomputer support. Gain training in networking, PC hardware and Internet concepts in specialty labs configured for various environments such as Linux, Microsoft Windows and IBM Power Series/IBM iSeries. Through these labs you’ll have access to standalone, clustered and networked PC’s along with a host of LAN servers and mid-range computers. In addition, there is an optional co-op work component built into the curriculum to help hone your skills in industry and build contacts ahead of graduation.
Experience is gained using many vendor products from CISCO, Microsoft and IBM as well as help desk support tools. You’ll be exposed to advanced topics in security, data communication and voice over Internet (VOIP), Unix/Linux Administration, wireless networking and E-Commerce support. In your final year you will integrate systems and technical skills in the planning and implementation of a “real-life” computer project for a business client.
What You'll Learn
- Introduction to:
- Operating Systems Using Windows
- Unix/Linux and the Internet
- Data Communication Technology
- Open System Servers
- Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows
- Advanced Data Communications Technology
- Open System Automation
- Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure
- Network Diagnostics and Design
- Open System Application Server
- Cisco Networking Academy Training
- Internet Security
- Business Report Writing
- Applied Integration
- Applied e-Commerce
In addition to the above you'll have the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest such as security, data communications or network administration, available in semesters four, five and six. New and revised options will be offered each semester based on the demands of the rapidly changing computer industry.
* Courses in the first three semesters share common subjects with the Computer Networking and Technical Support (CNS) program making it easy for students to transfer without the loss of credit.
As a graduate of this program you will have developed strong technical and interpersonal skills that will expand your employment opportunities in Voice Over IP (VOIP), PC Technical Support, Network Administration, Helpdesk Support, Internet Resource Management and other rapidly evolving areas that require technical support in networked environments.
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