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Network Administrator Diploma

The Network Administrator program provides students with the necessary skill and knowledge to plan, install, and provide routine control over and manage exceptional situations in relation to quality communications network services in an information system. It provides in-depth knowledge of evaluating communications hardware, software, and transmission service alternatives against changing business requirements, maintaining links with network suppliers, monitoring network performance, providing support for systems, localizing and rectifying faults in networks and handling non-routine user/customer problems, and providing expertise and practical assistance in delivering service that complies with statutory and other standards, as well as strategic and tactical plans.

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AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
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Career Opportunities

Recent studies indicate that strong growth in IT jobs, especially for skilled Computer and Network Operators, are expected over the next few years. Careers that correspond with the skills learned in this program include:

  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Network Operator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Technician
Duties and Responsibilities

Network Administrators provide day-to-day onsite administrative support for software users in a variety of work environments, including professional offices, small businesses, government, and corporations. Their duties may include:

  • Maintaining, troubleshooting, and administering the use of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), hardware, software, and related computer equipment.
  • Monitoring and implementing network activities.
  • Designing and configuring networks and recommending purchases of application servers, peripherals, and software.
  • Evaluating and installing computer hardware, networking software, and operating system software.
  • Providing problem-solving services to network users.
  • Performing data backups and disaster recovery operations.
Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status.
Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions.
An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program.
Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Program Outline

Keyboarding
Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
Office Skills
Personal Computer Fundamentals for Technical Users, Internet Fundamentals, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
Operating Systems
Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Word Processing
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Spreadsheets
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Business Skills
Business Correspondence Level 1, Customer Service, Workplace Success/Intrapreneurship, and Project Management Fundamentals Level 1
Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 1 Unit
Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
PC Troubleshooting
CompTIA A+ 220-901 and CompTIA A + 220-902
Computer Networking
CompTIA Network +
Microsoft Certification
Microsoft Windows 7 Configuring
Computer Networking
CompTIA Security +
Microsoft Certification
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Installing and Configuring, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Administering, and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Services
Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Resume Writing

Duration

72 Weeks

Expected Wage Range

$39,867 - $79,129*

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