There are job opportunities for Network professionals who have technical education as well as interpersonal and communication skills.
This associate certificate in Applied Network Administration and Design (ANAD) is from BCIT Computing is delivered nights and weekends.
Building on COMP 1002 -Applied Computer Concepts or equivalent knowledge, students are introduced to Data Communication and LAN theory for enterprise networking.
Hands-on courses include IT Project Management, Linux, MS Windows Server, IT Security Fundamentals, and Applied Network Security.
Participants learn how to design and build multi-platform PC based networks in the final course COMP 4912 - Applied Virtual Networks.
Face to face instruction is provided by network and security practitioners. Case studies include industry standard network design skills using a variety of tools in labs and exercises.
Network administrators set policies for user access to ensure systems software and data is protected from any loss, compromise or failure.
Network designers select the appropriate data communications components and operating systems to meet user and business needs.
Participants may complete Applied Network Administration and Design in as few as 5 terms depending on electives.
Registration in Part-time Studies is course by course and each course may have specific prerequisites.
BC High School Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Math, or equivalent knowledge.
This program is aimed at mature students with other post secondary education, and work experience looking to validate their knowledge, or those with connections to potential employers.
It is not designed for those students just out of high school with no other education or work experience, those students should consider completing a Diploma or Degree in order to be well positioned in the job market.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
After a foundation of data communication and network theory, hands-on labs are used to setup, install and administer network servers.
Students learn how to implement administrative policies, security measures and develop plans for disaster recovery.
The program requires 28.5 credits and must be completed within a 5 year period.
This program includes core and electives in the Part-time Studies Computer Systems Diploma
BCIT curriculum may be modified in accordance with market trends in the industry.
Students are taught many of the topics covered in the CompTIA Net+, Linux LPI, Microsoft Server MCP, and CompTIA Security+ exams, which are available through third parties for additional fees*. Please note that the focus of these related COMP courses are to gain hands-on experience. Any industry or vendor certification will require additional self-study.
A series of follow-on elective courses are offered in specific areas of interest provide options to understand multiple technologies, including hardware, and how to use scripting technologies to automate routine tasks.
Preparation for CompTIA A+ certification is also available.
*Industry exams are independent from BCIT credentials. These exams may be purchased for additional costs, from various third parties.
Students will also require additional preparation and studying in order to pass these industry certification exams.
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