Network administrators set user policies, access and security to ensure systems and data are protected from loss, compromise or failure.
Network designers evaluate and select the appropriate hardware and operating system components to meet user and business needs.
BCIT Computing's Applied Network Administration and Design (ANAD) associate certificate is delivered part-time in the evenings.
Part-time Studies is not designed for students on limited timelines. Please read the full details on the program entry page.
International students and those on funding timelines should apply to Full-time programs.
Registration in Part-time Studies is course by course and each course has specific prerequisites.
Face to face instruction is provided by current subject matter experts and industry practitioners.
Case studies teach industry standard network design skills using a variety of tools in labs and exercises.
Required courses include Windows 10, Linux, MS Windows Server Administration, IT Security Fundamentals, and Applied Network Security.
Building on COMP 1002 -Applied Computer Concepts students are then introduced to data communication and LAN theory.
Participants may complete Applied Network Administration and Design in as few as 5 terms depending on electives chosen.
Electives include Power Shell Scripting and Amazon Web Services.
The final course COMP 4912 - Applied Virtual Networks allows participants to design and evaluate multi-platform PC based networks.
There are job opportunities for Network professionals who have technical abilities as well as interpersonal and communication skills.
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.
COMP PTS courses have specific prerequisites, and these must be completed in the correct order.
Many required higher-level and elective courses may not be offered each term and some PTS courses are only offered once per year.
Please contact the department for course planning: email@example.com
Please understand: The length of time to complete a Computing PTS associate certificate is typically no less than 2 years, it is typically more.
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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 currently requires 26 credits and must be completed within a 5 year period.
Some core and elective courses are also 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.
Elective courses provide options to understand multiple technologies,
*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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