Network designers evaluate and select the appropriate hardware and operating system components to meet user and business needs.
Network administrators set user policies, access and security to ensure systems and data are protected from loss, compromise or failure.
The Applied Network Administration and Design, ANAD Associate Certificate is from BCIT Computing. It is delivered part-time in the evenings and on some weekends. Instruction is provided by subject matter experts and industry practitioners.
Building on COMP 1002 -Applied Computer Concepts ANAD students are introduced to Linux, data communication and LAN theory with Enterprise Networking Fundamentals. Students acquire 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.
Electives include Power Shell Scripting and Linux Administration.
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.
ANAD 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 from BCIT in order to be well positioned in the job market.
ANAD was developed for a specific audience, those who have prior education or experience and connections in this related field.
Students without related network experience are not candidates for Network Administrator roles.
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.
Some PTS courses are only offered once per year.
ANAD is not designed to be completed in a Full-time delivery as each course has prerequisites and PTS scheduling varies from term to term.
Depending on program start dates most students cannot compete ANAD in any less than 4 terms or 18 months due to prerequisites and the scheduling of night courses.
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ANAD may be completed in as few as 5 terms depending on term start and elective chosen.
Registration is course by course and each course has specific prerequisites, some courses are only offered once per year.
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. Introduction to Linux and MS Windows Server Administration are required courses.
The program currently is 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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