Network and Database Administrator

Students interested in pursuing a career in the fast-paced IT sector will want to get the right training before looking for a job. The Network & Database Administrator program focuses on provided hands-on training in the areas of administering and supporting database users on networked computer systems.
Installation, maintenance, management and implementation of databases within a network environment, and operating computer services are rapidly growing areas in the information technology industry.
The Network & Database Administrator program will help students develop the network and database administration and computer user support skills required to meet employers' needs in businesses big and small.
In addition to the responsive curriculum, students will also be prepared to write industry-recognized certification exams like:      
  • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Net+ and Security+     
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA),     
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)     
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

Job Opportunities

  • Database Administrator     
  • Network Administrator     
  • Technical and Database Support Specialist     
  • Help Desk Troubleshooter
"The practicum taught me to deal with the real challenges that I face in the job every day. With the help of Vancouver Career College, I found a good job and a good career." - Vidhya K., Vancouver Career College Graduate

Program Courses

Code Course description
CES4 Career & Employment Strategies
This course builds on the skills learned in the Student Success Strategies course. It provides information on how to use the communication skills learned in order to make a successful presentation to a prospective employer. Students also learn how to uncover the hidden job market and identify employment opportunities. Self-assessment during this course allows students to identify their personal skills that are transferable to the workplace and to describe these skills to a prospective employer. Students are videotaped during a mock interview and participate in the analysis of their performance in the “interview”.
WN7E Configuring a Windows Client Operating System
This course explores the features and capabilities of a Windows operating system. Students will install and Configure a Windows based operating system. Students will explore System requirements, User and System Management and Administration, Networking and Remote access services. The course will also explore how the operating system will interoperate with other operating systems. Students will learn the concepts of system security as they apply to the operating system as well as disaster protection, recovery and troubleshooting. The final part of this course will explore the operating system support for software applications as well as the optimization of the operating system.
WS8E Configuring a Windows Server Operating System
This course provides the student with an overview of the Windows Server 2008 Core. Students will install the Windows Server 2008 core components, and configure the various server roles and other components. Students will learn to create and manage users and user groups as well as user and group rights. The course will then explore the common server administration tasks and management of services.
DBCE Database Concepts
This course explores the foundational topics of Database Management Systems. Students will learn what components make up a RDBMS, the installation processes as well as the key concepts and terminology related to database management systems. The course will also introduce the fundamental database administration tools offered by SQL Server.
SQDE Design and Optimization of SQL Server
Designing a comprehensive database solution requires a thorough understanding of the database's hardware and software components as well as the various processes and procedures involved in the day to day operation of the database. In this course students will learn to design a database's hardware and software infrastructures, physical storage solutions, and the various levels of database security, data archiving, replication and recovery of data.
SQIE Implementing and Administering SQL Server
SQL Server administration requires an in depth knowledge of the commands, processes, tools and features of SQL server. In this course, students will learn to select an appropriate SQL Server version, and install and configure SQL Server in a Windows Operating System Environment . Students will also learn how to Upgrade SQL Server, Configure Database Options, Use the various SQL clauses and T-SQL commands, triggers and stored procedures. The course will also explore the advanced implementation and administration tasks related to the automation of data transfer and manipulation, replication services and security issues. Students will also learn to manage security through permissions and alerts, monitor and fine tune SQL Server and backup and restore data.
ICNO Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices
This course explores the configuration and administration of common Cisco Network devices. Students will learn about Layered Internetwork Communication, Protocols and Standards and how to plan and design Internetworked LANS and WANS. This course will allow the students to work with the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) in a simulated environment. Students will learn to implement and manage Cisco routers and switches.
INNO Introduction to Internetworking
This course explores the fundamental concepts in internetworking. The focus of this course is TCP/IP. Students will explore the DOD and OSI Reference Models and learn to identify TCP/IP Protocol Suite Components and implement IP addressing and Subnet Masks. Students will learn about name resolution and TCP/IP naming services and how to navigate the Cisco IOS Interface and perform basic operations on Cisco Routers and Switches.
ICAO Introduction to Office Applications
This course is a general overview of computers and computer terminology. It describes the hardware that makes up a computer system as well as the software that makes it functional and useful. Students learn about the user interface, common software applications and the Internet. The issues and challenges associated with using computers, such as ergonomics, privacy and security are also introduced. In addition, this course gives the student an introduction to documentation, report writing, spreadsheets, and presentations using the appropriate computer software applications. It covers the basic use of the Windows operating system and Internet software, the text editing and document formatting capabilities of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software, and Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software.
LX1O Linux Fundamentals
In this course, the student will learn to install, and maintain a Linux system. The student will configure and use graphical user interfaces (GUIs), use Linux commands to manage files and file systems, administer users, groups, permissions and attributes. The student will learn to work with Linux scripts, services, processes and schedule tasks. Students will be able to set up Linux client side networking and printing services as well as File Sharing services. Finally students will enable and administer Linux and Windows integration tools and learn to compile and install software on a Linux system.
LX2E Linux Server Administration
In this course, students will learn install and configure a Linux server. Students will learn to configure file and print sharing services, plan and implement LDAP, configure DNS, routing and VPNs on a Linux server. Students will be able to secure a Linux server and a Linux Network as well as monitor a Linux network and configure backups. By the end of the course students will be able to install, configure and manage an Apache server as well as an e-mail server.
PC1O Managing and Maintaining PCs (A+): Part 1
This course is the first of two courses that cover the general installation, maintenance and management of computer hardware and software resources. This first course focuses on the hardware resources that make up a computer system course will align to the Comptia A+ learning objectives. Students will learn about the operation of microcomputer systems, the various hardware components that make up a computer system and how to troubleshoot common hardware problems.
PC2O Managing and Maintaining PCs (A+): Part 2
This course is the second of two consecutive courses that align to the Comptia A+ certification requirements. This course focuses on the software installation, configuration and troubleshooting as well as system security. Students will gain an understanding of the various network models, standards and protocols. Students will install configure and troubleshoot operating system software as well as application software packages. Finally the course will explore security issues involving software installations.
NWPO Network+
The Network+ course will provide students with an introduction to the theory of networks. Students will learn basic networking concepts relating to the types of networks, general networking components, specialized hardware and software associated with networks, and how to setup and configure networks. Students will also learn about network security, wireless networks as well as Voice over IP network capabilities.
PI1E Phase 1 Integration Project
Integrate All Previous Learning Complete Set Up and Configuration of a PC and Network Hardware and Software Troubleshoot the PC and Network Environment
PRAC210 Practicum
This program includes a practicum component which consists of work at a job site. The practicum work experience is a mandatory diploma requirement and the business organization does not pay for the services of the student during the practicum.
PSKE Professional Skills
interpersonal skills identified by employers as essential for success in the professional world. Using a variety of instructional methods including case studies, group exercises, and discussion, students learn and practice key communication skills.
SCPO Security+
This course explores the issues related to computer and network security and its implications. Students will learn to recognize security threats and ramifications and identify sources of security threats and major areas of vulnerability. The course will examine ways to detect and neutralize system and network security threats, implement security protection procedures and practices. Methods of security disaster recovery will also be explored in this course.
SSS4 Student Success Strategies
Students will gain a better understanding of themselves through an exploration of their personal attributes, transferable skills and learning styles. This course will introduce techniques for time, conflict, and stress management and develop interpersonal communication skills. Fundamental study and motivation skills will be covered, preparing students to excel in their program of choice.
ADCE Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
Active Directory is Microsoft’s directory service used on Microsoft Window networks that allows administrators to manage network resources (including users, computers and groups) and services. It is also essential for authentication and authorization, which is essential to network and data security. This course covers installing Active Directory, defining subnets and sites, managing operations masters and global catalogs, managing users, computers and groups, implementing group policies and implementing Active Directory Certificate Services.
WSAE Windows Server 2008 Administration
The Server Administrator focuses on the planning for server deployment, server management and planning of application and data provisioning. In this course, students will learn to plan server installations and upgrades, automated server deployment strategies, infrastructure services, server roles, deployment of application servers and services, file and print server roles, administration and management of the servers, group policy strategy. Students will also learn to implement patch management strategies and monitor servers for performance evaluation and optimization. Finally students will be able to monitor and maintain security and policies as well as plan for applications, data storage, backup and recovery.
APCE Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure Configuration
The Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure includes those network applications that enhance your network capabilities or network services. Topics include deploying Windows with Windows Deployment Services, deploying virtual servers with Hyper-V, configuring high availability (failover cluster and network load balancing), configure storage, configuring terminal services, configuring a web services infrastructure using Internet Information Services (IIS), implementing Windows Media server and implementing Windows SharePoint Services.
NICE Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
This course builds upon the fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 and focuses on the features and functionality of the networking components and services available in the operating system. By the end of this course students will be able to configure IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Routing, IPSec, Domain Name Resolution, Network Access and File and Print Services on a Windows Network. Student will also learn to monitor and Manage a Network Infrastructure.
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