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Main Programs and Courses Technology Programs Network Systems Administrator

Network Systems Administrator

Jump into the exciting world of information technology with the Network Systems Administrator program at Vancouver Career College! Learn to plan, implement, administer, support and secure networked computer systems and their users with help from industry-experience instructors. Receive one-on-one attention in our small classes, which will help you master the material sooner!

Employers in businesses big and small rely on well-trained IT professionals to keep their companies running smoothly. With training from Vancouver Career College, you can help them achieve their business objectives.
During your job search, employers will be looking for you certifications to prove you have the skills to get the job done. The Network Systems Administrator program helps students prepare for certification examinations in the following areas:
  • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Net+ and Security+     
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA),     
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)     
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

Admissions Requirements

Students must meet all of the pre-requisites listed below, meet their financial obligations with the college, and acknowledge their understanding of the college’s policies and procedures provided in the student handbook, prior to starting classes.

  • High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status.
  • Pass college's admissions test.
  • Network Administrator     
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Maintenance Specialist
  • Internet Website Technician
  • LAN Administrator/Technician
  • Network Support Technician
  • Supervisor, Computer Network Technician
  • System Administrator
Program Courses
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.
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.
VSOO / Visio
IT professionals are constantly working with a variety of diagrams from basic flowcharts to floor plans and Network diagrams. This Introduction to Microsoft Visio course is designed for students who are new to Visio and who will be using Microsoft Visio to create basic workflows and perform end-to-end flowcharting and diagrams. Students will learn about the tools and features of Visio and apply the skills to create a variety of diagrams on a scale from the basic organizational charts and flowcharts to the more complex workflow diagrams and network diagrams.
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.
W411O / Administering Windows Server 2012
Administering Windows Server 2012 is the second of the MCSA courses. This course covers the administering Windows Server 2012. It covers deploying, managing, and maintaining servers including configuring file and print services, configuring network services and access, configuring a network policy server infrastructure, configuring and managing Active Directory, and configuring and managing Group Policy. The course is intended to align with the objectives of the Microsoft 70-411 MCSA and MCSE certification exam.
W412O / Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
The Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 is the third of the MCSA courses that covers the installation, administering and configuring Windows Server 2012. It continues with the material learned in the previous two courses, by configuring and managing high availability, configuring file and storage solutions, configuring network services, configuring the Active Directory infrastructure, and configuring identity and access solutions. The course is intended to align with the objectives of the Microsoft 70-412 MCSA and MCSE certification exam.
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”.
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.
PSK4 / Professional Skills
This course is designed to equip students with 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.
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.
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.
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.
PSWO / PowerShell
In this course, students will learn to use PowerShell scripting to automate the common tasks and administrative jobs that can be applied on the client or server version of Windows. The course starts with an introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment and then proceeds to a thorough explanation of creating functional scripts that can be used for performing common tasks that involve working with files, Internet-connected scripts, user interaction, and solving tasks in systems and enterprise management deployments such as working with Active Directory and the file system.
W410O / Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
The Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 is the first of the MCSA courses that covers the installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, Active Directory, and basic networking services. Other topics including configuring local storage, configuring print and document services, configure servers for remote management, configuring Hyper-V, IPv4/IPv6 addressing, DHCP, DNS, and group policies. The course is intended to align with the objectives of the Microsoft 70-410 MCSA and MCSE certification exam.
WN7O / 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.
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