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Networking and Technical Support LEA.CL

Networking and Technical Support


Our Networking and System Administration diploma helps you acquire skills through practical experience using real-time projects. MCIT’s students solidify their understanding of Windows Server Administration, Cisco Services, Linux, Data Center Virtualization, and Network Security concepts – helping develop competencies in various programming languages, software and hardware management, and network security. These essential skills allow you as Network Administrators to consistently carry out best practices for your organization upon completing this program.

Our diploma is structured to have our graduates implement, manage, and troubleshoot company networks that can range from SMBs to Enterprise sized networks. As a graduate, you will be able to maintain communication systems and workstations to ensure that business processes are kept at peak performance, and continually optimize any company’s process flows ensuring perfect functionality across your entire company.  


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    Industry Focused

    Our curriculum is kept up to date with the latest industry trends ensuring all our graduates are prepared for the job market.
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    Get Trained by Industry Experts

    Our courses are delivered by professionals with years of experience having learned first-hand the best, in-demand techniques, concepts, and latest tools.
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    24/7 Lab Access

    State of the Art facility with over 20 labs, Data centers and server setups in the core of the downtown hub, giving access to , transit, business & entertainment districts.
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    Career Centre Guidance

    Graduates from MCIT (Montreal College of Information Technology) have access to a complete work-oriented program that gives them access to CV/resume preparation & the latest job opportunities.
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    Working closely with our industry expert instructors, they can provide guidance and help you network within the field, providing you with a unique advantage in the workforce.
*Industry focus * Job market matched programs *Get trained by industry experts *Learn while you work *Latest tools and frameworks *24/7 Lab access *Co-Op internship available *Over 5000 strong alumni network *State of the Art Infrastructure (dedicated VM for each student)


A.E.C. – Networking and Technical Support (LEA.CL)

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As networking technologies are at the core of all IT activities, a sound knowledge of the hardware and protocols used to create networks is essential for their efficient management.

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of networking and networking models, including how components of a network are connected to each other, which layout should be followed, and which devices can be used to enable a robust connection.

Students are given extensive knowledge of Windows Server and learn to design, implement, maintain and troubleshoot core network services and roles using the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services environment.

Students are provided hands-on experience with the hardware of the world’s largest networking company – a definite highlight on their resume.

Students also learn to install, operate and troubleshoot a network based on Cisco components. Finally, they are introduced to LAN Switching Technologies, IP Addressing, and IP Routing Technologies.

Windows still holds the distinction of being the most widely used operating system in the consumer market. But this hasn’t diminished the popularity of Linux, the operating system of choice for a majority of websites online, primarily because it is free to use and extremely secure.

As we delve more into the discipline of system administration we will learn about the Linux OS, the basics of the kernel, and working with disks and file systems. Students will also gain experience in process management, security and authentication.

Knowing how to manage a data center is a skill that will put you in high demand, as data centers enable any organization to store data within its local network.

Students gain in-depth knowledge of the cloud architecture design and infrastructure and learn about installation, configuration and management of VMware vSphere. Additional topics covered are VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server.

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of computing power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a cloud services platform via the internet. As the whole IT industry prepares to make a shift from physical storage to cloud storage, a comprehensive understanding of cloud technologies and their architecture helps in preparing students to be ready and adapt easily to the changes the future holds.

Students are exposed to the concepts of cloud computing and its infrastructure. They also learn to set up a cloud environment and get hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which have been adopted by thousands of businesses globally.

This course serves as an introduction to network security and overall security processes as the threats to networks increase. Students analyze a simulated organization’s security needs based on known security threats and select appropriate security hardware, software, policies and configurations based on that analysis.

At the end of the program, students complete a real-time, industrially-simulated project in networking and technical support.



Career starters : If you are seeking to enter the job market or are interested in making a shift in their current job status. MCIT’s Network Admin program can help you transition into, or start a new career as a fully competent Networking professional.
Career advancers: Familiarize troubleshooting, maintaining and building cloud infrastructure from ground up. This program helps you master everything from the basics to Amazon Web Services, making you a formidable force in the market.  
Hardware enthusiasts : Meant for individuals with a knack for networking and hardware assembly, the Network admin program digs deep into CISCO , Routing & switching techniques, Shell commands & VMware.
Fresh graduates : Fresh university grads who are seeking to advance their skillset and augment their academic credentials with technical training.
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Andi M

System Analyst, St. Joseph's Healthcare

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Parisa G

Network technical consultant, Zycom Technology

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Danial Davari

Network Supervisor, Lamour

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Daniel Siyou

Network Administrator, Hitachi systems


 Prefered segment includes applicants with Post-secondary studies in Information Technology, CEGEP Diploma or relevant work experience of at least 1 year. 

But it assumes that students have the following ministry stipulated requirements : Secondary V / High School Diploma Good knowledge Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint Presentation). 

A placement test is now required to determine applicant eligibility.

Upon successful completion of the program, the college grants the student an AEC (Attestation d’études collégiale)
Networking and Technical Support (LEA.CL)
-900 hrs-

Certification Tracks
VMware Certification
CISCO I & II Certification



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At 47, I was working in retail and wanted a change in my life. At 48, with no prior experience, I got a job at a networking company thanks to my AEC from MCIT. I am so thankful for taking the leap which changed my life forever.

Vasilieos Nikiratas — Networking Student


    Registration deadline:
    For international students, it is highly recommended to register two months before the starting date. Talk to one of our advisors for more details about the registration process.

    — F.A.Q —

    Fast track program is designed for local students whereas Regular track is designed for international students
    Each student is provided with a PC "desktop" in the classroom. However, students can bring their own laptops.
    Yes, of course you can visit our campus and enquire about our program. You can register for the next upcoming information session through our website. You can also book an appointment to meet our program advisor.
    We offer flexible schedule during daytime, evenings and weekends
    Yes, you will be working on a project as part of the program. However, we do not offer an internship within the programs but you are free to intern in an organization if it’s in the purview of your program (Regular track) and if you have all necessary authorizations from the government of Canada.
    Yes, we will. Please consult our Career center section for additional information.
    Yes. We conduct prerequisite classes that will help you to start the program on a high note.
    - Completed Post-Secondary studies in Business Management, Social Science or Information Technology, or CEGEP Diploma, or relevant experience of at least 1 year. -High School – Mathematics Secondary 4 436/4 SN or TS/5 CST - Basic knowledge of SQL is considered an asset.
    Yes, there're Teaching Assistants (TAs) available for this program to help you during your labs and ease your learning process.

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