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Networking and Technical Support LEA.CL

Networking and Technical Support
International students need to apply four months before the start date

Overview

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.  

  • CCNA: Work with our latest in-demand program content that is aligned with the Cisco certification exam
  • VMware: The program content is also aligned with the latest VMware VCP (Certified Professional) certification exam
  • In-house Data Center and Lab: As a Network and System Administration student you will have full access to practice on our server rooms which represents real life working scenarios and you will also get to try your hand at network setups which include routers, switches etc.
  • Internship Opportunities: Internship opportunities are available through the college

Key Features

  • Industry Focused: Our curriculum is kept up to date with the latest industry trends ensuring all our graduates are prepared for the job market

  • 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 Business Analyst tools.

  • 24/7 Lab Access: Our students have access to their labs and course materials at any hour of the day to maximize their learning potential and guarantee success.

  • 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 within their desired fields, provided continuously via career workshops and 1-on-1 advising.

  • Mentorship: 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.

SKILLS ACQUIRED

Networking and Technical Support
Andi M

Network Admin & IT Support

Networking and Technical Support
Parisa G

IT Support

Networking and Technical Support
Mehrdad M

Network Administrator

Networking and Technical Support
Ovesh M

Network Administrator

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

This is an entry-level program, but assumes that learners have the following:

Secondary V / High School Diploma

Good knowledge Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint Presentation)

Completed post-secondary studies (in Business Management or Social Science or Information Technology) or have a CEGEP Diploma or have 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge of Network/System Administration is considered an asset.

COURSE OUTLINE

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.

INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT

STUDENT LOANS & SCHOLARSHIPS

If you need any guidance for financial aid and our various government grants, please see the following and speak with an advisor for further details. Each student case is unique but we offer a variety of methods to help our students get the education they need to succeed.

Apply for a Scholarship

If you need any guidance for financial aid and our various government grants, please see the following and speak with an advisor for further details. Each student case is unique but we offer a variety of methods to help our students get the education they need to succeed.

 

AFE – Aide financière aux études/Student financial assistance 

As all our diploma programs are officially recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education of Quebec, if financial aid for students is required, you can apply with the government of Quebec to get the appropriate help 

Scholarships – MCIT also offers scholarships for a select few students in the form of reduced payments offered through the final payment 

Talk to an advisor to determine your eligibility

ACCESS TO THE BEST CAREER SERVICES

Networking and Technical Support

Career Support From Day 1

Networking and Technical Support

Hands-On Workshops Throughout the Program

Networking and Technical Support

1-on-1 Support When You Need It

COMMUNITY TESTIMONIAL

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 diploma from MCIT. I am so thankful for taking the leap which changed my life forever.

Vasilieos Nikiratas — Networking Student
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CALENDAR

— 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 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 shall be working on a project as part of the program. However, we do not offer an internship but you are free to intern in an organization if it’s in the purview of your program (Regular track) and you have all necessary authorizations from the government of Canada.
Not at this time, but please consult our Financial Aid section for information on grants and loans.
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 (or 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.