Post Graduate Diploma in Network Administration

Prepares the Students to Become Specialists in the Areas of
Computer Hardware, Network Installation, Maintenance and Network Administration.

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CIMT College’s Post Graduate Diploma in Network Administration prepares the students for the demanding IT industry by teaching them to become specialists in the areas of computer hardware, applied Internet technology, system diagnostics, local area network installation and maintenance, data communication techniques and network administrative tasks.

Today’s global IT industry is continually evolving to meet the needs of expanding businesses and organizations. As a result, companies demand more from their IT professionals, requiring them to be certified with industry’s latest standards.


CIMT College is a proud partner of the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the Microsoft IT Academy. Our partnerships have allowed CIMT College to provide its students with the latest industry training programs and certification exams. CIMT College prepares its students for demanding industry based jobs that require proficiencies in Microsoft products and technologies, computer hardware and operating systems.

The program prepares our student to write Industry Certifications for MCSE (Latest Microsoft certification), A+ and Microsoft Exchange. The training includes: computer Architecture, network security, Switching and Routing (LAN), Wireless Network Technology, Visa configuration, Infrastructure Configuration, Active Directory Services, Administering Server, Monitoring, Operating, Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud along with Exchange Server. CompTIA A+ gives the necessary hands on experience to work on computer hardware systems and to troubleshoot the day to day computer problems.


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PRE-REQUISITES: College Diploma in network administration or foundation courses.


PG Diploma in Network Administration - This course introduces students to the technique, skills and concepts that will enable them to achieve personal, academic and professional success.

Student Success Strategy - Introduces students to the techniques, skills and concepts that will enable them to achieve personal, academic and professional success along with successfully pursuing and fulfilling their career aims.

English I - Develops college-level grammar, vocabulary, sentence variety, paragraph structure, reading, and writing skills, which are necessary for success in all other courses.

A+ Essentials - Students will obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to install, build, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, and performing preventative maintenance on personal computer hardware and operating systems

A+ IT Technician - This hands-on PC repair course familiarizes students with standard PC hardware and software systems.

Network+ - Covers the full range of skills and concepts students need to learn, such as basic networking concepts and configurations, the OSI model, working with network-related hardware, network configuration with TCP/IP, network operating system basics, fault tolerance and backup issues, and troubleshooting hardware and software problems.

Fundamentals of Software Development - Provide skills necessary to analyze problems, and synthesize solutions using structured programming techniques. Also teaches code writing skills necessary to construct rudimentary programs using C++ implementations of structured programming mechanisms.

Business Communication - Introduces the fundamental principles of effective business communication in global environment. Addresses the skills necessary for developing, planning, organizing, outlining, and editing various business documents.

Security+ - This course covers industry-wide topics, including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security.

CCNA Routing and Switching - Explores the mechanics of switches, routers and their associated protocols and algorithms. LAN switching, WAN switching, IP routing technologies and routing protocols are explored. Students will learn technologies like, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, ATM Switching, CDDI, FDDI, VLAN including VLAN Trunking and Spanning Tree Protocols.

Wide Area Networking Technology - Covers data communications technology used by telecommunications carriers, various protocols, technologies and service offerings required to design, implement and maintain these enterprise networks. WAN network technologies such as ATM, Frame Relays will be discussed.

CWNA - Covers modern wireless communication and networking technology, and its application to transmit voice, data and images are all covered in this course. Topics on spread spectrum techniques (DSSS and FHSS) and multiple access methods are presented.

Microsoft Windows Operating System - Provides students with the experience for resolving issues concerning network connectivity, desktop operating systems, security, and applications. Also provides knowledge about addressing logon problems, performing password resets, and resolving most issues with desktop applications.

Design Security for Windows Server Network - Provides students with experience in resolving issues concerning network connectivity, desktop operating systems, security, and applications. Teaches how to address logon problems, perform password resets, and resolve most issues with desktop applications.

Implement, Manage, and Maintain a Microsoft Network Infrastructure - Teaches how to resolve issues concerning network connectivity, desktop operating systems, security, and applications. Teaches how to install, configure and maintain the Microsoft windows networks.

Plan, Implement, and Maintain Active Directory Infrastructure - Trains students to work in the complex computing environment of medium-sized to large companies. Students will be able to Implement Active Directory, Work with Active Directory Sites, Administer Active Directory, and Active Directory Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Disaster Recovery.

Manage and Maintain a Microsoft Windows Server - This course helps the students to develop the relevant skills to be an Enterprise Administrator, such as knowledge of overall IT environment and architecture, translating business goals into technology decisions and designing mid-range to long-term strategies, making key decisions and recommendations about the above.

Voice Networks - Teaches terminology and concepts that are essential to communicate in this rapidly developing field. Discusses topics such as local and long distance markets, deregulation, service providers and their services, and an analysis of future industry direction.

System Analysis and Design - Examines and teaches the best practices in business processes for a variety of business models, critical risks and compensating controls in each of the major operations, in the planning and analyzing phases of the system development life cycle. Emphasis is on teaching the student traditional analysis and design models using structure analysis and design.

Management of Networks - Introduces standard networking management principles, practices and technologies. The students acquire the knowledge starting from the Data Communication, overview of Network Management , the basic Standards, Models, and Language of Network Management System. The course leads up to the management technologies such as SNMP, RMON and Web-based Management..

Virtualzing Network Management - Covers management technologies such as SNMP and RMON and Web-based Management. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the principles, concepts and techniques in a hands-on lab environment.

Plan and Maintain Network Infrastructure - Teaches the core concepts related to relational databases, including the general architecture, conceptual, logical and physical design, querying techniques, and security features.

CCNP Routing - Explores the mechanics of switches, routers and their associated protocols and algorithms. LAN switching, IP routing technologies and routing protocols are also learnt. On the routing side, students will learn about VLSM, CIDR, Route Aggregation, and the mechanics of routing protocols. They will then go on to learn about the interior gateway protocols RIP, RIP v2, IGRP, EIGRP, and OSPF.

Convergence of VOIP - Focuses on analyzing the technical issues pertaining to the integration and provisioning of voice, data and video traffic onto a common IP backbone. Will also evaluate emerging products, services and applications, and understand the types of service offerings that are enabled through this technology.

Organizational Change Management - Looks at logical reasons why organizations must change, and why people and companies are resistant to change. Prepares students to institute change and develops skills needed to communicate change for a smoother transition. Provides tools necessary to effectively manage change in a dynamic technology environment.

Troubleshooting Networks - Provides a study into the latest troubleshooting strategies. These strategies focus on bottom-up methodology that examines in detail each network layer- physical, data link, network, transport, session, presentation, and application- revealing the problem and solutions specific to each layer.

Approach to Project Design - Students will develop and/or implement a networking or systems design project that meets stated business objectives for an organization in a specific vertical market such as: health services, insurance, real estate, banking, heavy manufacturing, retail, transportation, and government.

Database Driven Websites - Introduces more advanced techniques required to build complex, modern database driven applications. Covers the client-side and server-side processing that enables database interactions in dynamic intranet and Internet applications. Related topics in Web application security, deployment, and maintenance are also taught.

Communication Technology - Teaches fundamental concepts of signals in time and frequency domain, noise and its effects in voice and data systems. Covers study of various type of antennas and their application particularly to the above mentioned wireless networks, transmitters, receivers and their specs which influence communication systems design is also dealt with.

Linux Fundamentals - Introduces to basic installation, operation and troubleshooting services on Linux workstations and servers.

Linux Intermediate - Introduces to all the key elements like installation, file system, package managers, network configuration, backup, restore, Kernel configuration, TCP/IP, printing, DHCP and device configuration.

Business Consulting - Teaches to identify, explore, develop and evaluate consulting processes and activities that would arise from dealing with multinational corporations with extensive enterprise networks. Case studies will be used extensively to present the learner with situations that reflect each aspect of the advanced consulting cycle.

PMP Fundamentals - Looks at the nine project management knowledge areas – project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement management, across the project management lifecycle of initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing.

Integration Project, Professional Skills - Students will develop and implement a networking or systems design project that meets stated business objectives for an organization in a specific vertical market such as: health services, insurance, real estate, banking, heavy manufacturing and Government.


The Canadian Government has projected that there is a growing demand in Ontario as well as the other provinces. Nevertheless, the government stresses that the industry is becoming increasingly competitive and that companies are increasingly looking for well qualified applicants that have a diverse array of knowledge and skills. This occupation has a younger age profile compared to most Ontario occupations.


After pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Network Administration students are eligible for positions falling under the following NOC Codes

NOC 2281 - Computer network technicians - Computer network technicians establish, operate, maintain and co-ordinate the use of local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs), mainframe networks, hardware, software and related computer equipment. They set up and maintain Internet and intranet Web sites and Web-server hardware and software, and monitor and optimize network connectivity and performance. They are employed in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors. Supervisors of computer network technicians are included in this unit group.

NOC 0131 – Network Manager - Network managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a telecommunications establishment, department or facility. They are employed by wired, wireless, satellite and other telecommunications carriers.

NOC 2147 – Network Specialist - Network Specialist research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fibre-optic networks, wireless communication networks, intranets, the Internet and other data communications systems. They are employed by computer and telecommunication hardware manufacturers, by engineering, manufacturing and telecommunications firms, in information technology consulting firms, by governmental, educational and research institutions and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.


  • Maintain, troubleshoot and administer the use of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), mainframe networks, computer workstations, connections to the Internet and peripheral equipment
  • Evaluate and install computer hardware, networking software, operating system software and software applications
  • Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks and to co-ordinate access and use of computer networks
  • Provide problem-solving services to network users
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Web-server hardware and software
  • Implement network traffic and security monitoring software, and optimize server performance
  • Perform routine network start up and close down and maintain control records
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations
  • Conduct tests and perform security and quality controls
  • Control and monitor e-mail use, Web navigation, and installed software
  • Perform shell scripting or other basic scripting tasks
  • May supervise other workers in this group.


Employers are generally looking for candidates that have a Post Graduate Diploma or Degree, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as being technically proficient in Microsoft, Comptia, and Cisco products.


Completing the Post Graduate Diploma in Network Administration exposes a student to various fields for hire, predominately the network administration and IT industries.

The technology sector in Canada is growing at an expansive rate which is allowing for new opportunities to arise this field.

The IT industry is projected to grow and create new jobs as the number of companies expanding their IT departments, are growing.

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Duration 74 Weeks - Full Time
Campus Mississauga - Malton
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Faculty IT
Course Level Intermediate
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Language English

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