Network Administration

Network Administration Training and Certification
Work as Network Administrator, Network Technician, Network Manager.

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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’s Network Administration program prepares its students for the demanding IT industry by teaching its students to become specialists in the areas of computer hardware, applied Internet technology, system diagnostics, local area network installation and maintenance, data communication techniques, network administrative tasks and successful network administrator.


CIMT College is a proud partner of CompTIA (Computer Technology Industry Association), CISCO, 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.

Our diploma program prepares our student to write up to 12 Industry Certifications:

CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+
Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Microsoft 365 Certified:

  • Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
  • Messaging Administrator Associate

Microsoft Azure Certified:

  • Azure Fundamentals
  • Azure Administrator Associate
  • Azure Security Engineer Associate
Cisco CCNA
Wireless CWNA

The subjects you'll learn include: Microsoft in which you will learn Installing, Managing, and Maintaining Active Directory Services, Administering Server, Monitoring, Operating, Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud along with Exchange ServerCompTIA A+ will give you the necessary hands on experience to work on computer hardware systems and to troubleshoot day to day computer problems.


  • Training is conducted in an online classroom and also in person at the campus for practicals and labs.
  • Evaluations like Quizzes, Midterms, Exam, and some Assignments are offered in LISA. Watch the video to learn more!
  • There are some hands-on components which are completed onsite at the campus.


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Student Success Strategy - This course introduces students to the technique, skills and concepts that will enable them to achieve personal, academic and professional success.

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. Uses Exam Code 220-1001.

A+ IT Technician - This hands-on PC repair course familiarizes students with standard PC hardware and software systems.  Uses Exam Code 220-1002.

Network+ - deals with basic networking concepts and configurations. Uses Exam Code N10-008.

Security+ - helps students understand the field of network security and how it relates to other areas of information technology.  Uses Exam Code SYO-501.

Windows Server Infrastructure - Introduces to management of hardware, user groups, computer accounts, file access and disc storage. It also includes concepts such as Group Policy, performance monitoring, backups, disaster recovery and Windows Server security features.

Network Infrastructure - Introduces to Microsoft Windows Server network infrastructure to provide knowledge of different network types and common network protocols (TCP/IP, DHCP).

Managing Desktops - Plan and Maintain Network Infrastructure: Introduces on how to plan and implement server roles, server security, network infrastructure, routing, remote access, server ability, network security and security infrastructure.

Identity Management - Introduces to the basics of how directory services work and the role they play in the network, specifically how the directory concept is implemented in Microsoft’s Active Directory.

Managing Client Systems - Introduces to installation and configuration of Windows Operating System, including wide area networks, local security management and security for domain members.

Server Security - Introduces to the knowledge and skills for analyzing business requirements for a secure Microsoft Windows Server network infrastructure.

Microsoft Exchange Server - Introduces to skills and concepts of installing Microsoft Exchange Server, creating and managing recipients, configuring client connectivity, managing servers, implementing security, creating and managing public folders, choosing appropriate data storage hardware, backing up and restoring exchange data and migrating from previous versions of Exchange.

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.

CCNA - This hands-on course familiarizes students with connecting to WAN; implementing network security, network types, network media, routing and switching fundamentals.

CCNP - This course emphasizes topics such as security, converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPN) and broadband technologies.

CWNA, Wireless Technology - Students gain the skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot WLAN hardware peripherals and protocols.  Using Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).

Professional Skills - This course is intended to equip the students to shore up their interpersonal skills commonly identified by the employers as being essential for successful induction and working in the professional world.


The Canadian Government has projected that there is a growing demand in Ontario as well as the other provinces. 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. Entrance into this industry requires a post-secondary education and computer networking-based certification are assets in securing employment.


After pursuing a Diploma in Network Administration you 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 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-Secondary Diploma or Degree, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as being technically proficient in Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco products.


Completing the Diploma in Network Administration opens the graduate up to various fields for hire, predominately in the IT and Telecommunications industries.

The Information Technology industry 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 continues to increase.

In Person Labs

Some courses require physical use of hand held tools and equipment, servers, keyboards, drives, CPUs, etc. These labs require even online/hybrid students to travel to attend the physical campus where they are registered.

A+ Essentials, A+ IT Technician - 8 Hours
Network Infrastructure - 8 Hours
Linux Fundamentals, Linux Intermediate - 8 Hours
CCNA and CCNP - 8 Hours
- 32 Hours

Labs may be arranged to be 4-5 hours per day over 2 days, or one longer 8-9 hour day, at the sole discretion of the Campus Manager and Instructor. Hybrid Students must be prepared to travel and attend labs in either timing.

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Duration 36 Weeks - Full Time
Campus Mississauga - Malton
Mississauga - Dundas St
Course Fees Contact Us
Faculty Information Technology
Course Level Beginner, Intermediate
Features In Class, Assignment
Delivery Methods

Students may Enroll under either of the approved Delivery Methods

Full In-Person Delivery
Combination of
In-Person and Online (Hybrid)
Language English

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