Computer Network Administrator


34 Weeks

850 Hours

Be Job-Ready with Versatile Skill-Set in Network Administration

As the economy moves towards digital, businesses rely heavily on computers and networks for smooth operations. Network Administrator ensure day-to-day activities run effectively and add on to the business growth.

BizTech College’s Computer Network Administrator diploma prepares you to manage and maintain an organization’s infrastructure effectively.  Hands-on training, experiential learning and industry-standard certifications ensure you have the right tools to launch a successful career.

    • Prepare yourself for increasing demand for certified IT professionals globally.
    • Equip yourself with industry-standard certifications to stay above the competition.
    • Learn from industry practitioners in advanced IT lab settings.

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Your Career

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If you like working with both hardware and software, and enjoy managing a team, the network administrator is the right fit for a career. You will be working in a crucial role, making sure systems and networks are working properly and effectively.

According to Job Bank Canada, the job outlook for networking professionals in Ontario is good. The widespread use of more complex and constantly evolving computer technology by businesses is a key factor driving demand for this occupation. Employment growth will lead to a number of new positions. The average salary for a Network Administrator, IT in Canada is C$55,696. (Source)

As a computer network administrator, you may qualify for specialized positions such as:

  • Network Support Analyst
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Network Technician
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Administrator

Network Administrators primarily role is to maintain the company’s computer network by performing regular updates, monitoring network performance and ensuring the security.  A crucial part of an IT department, network administrators support company operations and end-users. BizTech College trains its students in essential hard and soft skills to step out in workforce confidently.

Qualities of a good computer network administrator:

Network Administrators work on LANs, intranets and computer configuration. The role of a network administrator has changed over the last several years. The company depends on a well-maintained network system and employers seek candidates with the following attributes:

  • Software Fluency:  A successful network administrator should be proficient in software management. Ability to understand emerging web services-based applications, changes in technologies is a must.
  • Adaptability: Technologies are evolving rapidly, Network Administrators must understand and learn how to inculcate new technologies in the system as per the requirements.
  • Detail-oriented: Businesses depend on network administrators. One should be able to take notice of even the minutest of the details. Any abrupt changes may lead to network failure and collapse in the whole system.
  • Business Understanding: Network administrators should understand the key requirements of a business. They should have the ability to implement creative solutions in the scope of technology to match business needs.
  • Soft-Skills: Just like technical skills, soft-skills are an important part of the job. As a part of the team, you need to know how to communicate with users. Be a team player and attain leadership skills to grow within the organization.

Duties & Responsibilities of a Network Administrator

Working as a computer network administrator, or filling network systems administrator jobs, you may be responsible for some, or all, of the following duties:

  • Diagnosing hardware and software problems, and replacing defective components
  • Performing data backups and disaster recovery operations
  • Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations
  • Planning, coordinating, and implementing network security measures in order to protect data, software, and hardware
  • Operating master consoles in order to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.
  • Perform routine network start-up and shutdown procedures, and maintain control records.
  • Designing, configuring and testing computer hardware, networking software, and operating system software.
  • Recommending changes to improve systems and network configurations, and determine hardware or software requirements related to such changes.
  • Conferring with network users about how to solve existing system problems.

As a BizTech College student, you will gain the hands-on skills necessary to confidently manage and maintain an organizations infrastructure, which can consist of desktop PC’s, client workstations, email and application servers, backup servers, firewall systems, network components, and all related software.

During BizTech College’s Computer Network Administrator program, you will have the opportunity to work towards industry-standard certifications, including Microsoft, Cisco Certification and CompTIA. As a BizTech College student, you can pursue your personal certifications with ease, with a free, first attempt, exam voucher.


Learning Outcomes

  • Accelerated Learning Be prepared for the workforce, in less than a year.
  • Certified Graduate as a certified expert, with industry-standard certifications on your resume.
  • High Demand Skill-Set You will gain the hands-on skills to meet the demand for trained network administrators.

BizTech College’s computer network administrator program will help you gain in-depth knowledge in the following areas:

  • Installing, configuring, optimizing, upgrading, diagnosing, troubleshooting and performing preventative measures for network
  • Performing network planning and configuration, network media and topologies, network management and network security
  • Implementation of network infrastructure, in a small to medium-sized enterprise
  • Installation, configuration, and maintenance of Windows Servers Infrastructure
  • Advanced configuration of network services required for the deployment, management, and maintenance of a Windows Server infrastructure
  • Installing configuring and administering Microsoft Exchange Server

Certification Opportunities


BizTech College offers you the unique opportunity to pursue the following industry-standard certifications while working towards your Computer Network Administrator diploma:

  • CompTIA A+: This certification will validate you understand common hardware and software technologies in business, and certifies you have the necessary skills to support complex IT infrastructures.
  • CompTIA Network+: Globally trusted, this certification validates you have the essential knowledge and skills to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless network.
  • CCNA:  This certification ensures you are prepared with the knowledge of foundation technologies while validating you have the skill set to stay relevant and adopt next-generation technologies.
  • MCSA: The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) tests your capability of designing and building technology solutions.

Students looking to enroll in our computer network administrator diploma must first meet the following prerequisites:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent OR
  • Mature Student Status (18 years of age or older) AND
  • Successful completion of Entry Assessment Test

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