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Computer Network Technician

One day you are helping individuals, who are not tech-savvy, set up their computer system. Later you could be maintaining a wide-area network (WAN) within a corporate setting. Computer Network Technicians are versatile employees, thus making it the perfect career for anyone with a passion for computers.

Enter the job market without delay, with the skill-set employers want.

Gain Hands-on Computer Networking Experience

  • Prepare to install, configure, troubleshot and assemble computer networks.
  • Equip yourself with CompTIA certifications
  • Learn to create and maintain network documentation.

Program Details

  • Program Credential

Certification

  • Program Duration

19 Weeks

475 Hours

  • Program Status

Registration Open

Your Career

Nearly every home, business and institution in Canada is equipped with a computer and internet connection. The need to secure networks, and ensure their smooth operation, drives up the demand for trained computer network technicians. Under those circumstances, 22,300 new computer network technician jobs will open up across Canada, through 2024.

As a BizTech College computer network technician graduate you may qualify for specialized positions such as:

  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Computer Network Technician
  • Technical Support Technician
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer Hardware Technician and Engineer
  • Security Specialist
  • Enterprise Desktop Administrator
  • Network Support Specialist

Source: jobbank.gc.ca

As a computer network technician you will help plan, implement and provide administration as well as, hands-on technical services for  local area networks (LAN) in addition to wide area networks (WAN).

Duties and Responsibilities

Computer networking courses prepare you in order to become responsible for some or all of the following duties of a computer network technician:

  • Maintain, troubleshoot as well as 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 as well as, software applications
  • Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks , furthermore co-ordinating 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, together with optimizing server performance
  • Perform routine network start up and close down and maintain control records
  • Perform data backups in addition to 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, in addition to other basic scripting tasks
  • May supervise other workers in this group

As a BizTech College computer network technician student you will graduate with a comprehensive understanding of computer hardware coupled with networking concepts and techniques. A special focus on hands-on technical training helps you master course material, while simultaneously preparing you for industry standard certifications.

BizTech College’s Computer Network Technician certificate presents the opportunity for students with post-secondary accreditation in either IT or computer science to create a successful computer networking career.

All BizTech College you can pursue industry certifications with a no cost, first attempt, exam voucher.

Learning Outcomes

  • Accelerated Training You will have the theoretical know-how and hands-on experience to launch a career in just 19 weeks.
  • Industry Standard Authentic curriculum from Cisco, Microsoft and other industry leaders ensure you’re getting the industry’s best training.
  • Extensive Skill-Set graduating with fundamental computer hardware and software knowledge makes you a versatile, in-demand employee.

Because of your BizTech College’s computer network support technician certificate training, you will have an in-depth, working knowledge in the following areas:

  • Install, configure, optimize, upgrade, diagnose, troubleshoot and perform preventive measures for computer systems
  • Work understanding of operating systems – client and server
  • Perform network design, installation and configuration, network media and topologies, network management, and network security.
  • Implement a network infrastructure in a small to medium sized enterprise
  • Install and configure Windows Servers
  • Routing and switching networks and troubleshooting
  • Wired and wireless networking

Certification Opportunities

As a BizTech College computer network technician student you will be able to boost your employability by gaining the skills necessary to pursue the following industry standard certifications

Notably, this certification will validate your understanding of common hardware and software technologies in business, as well as certifying you have the necessary skills to support complex IT infrastructures.

Globally trusted, this certification validates you have the essential knowledge and skills to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wire and wireless network.

This certification ensures you are prepared with the knowledge of foundational technologies, while validating you have the skill set to stay relevant, and adopt next generation technologies.

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) tests your capability of designing and building technology solutions.

Students looking to enroll in our computer network technician certificate must first meet the following pre-requisites:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, OR
  • Mature student status (18 years old and over) AND
  • Successful completion of the Wonderlic test