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IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Diploma
TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:89 Weeks
FIELD PLACEMENT:Available
CAMPUSES:Specific ( INQUIRE )
NOC Code:2281, 2282
PROGRAM OUTLINEIT Systems Administrator Program Outline NBIT Systems Administrator Program Outline NS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The IT Systems Administrator program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to pursue certifications and careers in computer and network-related administration. Students receive training on popular operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server and Linux.

Moreover, students learn how to configure computer and network technologies such as Cisco routers and switches, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL server, as well as how to automate administration using PowerShell scripts.

Students will also learn how to communicate effective and manage time and IT-related projects within a corporate infrastructure.

STUDENTS RECEIVE

  • 4-month field placement
  • 17 free certification exam vouchers for Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco
  • Training on popular network technologies such as Cisco routers and switches, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL server, as well as administration using PowerShell scripts.

INCLUDED COURSES

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Installing and Configuring Windows Server (70-740)

The goal of this course is to provide individuals who have successfully completed an introduction to Windows with an in depth look at the different installation and configuration tasks necessary to manage Windows Server 2016. These tasks include Windows Server deployment, storage configuration, Hyper-V virtualization configuration, as well as fault tolerance, maintenance and monitoring. Additionally, this course covers the material on the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification exam 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016. At course completion, you will complete a course survey at http://www.trios.com/coursesurvey.

Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services (70-742)

This course configuration and administration Windows Server Active Directory. Moreover, this course covers the configuration and management of Group Policy, certificates and identity access on Windows networks. Additionally, this course covers the material on the 70-742 certification exam required alongside 70-740 and 70-741 to obtain the Windows Server 2016 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) designation. At course completion, you will complete a course survey at http://www.trios.com/coursesurvey.

A+

This course provides the essential skills required of a microcomputer hardware and software service technician and covers the concepts necessary to achieve the CompTIA A+ Certification (Exams 220-901 and 220-902). More specifically, students learn the features of various hardware devices, as well as their configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting practices. In addition, students learn how to use, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and maintain the Windows family of operating systems.

Cisco CCNA

This course introduces students to the configuration of Cisco technologies. More specifically, this course allows students to expand their understanding of the TCP/IP, switching and routing concepts learned in Network+ to apply Cisco technologies. In addition, this course covers the concepts tested on the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam (200-125)

Career Planning & Preparation - Level I

This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn about the "Hidden" Job Market and ways to access it in their upcoming job search, how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and references, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation - Part II.

Career Planning & Preparation - Level II

This module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Part I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work with today's technology. Students will create a personal list of "Top Employers" and target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Part I will be reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate employment.

Microsoft Exchange Server Administration (70-341)

This course introduces the skills and knowledge necessary to implement, manage and troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. It is also designed to help individuals preparing to take the certification exam: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (70-341). To participate in this course, you must have successfully completed an introduction to the Windows operating system and understand computer networking concepts.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Design (70-342)

This course builds upon the concepts introduced in the Microsoft Exchange Server Administration course. More specifically, this course introduces students to the design principles surrounding a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 environment. In addition, the concepts within this course cover the material tested on the certification exam: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (70-342). Together with the Windows Server 2012 MCSA certification (70-410, 70-411 & 70-412), the 70-341 and 70-342 certifications grant the MCSE Messaging designation from Microsoft.

Field Placement - IT Systems Administrator

At the successful completion of the classroom hours of this program, students will be placed on an internship at an outside organization. Students will have the opportunity to apply their new and developed skills in a real-world environment. Hosts include small, medium, and large organizations that have an Information Technology department, or organizations that provide technology and technology services.

Mobile Device Support

This course introduces students to the structure and function of ActiveSync and the BlackBerry Infrastructure, as well as the concepts and procedures required to support BlackBerry and non-BlackBerry smartphones in corporate and non-corporate environments.

Sharepoint Essentials

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. This course will teach students how to configure SharePoint Server 2013, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help them optimize their SharePoint server deployment.

Software Lab - Access Fundamentals

This course consists on online training and assessment in Microsoft Access. Students are introduced to database concepts, and review basic functionality for the end-user, including creating and modifying database tables, queries, reports and forms.

Software Lab - Computer Fundamentals

Through a combination of theory and hands-on-practice, this module examines the role and use of the computer in today’s workplace. Emphasis is placed on those computers outfitted with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students will review basic computer concepts, Windows OS usage, and complete hands-on training exercises in business-standard software applications, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. Keyboarding skills are also honed via daily keyboarding exercises and drills

Software Lab - PowerPoint Fundamentals

This course consists on online training and assessment in Microsoft PowerPoint. Students are introduced to essential tools for creating attractive, professional looking slideshow presentations, with a focus on creating and formatting slides, tables, charts, and shapes, as well adding animations and transitions to slideshows.

Software Lab - Word Fundamentals

This course consists on online training and assessment in Microsoft Word, and builds on the skills first introduced in Computer Fundamentals. Focus is on basic Word Processing skills, with emphasis on formatting text and paragraphs, inserting and modifying tables, inserting and modifying pictures, header and footer content, and page set-up features.

Software Lab - Excel Fundamentals

This course consists on online training and assessment in Microsoft Excel. Focus is on spreadsheet basics, with emphasis on creating, formatting and printing worksheets, creating formulas, sorting and filtering data, creating and modifying charts, and using basic mathematical and logical functions.

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (70-462)

This course introduces the concepts and skills required to administer Microsoft SQL Server 2012. More specifically, students will learn how to install/upgrade to SQL Server as well as create, manage, monitor, and optimize databases. Additionally, students will explore additional management tasks such as automation, security, replication, backup/restore, snapshots, log shipping and clustering. At course completion, students will have covered the material tested on the Microsoft certification exam 70-462.

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (70-461)

This course introduces students to the Structured Query Language (SQL) using Microsoft SQL Server 2012. More specifically, students will learn how to perform SQL Queries on sample databases, mine for specific types of data, as well as use specific programs that can help mine for data and produce reports. Additionally, this course covers the material tested on the Microsoft certification exam 70-461.

Student Success Strategies

In this orientation module, emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from Day One. This module stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note-and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting SMART goals and maintaining a positive attitude; techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.

Technology Management for IT Professionals

Communication as well as time and project management skills are vital for success in today’s IT industry. Through the use of examples, demonstrations, projects and group activities, students will examine various communication, time and project management strategies and techniques that are commonly used within the IT industry. Moreover, this course introduces students to the concepts necessary to achieve the CompTIA IT Project+ certification (PK0-004)

Windows 10 Administration

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure, administer, and support Microsoft Windows 7. In addition, students will learn about the various tools for administering, configuring, and troubleshooting Windows 7, and how to deploy and upgrade to Windows 7, configure disks, users, drivers, printers, network interfaces and security. This course is a prerequisite for all other Microsoft courses and covers the material tested on the Microsoft Windows 7 MCTS Configuration Certification Exam (70-680) and the Microsoft Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Administrator Certification Exam (70-686). Both exams are needed to obtain the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Enterprise Desktop Support Technician designation.

Windows PowerShell Scripting

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to write and maintain PowerShell scripts to automate all aspects of system administration for computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system. In addition to basic PowerShell concepts such as Cmdlets, Scripts and Pipelining, this course covers the interfaces built into the Windows operating system (eg. Windows Management Instrumentation - WMI and Active Directory Services Interfaces - ADSI) which scripts must call in order to manipulate the operating system. This course has been designed for system administrators and does not require an extensive background in programming.


Installing and Configuring Windows Server (70-740)

The goal of this course is to provide individuals who have successfully completed an introduction to Windows with an in depth look at the different installation and configuration tasks necessary to manage Windows Server 2016. These tasks include Windows Server deployment, storage configuration, Hyper-V virtualization configuration, as well as fault tolerance, maintenance and monitoring. Additionally, this course covers the material on the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification exam 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016. At course completion, you will complete a course survey at http://www.trios.com/coursesurvey.

Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services (70-742)

This course configuration and administration Windows Server Active Directory. Moreover, this course covers the configuration and management of Group Policy, certificates and identity access on Windows networks. Additionally, this course covers the material on the 70-742 certification exam required alongside 70-740 and 70-741 to obtain the Windows Server 2016 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) designation. At course completion, you will complete a course survey at http://www.trios.com/coursesurvey.

A+

This course provides the essential skills required of a microcomputer hardware and software service technician and covers the concepts necessary to achieve the CompTIA A+ Certification (Exams 220-901 and 220-902). More specifically, students learn the features of various hardware devices, as well as their configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting practices. In addition, students learn how to use, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and maintain the Windows family of operating systems.

Cisco CCNA

This course introduces students to the configuration of Cisco technologies. More specifically, this course allows students to expand their understanding of the TCP/IP, switching and routing concepts learned in Network+ to apply Cisco technologies. In addition, this course covers the concepts tested on the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam (200-125)

Career Planning & Preparation - Level I

This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn about the "Hidden" Job Market and ways to access it in their upcoming job search, how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and references, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation - Part II.

Career Planning & Preparation - Level II

This module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Part I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work with today's technology. Students will create a personal list of "Top Employers" and target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Part I will be reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate employment.

Microsoft Exchange Server Administration (70-341)

This course introduces the skills and knowledge necessary to implement, manage and troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. It is also designed to help individuals preparing to take the certification exam: Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (70-341). To participate in this course, you must have successfully completed an introduction to the Windows operating system and understand computer networking concepts.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Design (70-342)

This course builds upon the concepts introduced in the Microsoft Exchange Server Administration course. More specifically, this course introduces students to the design principles surrounding a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 environment. In addition, the concepts within this course cover the material tested on the certification exam: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 (70-342). Together with the Windows Server 2012 MCSA certification (70-410, 70-411 & 70-412), the 70-341 and 70-342 certifications grant the MCSE Messaging designation from Microsoft.

Field Placement - IT Systems Administrator

At the successful completion of the classroom hours of this program, students will be placed on an internship at an outside organization. Students will have the opportunity to apply their new and developed skills in a real-world environment. Hosts include small, medium, and large organizations that have an Information Technology department, or organizations that provide technology and technology services.

Mobile Device Support

This course introduces students to the structure and function of ActiveSync and the BlackBerry Infrastructure, as well as the concepts and procedures required to support BlackBerry and non-BlackBerry smartphones in corporate and non-corporate environments.

Sharepoint Essentials

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to configure and manage a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 environment. This course will teach students how to configure SharePoint Server 2013, as well as provide guidelines, best practices, and considerations that will help them optimize their SharePoint server deployment.

Software Lab - Access Fundamentals

This course consists on online training and assessment in Microsoft Access. Students are introduced to database concepts, and review basic functionality for the end-user, including creating and modifying database tables, queries, reports and forms.

Software Lab - Computer Fundamentals

Through a combination of theory and hands-on-practice, this module examines the role and use of the computer in today’s workplace. Emphasis is placed on those computers outfitted with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students will review basic computer concepts, Windows OS usage, and complete hands-on training exercises in business-standard software applications, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. Keyboarding skills are also honed via daily keyboarding exercises and drills

Software Lab - PowerPoint Fundamentals

This course consists on online training and assessment in Microsoft PowerPoint. Students are introduced to essential tools for creating attractive, professional looking slideshow presentations, with a focus on creating and formatting slides, tables, charts, and shapes, as well adding animations and transitions to slideshows.

Software Lab - Word Fundamentals

This course consists on online training and assessment in Microsoft Word, and builds on the skills first introduced in Computer Fundamentals. Focus is on basic Word Processing skills, with emphasis on formatting text and paragraphs, inserting and modifying tables, inserting and modifying pictures, header and footer content, and page set-up features.

Software Lab - Excel Fundamentals

This course consists on online training and assessment in Microsoft Excel. Focus is on spreadsheet basics, with emphasis on creating, formatting and printing worksheets, creating formulas, sorting and filtering data, creating and modifying charts, and using basic mathematical and logical functions.

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (70-462)

This course introduces the concepts and skills required to administer Microsoft SQL Server 2012. More specifically, students will learn how to install/upgrade to SQL Server as well as create, manage, monitor, and optimize databases. Additionally, students will explore additional management tasks such as automation, security, replication, backup/restore, snapshots, log shipping and clustering. At course completion, students will have covered the material tested on the Microsoft certification exam 70-462.

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (70-461)

This course introduces students to the Structured Query Language (SQL) using Microsoft SQL Server 2012. More specifically, students will learn how to perform SQL Queries on sample databases, mine for specific types of data, as well as use specific programs that can help mine for data and produce reports. Additionally, this course covers the material tested on the Microsoft certification exam 70-461.

Student Success Strategies

In this orientation module, emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from Day One. This module stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note-and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting SMART goals and maintaining a positive attitude; techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.

Technology Management for IT Professionals

Communication as well as time and project management skills are vital for success in today’s IT industry. Through the use of examples, demonstrations, projects and group activities, students will examine various communication, time and project management strategies and techniques that are commonly used within the IT industry. Moreover, this course introduces students to the concepts necessary to achieve the CompTIA IT Project+ certification (PK0-004)

Windows 10 Administration

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure, administer, and support Microsoft Windows 7. In addition, students will learn about the various tools for administering, configuring, and troubleshooting Windows 7, and how to deploy and upgrade to Windows 7, configure disks, users, drivers, printers, network interfaces and security. This course is a prerequisite for all other Microsoft courses and covers the material tested on the Microsoft Windows 7 MCTS Configuration Certification Exam (70-680) and the Microsoft Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Administrator Certification Exam (70-686). Both exams are needed to obtain the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Enterprise Desktop Support Technician designation.

Windows PowerShell Scripting

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to write and maintain PowerShell scripts to automate all aspects of system administration for computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system. In addition to basic PowerShell concepts such as Cmdlets, Scripts and Pipelining, this course covers the interfaces built into the Windows operating system (eg. Windows Management Instrumentation - WMI and Active Directory Services Interfaces - ADSI) which scripts must call in order to manipulate the operating system. This course has been designed for system administrators and does not require an extensive background in programming.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The IT Systems Administrator Diploma program will qualify grads to pursue positions such as PC and Networking Administration, Windows Server Administrator, Active Directory Administrator, Windows Network Administrator, and Smartphone Administrator or Messaging Administrator.

CERTIFICATIONS

Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to write certification exams leading to the following designations: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA IT Project+, CompTIA Linux+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), MCSA: Server 2012, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Productivity.

In total, the program covers 17 individual certification examinations. Students are provided with 17 certification exam vouchers to write the certifications they wish to pursue.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status.  Please call the campus for more details.

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