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Network and Systems Administrator Diploma

Network and Systems Administrator Diploma

  • Specialization: Network and Systems Administrator Diploma (Fall 2023 onward)
    • Introduction to Computer Systems

      This course introduces students to the essentials of computer hardware and software. Students acquire essential beginner-level computer knowledge and skills that set them up for success in this program and their IT careers.

      Course Code: NSA-500
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 96

    • Networking and IT Essentials

      This course teaches students to build a computer and connect it securely to a network. It introduces students to the essentials of networking in a Cisco environment.

      Course Code: NSA-510
      Course Requirements: Introduction to Computer Systems

      Hours: 96

    • Introduction to Programming Using Python

      Students will learn the basics of programming using the Python Programming Language. Students will solve problems, explore real-world software development challenges, and create practical and contemporary applications.

      Course Code: NSA-520
      Course Requirements: Introduction to Computer Systems

      Hours: 42

    • Technical Writing and Documentation

      The course focuses on the development of technical writing skills for IT professionals, focusing on the specific documents common to this industry, such as proposals, summaries, network design documents, manuals, Wikis, and processes. Using these document types to practice, students will refine their language skills needed for effective written and verbal communication with colleagues and clients. This course will also introduce software that can be used to produce these documents. Additional topics include writing for broad or specific audiences, managing large documents, revision tracking, diagram/table inclusion, and presentation skills.

      Course Code: NSA-590
      Course Requirements: None

      Hours: 42

    • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

      Students will learn how to manage Microsoft Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Microsoft Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitoring solutions.

      Course Code: NSA-530
      Course Requirements: Networking and IT Essentials

      Hours: 42

    • Microsoft Azure Administration

      Students will design and implement solutions that run on Microsoft Azure, with applications in computing, networking, storage and security.

      Course Code: NSA-540
      Course Requirements: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

      Hours: 84

    • CCNA I: Introduction to Networks

      The first course in the 3-course CCNA series. The focus of this course is on learning the fundamentals of networking. Students will learn the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking.

      Students understand how networks operate and how to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement Internet Protocol (IP).

      Course Code: NSA-600
      Course Requirements: Networking and IT Essentials

      Hours: 84

    • CCNA II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

      The second course in the 3-course CCNA series. This course focuses on learning the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network.  Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches for advanced functionality using best security practices and resolve common issues with protocols in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

      Course Code: NSA-610
      Course Requirements: CCNA I: Introduction to Networks

      Hours: 96

    • CCNA III: Enterprise Networking, Security & Automation

      The third course in the 3-course CCNA series. Students will learn architecture, components, operations, and network security to scale for large, complex networks, including wide area network (WAN) technologies. The course emphasizes network security concepts and introduces network virtualization and automation. Students learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices and understand how application programming interfaces (API) and configuration management tools enable network automation.

      Course Code: NSA-620
      Course Requirements: Introduction to Programming Using Python,CCNA II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

      Hours: 96

    • Redhat Linux I

      This course equips students with fundamental Linux® administration skills by focusing on foundational Linux concepts and core tasks. Students will learn to apply command-line concepts and enterprise-level tools, opening a pathway to becoming full-time Linux system administrators.

      Course Code: NSA-560
      Course Requirements: Networking and IT Essentials

      Hours: 84

    • Microsoft 365 Messaging

      Students will gain knowledge of Microsoft 365 capabilities, the skills required to better understand the benefits of adopting cloud services, the basics of a Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model, and the value of implementing Microsoft 365 cloud services.

      Course Code: NSA-560
      Course Requirements: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

      Hours: 96

    • CompTIA Server+

      Students will gain hands-on skills required of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments. The course is vendor-neutral and not restricted to a single platform thus applications at the administrator level are valid in any environment because it is the only certification not restricted to a single platform. The course covers essential hardware and software technologies of on-premise and hybrid server environments including high availability, cloud computing and scripting.

      Course Code: NSA-580
      Course Requirements: Networking and IT Essentials

      Hours: 96

    • CompTIA Security+

      This course establishes the core knowledge required for any cybersecurity role through practical problem-solving skills required to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions, monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT. Students will also learn how to operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance and identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.

      Course Code: NSA-550
      Course Requirements: CCNA III: Enterprise Networking, Security & Automation

      Hours: 84

    • Network and Systems Administrator Capstone

      Troubleshooting hardware, software, and network problems are one of the most challenging challenges students face. Students will collaborate on a group project to simulate a comprehensive enterprise network based on the skills learned in previous courses to develop these skills. Students will then be required to troubleshoot and repair simulated network problems based on best practices.

      Course Code: NSA-630
      Course Requirements: Introduction to Computer Systems,Networking and IT Essentials,Introduction to Programming Using Python,Technical Writing and Documentation,Microsoft Azure Fundamentals,Microsoft Azure Administration,CCNA I: Introduction to Networks,CCNA II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials,CCNA III: Enterprise Networking, Security & Automation,Redhat Linux I,Microsoft 365 Messaging,CompTIA Server+,CompTIA Security+

      Hours: 42

    • Applied Network and Systems Administration

      The Work Practicum is an integral pathway to transition students from the MITT learning environment to the workplace. It offers students the opportunity to gain industry-relevant experience with a recognized employer and build on their technical skills while increasing confidence, employability, and job readiness.

      Course Code: NSA-680
      Course Requirements: Achieve a minimum percentage grade average of 70%,Achieve a minimum passing percentage grade of 65% in every course,Hold a valid work permit (international students)

      Hours: 420

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