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Network Administration Certificate


Brighton College is a Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) Member. The goal of this program is to train students to an exceptionally high standard in network planning, implementation, administration and support. Through this program, students also achieve requisite skills in computer maintenance and management. This certificate is based on industry certification requirements as determined by Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco. The course maps directly to the certification pathways for recognized one or few of following designations such as:

  • CompTIA A+ Essentials
  • CompTIA Network +
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
  • Security +
  • Microsoft Windows 10

The certification for these designations is administered through outside agencies. There are additional costs for each exam, payable to the Authorized Testing Center. Completion of those outside examinations is not required for college program graduation.

This certificate program is instructor-driven, allowing students to navigate quickly through theory and networking software. The curriculum includes experiential lectures and workshops facilitated by specialized industry experts – instructors have relevant designations and are Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT’s) with work experience in the industry. The elective option for this program allows students to diversify in the area of expertise they would like to work-in upon graduation. The successful completion of all courses is required for program graduation.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Pass college mathematic assessment or Math 10 and above
  • Domestic students: Grade 10 English or pass college English assessment; International students: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass college English assessment

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    Optimizing Complex Systems
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    Analyting, Solving, Knowing
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    Managing Challenging Projects
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    Global Learning Opportunities
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    Where Technology Meets Creativity


  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Network Technician
  • Network Administration Assistant
  • LAN (local area network) Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Career Paths
  • Network Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Network Consultant

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19 Week Certificate


HAR100 | A+*
This course covers how to assemble hardware components based on customer requirements, how to install, configure, and maintain devices, PCs, and software for end users, and how to provide appropriate customer support. Upon completion of the course, students will understand the basics of networking and security/forensics, and the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging and deployment. This course will require students to properly and safely diagnose, resolve, and document common hardware and software issues, and apply troubleshooting skills.

Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
NTD100 | Network+
This course covers how to establish basic network design and connectivity, identify network limitations and weaknesses, understand and maintain network documentation, and implement network security, standards and protocols.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
CIS100 | Cisco Certified Network Associate [CCNA]
This course includes Interconnection Cisco Network Devices Par1 (ICND1) and Part 2 (ICND2). The ICND1 provides the knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. It includes the operation of IP data networks, LAN switching technologies, IPv6, IP routing technologies, IP services network device security, and basic troubleshooting. The ICND2 provides the knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small- to medium-size enterprise branch network. It includes LAN switching technologies, IP routing technologies, security, troubleshooting and WAN technologies.

Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
NTS100 | Security+
This course provides the skills and knowledge required to obtain the CompTIA Security+ Certification is a vendor-neutral credential. The CompTIA Security+ exam is an internationally recognized validation of foundation-level security skills and knowledge, and is used by organizations and security professionals around the globe. The skills tested include: Identifying risk, participating in risk mitigation activities, providing infrastructure, application, information and operational security, applying security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability, identifying appropriate technologies and products, troubleshooting security events and incidents, and operating with an awareness of applicable policies, laws and regulations.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
MCS698 | Configuring Windows 10 Client Operating System
This course is intended for IT professionals looking to validate their skills in and knowledge of installing and configuring Windows. It covers local installation, configuration of core local services and the general local management and maintenance of Windows 10. Although the focus is primarily on local scenarios, enterprise scenarios are also included, where applicable. Some cloud-integrated services are also covered.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
VSO100 | Visio
This course focusses on creating flowcharts, network diagrams, org charts, floor plans and more using modern shapes and templates. Increase productivity by learning advanced diagramming. The course teaches creating business diagrams of all types, ranging from flowcharts, network diagrams, and organization charts, to floor plans and brainstorming diagrams. The student can learn about templates that create maps for an Active Directory and an LDAP Directory.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
BUS500 | Employment Readiness/Job Search
This course helps students prepare the required job search skills and knowledge they need to become employed. Students will learn the best known job search techniques to find viable opportunities, strategies to differentiate themselves from the competition and how they will add value to prospective employers in today’s competitive global economy.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.

The program is delivered via an in-class instruction method. The program has an intermittent intake model. Students start the program with HAR100 indicated by (*) and then complete the remaining lecture courses in order listed.

ENHANCE YOUR CAREER Network Administration Certificate

" My experience at Brighton College was wonderful. My instructor, Terry, proved to be outstandingly knowledgeable and patient. I was strongly motivated to attend the classes as they were full of fun. "
Yina Xu Brighton College Alumni

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