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Microcomputer and Networking Systems Courses


Microcomputer & Networking Systems Courses in Montreal


  • Introduction to Computing & Application Software
  • This course introduces basic microcomputer hardware and software applications.  An overview of microcomputer hardware is presented for the purpose of using a computer effectively. Students also obtain a firm foundation in the Microsoft Windows 8 desktop operating system.  Topics include navigation, file management, printing, configuring and customizing Windows.  In the second part of this course, students are exposed to office productivity software.  Topics include word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases using the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Computer Architecture
  • This course introduces students to the operation of microcomputer systems.  Topics include the microprocessor, memory organization, bus structures, chipsets, BIOS, input/output devices, power supplies, troubleshooting hardware and software problems.  Students will assemble a microcomputer from parts, install various operating systems and utilities, run tests and troubleshoot problems.
  • Peripherals
  • In this course students learn to install, configure and troubleshoot problems with peripheral devices.  Topics include disk drives, CD-ROM drives, SCSI devices, sound cards, memory, printers, scanners, network cards, video cards.  Students will install a fully functional microcomputer system and use Microsoft Windows device manager to diagnose and troubleshoot system faults.
  • Electronics for Network Specialists
  • This course introduces the students to the concepts of electronic, digital and solid state devices as these relate to the computer field. Students are exposed to the theory of operation of network components, network topologies, network cards, connection media, bridges, routers, gateways, networking standards, protocols, access methods, modems, ISDN and T1 lines. The OSI model for a Network will be cover too.
  • Introduction to Networking
  • This course corresponds in part to CompTia Network+ exam.  Students learn the difference between client/server and peer-to-peer networks; implement and support the major networking components, including the server, operating system and clients. Students will learn PC-to-PC communications through USB ports, modems and the Internet.  Students will also install, configure and manage Microsoft Windows 8 networks.
  • The Windows Operating System
  • The course focuses on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Participants will cover the following topics: plan and perform an installation of Windows 8; configure desktop settings for computers running Windows 8; configure security settings for Microsoft Internet Explorer; configure computers to run Windows 8 in a Windows networking environment.
    The second part of the course provides instruction in Windows Server 2012. Topics include installing Windows® 2012; implementing and conducting administration of resources; implementing, managing, and troubleshooting hardware devicesand drivers; monitoring and optimizing performance and reliability; configuring and troubleshooting the desktop environment; implementing, managing, and troubleshooting network protocols; managing, monitoring, and optimizing system performance, reliability, and availability; managing, configuring, and troubleshooting storage use; configuring and troubleshooting Windows Server 2012 network connections; and implementing, monitoring, and troubleshooting security.

    This is a preparation course for exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.

  • Mathematics for Network Specialists
  • The focus of this course is to give students a thorough understanding of computer mathematics as it relates to operations on binary and hexadecimal numbers, and logic functions.   In addition the course covers the concepts to implement, manage, and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2012 network infrastructure. This includes implementing VPN and routing; implementing, managing, and maintaining Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS); configuring IP security; implementing a network access infrastructure by configuring the connections for remote access clients; managing and monitoring network access; configuring and managing Active Directory; configuring and managing Group Policy.

    This is a preparation course for exam 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012.

  • Web Server Installation
  • This course focuses on the architecture and the characteristics of Internet Information Server IIS on Windows Server 2012 systems. Subjects to be studied are: TCP/IP protocol, server installation, server configuration and server administration, performance optimization and security control, as well as FTP connections.
  • Communication Protocols
  • In this course students will learn knowledge and skills necessary to select, connect, configure, and troubleshoot the various Cisco networking devices. The exam covers topics on router and switch configuration commands, routing protocols, determining IP Routes, managing IP traffic, establishing Point-to-Point connections and Frame Relay Connections.

    This course will cover material to help students prepare for the Cisco CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) exam.

  • Communication and Electronic Mail
  • This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to update and support a reliable, secure messaging infrastructure. This infrastructure is used for creating, storing, and sharing information by using Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 in a medium-sized to large-sized (250 to 5,000 seats) messaging environment.

    This course will cover material to help students prepare for part of Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 exam (70-341).

  • Technical Support
  • This is a course on the installation and use of LINUX operating system. Students should acquire a basic knowledge of the LINUX operating system, using the GUI, LINUX commands and utilities, create files using an editor and work with directories and permissions, manage applications, create and manage users and groups, manage and configure storage, create scripts.  At the same time the student will learn troubleshooting techniques to resolve hardware, software and network problems.

    This course will cover material to help students prepare for the CompTia Linux+ Powered by LPI Exam LX0-101.

  • The UNIX Operating System
  • This is a course on the installation and configuration of LINUX Server operating system (CentOS). Topics include Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name Service (DNS), sharing resources with the Samba protocol, network printing services, and TCP/IP services such as telnet, ssh and FTP.  Students will learn and practice network configuration and troubleshooting techniques, client / server relationship, log files, protocols and port numbers, and network security issues.  Connectivity of Linux with Microsoft Windows will also be covered.

    This course will cover material to help students prepare for the CompTia Linux+ Powered by LPI Exam LX0-102.

  • Network Operating System
  • This course relates to advanced networking topics as well as virtualization and cloud computing.  Students will learn and practice Apache server, internet proxy, rsync utility and cron jobs based on the Linux operating system.  Coverage of cloud computing includes the following topics: Fundamental Cloud Computing terminology and concepts; Horizontal and vertical scaling; Specific characteristics that define a Cloud; On-Premise services vs. Cloud services; Understanding elasticity, resiliency, On-demand and measured usage; Benefits, Challenges and Risks of Contemporary Cloud Computing Platforms and Cloud Services.
  • Managing an Enterprise Network
  • This course provides additional training in enterprise level networking. Students will learn to install and configure electronic mail services, iptables firewall, advanced storage techniques and advanced security features using the Linux operating system. Contemporary cloud computing topics will also be covered in order to provide the students with a firm knowledge of cloud service architecture, cloud security threats and technologies, virtualization and data processing. Cloud computing models and modern cloud platforms (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) will be analyzed and explained.

    This course will cover material to help students prepare for the CompTia Cloud Essentials Exam CLO-001.

  • Project
  • In this project students will put together a functional network using desktop virtualization, network servers and clients from a set of specifications. The project consists of core requirements and advanced options to choose from, and provides the students with an excellent opportunity to put their knowledge into practice while improving their technical and troubleshooting skills. Students will be required to submit a report of their work.
  • Work Internship
  • After completing the program students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired in school during their internship. Internships are 12 weeks in duration and take place within the industry.  Students will reinforce computer and networking concepts learned in school; learn new technologies, learn time management, build a professional and positive attitude, learn to work independently as well as in a team and build rapport with colleagues and customers. Students will be expected to document their work and submit it for evaluation.


• Quebec issued high school diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of two consecutive terms
One school year interruption from full-time studies
• Minimum of one year post-secondary education
• Pass a general admissions entrance test
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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