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Computer Networking Technology Program
Learn how to install, optimize, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks. Get prepared for Linux, CompTIA Net+, and CompTIA Security+ certification exams. Become a Network Technician or Network Administrator in just 13 months.
What’s Your Role as a Computer Network Technician?
Network technicians are responsible for overseeing, optimizing, and protecting a company’s computer network.
Typical tasks for this role include:
- Installing network hardware and software
- Troubleshooting hardware, software, connectivity, and server issues
- Installing and configuring individual workstations
- Training users and providing technical support
- Updating software as needed
- Monitoring network security
- Performing back-up operations
- Performing disaster recovery procedures
- Configuring cloud services
- Identifying ways to optimize the network infrastructure
Herzing Toronto Computer Networking Technology Program
Herzing’s Computer Networking Technology program delivers cutting-edge training in network administration and technical support. We teach the practical skills you need to get hired, including preparation for valuable networking certification exams.
- 13-month diploma program
- Preparation for Linux, CompTIA Net+, and CompTIA Security+ certification exams
- Includes a 6-week internship
- Expert instructors with decades of professional IT experience
- Step-by-step help from our Career Development team to find your first computer networking job
- Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify
- Multiple start-dates; enroll at any time
Canada has one of the fastest growing IT job markets in the world. Randstad recently named Network Administrator one of the best tech jobs in Canada.
Any organization large enough to need a computer network requires skilled technicians to maintain and protect it. Employers include:
- Government agencies
- Small-to-medium sized businesses
- Educational institutions
- Health care organizations
- IT services companies
- Community organizations
Computer Networking Job Opportunities
There is a wide variety of job opportunities in the networking industry. Successful graduates of Herzing’s Computer Networking Technology program can pursue the following positions:
- Technical Support Specialist
- Service Technician
- Network Specialist
- Network Consultant
- Network Administrator
- Network Operations Analyst
- Computer Support Specialist
- Network Security Analyst
- Wireless Networking/Mobility Specialist
- IT Project Manager
Who Hires Herzing Grads?
Our Computer Networking Technology graduates have been hired by many Ontario organizations, including:
The Computer Networking Technology program teaches practical skills in network administration and troubleshooting, network security, cloud services, Cisco routers and switches, SQL server, Windows, and Linux.
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This course is an introduction to the Windows past and current operating systems as found in today ’s market. Students install, configure and troubleshoot operating systems and prepare for certifications with those systems. Course content relates to the following certification(s): MCTS; MCITP
This course provides instruction on both general and specific computing environments. Topics include an introduction to Microsoft technologies. Candidates will work hands on with installation and deployment techniques, upgrading processes to Windows Operating systems, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Additionally, candidates will work with and be able to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows Operating systems, and mobile computing. Candidates will also put into practice the fundamentals of troubleshooting the OS. Topics covered will include: An Introduction to Implementing, Managing, Monitoring hardware devices and drivers; How to optimize system performance and reliability; Configuring and troubleshooting the TCP/IP protocol.
This course provides instruction on both general and specific computing environments. Topics include an introduction to Microsoft technologies. Candidates will work hands on with installation and deployment technics, upgrading processes to Windows Operating systems, including ensuring hardware and software compatibility. Additionally, candidates will work with and be able to configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows Operating systems, and mobile computing. Candidates will also put into practice the fundamentals of troubleshooting the OS. Topics covered will include: An Introduction to Implementing, Managing, Monitoring hardware devices and drivers; How to optimize system performance and reliability; Configuring and troubleshooting the TCP/IP protocol.
This course provides instruction in network design and technologies using the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Topics include network fundamentals, the OSI model, network operating systems, TCP/IP fundamentals and utilities, network installation and upgrades, network remote access configuration and protocols, network administration and security, fault tolerance and disaster recovery considerations and procedures, and network troubleshooting procedures. The course also covers all aspects of computer network security, from physical security to local computer security to Internet related security methods. Emphasis is placed on the analytical skills required by a security specialist. Certification: CompTIA Net+, CompTIA Security+
This course helps students understand the cloud, support cloud users, use and configure cloud services and focuses on technical skills related to supporting cloud users. It will train students in the areas of troubleshooting common Office 365 and Office 2016 issues.
Unix is an operating system that is a standard for many different types of computers. It is known as one of the most flexible operating systems, one of the most difficult to master, and, unfortunately, one of the most expensive to obtain. Linux is an affordable Unix clone that was created and continues to be maintained by many talented individuals from around the world. In fact, many companies now recognize Linux expertise as a sign of generally strong computer knowledge and list knowledge of Linux as a qualifying skill for many types of jobs. This course introduces the capabilities and features of Linux as a multi-user operating system, and prepares the student for the opportunity to write the Linux Certification exams level 1 and 2. (LPIC-1, LPIC-2) This course introduces the capabilities and features of Linux(R) as a multi-user operating system. Topics include system planning and installing a Linux(R) system, managing desktop interfaces, working with the shell and text files, the role of the system administrator, performing system administrator tasks such as managing system resources and creating scripts, and performance tuning and troubleshooting techniques.
This course will prepare students to evaluate, plan, migrate, deploy, and manage Microsoft 365 services. It will teach students to design and implement Microsoft 365, mange user identities and roles and manage access and authentication.
This is a course in the installation and operation of Windows(R) 2003/8 Server. Topics include installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Windows(R) 2003/8; access to resources; hardware devices and drivers; managing, monitoring, and optimizing system performance, reliability, and availability; managing, configuring, and troubleshooting storage use; configuring and troubleshooting network connections; and implementing, monitoring, and troubleshooting security.
This course is designed to provide instruction in implementing and administering a Windows® 2003/8 network infrastructure. Topics include installing, configuring, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting DNS; installing, configuring, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting network protocols; installing, configuring, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting WINS; installing, configuring, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting IP routing; installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Network Address Translation; and installing, configuring, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting Certificate Services.
This course is designed to provide instruction in implementing and administering a Windows® 2003/8 Directory Services infrastructure. Topics include installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Active Directory; installing, configuring, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting DNS for Active Directory; installing, configuring, managing, monitoring, optimizing, and troubleshooting change and configuration management; managing, monitoring, and optimizing the components of Active
This course introduces the concepts and procedures required to configure Cisco(R) switches and routers in multi-protocol internetworks. Topics include using the Cisco(R) Internetwork Operating System (IOS); the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model and layered communication; LAN design, technologies, and virtual LANs; bridging, switching, and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP); the TCP/IP protocol suite and IP and IPX addressing, sub netting, and configuration; routing basics, protocols, and configuration; access list security and configuration; and Wide Area Network (WAN) design, protocols, and technologies.
This course provides instruction in the planning, installation, and administration of Microsoft(R) SQL
Server(TM). Topics include planning SQL Server capacity and security, installing and configuring the SQL
Server, security configuration and management, data maintenance and data management, monitoring
performance, and troubleshooting various problems
This seminar provides an opportunity for the student to apply the techniques and processes for developing a career path and to learn lifetime career management tools and skills. Topics include career-planning, job searching, writing resumes and cover letters, refining interview skills, and preparing for a new position.
The internship component of the program is the practical application of a student’s knowledge and skills in an industry environment. The industry shall be directly related to the student’s program of study. The internship requires full-time day attendance working in the industry setting. 120 Hours
I have been working in the IT industry since 1990 and have worked in multiple countries. In IT, you are learning new skills every day. IT is shaping and future of this world and it is a privilege to be part of this transformation. I have a master’s in computer science and ITIL Certification.
I like to gain knowledge from reading, TV, and social media. I also like to play cricket. Knowledge is useless if it is not transferred to others, and that’s what drives me to teach.
What you need to get started.
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent (Ontario high school diploma or equivalent) or a mature student (19 years of age or older and has been removed from full-time high school for minimum 2 years)
*Students applying as mature students must demonstrate appropriate levels of math, English literacy, comprehension and/or written skills to warrant success and completion of program
- Pass an entrance test administered by Herzing College
- Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
- Note: admission to some programs may include additional requirements
Tuition and Fees
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Includes 6 week internship
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Herzing College is a Fortinet Authorized Security Academy member
Fortinet is a global leader in cybersecurity, delivering a broad, integrated and automated security fabric to enable customers to accelerate their digital journey.
As an authorized security academy member, alumni and students of Herzing’s I.T. programs have access to Fortinet curriculum, which will prepare them to take Fortinet certification exams. Eligible students and alumni can take Fortinet courses free of charge and receive 1 voucher for a Fortinet exam ($400 value).
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2022 Overall Graduate Employment Rate
88% of available Herzing College Toronto graduates were employed in a related field.
*statistics based on most recent available
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Why Choose this Program?
Herzing Toronto Computer Networking Technology program is fast, effective, and trusted by employers. Here’s why Herzing should be your first choice:
- 13-month program that gets you job-ready fast
- 6-week internship for on-the-job training
- Preparation for industry-standard networking certifications
- Learn from expert instructors with years of IT experience.
- Small class sizes where every student gets step-by-step support
- Enjoy the Herzing Open Education Program (HOEP): take more IT courses after you graduate, tuition-free!
- Amazing Career Development team, who helps create your resume, prepare for interviews, and apply for computer networking jobs
- Friendly, welcoming campus with students of all ages and backgrounds