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Computer Networking Technology Online Program
Become a fully qualified Network Administrator or Network Technician. Get certified in Linux, CompTIA Net+, and CompTIA Security+. Learn hands-on skills in network installation, optimization, security, and technical support.
Become a Network Technician or Network Administrator
Network technicians and network administrators are responsible for installing, optimizing, and protecting computer networks.
Many kinds of organizations rely on functional and secure computer networks, including hospitals, schools, government agencies, medium-sized businesses and large corporations.
As our dependence on networking increases, so does demand for trained professionals with the latest skills.
Herzing College Computer Networking Technology Program
This program teaches hands-on skills in computer network administration and technical support. Courses include preparation for major networking certification exams.
- 12-month diploma program
- Currently available online
- Preparation for Linux, CompTIA Net+, and CompTIA Security+ certification exams
- 7-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, enrol at any time
There is consistent demand for computer networking technology professionals across Canada.
Successful graduates of the Computer Networking Technology program can find employment opportunities at:
- Government agencies
- Small-to-medium sized businesses
- Corporate IT departments
- Educational institutions
- Health care organizations
- IT services companies
Computer Networking Technology Jobs
There are many job opportunities in the computer networking industry. Successful graduates of Herzing’s Computer Networking Technology program are qualified for 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
Herzing’s Computer Networking Technology program teaches the practical skills you need to get certified and start your career.
Study topics include Cisco routers and switches, Windows server, Linux administration, cloud services, security and disaster recovery, and network troubleshooting.
Click to see a detailed description of each course.
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; Configure and troubleshooting the TCP/IP protocol.
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.
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+.
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 as a multi-user operating system. Topics include system planning and installing a Linux 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, manage user identities and roles and
manage access and authentication.
This course is designed to provide instruction in implementing and administering a Windows network
infrastructure. Topics include installing, configure, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting DNS;
installing, configure, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting network protocols; installing,
configure, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting WINS; installing, configure, managing,
monitoring, and troubleshooting IP routing; installing, configure, and troubleshooting Network Address
Translation; and installing, configure, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting Certificate Services.
This is a course in the installation and operation of Windows Server. Topics include installing, configure,
and troubleshooting Windows; access to resources; hardware devices and drivers; managing,
monitoring, and optimizing system performance, reliability, and availability; managing, configure, and
troubleshooting storage use; Configure and troubleshooting network connections; and implementing,
monitoring, and troubleshooting security.
This course is designed to provide instruction in implementing and administering a Windows 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 Directory; and
configuring, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting Active Directory security.
This course introduces the concepts and procedures required to configure Cisco switches and routers in
multi-protocol internetworks. Topics include using the Cisco 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,
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, developing career search documents, 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. The duration of the
internship is seven weeks.
What you need to get started.
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
- 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
12 Months (20 hours/week)
Includes 7 week internship
TRY OUR CAREER EXPLORATION KIT
Our online kit takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.
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 IT 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).
Click to view the Fortinet brochure and contact admissions for details. Some conditions apply.
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Why Choose this Program?
- 12-month program that gets you job-ready fast
- 7-week internship to gain real work experience
- Preparation for leading computer networking certifications
- Instructors with many years of professional IT experience
- Practical training in all aspects of network administration
- Small class sizes where every student gets personal 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
- Learn together with students of all ages and backgrounds