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Network Systems Administrator Diploma Program Calgary

As more and more companies are in the process of transforming and digitalizing many of their processes, IT-related roles will no longer just be limited to technology companies but in every sector.

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Program Overview

The Network Systems Administrator program offered at Robertson College Calgary will provide you with the skills you need to become a skilled member of the IT profession.

As part of the diploma program, you will gain knowledge in areas recognized by industry standards such as Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco.

You will have the option to challenge a limited number of certification exams pending course outcomes.

  • Learn the basic concepts of computer hardware and operation 
  • Learn to install, configure and troubleshoot computer hardware components
  • Learn how to install common operation systems
  • Understand security concerns of computer and networks
  • Develop your knowledge in Windows Client Configuration including how to install, upgrade and migrate to Windows 10 and working within the Windows 10 operating system
  • Learn to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot tasks of small to medium-sized routed and switched networks
  • Manage operation of IP data networks including LAN switching, IPv4/IPv6 routing, IP services (DHCP, NAT, ACLs) and security of networking devices
  • Learn to perform advanced configuration on Windows Server including managing storage management, performing server data protection, AHCP and DNS confirmation and certificate and digital rights management

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Program Details

Quick Facts



Calgary Campus



49 Weeks (11 Months)



5 Days a Week
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm



4 Weeks
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Admission Requirements

Our admissions agents can work with you to ensure you meet the program’s criteria. This program is not currently open to International Students. Need advice? A Student Admissions Advisor is here to support you.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities exist for Network Systems Administrators in organizations of all sizes and industries as:

  • Computer Network Technicians
  • Network Administrators
  • System Administrators
  • Infrastructure Administrators
You could be earning in less than a year

Lifetime Career Services

Even though you’ll leave Robertson once you graduate, we will support you throughout your career. Our team will help you with resume building, job hunting and interview preparation and will continue to guide you as you advance in your role.

Before you graduate, you’ll be paired with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that are committed to your success and helping you thrive.

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Next Start Dates

Online on your own time with 3 real-time optional sessions per week with your instructor.

Virtual Classroom
May 3, 2021
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New start dates are being released all the time. Contact us for more dates.

Not near a Robertson campus?
This program is also available online.

Topics of Study

A+ Certification - 100 hours

Provides students with foundations in PC hardware and software concepts and prepares them to complete the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 certification exams.

Business Communication - 60 hours

Teaches students the essential skills for basic business writing, while emphasizing the role technology plays in communication and the best practices for using technology in the workplace.

CCNA Routing and Switching - 120 hours

Reviews an in-depth understanding of networking, using Cisco routers and switches and their various configurations, connections and protocols.

ITIL Foundation - 100 hours

Introduces students to the fundamentals of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and prepares them to write the ITIL Foundation certification exam.

Windows Client Configuration - 120 hours

Provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand and identify the tasks involved in deploying Windows 7 and Windows 10 in a business environment. The course focuses on configuration tasks performed at the client computer, including those performed by a desktop administrator in a small, medium or large business.

Windows Server: Active Directory and Identity - 120 hours

This course is designed to provide students with the appropriate skills and knowledge required to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment. Students will also learn how to implement Group Policy, perform active directory backup and restore, monitor and troubleshoot AD-related issues with Windows Server 2016. Exposure on deploying other AD server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Web proxy will also be provided.

Windows Server: Installation and Storage - 120 hours

Prepares students for entry-level Microsoft Server 2012 administration. Throughout the course, students learn how to design, implement, configure and manage a Windows network that incorporates Windows Server 2012 (components).

Windows Server: Network Services - 120 hours

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure essential and advanced networking features and functionalities that are available in Windows Server 2016. Students will become familiar with implementing and managing DNS, DHCP, IPAM, Remote access solutions such as VPN, DirectAccess and RADIUS and other advanced network solutions needed for today’s networks.

Campus Experience

Have the flexibility to live your life while going to school with our half-day classes. Our flexible start dates and small class sizes give you plenty of opportunities to learn when it’s best for you and gain the hands-on skills to succeed in any industry.

Industry-Leading Instructors
Learn from industry professionals who bring real-life experience into the classroom. You can book office hours or get virtual support from your instructors through Brightspace, where you can schedule video appointments and use instant messenger to ask questions.

Lifelong Career Services
Connect with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that will help you with resume building, interview preparation and networking.

Financial Assistance and Funding

Robertson offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation. Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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The practicum is an essential part of a student’s program. It is not merely a graduation requirement; it is an extension of the in-class learning. The practicum asks you to apply the skills, theories, and concepts that you learned in your classes in an entry-level work experience situation.

Practicum must begin and end within the dates outlined in your program schedule and enrolment contract. Practicum is a full-time, unpaid commitment and is presently available in 2 formats:

         1.  a) A self-procured practicum

         2. b) A practical project

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