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Network Systems Administrator Diploma

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

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Program Overview

The Robertson Online Network Systems Administrator program 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

Formats Available

This online program is also taught on-campus. Select a campus below for more information.

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Program Details

Quick Facts



49 Weeks (11 Months)



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:

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

Lifetime Career Services

As a Robertson grad, our team will provide you with lifetime Career Development Support related to your program that will amplify your employment search strategies. We’ll help you create an employment search checklist, review your resume and cover letter, prepare for the interview and provide tips on building your professional network. 

Students, grads and alumni will also be invited to participate in exclusive Community Connection events such as virtual mixers with guest industry professionals as well as career development and employment strategy workshops. 

Learn more about Lifetime Career Services.

Next Start Dates

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

Online — Remote
May 3, 2021
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New start dates are being released all the time. Contact us for more dates.

Live near a Robertson campus? This course is also delivered on-campus.
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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.

Online Learning

Study Anywhere
You choose where you learn. Robertson Online offers flexible courses that give you the freedom to study where, when and how it works best for you. You’ll stay up-to-date with weekly assignments and quizzes on Brightspace, so you won’t fall behind.

Instructor Support
Learn from industry professionals who bring real-life experience and insight into the classroom. You’ll have virtual support from your instructors through Brightspace, where you can book video appointments and use the instant messenger to ask questions.

The Power of Brightspace
All Robertson Online courses are hosted on Brightspace, our online-learning hub. You can study anytime, anywhere and access your course materials, submit assignments and connect with your instructors and peers, all through the online tool.

How It Works

Getting Started

Our flexible start dates give you plenty of opportunities to plan for school and live your life around it.

Taking the Course

All Robertson Online courses are hosted on Brightspace, an online platform designed to give you everything you need to succeed in remote learning.

Entering the Workforce

Our programs set you up to adapt to industry changes and thrive in our modern digital workforce.

Visit the How It Works page to learn more about our online student experience. To learn more about how Brightspace gives you everything you need to succeed in your online courses, click here.

Financial Assistance and Flexible 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.

Questions about tuition and funding?

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Work Experience Practicum

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:

  • A self-procured practicum
  • A practical project

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