Server and Network Support - 183

Ontario College Certificate
Men working in a server room

The Server & Network Support Certificate is intended to provide the necessary background and introduction to computers, networks, network operating systems and Internet. This program will be of interest to those who work in an environment that fosters a Local Area Network and wish to understand the concepts of how a network handles data, and shares hardware and software resources. This program familiarizes students with data communications and networking essentials, TCP/IP and networking, network operating systems for network applications, computer and server hardware, and internet programming.

This certificate will prepare you for COMPTIA A+, Server+, i-Net+, Linux+ and Microsoft Certifications and provides you with knowledge of current and emerging networking technology that will empower you to enter employment or further education in the computer-networking field.

For persons who wish to pursue a career as Network Supervisor or Network Manager, the program provides the preparatory studies for the Network Specialist Certificate.

Program Contact
Continuing Education Technology
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Analyze the architecture, functions and components of the OSI and TCP/IP layered network models. Implement network topologies by applying basic principles of cabling and configuring network devices, including routers and switches. Analyze network standards, protocols, network operating systems, remote access and security. Implement IP addressing schemes. Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot local area networks.
Prerequisites: ELEC10118
Course description: Apply Server technology in a network to provide data sources and network services. Investigate the operation of different data sources and network services found in networks. Build Server implementations to meet data source and network service requirements using the student's own versions of Microsoft Windows and Linux Server Network Operating Systems within a portable Virtual Server and Virtual Network environment.
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: ELEC10034
Equivalents: COMPNET10
Course description:
Prerequisites: ELEC10034
Equivalents: COMPNET25
Course description: Provides a technical overview of server hardware, server virtualization using VMware vSphere 5, desktop virtual machine management using VMware Workstation and management of Linux Server Operating system using command line. Topics include in-depth experience in the details of: server hardware specifications and configuration; server virtualization environment planning, installation, configuration and management; Linux server operating system installation, file system operation and management, system initialization, command line and graphical user interfaces, process management and network configuration.
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: ELEC10034
Equivalents: COMP10052
Course description: Describe the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Develop skills to identify internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Provide hands-on, career-oriented learning experience to develop fundamental computer and career skills. Integrate Cisco IT Essentials curriculum to prepare to write the CompTIA A+ certification exam.
Credits: 4