Technology

System Administrator

Challenge your potential and start a promising career in the rewarding IT field today. With this 42-week program, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a system administrator.

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    Type

    Diploma

    Duration

    42 Weeks

    Internship

    8 Weeks

    Program Outline

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    About The Program

    On top of our comprehensive courses, you will complete an 8-week internship to gain real-world, hands-on experience and make yourself job-ready by the time you graduate. With our small class sizes, you can get the proper guidance you need to maximize your learning experience. Plus, take advantage of exam vouchers you’ll receive to help you achieve your CompTIA and Microsoft designations.

    In this program, you will also learn how to leverage online resources, including advanced search engine functionality and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, to simplify tasks where applicable. Click here to learn more about AI and how it is used in our technology programs.

    Career Opportunities

    This industry-leading program can qualify you for the following roles:

    • System Administrator
    • Network Administrator
    • Computer Network Technician
    • LAN Administrator
    • LAN Technician
    • Network Support Analyst
    • Server Administrator

    Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

    • Province of Ontario
    • Hydro One
    • ING Direct
    • Acer America Corporation
    • Geek Squad
    • Sentex Communications
    • KPMG
    • Tech Alliance

    Salary

    88 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 33

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 50

    High Wage/HR**

    *Employment Rate based on 2021 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.

    Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

    NOC Code: 2281/22220 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Jan 2024.

    Program Details

    Did you know that technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in Canada? If you want a high-paying and in-demand career in a dynamic industry, then enroll in triOS College’s System Administrator diploma program today!

    This 42-week program uses a real-world, hands-on, and project-based approach, which will allow you to develop the practical skills you need to succeed in the IT industry. You will get the knowledge and skills you need in the major areas of computer- and network-related administration, plus the certifications that fortify your credentials. Learn the core concepts of PC Support, Windows 10 Administration, Linux Administration, and Security Fundamentals to name a few. Not only will you embark on courses in PC & Windows Administration, Network & Linux Administration, and an 8-week internship; you will also take Preparatory Studies classes to help you succeed as a student and as a job hunter as well!

    When you enroll in this program, you will receive:

    • a registered and approved diploma
    • 4 exam vouchers to write the certifications you wish to pursue*
    • practice tests (where applicable)
    • career services
    • job search assistance
    • alumni program benefits

    *The courses in the program relate to 8 industry certification exams leading to the following designations, which are frequently used as a benchmark for hiring:

    • CompTIA A+ (2 vouchers)
    • CompTIA IT Project+
    • CompTIA Network+
    • CompTIA Linux+
    • CompTIA Security+
    • Microsoft Desktop Administrator Associate (MDAA): Windows 10 (2 Vouchers)
    Course Listings
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    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Management
    In this module, you will create and refine your résumé and LinkedIn Profile. You will write cover letters and learn the value of customizing cover letters to specific job postings. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge as you conduct a job search and write a cover letter tailored to an ideal job post. Through research, you will create a list of top employers and target current industry opportunities. You will learn about current methods for applying to job postings using technology. You will also gain an understanding of the job interview process, typical interview questions and possible responses, and expectations of both the interviewer and interviewee. In addition, you will engage in practical application of the interview process through role-play. Topics such as negotiating salary, self-management, and on-the-job success for placements and post-graduate employment will be also covered.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. IT Professional Internship
    At the successful completion of the classroom hours of this program, you will be placed in a 320-hour internship at an outside organization. You will have the opportunity to apply your new and developed skills in a real-world environment. Hosts include small, medium, and large organizations that have an Information Technology department, or organizations that provide technology and technology services.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. IT Service & Project Management
    You will learn business processes and communication, as well as time and project management skills vital for success in today’s IT industry. Through examples, demonstrations, and activities, you will examine the strategies and techniques commonly used within the IT industry, with a focus on ITIL processes and project management. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Project+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Linux Administration
    Linux provides the foundation for many systems today, from embedded and mobile devices to supercomputers and the cloud. In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, and manage Linux systems and the network services that they run. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Linux+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Network Administration
    In this course, you will examine the theory and concepts required to successfully administer and troubleshoot IP-based computer networks and network technologies. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Network+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. PC Support
    This course introduces you to the essential operating system skills required of a PC support technician, and covers the concepts tested on the CompTIA A+ certification. More specifically, you will learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and maintain both computer hardware and the Windows family of desktop operating systems. Additionally, you will examine the basic configuration of Linux, macOS, and mobile operating systems.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. System Administrator Internship
    At the successful completion of the classroom hours of this program, you will be placed in a 160-hour internship at an outside organization. You will have the opportunity to apply your new and developed skills in a real-world environment. Hosts include small, medium, and large organizations that have an Information Technology department, or organizations that provide technology and technology services.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Security Fundamentals
    In this course, you will cover the fundamentals of security within an technical environment, focusing on the common security tools and procedures every IT professional must work with in an enterprise organization. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Security+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Student Success Strategies
    This course stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note- and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting goals and maintaining a positive attitude techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Windows 10 Administration
    This course introduces you to the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure and support Microsoft Windows 10, and covers the concepts tested on the Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (MDAA) certification exams. More specifically, you will learn how to deploy and upgrade to Windows 10, as well as configure storage, access, devices, network connectivity and security.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Windows Server & Active Directory Administration
    This course provides you with an in-depth look at the different tasks necessary to administer, secure, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2019 systems. The focus is on server deployment and management, as well as data, storage, network service, virtualization, and container configuration. Additionally, you will cover Active Directory configuration and management.
    Admission Requirements
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    You must:

    • have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent

    OR

    • be at least 18 years old when or before the program begins AND pass a qualifying test* that has been approved by the Superintendent. (The approved qualifying test for this program is the Wonderlic test with a passing score of 18.)

     

    * If you’re applying from other Canadian provinces, you must:

    • be at least 19 years old,
    • be out of high school for at least 1 year when the program starts, and
    • successfully pass an academic achievement test.

     

    Please contact us for more details regarding admissions requirements if you are an international student.

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