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Sheridan Technical College
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Network Systems Administration

1050 hours | Blended

The Network Systems Administration program is designed to prepare students for employment as an Information Technology Assistant, Computer Support Assistant, Network Support Technician, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, Wireless Network Administrator, and Data Communications Analyst. The content includes instruction in basic hardware configuration and troubleshooting; networking technologies, security, wireless networking, network administration, data security and backup, customer service and human relations skills.

The Network Systems Administration program prepares students for the CompTIA A+, Network+, and portions of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2016, including:  Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (Exam 70-740) and Identity with Windows Server 2016 (Exam 70-742). Instruction and hands-on labs include VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V  virtualization, using multiple virtual machines in an Active Directory domain environment, modern data centers, advanced storage systems, clustering, and cloud services.. The program consists of two online days(Mon and Fri), which include a live web-conference session with the teacher, and three classroom days (Tue, Wed, Thu) spent performing hands-on labs.

Candidates are capable of implementing, building, troubleshooting, and debugging a particular Microsoft technology. The certification provides employers with a means to identify those qualified individuals who have the appropriate skill set to do the job successfully. Once you pass your first Microsoft certification exam you will become a “Microsoft Certified Professional” (MCP).

Two Specific MCSA Certifications are covered in the program:

  • Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (Exam 70-740)
  • Identity with Windows Server 2016 (Exam 70-742)

Two other IT Certifications are included in this program:

  • CompTIA A+ Certification, for Computer Diagnosis and Repair, and
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification, for Network Diagnosis and Repair

For more information on program cost, schedule, content, and admission requirements, see the program flyer or contact

Dorie Copeland, Guidance Counselor
Sheridan Technical College
[email protected]