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Get the Skills to Become a Network Support Administrator

 Network Support Administrators in an IT server room.
Network Support Administrators play a crucial role in ensuring that an organization’s network is running securely

42-Week* Network Support Administrator Training Program in British Columbia

Network Support Administrators are a key part of the IT workforce. Professionals in this field are responsible for managing and maintaining an organization’s network systems to ensure optimal performance and security.

If you’re an analytical, detail-oriented person with an interest in technology, Cambria College’s Network Support Administrator program could be an excellent opportunity for you.

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Becoming a Skilled Network Support Administrator

This Network Support Administrator Diploma program prepares students with the skills to install, manage, and maintain computers and network installations. The program provides hands-on networking, an understanding of communication and support training, and training on popular operating systems including Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Windows Servers.

In addition to the technology training, students will learn critical learning and problem-solving strategies that will support them in their practicum.

This program is eligible for up to $3,000 in scholarships.

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Practical “On-The-Job” Training

At Cambria College, we believe that you should not only complete training with theoretical knowledge, but with real experience in the industry. That’s why students in the Network Support Administrator program will complete a 120-hour practicum placement during their training.

Your practicum enables you to apply what you’ve learned in a real setting and gain not only experience to put on your resume, but also industry connections, references, and confidence.

Course Breakdown
Course No.Name of SubjectCodeHours


Strategies for College Success




A+ Technical Hardware (220-1101)




A+ Technical Hardware (220-1102)




Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure (AZ-800)




Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services (AZ-801)




Networking+ Level 1 (N10-008)




Networking+ Level 2 (N10-008)




Introduction to Linux Level 1 (XK0-005)




Introduction to Linux Level 2 (XK0-005)




Introduction to Cisco Networks (200-301)




Advanced Cisco Networks (200-301)




Career Employment & Strategies







Program Duration

Total Program Hours840
Practicum Hours120
Total Program Length (Weeks)42*

Admissions Requirements

  1. High School Graduation or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years or older prior to starting the program)
  2. Meet one of the following English Language Proficiency requirements:
    a. Minimum Grade 12 English (Domestic Students)
    b. For English as second language students;
    i. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band of 5.0 or higher, with a minimum 5.0 in each band,
    ii. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) 38,
    iii. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT 423-427
    iv. Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) 600,
    v. Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) 6 or higher, with a minimum of 5.0 in all four skills,
    vi. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 35 or higher with no sub score less than 35,
    vii. Pearson Test of English (PTE): Score of 35 or higher,
    viii. Cambridge English Language PET,
    ix. Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 4 with an essay score of 26 or higher,
    x. Duolingo English Test (DUOLINGO) 90
    c. Pass the College’s English Assessment test with 60% or higher.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Support clients or organizations and teams by providing desktop and server support
  • Administer and implement processes for data backups and recovery systems
  • Monitor the performance and access of computer systems and networks
  • Identify organization’s needs, map a plan and implement computer networking systems
  • Maintain, monitor and troubleshoot diagnostic problems with Linux and Cisco systems
  • Knowledge surrounding secure Windows Server on-premise and hybrid infrastructures
  • Implement disaster recovery; migrate servers and workloads; and monitor and troubleshoot Windows Server environments
  • Deploy and manage networking infrastructure for on-premise and cloud-based environments
  • Understand and apply IT system and data security policies
  • Configure remote connectivity, apply access controls, and create shell scripts
  • Perform basic container operations and analyze storage issues and network resource issues
  • Project management and proposals for small to medium size IT endeavors
  • Knowledge surrounding organizational needs for hardware, software, networking, operating systems and various software applications including the installation and ongoing maintenance of these items
  • Demonstrate basic router configuration modes, a network switch and a static VLAN
  • In-depth knowledge of Implementing Ethernet LANs, Implementing VLANs & STPs, IPv4 addressing & routing, OSPF’s IPv6’s·and Wireless LANs.

Program Fees

Domestic Students: 

  • Application Fee: $250
  • Assessment Fee: $100
  • Tuition: $14,000
  • Textbooks: $525

Total: $14,875

International Students: 

  • Application Fee: $500
  • Assessment Fee: $100
  • Tuition: $22,000
  • Textbooks: $525

Total: $23,125

Get Certified & Stand Out to Employers

Courses within the program will fully prepare you to write certification exams for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Network+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Professional certifications can increase your employment opportunities, and put you a step ahead of other job applicants who may not be certified.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, graduates can work as computer network administrators or below occupations list:

  • Data center operator
  • Local area network (LAN) administrator
  • Local area network (LAN) technician
  • Network administrator
  • Network support technician
  • System administrator

This program is approved by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

Is a Career as a Network Support Administrator Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Network Support Administrator and exploring whether Cambria College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call your nearest Cambria College location today.

Richmond: (604) 242-4000
Surrey: (604) 416-5522
Vancouver: (604) 428-7500
Victoria: (778) 265-7547

*Program length when completed in normal time