Information System Specialist +
8-week field placement
Prepares students for certification in: CompTIA, A+, Network+, Windows Server 2012 and others
Program Length: 71 Weeks
The Information Systems Specialist+ program is designed for students wishing to develop specialized network implementation and support skills that meet a recognized level of technical proficiency and expertise with Microsoft desktop and server components.
Students study architecture, planning, implementation, configuration and support of desktop server systems in Local Area and global Wide Area Network environments. They will develop practical skills through hands on training to design, plan, install, monitor and administer these systems. Graduates may successfully compete for positions such as Network Designer, Network Administrator, Technical Support, Network Engineer or Network Security Specialist.
Student Success Strategies (20)
Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals (40)
Software Lab: Software Fundamentals (40)
Configuring Windows Devices (80)
Installing and Configuring Windows (80)
Window Server: Level I (80)
Windows Server: Level II (80)
Windows Server: Level III (80)
Windows Server: Level IV (80)
Exchange Server (80)
Introduction to Cisco Routers (160)
Career Planning and Preparation Part I (20)
Career Planning and Preparation Part II (20)
Field Placement – 8 Weeks
Total Weeks – 71
Eastern Academy’s Information Systems Specialist+ program is designed for students wishing to develop specialized network implementation and support skills. Students will develop practical skills through hands on training to design, plan, install, monitor and administer these systems.
A student must obtain an overall grade, in each module of at least 70% in order to graduate and receive a diploma. A student must complete all requirements of the Student Success Strategies as well as the Field Placement requirements for this program.
Information Systems Specialists are able to gain employment in a number of positions with a multitude of employers. Some of the jobs available are: systems administrator, security administrator, network operator, systems architect, hardware installation technician and technical support analyst, software installation technician and technical support analyst, system support representative, and technical support supervisor.
OPTIONAL INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS
The Information Systems Specialist+ program helps students prepare for certification in the following areas: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Network+ and Security+; Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012; and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure; (MCSE): Productivity Solutions Expert as well as Cisco CCENT. These certifications are not a graduation requirement.
Eastern Academy has an Articulation Agreement with Yorkville University in New Brunswick that automatically awards graduates of the Information Systems Specialist + program 36 block transfer credits toward completion of Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. To be eligible for admission and the awarding of this block of transfer credits, students must have graduated with a minimum grade of 70% in each course in the Information Systems Specialist+ program.
Graduates of the Information Systems Specialist + program who wish to continue to pursue Yorkville University’s BBA degree can complete all required courses online.
Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status
Grade 10 minimum is required for mature student applicants
NOC CODE: 2281, 2282
Salary information may be found on: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home