COURSE LIST - COMPUTER NETWORKING

Session 1

 

420-C01-TV - Introduction to Computers and Network Management

Course description:

This course establishes the guidelines of the network management profession and puts the student in contact with their future work environment. It also introduces the student to the vocabulary and resources available to assist them in the tasks of a computer networking technician.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize and describe the tasks and areas of the network technician occupation;
  • Use a suite of office software to produce professional-looking reports and charts;
  • Research information about network management occupations and workplaces;
  • Use online and offline computer resources 4. use online and offline computer resources available to assist them in their work and studies.

 

420-102-TV - The Languages of Programming

Course description:

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of programming: analysis of problems that can be solved by a computer, introduction to algorithms, and the concept of variables as well as debugging.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Perform the correct analysis of a computer problem, its decomposition, and determination of its data, inputs, and outputs
  • Make a choice or an appropriate adaptation of the algorithm to be used
  • Translate algorithms into programming languages
  • Identify errors in algorithms and correct them appropriately.

420-103-TV - Computers and Math Problems

Course description:

This course establishes the mathematical programming skills necessary for an Internet programming technician: the memory representation of numbers and their processing, Boolean logic reasoning, statistics, the use of matrices, and graph theory. It also provides some mathematical tools for the courses Databases as well as Networks and Protocols.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Correctly represent different numbers in the bases used in computer science (binary, octant, decimal, and hexadecimal)
  • Represent situations by logical functions and manipulate them using Boolean algebra
  • Calculate the mean, median, variance, and standard deviation and graph them
  • Represent systems by graphs for appropriate processing.

420-104-TV - Communication and Teamwork in Computing

Course description:

This course establishes the teamwork and business relationships of computer networking technicians, both within the limits of their own tasks and in their relationship with those of others in a professional context. This course also establishes the legal obligations and professional ethics that exist for computer technicians.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize and analyze the limits of the tasks
  • Understand and respect the different roles in computer development
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Situate themselves with respect to legal obligations and the rules of professional ethics for computer technicians.

420-C02-TV - Operating Systems and Network Management

Course description:

This course is an introduction to the different development and runtime environments that a network administrator technician may encounter and the vocabulary related to them. The course covers the characteristics that differentiate the platforms, their limitations, and common problems.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Formulate opinions on the software and hardware components of a project in relation to its platform, the compatibility of the components, and their longevity
  • Express themselves using the appropriate vocabulary and respecting the documentation standards in place
  • Set up the interconnection devices and to install them accurately
  • Analyze incidents and problems and make appropriate intervention choices on the various platforms
  • Clearly formulate the recommendations relating to the intervention carried out in order to prevent and to be able to intervene easily in the event of possible breakdowns.

420-C03-TV - Computer support in network management

Course description:

This course focuses on the support that the network management technician provides to users, from the analysis of the current case to the follow-up provided after the intervention. These notions will be completed by fictitious cases and simulations of customer support, in various environments and with various requests ranging from the direct use of a computer to requests involving specialized functions.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Specify the user’s requests
  • Make an appropriate choice of the support to be provided
  • Assist the users in the use of a computer or software
  • Verify the user’s satisfaction and the degree of adequacy between the intervention and the need

Session 2

 

420-C04-TV - Prevention and Information Security

Course description:

The Prevention and Information Security course establishes the basics and deepens the concepts of application security: data security, risk analysis, and recognized security methods in server deployment. This course will also make the student aware of the dangers inherent to the deployment of network interconnection devices.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze the security risks present in a computer system
  • Make an appropriate choice of security measures to apply when deploying servers
  • Apply security measures to protect data
  • Use backup strategies and utilities to backup strategies and cryptographic utilities

420-C05-TV - Implementation of Computer Network Interconnection Devices

Course description:

Students will be able to perform accurate analyses of the technical characteristics of interconnection devices to be installed and to correctly determine the tasks to be performed, whether they involve an intranet, Internet, or local area network. They will know the characteristics and requirements for setting up the servers of each of these networks.

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Correctly analyze the design documents
  • Set up the required interconnection devices in compliance with the procedures and security rules
  • Master the tests that will ensure the optimal operation of the network

420-C06-TV - Implementation of a Local Computer Network

Course description:

This course focuses on the deployment of a local area network that does not have highly specialized requirements. The student will be expected to demonstrate the ability to identify the technical requirements of a deployment project while applying recognized security measures to protect the network. Concurrently, the other courses on the deployment of intranet and Internet servers, database management, and computer network interconnection devices will contribute to the student’s ability to deploy a local computer network.

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Be familiar with the interconnection devices of a wired or wireless local area network, determine the tasks necessary to deploy the network to install the interconnecting devices, and connect the computers
  • Correctly configure and install resource sharing services
  • Properly document the procedure and configuration of services to ensure optimal network operation.

420-C07-TV - Operation of a Database Management System

Course description:

This course focuses on the creation of a database using database management systems by formulating queries to read, insert, modify and delete data while ensuring confidentiality, consistency, and integrity of the data.

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Perform proper analysis of the model and specifications of the database management system and formulate appropriate instructions for its creation
  • Correctly master the operation of queries and make appropriate use of operators, commands, or parameters
  • Judiciously determine the techniques to be used to ensure data consistency
  • Make appropriate use of referential integrity constraints, triggers, or transactions
  • Properly manage permissions and appropriate data encryption
  • Schedule automated data processing
  • Use database backup and recovery techniques in accordance with backup procedure and frequency

420-C08-TV - Knowledge and Adaptation to Various Computer Technologies

Course description:

This course will allow students to know the different technologies used in computer science, the sources of information to ensure the monitoring and experimentation of new technologies related to the deployment of different servers and network interconnection devices.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the information gathered to determine which new technologies to experiment with
  • Install the necessary applications or development tools, test them in an autonomous and open attitude
  • Formulate informed opinions on the potential of this technology in relation to the various technology in relation to various server or network interconnection device deployments.

Session 3

 

420-C09-TV - Computer Network Monitoring

Course description:

This course will provide students with a good understanding of the different types of monitoring: intrusion detection, vulnerability detection, performance analysis, the various availability analysis, and the various infrastructure technologies used in the design and implementation of local, metropolitan, or global computer networks.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze network architecture diagrams, existing security measures and intervention procedures, the advantages and disadvantages of existing monitoring software
  • Determine the appropriate monitoring software to implement to meet the expressed needs
  • Install the monitoring software using the correct procedure and the proper configuration
  • Be able to detect vulnerabilities to computer attacks and the cause of a possible operating or security problem
    Perform necessary interventions, as required, in accordance with recognized procedures and procedures and security measures, legal obligations and rules of professional ethics

420-C10-TV - Implementation of Intranet and Internet Servers

Course description:

This 75-hour course is a core course in the program. It deals with the deployment of intranet and Internet servers of various types: physical, virtualized, redundant, distributed, etc., and concerns the various services targeted: e-mail, Web, videoconferencing, informatic services: authentication, directory, printing, file sharing, telephony or DHCP for intranet.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Correctly analyze design documents, the technical characteristics of the intranet services to be installed and the tasks to be performed
  • Set up the servers to be installed: positioning, installation, and adequate connection of the servers in compliance with the procedures for connecting structured cabling and the regulations applicable to the regulations as well as occupational health and safety rules
  • Install the services according to recognized procedures for installation, configuration, and activation of intranet or Internet services
  • Security enhancements such as proper configuration and customization of anti-virus and firewall software, secure organization of file and directory structure, management of accesses, and establishment of backup procedures
  • Participate in the commissioning of servers and determine what information needs to be written to document operations

420-C11-TV - Implementation of Database Servers

Course description:

This course will enable students to master the requirements of a database server deployment of different types: physical, virtualized, redundant, distributed, etc. involving relational or other database management systems.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze design documents and technical specifications of the database management system to be installed and determine the tasks to be performed
  • Assemble the database server to be installed: position and attach servers and peripherals according to plans, install (an) operating system(s), identify servers, peripherals, and cabling, and connect the servers to the network, all in compliance with the structured cabling connection procedures and the regulations applicable to the field of electricity, as well as occupational health and safety rules
  • Create and migrate databases as needed
  • Install database management systems and plug-ins according to the correct procedures for installing, configuring, and activating database management systems, and directory structure
  • Enhance security: proper configuration and customization of anti-virus and firewall software, secure organization of file and directory structure, proper management of access, and establishment of backup procedures
  • Participate in the commissioning of the servers and determine the information to be written to document the operations

 

420-C12-TV - Automation of Computer Network Management Tasks

Course description:

This course will allow students to learn the techniques and develop the skills to automate computer network management tasks.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Perform an accurate analysis of recurring tasks within a computer environment in order to make the right choice of programming language or configuration software to be used and automation software to be installed
  • Translate tasks into a computer language
  • Perform tests on scripts or configurations
  • Proceed with the automation of tasks and ensure their efficiency
  • Correctly determine the information to be written for documentation

 

420-C13-TV - Collaboration in Computer Network Design

Course description:

This course is presented to students as a comprehensive tool for integrating the program’s learning. It consists, throughout the session, in designing and implementing a computer network based on a fictitious or real request elaborated by the teacher as a case study. The work of participation in the design can be done in teams, but the learning on the evaluation of software and hardware and hardware components as well as on the detailed design of the network will be the object of individual assessments.

At the end of this synthesis course, students will be able to:

  • Know and analyze the technical requirements of a development or deployment project, including the functional specifications and the software and functional architecture of the computer network.
  • Make appropriate choices of software and hardware components.
  • Perform adequate analyses on the characteristics of platforms, applications, and development tools, on the characteristics of wired or wireless communication protocols, computers, interconnection devices and on the compatibility of software and hardware components.
  • Perform appropriate analyses of the requirements of a potential customer’s request, the characteristics of the computer equipment and applications used by that customer, and the standards, methods, and best practices to be used in developing the functional specifications.
  • Provide relevant advice on the architecture and services of the computer network to be implemented or modified, on the feasibility and security measures of the envisaged computer solution, and on the intervention, procedures to be implemented.
  • Establish the list of required applications and computer equipment, the nomenclature and IP addresses, the architecture diagrams, the cabling plans, or the layout plans of the server rooms.
  • Make appropriate arrangements for the start of the project: calls for tenders, realistic cost estimates, and recommendations on the choice of suppliers.

 

Session 4

 

420-C14-TV - Workplace Internship

Course description:

The internship allows students to spend ten weeks or the equivalent in a work environment that will provide them with the opportunity to apply and deepen the skills acquired during the program and to demonstrate that they have the skills expected of a computer network management technician.

The internship takes place in a work environment authorized by the College. The internship supervisor assigns the student mandates that will be carried out under his or her supervision. The student must integrate into the organization and work methods of the internship environment, apply the skills acquired during his or her training, and be an effective collaborator by being able to direct his or her work and professional behavior according to the standards of the internship environment. At the end of each week, a class meeting with the teacher allows students to share their learning and their experiences in their internship environment.

At the end of the internship, the student will have demonstrated the ability, recognized by a company: 1. to demonstrate attitudes and behaviors that show autonomy and open-mindedness with respect to new technologies, 2. to be able to correctly install new applications or the necessary development tools, 3. to adequately and effectively assist users 3. adequately and effectively assist users in the use of computer networks and software, 4. demonstrate, within a multidisciplinary team 4. demonstrate respectful, open-minded and collaborative attitudes and behaviors within a multidisciplinary team 4. Demonstrate respectful, open-minded, and collaborative attitudes and behaviors within a multidisciplinary team, in accordance with team rules and corporate culture, standards, methods or best practices in or best practices in application development and network management, as well as the limits of professional intervention with respect to the expertise of members of other professions.

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