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Computer network technicians

Other titles : computer network technician. computer network technicians' supervisor, computer operations supervisor, computer tape librarian, data centre operator, network administrator, network controller, network operator, network support analyst, system administrator, Web site administrator, Web technician, Wide area network (WAN) administrator, wide area network (WAN) technician

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Description :

Computer network technicians establish, operate, maintain and co-ordinate the use of local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs), mainframe networks, hardware, software and related computer equipment. They set up and maintain Internet and intranet Web sites and Web-server hardware and software, and monitor and optimize network connectivity and performance. They are employed in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors. Supervisors of computer network technicians are included in this unit group.

Main duties :

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and administer the use of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), mainframe networks, computer workstations, connections to the Internet and peripheral equipment
  • Evaluate and install computer hardware, networking software, operating system software and software applications
  • Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks and to co-ordinate access and use of computer networks
  • Provide problem-solving services to network users
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Web-server hardware and software
  • Implement network traffic and security monitoring software, and optimize server performance
  • Perform routine network start up and close down and maintain control records
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations
  • Conduct tests and perform security and quality controls
  • Control and monitor e-mail use, Web navigation, and installed software
  • Perform shell scripting or other basic scripting tasks
  • May supervise other workers in this group.

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Training

DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)

 

SOUTIEN INFORMATIQUE

(Training program available in French only)

Program lenght: 2 ans

Program Objectives

Développer les compétences nécessaires pour l'application de méthodes essentielles à la pratique du métier telles qu'une méthode de résolution de problèmes, une méthode de recherche d'information et une méthode de gestion du temps. Des compétences relatives à l'utilisation optimale des logiciels sont aussi développées : mettre à profit les possibilités des systèmes d'exploitation de technologies vieillissantes et de technologies de pointe, exploiter les possibilités des logiciels d'application, créer et exploiter une base de données, exploiter les possibilités des moyens de télécommunication. Développer des compétences relatives à la communication en milieu de travail et au service à la clientèle telles que : interagir dans des situations professionnelles variées, communiquer en anglais, fournir de l'assistance à la clientèle à partir d'un centre d'appel. Enfin, développer des compétences nécessaires pour l'exécution des tâches sur des postes informatiques autonomes ou reliés en réseau : analyser l'architecture et le fonctionnement de systèmes informatiques, développer un programme utilitaire, installer les éléments physiques et logiques d'un poste informatique, gérer l'accès aux ressources d'un réseau, mettre en place les ressources partageables d'un réseau, rétablir le fonctionnement d'un poste informatique, optimiser le rendement d'un poste informatique.

Where this program is available

 

DIPLOMA OF COLLEGE STUDIES (DCS)

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

Program length: 3 years

Program Objectives

 

Specialization A - Administrative Data Processing

By the end of the program, the programmer will be able to organize and use data; correct programs; analyze the features of the information systems of various companies with a view to developing computer-aided solutions; develop conceptual models using the structured approach; exploit the possibilities of a networked computing environment; create and use databases; make functional improvements to an application; ensure the quality of an application; use multimedia processing utilitiesprovide technical support and training to users; install an application; design and develop an application in a database and in a graphics environment; and to design and develop a hypermedia application within internal and global networks.

Specialization B - Industrial Data Processing

By the end of the program the student will be qualified to analyze an industrial production environment; analyze the potential of an industrial peripheral; organize and store the data of an industrial system; create a communications link between an industrial system's hardware and software; develop a data transfer interface between industrial applications; develop an industrial application; conduct integration and stress tests; analyze an industrial system; diagnose and resolve the performance problems of an industrial system; develop and deliver an application suite for an industrial system.

Specialization C - Network Management

By the end of the program, the student will be qualified to use an algorighmic approach; analyse the architecture of a computer network; choose hardware; optimize teh functionalities of an operating system on a computer; ensure the security of a computer network's hardware and software; manage a computer population; manage a computer network; choose software; manage their time and ensure the quality of their work; provide technical support to network users; ensure the evolution of the computer network; diagnose and resolve network problems; set up a server; set up Internet-related technologies and services; plan the installation of a computer network; install a computer network; manage a computer network.

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