Diploma in Network Administration Program offered by Canadian College of Excellence

Diploma in Network Administration Program
(12 Month, 52 Weeks) 100% Remote Program

Section 1: Program Overview

1.1 Introduction

The Diploma in Network Administration program is meticulously designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required to thrive in the dynamic field of network administration. In an increasingly interconnected world, proficient network administrators play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation, security, and optimization of computer networks. This program delves into the core principles of networking, covering essential concepts such as network topologies, protocols, security, and administration practices, while also exploring advanced topics including network design, automation, and emerging technologies. By the culmination of this program, students will emerge as adept professionals ready to tackle the challenges of modern networking landscapes and excel in their careers as network administrators.


§  Industry Relevance: Equip students with the latest skills and knowledge demanded by the rapidly evolving field of network administration.

§  Employability: Prepare students for successful entry into the job market by providing practical, hands-on experience and industry certifications.

§  Adaptability: Foster adaptability and critical thinking skills necessary for troubleshooting and managing diverse networking environments.

§  Continuous Learning: Instill a passion for continuous learning and professional development to keep up with emerging technologies and trends in network administration.


§  Technical Proficiency: Ensure students acquire a strong foundation in networking principles, protocols, and technologies, including but not limited to TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLANs, VPNs, and wireless networking.

§  Hands-on Experience: Provide ample opportunities for practical, hands-on experience through lab exercises, simulations, and real-world projects to reinforce theoretical concepts and develop troubleshooting skills.

§  Certification Preparation: Prepare students for industry-recognized certifications such as CompTIA Network+, Cisco CCNA, or equivalent, enhancing their credibility and employability in the job market.

§  Security Awareness: Introduce students to network security concepts, best practices, and tools to mitigate cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities, including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and encryption techniques.

§  Cloud and Virtualization: Familiarize students with cloud computing concepts and virtualization technologies, enabling them to deploy and manage network resources in virtualized environments and cloud platforms.

§  Management and Administration: Develop students' skills in network administration tasks such as configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of routers, switches, and other network devices using industry-standard tools and protocols.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Network Administration Diploma program, students should be able to:

§  Demonstrate a solid understanding of networking concepts, protocols, and technologies.

§  Configure, manage, and troubleshoot network devices and services effectively.

§  Apply security measures to safeguard network infrastructure and data.

§  Utilize virtualization and cloud computing technologies for network deployment and management.

§  Communicate and collaborate effectively within a team environment.

§  Prepare for and pass industry-recognized certifications in network administration.

§  Adapt to evolving technologies and industry trends through continuous learning and professional development.


Aligning the curriculum with these goals, objectives, and intended learning outcomes will ensure that the Network Administration Diploma program meets the needs of Dubai students and the demands of the local job market. Additionally, incorporating feedback from industry experts and regular updates to the curriculum will help keep the program relevant and up-to-date with the latest trends in network administration.


1.2 Program Structure and Curriculum

The program is meticulously structured, comprising 40 credits distributed across core courses and a diverse range of elective options. The core courses serve as the cornerstone, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of networking fundamentals. From an introduction to computer networks to mastering the intricacies of network security, these core courses lay a robust foundation for students. The elective options allow students to specialize in niche areas such as wide area networks (WANs), network management, and cloud networking, thereby enabling them to tailor their learning experience to align with their career aspirations. The curriculum is thoughtfully designed to reflect industry standards and emerging trends, ensuring that students are equipped with the latest tools and techniques demanded by the ever-evolving field of network administration. The sequential progression of courses is meticulously planned to facilitate a seamless transition from foundational concepts to advanced topics, thereby providing students with a holistic understanding of network administration.

1.3 Admission Requirements

To gain admission to the Diploma in Network Administration program, students must meet stringent admission requirements aimed at ensuring that only the most qualified candidates are admitted to the program. The admission process typically entails meeting minimum academic qualifications and may involve undergoing a placement test or interview to assess the candidate's aptitude for the program. This rigorous selection process ensures that only candidates possessing the requisite aptitude and foundational knowledge are admitted to the program, thereby setting them on the path to academic excellence and professional success.

Educational Qualifications:

Applicants should have completed secondary education or its equivalent, such as a high school diploma or an international baccalaureate (IB) diploma.

A strong background in mathematics, science, and computer science may be advantageous for an AI diploma program.

English is the primary language of instruction in Canadian College of Excellence, Dubai, applicants may need to demonstrate proficiency in English through standardized tests such as the TOEFL or IELTS if the English score in high school diploma or its equivalence is below 60%.

Interview: CCE, Dubai interviews all eligible applicants, before their provincial letter of admission, test applicant academic readiness, academic and technical proficiency, Interest, and passion in the program-subject chosen, communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills and ability to collaborate with peer group and Faculty to successfully complete their academic program.

Section 2: Program Evaluation

2.1 Learning Outcomes

The Diploma in Network Administration program aims to imbue students with many learning outcomes designed to equip them with the requisite skills and knowledge to excel in the field. Upon completion of the program, students will:

§  Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of fundamental networking concepts, terminologies, and network architectures.

§  Configure, manage, and troubleshoot network devices and protocols effectively in diverse networking environments.

§  Design scalable and secure network infrastructures, employing best practices in network design principles and methodologies.

§  Implement robust network security measures, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and encryption technologies, to safeguard against cyber threats.

§  Optimize network performance and reliability through effective traffic management, quality of service (QoS) implementation, and network segmentation techniques.

§  Automate network administration tasks using scripting languages and network automation tools to enhance operational efficiency.

§  Explore emerging networking technologies and trends, such as software-defined networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT), and their implications for network administration.

§  Utilize wide area network (WAN) technologies and protocols to connect remote locations, optimize network traffic, and ensure seamless communication across distributed networks.

§  Deploy and manage cloud networking solutions, leveraging cloud services and platforms to enhance the scalability, flexibility, and resilience of network infrastructures.

§  Apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills learned during the program to real-world networking scenarios, gaining hands-on experience and professional feedback through internships or capstone projects.

2.2 Curriculum Mapping


Weekly Coverage

Reference Books

Introduction to Networking


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: Introduction to Computer Networks (20 hours)

Week 2: Network Topologies and Models (20 hours)

Week 3: OSI and TCP/IP Models (20 hours)

Week 4: Network Devices and Protocols (20 hours)

Week 5: Introduction to Network Security (20 hours)

Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Textbook, 6th edition

Beasley & Nilkaew | Published by Pearson IT Certification (November 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Network Operating Systems


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: Introduction to Windows Server and Linux (20 hours)

Week 2: User and Group Management (20 hours)

Week 3: File and Print Services (20 hours)

Week 4: Active Directory and LDAP (20 hours)

Week 5: Network Security Fundamentals (20 hours)

Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Textbook, 6th edition

Beasley & Nilkaew | Published by Pearson IT Certification (November 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Routing & Switching Fundamentals


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: Introduction to Routers and Switches (20 hours)

Week 2: Routing Protocols (20 hours)

Week 3: VLANs and Inter-VLAN Routing (20 hours)

Week 4: Switching Concepts and Technologies (20 hours)

Week 5: Basic Network Troubleshooting (20 hours)

Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Textbook, 6th edition

Beasley & Nilkaew | Published by Pearson IT Certification (November 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Network Security


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: Network Security Threats and Vulnerabilities (20 hours)

Week 2: Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems (20 hours)

Week 3: VPNs and Encryption Technologies (20 hours)

Week 4: Access Control and Authentication Methods (20 hours)

Week 5: Introduction to Network Security Tools (20 hours)

Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Textbook, 6th edition

Beasley & Nilkaew | Published by Pearson IT Certification (November 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: Advanced Network Troubleshooting Methodologies (20 hours)

Week 2: Utilizing Diagnostic Tools and Log Analysis (20 hours)

Week 3: Identifying and Resolving Network Issues (20 hours)

Week 4: Network Performance Optimization (20 hours)

Week 5: Comprehensive Troubleshooting Projects (20 hours)

Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Textbook, 6th edition

Beasley & Nilkaew | Published by Pearson IT Certification (November 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Advanced Network Design


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: Network Design Principles and Methodologies (20 hours)

Week 2: Subnetting and IP Addressing Strategies (20 hours)

Week 3: Network Segmentation and Traffic Shaping (20 hours)

Week 4: High Availability and Redundancy Solutions (20 hours)

Week 5: Introduction to Network Automation (20 hours)

Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Textbook, 6th edition

Beasley & Nilkaew | Published by Pearson IT Certification (November 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Wide Area Networks


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: WAN Technologies (20 hours)

Week 2: Connecting Remote Locations (20 hours)

Week 3: Network Traffic Optimization and QoS (20 hours)

Week 4: Introduction to Cloud Networking (20 hours)

Week 5: Hands-on Cloud Networking Projects (20 hours)

Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Textbook, 6th edition

Beasley & Nilkaew | Published by Pearson IT Certification (November 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Network Management and Monitoring


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: Network Performance Monitoring Tools and Techniques (20 hours)

Week 2: Fault Detection and Troubleshooting Methodologies (20 hours)

Week 3: Configuration Management and Automation (20 hours)

Week 4: Network Reporting and Documentation (20 hours)

Week 5: Hands-on Network Management Projects (20 hours)

Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Textbook, 6th edition

Beasley & Nilkaew | Published by Pearson IT Certification (November 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Network Technologies and Protocols


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Week 1: In-depth Exploration of Fundamental Network Protocols (20 hours)

Week 2: Advanced Network Services and Applications (20 hours)

Week 3: Emerging Network Technologies and Trends (20 hours)

Week 4: Hands-on Protocols and Technologies Lab (20 hours)

Week 5: Research and Presentation on Emerging Technologies (20 hours)

Networking Essentials: A CompTIA Network+ N10-008 Textbook, 6th edition

Beasley & Nilkaew | Published by Pearson IT Certification (November 18th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

Internship or Capstone Project


Hours: 100

Weeks: 5

Credits: 4

Weeks 1-5: Internship or Capstone Project (100 hours)





2.3 Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching network administration involves employing a variety of strategies to effectively convey theoretical knowledge and practical skills to students. Lecture sessions offer foundational understanding, while hands-on labs provide practical application, reinforcing concepts learned. Case studies and real-world scenarios help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Simulation software allows for risk-free experimentation with network configurations and group projects encourage collaboration and teamwork. Online resources supplement learning, and networking events offer opportunities for professional development. Hands-on projects and internships provide real-world experience, and continuous assessment ensures ongoing evaluation and feedback, fostering student growth and success in the field of network administration.


Instructional methods and strategies include:

§  Lectures and presentations for theoretical knowledge.

§  Practical exercises, role-playing, and case studies for active learning.

§  Hands-on practice sessions for skill development.

§  Group discussions and interactive sessions for critical thinking and application of knowledge.

§  Use of simulation models, diagrams, and technology to enhance learning experience.

§  Guest speakers and field visits to provide real-world insights into healthcare practices.


2.4 Assessment Methods:


Assessing students' understanding and proficiency in network administration involves a range of methods tailored to measure both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Traditional assessments such as quizzes and exams evaluate theoretical understanding of networking concepts, protocols, and best practices. Practical assessments, including lab exercises, simulations, and hands-on projects, allow students to demonstrate their ability to configure, troubleshoot, and manage network environments effectively. Additionally, case studies and problem-solving tasks assess students' critical thinking and analytical skills in real-world scenarios. Continuous assessment through class participation, peer evaluations, and instructor feedback provides ongoing insights into students' progress and areas for improvement. By employing a variety of assessment methods, instructors can ensure a comprehensive evaluation of student's knowledge and skills in network administration.

Assessment methods include:

§  Formative assessments such as quizzes, assignments, and practical exercises throughout each module.

§  Summative assessments at the end of each module to evaluate overall understanding and proficiency.

§  Practical assessments to evaluate patient care skills, communication abilities, and cultural competence.

§  Case studies and projects to assess critical thinking and application of knowledge.

§  External assessments or certifications to validate competence in specific areas, if applicable.

§  Regular review and updating of the curriculum are conducted through feedback from students, faculty, industry stakeholders, and ongoing monitoring of industry trends and best practices. Adjustments are made to ensure alignment with program goals and industry needs.


Section 3: Faculty and Resources

3.1 Faculty Qualifications

Faculty qualifications in network administration are critical to ensuring high-quality instruction and mentorship for students. Faculty members should possess a combination of academic credentials and industry experience relevant to the field of network administration. A strong academic background, including advanced degrees or certifications in networking, such as CCNA, CCNP, or CompTIA Network+, demonstrates expertise in theoretical concepts and practical applications. Additionally, industry certifications and professional experience working in network administration roles provide valuable insights into current industry trends, best practices, and real-world challenges. Faculty members should also engage in continuous professional development to stay updated on emerging technologies and advancements in network administration. Moreover, effective communication and teaching skills are essential for conveying complex networking concepts clearly and engaging students in the learning process. By recruiting faculty with diverse expertise and experience, institutions can ensure a dynamic and enriching educational experience for students pursuing network administration careers.

The resume detailing the educational qualifications, professional work experience, relevant research and thesis work, laboratory experience are included along with copies of certificates for the following faculty:

§  Afrin Sadia Rumana

§  Hafez Md. Nasrullah

§  Dr. Md. Morshedul Islam

§  Mahudun Nabi

§  Md. Ashraful Islam

§  McVern Gall

3.2 Academic Resources

Our network administration program is supported by robust academic resources designed to facilitate student learning and success. These resources include state-of-the-art computer labs equipped with networking hardware and software, providing hands-on experience in configuring routers, switches, and firewalls. Additionally, students have access to online learning platforms, digital libraries, and instructional materials curated by industry experts. Our dedicated faculty members offer personalized guidance and support, ensuring that students have the necessary resources to excel in their studies and pursue their career goals.

The specific academic resources including eLearning/ digital content offered to students are:

§  D2L- Brightspace -Learning Management System

§  McGraw Hill Connect

§  Pearson Higher Education Online Resource

§  eBookshelf-Vitalsource

3.3 Student Support Services

We prioritize the holistic development and well-being of our students by offering comprehensive support services. Our student support team provides academic advising, career counseling, and mentorship opportunities to help students navigate their academic journey and make informed decisions about their future. We also offer tutoring services, workshops, and networking events to foster a supportive learning community where students can collaborate, share ideas, and learn from each other's experiences. Additionally, we assist with internships, job placements, and professional development opportunities to help students transition seamlessly into the workforce upon graduation.

Online Learning Platforms:

§  Access to online learning platforms or learning management systems (LMS) where students can find course materials, lecture notes, assignments, and supplementary resources.

§  Integration with video lecture platforms for asynchronous learning and revision.

Faculty Support:

§  Availability of experienced and knowledgeable faculty members who provide guidance, mentorship, and support to students both in and out of the classroom.

§  Office hours and consultation sessions for students to seek help with course material, assignments, and research projects.

Workshops and Seminars:

§  Regular workshops, seminars, and guest lectures conducted by faculty members, industry professionals, and researchers to expose students to current trends, best practices, and real-world applications of AI.

§  Opportunities for students to present their own research findings and projects to their peers and faculty members.

Research Opportunities:

§  Access to research facilities and resources for conducting independent or collaborative research projects in AI and related disciplines.

§  Support for participation in research conferences, symposiums, and competitions to showcase research outcomes and network with peers and experts in the field.


Career Services:

§  Career counseling and guidance services to help students explore career paths, develop professional skills, and prepare for job interviews and internships in AI-related industries.

§  Job placement assistance and connections with industry partners for internship and employment opportunities.

Collaborative Spaces:

§  Collaborative spaces such as study rooms, group work areas, and project labs where students can collaborate on assignments, projects, and research activities.

§  Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with students and faculty from other departments or programs.


Section 4: Continuous Improvement

4.1 Program Evaluation and Feedback Mechanism

Continuous program evaluation and feedback mechanisms are integral to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of our network administration program. We regularly solicit feedback from students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners through surveys, focus groups, and advisory committees. This feedback is carefully analyzed and used to identify areas for improvement, update curriculum content, and enhance teaching methodologies. Additionally, we conduct regular assessments and evaluations of student learning outcomes to measure program effectiveness and identify areas where additional support may be needed. By engaging stakeholders in the evaluation process, we strive to maintain a dynamic and responsive program that meets the evolving needs of the industry.

Student Feedback:

§  Regular course evaluations: Students are provided with opportunities to evaluate each course they undertake, typically at the end of each semester. These evaluations cover aspects such as course content, teaching quality, learning resources, and overall satisfaction.

§  Mid-term feedback sessions: Mid-way through the semester, feedback sessions may be conducted to gather input from students regarding their learning experience, challenges faced, and suggestions for improvement.

§  Student representatives: Each cohort may elect student representatives who serve as liaisons between students and faculty/administration, providing a channel for ongoing feedback and communication.

Faculty Feedback:

§  Peer evaluations: Faculty members may participate in peer evaluation processes where they provide feedback on each other's teaching methods, course materials, and assessment strategies.

§  Faculty meetings and forums: Regular meetings and forums are held where faculty members can discuss curriculum development, teaching methodologies, and student feedback to identify areas for improvement.

4.2 Quality Enhancement Initiatives

Our commitment to quality enhancement drives us to continuously innovate and improve our network administration program. We actively engage in quality assurance processes, accreditation reviews, and benchmarking exercises to ensure that our program meets or exceeds national and international standards of excellence. We invest in faculty development initiatives, curriculum enhancements, and infrastructure upgrades to enhance the overall learning experience for students and equip them with the latest knowledge and skills demanded by the industry. Moreover, we foster partnerships with industry leaders, professional associations, and research institutions to stay abreast of emerging trends and technologies in network administration and incorporate them into our curriculum.

Proposed Strategic Partnerships in 2024:

§  Peerless College, Calgary AB Canada, -For offering student exchange programs.

§  Canadian Institute for Advanced Education, Dhaka Bangladesh for professional development.

§  Celestia Bookings, Calgary AB Canada -For Internship & to gain Industry experience for business students.

§  Dr. Gulshan Akter Center for Healthcare -Calgary AB Canada -Healthcare programs partnership and practicum offerings.

4.3 Program Review and Monitoring

Regular program review and monitoring are essential components of our commitment to academic excellence and continuous improvement. We conduct comprehensive reviews of our network administration program periodically, involving stakeholders from within and outside the institution. These reviews assess program outcomes, student performance, faculty qualifications, and industry relevance to ensure that our program remains current, relevant, and aligned with industry needs. Monitoring mechanisms, such as student progress tracking, course evaluations, and performance metrics, enable us to identify challenges early on and implement timely interventions to support student success.

Annual Program Review:

§  The institution conducts an annual comprehensive review of the AI diploma program.

§  Program coordinators, faculty members, administrators, and relevant stakeholders participate in the review process.

§  The review covers various aspects of the program, including curriculum content, teaching methodologies, learning outcomes, student performance, and feedback received from stakeholders.

Curriculum Alignment and Relevance:

§  The curriculum is reviewed to ensure alignment with industry trends, technological advancements, and evolving job market demands in the field of AI.

§  Program coordinators assess the relevance of course offerings, learning objectives, and practical components to meet the current and future needs of AI professionals in Dubai and globally.

§  Industry Engagement and Employer Feedback:

§  The institution engages with industry partners, employers, and professional associations to gather feedback on the skills and competencies needed in the AI workforce.

§  Employer feedback on the performance of graduates, their preparedness for the workforce, and areas for improvement is collected and analyzed.

Section 5: Conclusion

Our network administration program is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to succeed in today's dynamic and evolving IT landscape. With a rigorous curriculum, dedicated faculty, and robust support services, we provide students with a comprehensive learning experience that prepares them for rewarding careers in network administration. Through continuous evaluation, enhancement, and innovation, we remain committed to delivering a high-quality education that empowers students to excel professionally and make meaningful contributions to the field of network administration.