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Advanced Diploma in Systems Administrator - Cloud

IT professional or a beginner with a desire to have an excellent IT career could benefit from this program. In order to make a graduate fully skilled as a cloud administrator and to break in to the current and future job market and to secure a lucrative job with abundant growth potential, many skills are carefully added into this program.

After successful graduation, you will have more than the required knowledge and skills to apply for all current systems administration jobs in cloud and Linux/Solaris (Unix) environments with required skills in virtualization, networking, Python, shell scripting, SQL, Apache, PHP, software QA testing, IT automation etc. You will have good exposure to cloud technologies such as AWS, Google Cloud, OpenStack and MS Azure. This will make you succeed, retain and grow in your career with additional knowledge gained from IT best practices, personal, communication and leadership skills added to this diploma.

Ultimately within a short time, you will become a talent of the in-demand cloud architects and cloud engineer jobs.

What to expect:

Mode of Delivery

Instructor-led classroom training, Online, Hybrid


49 weeks / 1189 Hours


Local $15,385 / Intl $18,985 CAD





Admission Requirements

  • The student has an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent OR is 18 years of age or older on or before the program begins AND can pass a qualifying test (Wonderlic – 19) that has been approved by the Superintendent.

Program Curriculum:

  • CompTIA A+
  • Solaris System Administration 1
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator
  • vSphere Configure and Manage
  • LAMP Technology
  • Shell Programming & Python
  • Software Tester – Foundation
  • IT Automation
  • Introducing Agile
  • Introduction to Big Data & SAP HANA
  • Cloud Essentials
  • MS Azure
  • Google Cloud
  • Install, configure, and maintain a cloud computing environment using OpenStack Platform
  • Amazon Web Services Cloud Solutions
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • ITIL – Information Technology Infrastructure Library
  • Leadership and Management Skills
  • Personal Development & Effective Communication

Job Market Potential

Median Income:

$82K+ per annum through salary or contract based on experience, organization, location and duties involved.

Previous Education/Skills Required:

Computer knowledge in hardware and operating systems.

Possible Job Titles:

Network Technician, Unix Support Technician, Junior Software Tester, LAMP Administrator, Virtualization Specialist, Linux Engineer, Cloud Engineer, Cloud Architect

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