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Advanced Diploma in Cisco and Red Hat Engineering

Advanced Diploma in Cisco and Red Hat Engineering

See yourself assisting in designing technical solutions, implementing and supporting LAN and WAN network solutions? The Advanced Diploma in Cisco and Red Hat Engineering starts you on the path to a successful career in information technology by giving you a foundational understanding of the creation, operation, and maintenance of networks.

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Program Duration

Full Time: 41 weeks
In-class schedule: Monday to Friday

Advanced Diploma in Cisco and Red Hat Engineering

The Advanced Diploma in Cisco and Red Hat Engineering prepares you with the knowledge and training to confidently pursue a number of certifications recognized within the job market. The following certification vouchers are included in the program:

  • One CCNA Voucher
  • Two CCNP Vouchers
  • One ITIL Voucher
  • One Red Hat Vouchers (RHCSA)
  • Three Microsoft Vouchers (AZ 104, AZ 800, AZ 801)

what to expect

Achieving CCNA certification is the first step in preparing for a career in IT technologies. CCNA provides the foundation required to take your IT career in any direction. This certification validates your skills and knowledge in network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. Cisco’s professional-level certifications prepare you for today’s job roles in the information technology industry.

Achieving CCNP Enterprise certification proves your skills with enterprise networking solutions.

Certifying with Red Hat can help individuals, teams, and organizations validate the knowledge they’ve acquired that enables them to stay ahead of the technology curve.

Achieving Microsoft certifications validates your knowledge and skills in implementing and managing on-premises and hybrid solutions.

These certifications validate the breadth and depth of your knowledge, covering the core concepts that span a technology area while also providing the flexibility to choose a focus area.

What will you learn

  • Azure Administrator Associate
    This course will examine how to manage Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premise sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitor solutions.
  • Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate
    This course teaches learners how to manage core Windows Server workloads and services using on-premises, hybrid, and cloud technologies. Examining how to implement and manage on-premises and hybrid solutions such as identify, management, compute, networking, and storage in a Windows Server hybrid environment. In addition, it covers how to perform tasks related to high availability, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery.
  • Personal Development and Effective Communication
    This course is designed to: improve effectiveness in the workplace; teach students how to develop a positive mental attitude; build confidence; and, to enhance participant’s career success and earning potential. In addition, it provides students with the communication skills and knowledge required to effectively lead workplace meetings.
  • Red Hat Certified System Administration Essentials
    By the end of this course, students will be able to perform installation, establish network connectivity, manage physical storage, and perform basic security administration. This course introduces Linux to a beginner.
  • RHCSA – Red Hat System Administrator
    The skills to administer Red Hat servers has become mandatory for all system administrators now. Day-by-day the demand for Linux Administrators is growing. By the end of this course, students will be able to administer and troubleshoot file systems and partitioning, logical volume management, access control, and package management. This course prepares students for the Red Hat Certified System Administration examination.
  • Google Cloud
    This course will prepare the learner to deploy applications, monitor operations, and manage enterprise solutions. Students will be able to use Google Cloud Console and the command-line interface to perform common platform-based tasks to maintain one or more deployed solutions that leverage Google-managed or self-managed services on Google Cloud.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    The CCNA course teaches skills in installing, configuring, implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting routed and switched mid-sized networks as well as implementing remote connections in a wide area network. This course prepares students for the CCNA certification.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – ENCOR: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies
    Students will learn configure, troubleshoot, and manage enterprise networks. The course also covers knowledge of implementing core enterprise network technologies including dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, infrastructure, network assurance, security and automation. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – ENARSI: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services.
    Students will learn implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing technologies and services including Layer 3, VPN services, infrastructure security, infrastructure services, and infrastructure automation. This course prepares the student for the CCNP ENARSI certification examination.
  • ITIL – Information Technology Infrastructure Library.
    ITIL is a set of practices for IT service management that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. ITIL describes processes, procedures, tasks and checklists that are not organization-specific, used by an organization for establishing integration with the organization’s strategy, delivering value and maintaining a minimum level of competency. It allows the organization to establish a baseline from which it can plan, implement and measure. It is used to demonstrate compliance and to measure improvement. This course trains the students on the standards that are accepted universally in maintaining IT departments. With this knowledge of ITIL and with the skills obtained from the IT Management course the students could aim for team lead or IT management positions.
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
    In order to save costs, companies run multiple virtual servers on a physical server. This also help them to make use of the resources in a computer, as and when they want. This also reduce their electricity costs and licensing costs. This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, which consists of ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server. The course is based on ESX/ESXi 5.x and vCenter Server 5.x. At the end of the course the students will acquire enough confidence to communicate with VMware administrators in creating/moving/copying Solaris virtual servers. This course also prepares students to sit for the VMware Certified Professional exam conducted by VMware.

From Classroom to life

  • The Advanced Diploma in Cisco and Red Hat Engineering program is designed to prepare you for employment in the IT field
  • Your program combines theoretical classroom learning with practical hands-on training, ensuring that you become well-versed in all aspects of the IT industry
  • Gain real-time knowledge and best-practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors

Career opportunities

  • Network Administrator for Windows or Linux
  • Network Routing Specialist
  • Network and System Engineer
  • Network Technician
  • Computer Technician
  • Technical software maintenance for computer networks
  • Network Computer Consultant
  • User support and computer maintenance technician
  • Network infrastructure installer (routers, switches, cabling, etc.)
  • Help desk
  • Network technician, support-staff for network users, LAN, and WAN network administrator

what sets us apart

Beyond our industry-expert instructors, easy-to-use training materials and a hands-on learning environment for you to experience what it feels like to work in an IT domain – what sets us apart, is a community of support, sharing your interests and goals for creating a life-changing career path, one that will become like a family as you navigate your way to success.

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Financial Aid Options

Anderson College knows first-hand how stressful and frightening it can be to establish a career in a new country or to build a career in a country you’ve spent years in. Whether you’ve selected the program or are just beginning your research of what Anderson College offers for some students, the financial aspect of paying for school can seem daunting.

After being partner to thousands of students as they transitioned from student to success story, we can say with confidence that your career and your future are absolutely worth the investment and you can afford it. We want to make the financial part of this process as easy to navigate as possible, so you can get to start-date and then graduation day. We’ve laid out some of the details that can help you below, or feel free to contact us directly and a member of our team will be happy to help you understand your options.

College Interest-free Financing

Anderson College provides interest-free financing for self-funded students. For more information, please contact us and speak to one of our advisors.

Bank Solutions

Most Canadian banks and credit unions offer student loans or lines of credit to finance your education. Please visit your bank or select one of the links below for more information.

  • The Bank Of Montreal
  • TD Canada Trust Student Line Of Credit
  • Royal Credit Line For Students
  • CIBC Line of Credit For Students
  • Scotiabank Line of Credit For Students
  • For more information on these funding options, please contact us and speak to one of our advisors.

Government Student Loans Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP)

Students who have been named a beneficiary under a family members’ Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), may use funds from the RESP to finance their education.

Lifelong Learning Plan

The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) allows you to withdraw from your RRSPs to finance full-time training or education for you or your spouse or common-law partner. For more information, please visit this link.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (C.O.J.G.) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce with help from the government.

The Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It’s available to small, medium, and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There is additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Require training delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

If you’re an employer who needs to provide training for your employees, or an employee who wishes to inform your employer of the job grant and get training while employed, contact us to learn more. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and we will be happy to guide you through the process.

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Anderson College is one of Canada’s oldest colleges, having opened our first location in 1885 We have trained more than 100,000 students over a 137-year history, and have been an empowering partner for students overcoming career challenges and transitioning to the next phase of their lives. With ten locations in Ontario and one in British Columbia, we are recognized for our high-calibre faculty, hands-on, real-life career training and supportive culture. At Anderson College, we are more than our century-old history, our programs and state-of-the-art facilities; we are a team of caring individuals, deeply committed to helping our students become skillful, confident and in-demand employees.


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