Professional Certificate in Network & System Administration

Informatics Institute of Technology - IIT

Description of Course

Why Network Systems Administration?

In the interconnected world we live in, networks are the lifeline of businesses and organizations. Network Systems Administrators are the unsung heroes ensuring that data flows securely and systems operate seamlessly. Join us to become a master of the digital backbone.

The Network & System Administration program provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to maintain and manage computer networks and systems in an organizational setting. The course is designed to train individuals with the expertise required to ensure the smooth operation and security of network infrastructure and associated systems.

Entry Requirements

To Whom

  • Individuals who are new to the IT industry and want to gain foundational knowledge and skills in network and system administration.
  • Help desk technicians or support personnel who want to expand their skill set and transition into network and system administration roles.
  • Entrepreneurs or small business owners who want to acquire the necessary skills to manage and maintain their own computer networks and systems.
  • Students pursuing a degree or diploma in computer science, information technology, or a related field who want to specialize in network and system administration.
  • Students who have completed O/L or A/L examinations waiting for results are encouraged to apply.

Course Content

1.0 Introduction to Network and System Administration:

10.1 Role and responsibilities of network and system administrators

10.2 Importance of network and system administration in an organization

10.3 Ethical and professional considerations in administration

2.0 Networking Fundamentals:

2.1 TCP/IP protocol suite

2.2 Network architecture and topologies

2.3 IP addressing and subnetting

3.0 Operating Systems and programming:

3.1 Installation, configuration, and management of operating systems (e.g.,

Windows, Linux)

3.2 User and group administration

3.3 File system management

3.4 Python programming

4.0 Network Services and Protocols:

4.1 Domain Name System (DNS)

4.2 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

4.3 Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

4.4 File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

4.5 Secure Shell (SSH)

5.0 Network Infrastructure:

5.1 Network devices (routers, switches, firewalls)

5.2 VLANs and trucking

5.3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

5.4 Wireless network administration

6.0 System Security:

6.1 User authentication and access control

6.2 Patch management and software updates

6.3 Antivirus and anti-malware solutions

6.4 Incident response and recovery

7.0 Virtualization and Cloud Computing:

7.1 Virtual machine management (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V)

7.2 Cloud computing concepts and services (e.g., Infrastructure as a Service,

Platform as a Service)

7.3 Deployment and management of virtualized environments

8.0 Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting:

8.1 Network monitoring tools and techniques

8.2 Troubleshooting network connectivity issues

8.3 Performance tuning and optimization

9.0 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity:

9.1 Backup strategies and disaster recovery planning

9.2 High availability and fault tolerance

9.3 Business continuity planning and testing

9.4 IT architecture

9.5 Basic python Programing with network programming

10.0 IT Service Management:

10.1 IT service frameworks (e.g., ITIL)

10.2 Incident management and service request fulfillment

10.3 Service-level agreements (SLAs) and service catalogs


Basic Info

  • : 2 ½ Months
  • : Contact tel:+94 766 760 760
  • : 2024-08-00
  • : Part time
  • : Certificate
  • : Aug/Oct
  • : English

Branch Info.

  • :Informatics Institute of Technology - IIT
  • : Head Branch
  • :57, Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 06
  • :+94 11 2 360212 , +94 72 2727272


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