Cyber Infrastructure Specialist


Course List

Term 1 (September - December)

ITP-1123: PC Repair Fundamentals

The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of PC hardware components, their operation, maintenance, and repair. Students will also learn to support and configure various hardware components, and to troubleshoot and resolve problems arising in various environments. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: diagnose and troubleshoot simple technical problems; understand the relationship between the hardware components, the operating system, and applications programs; utilize and implement common support-related methodologies, including maintenance schedules, and virus protection plans; provide proper customer service and support; communicate with clients, technical support, and help desk staff using appropriate PC hardware terminology.

CIS-1103: Networking Basics

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

ITP-1143: Operating System Foundations

This course is designed to give the students a comprehensive skill set to manage modern Operating Systems. This will include performing a clean installation, upgrading from previous versions of Windows, migrating user profiles, deploying Windows by capturing a system image, preparing a system image for deployment, and deploying a system image. It also includes configuring the following: VHD, devices and drivers, application compatibility, application restrictions, Browser control, network connectivity, IPv4 network settings, IPv6 network settings, software firewall, remote management, access to resources, shared resources, file and folder access, user account control (UAC), authentication and authorization, branch-cache, mobile computing, bit-locker configuration, direct-access, mobility options and remote connections, monitoring and maintaining systems that run Windows . Configuration of the following is also included: updates to Windows, performance settings, backup and recovery options, backup, system recovery options, file recovery options and manage disk, monitor systems. Linux installations will also be examined, installed, and configured with emphasis on command line and security. Students are required to demonstrate these skills through a series of hands on labs, tests, and exercises.

CIS-1002: Virtualization Basics

This course discusses basic components of the Windows Server environment as an introduction to Hyper-V virtualization. In this course we will be installing and configuring virtualization on a local host and using only that host's resources. Students will be tasked with installing and configuring resources, operating systems, and networking using a variety of OS platforms and virtualization components. Hands on labs and assignments will be used to evaluate the students on this skill.

ITP-1062: Business Office

This course prepares the students to effectively utilize the tools in the Microsoft Office Suite to enhance their business communication. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to produce professional looking documents, prepare presentations, do financial and mathematical analysis, and manage their correspondence and communication.

CSD-4103: Project Management

One of the most in-demand IT skills today isn't really an IT skill: it's Project Management. As more and more demand is placed on IT departments, there is more demand for professionals who understand and can manage in a project based environment. Using the principles as defined in accepted industry Project Management standards, this course provides a hands on framework for how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project. Through the use of lectures, labs and assignments, students look at all stages of project development, with an eye to the tips and tricks that make a successful project. In addition, this course prepares students to challenge the CompTIA Project+ or the Certified Associate in Project Management(CAPM)® certification exams. CAPM, and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management institute.

COM-3013: Professional Communications

This course is designed for international students with diplomas or degrees. It focuses on polishing communications skills acquired through one's academic career and workplace experience. Through various business writing and speaking scenarios, students learn Canadian business practices and communication styles. Close attention is paid to proper incorporation of the intellectual property of others to ensure academic integrity. Students will practice organized and dynamic speaking and will strive for polished business documents.

Term 2 (January - April)

CIS-1203: Routing and Switching

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a network. Students gain an understanding of configuring routers and switches for required functionality. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in larger networks. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with routing protocols, virtual LANs, inter-VLAN routing, and VPNs in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

CIS-1223: Server Foundations

This course includes knowledge of configuring, troubleshooting and deploying a Server in a network. Students will install basic Infrastructure services in a Domain: DHCP, DNS, Web Services, Domain Services and File sharing. This Course will have students install, configure, and troubleshoot these services in a classroom network. Students will learn about package managers, file and directory manipulation commands, locate configuration files, describe access controls used in securing the server current Network Operating Systems will be introduced, installed and configured and students are required to demonstrate skills through a series of hands on exercises, labs and tests.

CIS-1233: Server Enterprise

This course introduces students to advanced Server skills. Focusing on hands on, practical skills for administering a server in an enterprise. Students will integrate multiple NOS's, and install packages, policies, or scripts to automate network services and deployments. Configuring groups, users, resources, security, software deployment and policy management in multiple Network Operating Systems. Security and the use of certificates as well as the creation of certificates for your enterprise and other security techniques. By the end of this course, students should have the skills necessary to install, configure, and maintain an Enterprise Server environment with active users.

CIS-1213: Wireless Networking Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to the analysis, design, implementation, and management of wireless transmission systems. Students will learn about wireless channel and system models; fading and diversity; resource management and power control; multiple-antenna and MIMO systems; space-time codes and decoding algorithms; multiple-access techniques and multiuser detection; and architectural issues. The course will provide students with information and practice activities to prepare them to assist in the designing, installing, configuring, monitoring and conducting basic troubleshooting tasks of WLAN installations. This course will have students install, configure, and troubleshoot these services in a classroom network and students are required to demonstrate skills through a series of hands on exercises, labs, and tests. The course will provide entry level information, and will not specialize in any of the advanced features of WLAN network solutions.

CIS-1202: Helpdesk Professional

This course is a study of skills required to be successful in the IT help desk profession. Topics include effective work and personal organization techniques, team work and conflict resolution, application of troubleshooting techniques, effective documentation and communications, common information security practice, and constant learning techniques. Emphasis is on hands-on projects / presentations and case projects to understand the concepts behind help desk topics. This course provides the soft, practical and self-management skills needed in the Help Desk environment.

CIS-1212: IT Consulting 1

In this course students are given projects designed to provide them with real-world experiences in project management. The first of 2 projects will have students servicing, refurbishing, restoring and re-imaging surplus hardware, and providing it to deserving charities or non-profit organizations in the community. The second project will have students design a network for a company that is in need of better access to its own resources. Helping this company move away from sharing printed copies of documents, to storing their corporate files in a central location. Students are required to produce business documentation and communications to support their projects, and make formal presentations at the end of the project term with their results.

CPP-1001: Co-op Preparation

This course will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to Co-operative Education. This will include understanding the Co-operative Education & Internship Policy, understanding the support system available through the Co-op and Career Services department, utilizing social media, preparing effective cover letters & resume as well as the fundamentals of behavioural based interviewing.

Academic Break (May - August)

(May - September)

Term 3 (September - December)

ITP-3233: Cloud Infrastructure

This course is designed to give students exposure and experience to Cloud environments. In this course we will be installing and configuring virtualization both on a local host and on a hardware SAN unit. Students will be tasked with installing and configuring resources, operating systems, and networking using a variety of OS platforms and virtualization components. Students will also discover methods and procedures to maximize resources, availability, and client access to the Cloud. Industry standards surrounding Cloud deployments and maintenance are explored as well as Data and Transport Security. Students will also explore compliance with the legal issues surrounding Cloud environments and advanced networking topics related to Cloud deployments .Students will be tested through quizzes and hands on labs and exercises.

ITP-3243: Network Scripting for Administrators

This course is designed to introduce students to scripting languages used in administering Windows and Linux Server environments. Focusing on 3 main elements: Windows Command Line, PowerShell, and Linux Command line. Students have learned the point-and-click method in previous server courses, now they'll learn how to automate the creation of users, deploy virtual machines, and redirect computer accounts to different directory folders for added security. Students will learn automation tasks beyond these items, and are only limited by their imagination. This course fosters creative thinking, and pushes students to create scripts to make their day-to-day administrative work easier. Although this course is related to software programming, we are not creating new software applications, but rather, automating daily tasks that take time to complete when using point-and-click methods.

CIS-2103: Infrastructure Security

Security concepts in the connected world, including attack vectors, defense measures, policy generation and preventative maintenance practices are introduced. Students (1) install and configure software to provide defensive capabilities and proactive monitoring to a system; (2) develop requirements documentation for software that follows industry best practices; and (3) perform quality assurance of running systems and software to identify potential security concerns and risks. Students perform a series of hands-on technical exercises to gain the required skills for building a secure infrastructure.

ITP-1052: ITIL Foundations

The internationally recognized Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) framework is rapidly becoming the best-known and most widely recognized certification for IT service management worldwide. This course introduces students to the basic principles and structure of ITIL, and prepares them to challenge and successfully pass the ITIL V3.0 Foundation exam.

CIS-2102: IT Consulting 2

A continuation from IT Consulting 1, this course will push students to provide proposal documents for 2 projects relating to the IT industry. In the framework of a Request for Proposal (RFP) students will be given their first project based on a company that is expanding and building a site that requires all new computer infrastructure to be installed. A second project will have students design an upgrade plan for an international company that needs to communicate from several continents, keeping all data communications secure and provide high-availability access to all resources for mobile employees.

CIS-2113: Business Technologies

This course examines emerging information technologies and their role in the world of business. While students are provided with opportunities for hands-on experience with a variety of applications, such as VoIP, the main emphasis is on gaining an understanding of how particular technologies are disrupting traditional business methods and workflow. The course topics are divided into three general areas. The first area is a high-level look at complex trends like social media and the Internet of Things. The second includes both enabling technologies like machine learning and business practices like search engine optimization, along with the impact it's having on digital marketing. The third places technology in a wider market context by providing students with an overview of regulatory issues and privacy risks for business.

Term 4 (January - April)

CPL-1049: Co-op Work Term

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to:


CPL-5559: WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning Project is aimed at enriching student success by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject -matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus is on making connections, allowing students to engage in relevant, meaningful activities that are connected and practiced in real life. This will attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

The term schedule above demonstrates a September intake program map. Students entering this program in January will follow a separate term schedule.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater.

Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student.

See the Additional Fees tab for current fees.

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