The Computer Systems Technician program is a two-year accredited Ontario College Diploma program which provides comprehensive training for students wishing to work in the high demand areas of workstation, server, application, network and security support. This program provides students the ability to think critically, solve problems, and acquire new skills quickly.Under the guidance of expert faculty, combined with the use of leading edge labs, the program emphasizes the hands-on installation and configuration of workstations, servers, and networking equipment. Students will also be expertly trained in current operating systems from Microsoft as well as Linux. The program also focuses in on the installation and configuration of web servers, database servers, mail servers, IT security, effective communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills.Upon completion of the program, and in addition to the highly valued Ontario College Diploma, graduates should have the knowledge and skills to take exams for the following certification, if they choose to do so: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Graduates may also choose to apply the knowledge gained to prepare and test for other industry certifications, such as those offered by CompTIA, Microsoft, Dell, and VMWare.