Preparation for Microsoft Certification

A.E.C. Program ELJ.2N – (360 hours) Full-time, three evenings and Saturdays – intensive

Program Scheduled to Start: To be announced (TBA)

Application deadline: To be  announced (TBA)

All dates are subject to change without notice.

For more information please contact the AEC Office in room 2H.1, (514) 931-8731 extension 3210.

Program Description

The growth of both local and wide area networks requires trained certified network personnel. The Preparation for Microsoft Certification Program focuses on commonly accepted client and networking operating systems and related equipment. The network administrator plans, designs, implements and administers the essential business systems. Students will be employed as PC support specialists and as network administrators. Due to the shortage of trained personnel, current employment opportunities are excellent.


This program is designed for adults with basic computer software and hardware knowledge who wish to enter or further their careers in the Information Technology field. Specifically, it targets individuals who want entry-level Microsoft Client and Server Certifications.


The Preparation for Microsoft Certification Program is designed for students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary in preparation for the industry exams to obtain Microsoft Client and Server Certifications. Program provides training for the following industry certifications:

  • Microsoft Server Certification.
  • Microsoft Client Certification.
  • Microsoft Email Server Certification.
  • Microsoft Security Certification.

Exit Profile

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • manage hardware and software related problems.
  • implement network solutions in small to medium-size organizations.
  • analyze and implement network security requirements.

Admission Requirements

Ministerial Requirements

  1. Applicants must have a Secondary V diploma or equivalent or acquired knowledge and skills deemed sufficient by the College for potential success in the program
  2. In addition, the applicant must meet one of the following requirements:
    1. the applicant’s studies have been interrupted for at least two consecutive terms or one school year;
    2. the applicant is covered by an agreement entered into by the College and an employer or by a government program;
    3. the applicant has completed at least one year of post-secondary studies over a period of one year or more

College Requirements

  1. English language skills equivalent to placement at English Upgrading or higher. Students may be required to take an English placement exam.
  2. Evidence of basic computer software and hardware knowledge. A test may be required.
  3. Applicants must complete a logic based computer technology aptitude test.
  4. A letter of intent.
  5. An interview will be required to assess the applicant’s readiness to pursue studies in the Program.

List of Courses

Please see here for a list of courses.

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Last Modified: October 1, 2018