Preparation for Cisco and CompTIA Linux+ Certification

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

Program scheduled to start:


Information Sessions:
  • To Be Determined

Application deadline: TBD

Coordinator of AEC Preparation for Cisco and CompTIA Linux+ Certification
Michael Hughes
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The growth of both local and wide area networks (LAN and WAN) requires trained certified network personnel. The Preparation for Cisco and Comptia Linux Certification Program focuses on the key networking technologies needed to plan, design and implement local and wide area networks. Graduates of the program will be employed as PC support specialists, network administrators and network designers. Due to the shortage of trained personnel, employment opportunities are excellent. The goal of the program is to prepare students to enter the workforce as specialized network personnel.

Program Description

The Preparation for Cisco and Comptia Linux+ Certification Program is designed to allow students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them to write:

  • The industry exam for certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • The industry exam for certification in CompTIA Linux+ Certification

The program will enable students to:

  • Analyze and plan local and wide area networks
  • Install, configure and administer network systems
  • Develop and implement troubleshooting strategies
  • Provide network support to clients

Target Population

This program is designed for students with basic computer software and hardware knowledge who wish to enter or further their career in the information technology field. Based on the target market identification, it is recommended that students applying to the Preparation for Cisco and CompTIA Linux+ Certification Program possess most of the following characteristics:

  • Good analytic and problem solving skills
  • Ability to research technical solutions
  • Ability to work independently and to assume responsibility
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

Exit Profile

As part of the information Technology team, graduates will apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes gained during the program to install, configure and administer business networks.Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Analyze business requirements and design a corresponding network solutions
  • Implement network solutions
  • Analyze and implement business security requirements
  • Install and configure various network services and networking equipment
  • Communicate with end users and clientsAdapt to technological change
  • Respect the established ethical standards and values of the organization
  • Respect health and safety standards
NoteAll dates are subject to change without notice. For more information please contact the AEC Office by phone at (514) 933-3771 or email at

Last Modified: January 30, 2024