Network Systems Specialist, Graduate Certificate | Online | Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) | Canada
8 months
21263 AUD/full
13486 AUD/full
Tuition fee
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During this intensive 32-week Network Systems Specialist certificate from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), you will develop skills in leading-edge technologies including cloud and server administration, virtualized infrastructure, and Linux administration. 


In our interconnected world, strong, resilient and scalable computer networks are critical to industry success. 

Through classroom training and practical application, this program will help you develop skills and competencies in computer network design, maintenance and support, to get you career-ready as a network systems specialist.

As a result of the practical focus of this program, you will gain valuable experience solving technical problems and providing solutions that are on-time and within scope. This experience is further bolstered by a mandatory 8-week practicum that completes the program, preparing you for a successful career in the information technology (IT) field. 

Career opportunities

Network Systems Specialist Graduates from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) can pursue job opportunities as a(n):
  • network systems specialist
  • network support analyst
  • help desk analyst
  • network support specialist
  • IT consultant

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • IT Essentials
  • Internetworks Level 
  • Career Planning and Management
  • Linux Installation and Administration
  • Internetworks Level
  • Network Resilience and Scalability
  • Virtualized Infrastructure

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.


33 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 or equivalent, OR, 
  • A minimum of two years post-secondary education from a recognized university, institute or college. 
  • All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
  • SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.
  • SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21263 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21263 AUD for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    13486 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13486 AUD for the full programme during 8 months.


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