IT Cloud Administration
Start date: October 16, 2023
End date: October 2024
Information session: Ongoing and one-on-one, based on appointment (online via Zoom)
Mode of delivery: Hybrid
- Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m (with one hour lunch break)
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
In 2006, Amazon was the first to introduce their services using a cloud computing infrastructure. In 2010, network administration infrastructure moved from an on-premises to a cloud-based approach of implementation. In 2011, the concept of hybrid clouds was introduced allowing big web services companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and OpenStack to shift workloads back and forth between private and public clouds . Since 2013 the features of cloud computing have developed significantly and cloud security has become a main concern in this fast-growing service.
This program addresses the demand for professionals with training in both cloud and on-premises platforms. More specifically, this program addresses the demand for proficiency in operating systems, virtualization technologies, cloud and network services, security, and selected industry-recognized Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure certifications.
This AEC is aimed at those seeking to work in a mixed Microsoft Windows and Linux environments to provide technical assistance on these platforms as well as cloud-based systems and platforms. Graduates from this AEC will find employment working directly in companies currently using cloud computing and hybrid models. Graduates may also work for companies that specialize in cloud computing consulting and networks, utilizing the cloud platforms from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Among the positions the program will provide the skills to fill are:
- Cloud Administration
- Support Technician
- Cloud Network Specialist
- Cloud Consultant
Employment potential (2019 to 2023) throughout all regions of Quebec (Emploi Quebec, Job # NOC 2281) is considered excellent with a median annual salary of $58,000. It is important to note that in the Montreal region Amazon, Microsoft and Google all have datacenters with tremendous growth and a shortage of trained personnel.
The program is comprised of 12 courses, 14 competencies, and a total of 1185 contact hours
- 420-750-LA – Network Fundamentals – 75 hours
- 420-751-LA – Windows Desktops – 60 hours
- 420-752-LA – Windows Server I – 60 hours
- 420-762-LA – Windows Server II – 60 hours
- 420-753-LA – Linux Administration I – 75 hours
- 420-754-LA – Virtualization Technologies – 75 hours
- 420-755-LA – Amazon Web Services Fundamentals I – 75 hours
- 420-756-LA – Microsoft Azure Fundamentals – 75 hours
- 420-763-LA – Linux Administration II – 60 hours
- 420-757-LA – Google Cloud Platform – 90 hours
- 420-765-LA – Amazon Web Services Fundamentals II – 60 hours
- 420-758-LA – Internship – 420 hours
To be admissible for this AEC program, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements in effect at the time as set forth in Article 4 of the College Education Regulations (RREC) . In particular, applicants must have received instruction deemed sufficient by the College and meet at least one of the following conditions:
(1) the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive semesters or 1 school year;
(2) the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
(3) the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one semester and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one semester; or
(4) the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
(1) Basic computer usage including file structure and knowledge of basic troubleshooting of an operating system.
(2) Applicants will be asked to submit their curriculum vitae (CV) and may be interviewed and given an entrance exam in computer fundamentals prior to admission to the program to verify their qualifications.
(3) Potential candidates may be required to take an appropriate remedial course(s).
(4) Students must also have attained a certain level of mastery of the English language, in order to be able to deal with the course materials.
(5) Students French language skills will also be assessed prior to starting to ensure their capacity to work in French.
You are eligible to register in a program if you are a:
- Canadian Citizen or
- Permanent Resident or
- Holder of a valid Student Visa
And you can provide proof of previous studies deemed acceptable by the College, for example:
- A Quebec Secondary V Diploma or a Diploma of Secondary Studies or equivalent scholarity or
- A College Diploma or a University Degree or
- An “Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec” or
- Partial high school studies, coupled with a recommendation from a current or former employer that you would benefit from pursuing your education at the post-secondary level.
And you meet one of the following three conditions:
- You have not been a full-time student for at least two consecutive terms or one school year within the last 12 months.
- You are part of an agreement between the College and an employer, or you are sponsored within the terms of a government program (for example: CSST, Emploi-Québec).
- You have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies spread over a period of one year or more.
For more information on the fees for non-residents of Québec and international students, please click here.