You might not guess this from looking at job postings, but network administration and systems administration are separate specialties within IT.
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It’s an excellent time to launch a career in computer networking. The Government of Canada Job Bank estimates that network techs and administrators will see strong demand in most areas of the country over the next few years.
Hoping to take advantage of that trend? One of the best ways to catch an employer’s attention is by earning relevant certifications.
A September 2021 report found that 72 per cent of hiring managers were more inclined to hire candidates with certifications—a significant jump from 52 per cent in 2020.
So which certifications are most requested by employers right now? We analyzed dozens of network administrator job postings to get the answer.
Based on our findings, these are the top networking certifications that can help you begin and advance your career.
What exactly is computer networking? The term itself is broad because it is used to describe a number of devices and systems in various configurations and sizes.
The industry also includes many different career paths.
Organizations of all kinds rely on computer networks, from schools and hospitals to businesses and government agencies.
In this post, we’ll explore typical jobs in this field, pros and cons of a career in computer networking, and the latest job outlook and salary information for networking professionals in Canada.
By the end, you’ll know what computer networking is all about and whether it’s a good career choice for you.
Computer networking is all about linking devices and systems to share information.
Professionals in this field focus on building and maintaining the networks that allow people to communicate, transfer data, and stay connected.
Those are prized skills in today’s digital world, especially in the wake of a global pandemic that forced a huge chunk of the workforce to go remote.
In 2021, computer networking careers were among Canada’s fastest-growing jobs, as noted by Randstad.
But demand alone should not dictate your career choice. There are plenty of other factors to think about.
So why should you consider a computer networking career? Here are the 8 best reasons.
The field of computer networking has evolved tremendously over the past 20 years, from the dawn of the internet to the increasingly complex information systems we use today.
Sergio Gonzalez has been working in the field since those early days, graduating from his first technical engineering program in 1998.
Since then, he's earned degrees in information technology and education, and accumulated over 20 years of experience in networking and IT security roles.
Sergio's passion for teaching brought him to Herzing College, where he's recently become an instructor for the Computer Networking Technology program.
This week, we chatted with Sergio to learn more about his fascinating background and get an inside look at the program.
Meet the instructor, learn about networking careers, and find out what to expect in class.
Computer networking is one of the hottest fields around.
Companies have long relied on computer networking experts to build, maintain, and support the digital systems that keep employees and customers connected.
But with the enormous shift to remote work during the pandemic, the demand for networking professionals really took off.
In fact, computer networking careers are some of the fastest-growing roles in Canada, according to market research by Randstad.
So what kinds of jobs exist in this field? Where could you start out as a total beginner, and what opportunities are there to advance your career?
Keep reading to explore 5 different computer networking careers, entry-level and beyond!
It's no secret that the pandemic massively disrupted many sectors of Canada's economy.
It dramatically changed the way many people work, shop, socialize (and pretty much every other aspect of our lives).
But while some industries have suffered large job losses, sectors like information technology experienced substantial growth.
With everyone stuck at home, relying on digital systems to keep them connected to the outside world, the demand for computer networking professionals has kicked into high gear.
In this post, we walk you through 4 computer networking jobs that have seen increased demand during the pandemic.
Find out which IT careers offer promising opportunities both now and in the years ahead.
Photo: Karnig Kazandjian, Networking Department Head and program instructor at Herzing College Montreal
Updated January 2021.
Computer networking training is one of the most popular diploma programs at Herzing College Montreal.
The field has grown tremendously over the past few years, with increasing demand for roles like network administrator, IT support specialist, and network technician.
If you're considering this path, you're probably wondering what kind of training you need to get started. Or what jobs you can qualify for, straight out of college.
There's no one better to answer these questions than Karnig Kazandjian. Karnig is the Computer Networking department head at Herzing College Montreal.