Information Technology Administrator (Cloud)

Make the switch to the growing Information Technology (IT) field with this 62-week diploma program. Through hands-on training and practical projects in small class sizes, you can succeed in meeting your career goals.

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    Program Outline

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    About The Program

    This program focuses on honing in-demand skills within today’s IT industry. You’ll use a wide range of technologies to configure, automate, and manage servers within a cloud environment.

    Learn hands-on with real hardware and software, alongside practical projects, to quickly build the practical skills you need to succeed in the IT industry. You can also take advantage of a 12-week internship to gain real-world IT experience and make yourself job-ready by the time you graduate.

    This program qualifies you to pursue industry certifications from CompTIA and Microsoft.

    Career Opportunities

    This program qualifies you for a wide range of careers including:

    • PC Support Technician
    • Desktop Administrator
    • Windows 10 Administrator
    • Windows Server Administrator
    • Active Directory Administrator
    • Project Manager
    • Network Administrator
    • Linux Administrator
    • SQL Database Administrator
    • Email Server Administrator
    • Exchange Server Administrator
    • Wireless LAN Administrator

    Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

    • Rogers Communications
    • Acer America Corporation
    • Compugen Spectra Energy Satellite
    • Bell Canada
    • Ricoh Canada Inc.
    • Wilfred Laurier University
    • University of Waterloo
    • Hewlett-Packard Co. 
    • Tech Alliance


    90 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 42

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 64

    High Wage/HR**

    *Employment Rate based on 2022 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.


    NOC Code: 2171/21221 & 21222 - **Wage data based on NOC Code 2171 and rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Jan 2024.

    Program Details

    Did you know that information technology is one of the fastest growing fields? To meet the high demand of employers, triOS College has created this Information Technology Administrator (Cloud) program to kickstart your career in this industry.

    Get comprehensive training in the major areas of technology administration including the following:

    • PC administration
    • network administration
    • wireless administration
    • Windows server administration
    • Linux server administration
    • web server administration
    • database administration
    • email/mobile administration

    This Information Technology Administrator (Cloud) program uses a real-world, hands-on, and project-based approach that will allow you to develop the practical skills you need to succeed in the IT industry.

    When you enroll in this program, you will receive:

    • a 12-week internship for hands-on experience
    • registered and approved diploma
    • 6 exam vouchers to write the certifications you wish to pursue*
    • practice tests (where applicable)
    • career services
    • job search assistance
    • alumni program benefits

    *The courses in this program relate to 10 industry certification exams leading to the following designations, which are frequently used as a benchmark for hiring:

    • CompTIA A+ (2 vouchers)
    • CompTIA IT Project+
    • CompTIA Network+
    • CompTIA Linux+
    • CompTIA Security+
    • CompTIA Server+
    • CompTIA Cloud+
    • Microsoft Desktop Administrator Associate (MDAA): Windows 10 (2 Vouchers)
    Course Listings
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    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Career Management
    In this module, you will create and refine your résumé and LinkedIn Profile. You will write cover letters and learn the value of customizing cover letters to specific job postings. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge as you conduct a job search and write a cover letter tailored to an ideal job post. Through research, you will create a list of top employers and target current industry opportunities. You will learn about current methods for applying to job postings using technology. You will also gain an understanding of the job interview process, typical interview questions and possible responses, and expectations of both the interviewer and interviewee. In addition, you will engage in practical application of the interview process through role-play. Topics such as negotiating salary, self-management, and on-the-job success for placements and post-graduate employment will be also covered.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. IT Administrator Internship
    At the successful completion of the classroom hours of this program, you will be placed in a 240-hour internship at an outside organization. You will have the opportunity to apply your new and developed skills in a real-world environment. Hosts include small, medium, and large organizations that have an Information Technology department, or organizations that provide technology and technology services.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. IT Service & Project Management
    You will learn business processes and communication, as well as time and project management skills vital for success in today’s IT industry. Through examples, demonstrations, and activities, you will examine the strategies and techniques commonly used within the IT industry, with a focus on ITIL processes and project management. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Project+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Linux Administration
    Linux provides the foundation for many systems today, from embedded and mobile devices to supercomputers and the cloud. In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, and manage Linux systems and the network services that they run. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Linux+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Managing Infrastructure Services
    Most job roles within organizations today require access to information provided by web, database, and email services. This course introduces you to the concepts and procedures required to install, manage, and support SQL database servers, as well as email and web services.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Network Administration
    In this course, you will examine the theory and concepts required to successfully administer and troubleshoot IP-based computer networks and network technologies. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Network+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. PC Support
    This course introduces you to the essential operating system skills required of a PC support technician, and covers the concepts tested on the CompTIA A+ certification. More specifically, you will learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and maintain both computer hardware and the Windows family of desktop operating systems. Additionally, you will examine the basic configuration of Linux, macOS, and mobile operating systems.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Server, Cloud and Automation Technologies
    In this course, you will learn how to deploy and manage servers, both on-premises and within a cloud environment. You will learn how to provision servers, automate server deployment and configuration, as well as manage virtual machines and containerized applications using open source frameworks and technologies. Furthermore, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Server+ and Cloud+ certifications.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Security Fundamentals
    In this course, you will cover the fundamentals of security within an technical environment, focusing on the common security tools and procedures every IT professional must work with in an enterprise organization. Moreover, you will cover the concepts tested on the CompTIA Security+ certification.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Student Success Strategies
    This course stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note- and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting goals and maintaining a positive attitude techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Windows 10 Administration
    This course introduces you to the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure and support Microsoft Windows 10, and covers the concepts tested on the Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (MDAA) certification exams. More specifically, you will learn how to deploy and upgrade to Windows 10, as well as configure storage, access, devices, network connectivity and security.
    Icon-Quiz-Small Created with Sketch. Windows Server & Active Directory Administration
    This course provides you with an in-depth look at the different tasks necessary to administer, secure, and troubleshoot Windows Server 2019 systems. The focus is on server deployment and management, as well as data, storage, network service, virtualization, and container configuration. Additionally, you will cover Active Directory configuration and management.
    Admission Requirements
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    You must:

    • have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent


    • be at least 18 years old when or before the program begins AND pass a qualifying test* that has been approved by the Superintendent. (The approved qualifying test for this program is the Wonderlic test with a passing score of 20.)


    * If you’re applying from other Canadian provinces, you must:

    • be at least 19 years old,
    • be out of high school for at least 1 year when the program starts, and
    • successfully pass an academic achievement test.


    Please contact us for more details regarding admissions requirements if you are an international student.

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    Success Stories

    It was a wonderful experience. I am confident I can tackle any challenges coming my way. Thank you triOS!

    Charity M.

    Graduated 2015