“According to analysts more than 70 per cent of a typical IT budget is spent on infrastructure, such as servers, operating systems, storage and networking. Add to this the need to refresh and manage desktop and mobile devices and you have a unique set of challenges for IT infrastructure to face” (Microsoft).
Companies are looking for employees who can bridge the gap between their technical and business teams. The Technology Infrastructure Analyst program prepares you for challenging and exciting opportunities in the information technology field.
The program’s technical focus is server and network system management using Microsoft, Cisco and open source technologies. By developing project management methodologies, effective communication and leadership skills, you will develop strategies to provide quality solutions that illustrate the business relevance in the technical solution. The mandatory eight week practicum provides the applied learning experience that is essential for success in industry. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to successfully challenge the MCSE, CCNA and ITIL Foundations certification exams.
Graduates may find employment as an infrastructure architect, infrastructure analyst, IT consultant, systems administrator, network administrator, or technical service agent.
Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs. This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy; students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.
Credentials and Accreditation
After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT post-diploma certificate as a Technology Infrastructure Analyst.
Students may also choose to pursue further designations, including A+, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), and Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA). Additional training or testing may be required at the students’ own expense.
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation students must pass all courses and attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.