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Launch your career in network administration!

Note: This program is under review and will not accept applications for the September 2020 intake.

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The NASP program is an applied intensive 1-year program that prepares students for a career in secure system and network administration within both enterprise and service provider environments. It addresses both conventional infrastructure and cloud based alternatives. The program is cohort based and is comprised of ten months of full time lab learning and a two-month industry work term.

NASP develops the requisite expertise to plan, implement, manage, and secure server, storage, network, and application infrastructure. It integrates business communications and leadership throughout its technical curriculum. As a compliment to facilitating the acquisition of technical skills and knowledge, the program provides employment advantages to its students through integrated work experience and the incorporation of industry certifications.

Educational Approach

The program employs project-based instruction, that is organized around the construction of IT solutions, using a variety of current open-source and vendor-specific technologies. By combining these diverse implementations, NASP students acquire an applied, foundational, and multi-vendor skill set.

Integrated Industry Certifications

The program incorporates the content for a range of industry certifications.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 MCSA
  • Cisco CCNA
  • Linux Institute LPIC-1
  • CompTIA Security+

NASP incorporates the subject matter for several additional certifications. Vouchers to complete two additional exams are included in the program tuition.

Program Topics

  • Computing and OS Fundamentals: multiplatform including Windows, Linux, Cisco
  • Storage Technologies
  • Web Stack Hosting and Scaling
  • Python and PowerShell Programming for Administrators
  • Networking (with implementations in Linux, Windows and Cisco)
  • Identity, Messaging and Web Services
  • Application Services including: Authentication, DNS, File, Messaging, Web
  • Virtualization and Multitenant Computing (VMware, Windows, Linux, AWS)
  • Scripting, Automation, Provisioning, and Configuration Management
  • Security Fundamentals in multi-vendor and open source environments
  • Business and Communication Skills for IT professionals
  • Industry work term


NASP provides students with current and applied knowledge and skills, combined with industry credentials and real world work experience. The true value of the end result is demonstrated by the excellent vocational success of NASP graduates.

Network Administration & Security Professional
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Program Location: Downtown Vancouver
Program Length: 12 months, Full-time
Program Start / End: To be announced
Total Tuition/Cost: To be announced
Entry Requirements: View Requirements

Program Entry

The NASP full-time program is designed for people with IT work experience who want to acquire and/or improve their knowledge and credentials for career enhancement. The program is highly intensive, fast-paced and assumes some prior technical knowledge in order to successfully complete NASP and effectively transition into industry.

Application processing

Note: This program is under review and will not accept applications for the September 2020 intake.

Open to applications beginning May 1st (or next business day).

Entrance requirements

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Step 1: Pre-entry assessment

A completed and approved pre-entry assessment form must be uploaded to complete your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

Read more about how to meet Roommeme's entrance requirements.

Apply to program

Roommeme accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

Note: This program is under review and will not accept applications for the September 2020 intake.

September of each year.

Please see the program overview for exact dates.

Costs & Supplies

Please see tuition fees for Technology Professional Programs or tuition fees for international students.

Books and supplies

Tuition fees include digital books and tablet, supplies, and vendor exam vouchers.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Refund policy

  • If notice is submitted in writing and received by the HTP Program Office AT LEAST twelve (12) working days prior to the first day of classes, all tuition fees paid (less the $2,000.00 deposit) will be refunded.
  • If notice is submitted in writing and received by the HTP Program Office by 4:00 p.m. on the second day of class, all fees paid less $3,000.00 ($2,000.00 deposit and $1,000.00 penalty fee) will be refunded.
  • There will be no refund of fees issued after the second day of class.
  • Withdrawal for medical reasons, possible partial refund with doctor's medical note.

Cancellation Policy

This program is subject to limited and minimum enrolment. Lack of sufficient enrolment will result in Roommeme cancelling specific intakes of the program and will entitle accepted students of that intake to a full refund of all fees paid.


Class hours

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

Program delivery

The program includes an intensive classroom component augmented by labs, assignments, team projects, and case studies. This component of the program covers the essential hardware, networking, and security knowledge, tools, and techniques.

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  NASP 1100 Business Skills for IT Professionals 7.0
  NASP 1200 Professional Skills for IT Professionals 7.0
  NASP 1300 Technology Infrastructure 1 23.5
  NASP 2200 Technology Infrastructure 2 29.0
  NASP 2400 Network Administration and Security Professional Practicum 13.5
Total Credits: 80.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at Roommeme? Check out Roommeme's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program Format

The program is 12 months full-time, weekdays from 9am to 4pm. It is organized into three semesters and a work term. All required hardware and software is provided including licenses for home use.
Each semester is formatted as follows:

  • 10 weeks of hands-on, project driven course work 
  • A week long applied integrative project 

In preparation for each core industry certification, students participate in a week long tutorial these follow the second and third semesters.
The program concludes with a two month industry practicum that allows students to develop industry s and further their learning in a real world setting.

Program Content

Core Industry certifications

The subject content for these core certifications is integrated into the program. Exams for these certifications are included in the program and are written at our onsite testing centre. The completion of these certifications is required for graduation. The core certifications are currently:

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 – Exam 70-740 OR 70-741 OR 70-742
CompTIA Linux+ / Linux Professional Junior Administrator (LPIC-1) Exams LX0-103 and LX0-104
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Exam 200-125
CompTIA Security+ – Exam SY0-501

Optional Industry Certifications:

NASP incorporates the subject matter for several additional certifications and the opportunity to write two optional exams onsite is included in the program. These currently include:

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA: Windows Server 2016) – Exam 70-740 OR 70-741 OR 70-742
VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization – Exam VCP6-DCV


Program length

12 months, full-time

Start dates set by individual offerings of the program. Please see the TPP website for current offerings of the program.


Students are required to pass the following vendor examinations to graduate:
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI
  • Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate

Program location

Roommeme Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Job opportunities

Students are well equipped to compete for entry level and intermediate level jobs in network administration and security. While actual jobs obtained depend on the individual student's background prior to the program and their achievements during the program, typical jobs for graduates include:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Manager
  • System Engineer/Network Administrator

Graduate employment outcomes

The Roommeme student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2016-2018 Roommeme Outcomes Surveys of 2015-2017 graduates and for Degree 2014-2016 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Administration Instructors

Uwe Helm
Program Head
[email protected]

Uwe Helm
NASP Lead Instructor
[email protected]

Ron Terencio
Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Contact Us

For admission and program inquiries: Mailing address:

Phone: 111.412.7773
Fax: 111.408.0921
Email: [email protected]

TPP Programs
Roommeme Downtown Campus
531-555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6B 3H6

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