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IT Infrastructure - Bridging Program

Program Code: ITD1

Credential: Certificate of Achievement

Program Length: 15 weeks

Start Date: May 24, 2022

Program Contact

416.675.6622 ext. 5346


Humber offers a bridging program for internationally trained immigrants with education and experience in information technology, computer science or engineering (computer, electronics or electrical). Benefit from cutting edge training that will help you gain industry-specific concepts and skills in topics, which may include: computer networking, information security, installation and configuration of server(s) in a virtualized environment with an emphasis on operating system(s).


  • Course facilitators are industry professionals
  • Hands-on training in industry-specific skills
  • Experienced Employment Advisor/Job Developer to assist with individual job search/career planning
  • Network with alumni and gain from their personal knowledge of the program and hiring trends
  • Communication/presentation skills and confidence building
  • Post-program job search support
  • Connections with hiring employers
  • Hiring events with employers from the industry

IT Infrastructure Bridging Program Success Story

Ellis Mendez

Watch the video to hear about Ellis Mendez's success story.

Your Career

Our graduates have secured jobs as Systems/Networks and Cyber Security Analysts, Cloud Analysts, IT/Network Administrators, Cloud Architects.


“Even though I’ve been working on my field for more than 10 years, I was un able to get a job according to my background and my expectations. After the program finished I secured a position as Tech Lead – Call Centre Architect in one of the 3 big telecom Canadian companies. If it weren’t for the bridging program it would have taken longer for me to get the skills I needed to reach my full potential and step up my career”

Domingo Los Santos, Tech Lead - Call Centre Architect

"The good news is that I secured employment even before I graduated! I was interviewed during Humber’s bridging job fair, received a job offer, and started my employment. It happened because Humber’s job developers held an employment event for the bridging students."

Sergio Smith Gomez, Infrastructure Specialist


This course will provide students with knowledge of labour market trends, professional portfolio development, workplace culture and communication in Canada. By the end of this course learners will be able to identify effective company research techniques, create customized resumes and successfully engage in networking and career related events, in-person and on social media.

This course focuses on the theory and practical aspects of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system software. It begins with the installation of RHEL 7 in a virtual machine, and then touches upon general Linux concepts and basic commands; compression and archiving; text editor and online help; file and directory manipulation and security; processes, task scheduling, and bash shell features. The course then covers typical system administration tasks, such as administration and management of software packages; system boot and systemd; logging and kernel management; users and groups; storage partitioning and file systems; AutoFS, swap, and ACLs; basic firewall and SELinux; network interface configuration and NTP/LDAP clients; and SSH and TCP Wrappers. The entire course is filled with exercises to provide adequate hands-on practice.

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components and models of the Internet and other computer networks, and the operations of routers and switches in a network. It teaches learners how to describe and configure a LAN switch, VLANS and ether channels. Describe various types of spanning tree protocol with operation and configuration. This course also describe how to operate, configure, and verify a IPv4 and IPv6 networks, including configuring of various IP protocols, RIP, EIGRP and OSPF, understanding BGP and redundant topologies with redistribution, troubleshooting common network issues. This course also introduce various IP and WAN services, understanding VPN and MPLS connecting technologies, IPv6 addressing and getting familiar with device management such as SNMP and syslog.

This course provides hands-on training in vSphere 6 and components. This course involves installation, configuration and management of vSphere 6, virtual machines and virtual center. Students will receive theoretical and hands-on training in designing, maintaining and troubleshooting VMware virtual environments. The course is based on ESXi 6 and vCenter Server 6.

Cloud infrastructure supports users to store data, manage resources and access one or more platforms for data processing. All the resources are acquired and managed on demand. It is built around using complex hardware infrastructure for computing, network and storage. This infrastructure supports data processing on different hardware and operating platforms, various services are offered by servers, storage support, networking and data management. This course provides the learners opportunity to simulate a real world scenario working on storage area network in virtual environment. This course also introduces the SDNs in the virtualized environment.

This course is focused primarily on the installation, data storage, and compute functionality that is available within Windows Server 2016. The course is heavily oriented towards software defined networks, hypervisors and nano servers. Students work with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 network infrastructure and explore, design and implement network administration tools such as name resolution, IP addressing, remote access solutions, local and server storage, network performance, Hyper-V Networking and security. Finally, students learn monitoring and troubleshooting techniques that are valuable for the maintenance of a network environment.

Students become familiar with the type of cyberattacks on the hosts and servers in businesses and also processes to prevent these attacks. They learn about the data and network security policies, compliance and operational security. This course presents different type of security holes in the applications, networks, data, storage and hosts. Different threats and vulnerabilities are introduced as part of the course and various threat mitigation methods are discussed. Security against the web site attacks, penetrating testing and security of stored data are discussed in the course.

This is a comprehensive course focusing on cybersecurity with some general concepts of IT security and includes: compliance and operational security; malware, threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography. The course covers topics in network security as well, including Web application attacks and penetration testing. 

Students will then learn the application security and networking skills needed to access entry/intermediate level positions offered by a wide range of software/networking companies. Students will learn to secure and test software applications, including networked, web and mobile applications, against threats by malware and hackers.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to internationally trained professionals who:

  • Are residents of Ontario
  • Are Permanent Residents, Refugee Claimants, Convention Refugees or Canadian Citizens
  • Have educational qualifications outside of Canada with a minimum equivalency to a Canadian degree or diploma in computer science or related
  • Have previous work experience outside of Canada in information technology, computer science or engineering (computer, electronics or electrical)
  • Are underemployed (work experience in Canada is below their international education/experience)
  • Possess a current Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment at a minimum Level 7/8 (Consider OSLT if you do not meet this requirement)

Equipment & Device Requirements

You will need a laptop with the following specifications, or higher, for the successful completion of this program:

  • Intel Quad-core i7 (with serial number 7700 or above)
  • Microsoft Windows-based Operating System
  • RAM: At least 16 - 24 GB (DDR4)
  • Storage: at least 500 GB (SSD preferred)

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