About our Labs
Our network labs offer crucial value to students
Our networking labs are used for hands-on, interactive teaching. The labs are spaces for learning of network and security fundamentals, which need to be delivered in a secure, firewalled and isolated environment. That way, students don’t disrupt existing production systems.
Students get to work on actual equipment that they would see in production networks in small and medium businesses at the access level. Red River College Polytechnic is one of the few exclusive post-secondary networking environments in Manitoba.
Students benefit from our labs as they provide a kinesthetic learning environment. Students get to see and interact with equipment that is normally secured and hidden from everyone, except trusted Information Technology Network or Security professionals. Students use actual production access level switches, routers and firewalls with an available virtualized server network.