Small Office System Administration

Due to the fact that small organizations have very similar requirements for dealing with information technologies and information systems, this program focuses on the best practices for constructing IP architecture in small companies and optimal budget and human resources expenses solutions. The three key training objectives are: infrastructure management (basic network, computers and operating systems, peripherals), data management (database, application platforms) and the use of application software (from user interfaces to enterprise applications with complex business logic).

Creating and maintaining IT systems even in small companies requires a broad mind and practical skills of a system administrator. Today many companies solve the problem of ensuring IT system stability by irregular working schedule of specialists who are always ready to «put out fires» of another force majeure, caused by system performance failure or data loss. This can only be avoided by efficient administration and troubleshooting, which is possible if the system administrator has systemic knowledge in such areas as network technologies, databases, applications and programming techniques. In addition, the effective use of IT requires interaction with users and the heads of departments, which means the necessity of obtaining knowledge in the field of modern methodologies and standards requirements, and the ability to work in a team and properly document the results.

Knowing how to solve problems in the field of virtualization, data protection, building fault-tolerant solutions is rather beneficial for a system administrator. It is also important and useful to have some basic knowledge of project management, finance, know legal requirements in the IT field.

Program objective
The program’s objectives are: obtaining the necessary knowledge and skills to perform administration of heterogeneous networks of personal computers, servers, peripherals and applications in modern organizations, ensuring safe operation in accordance with the specific requirements of business and readiness for rapid modifications, development and integration with modern solutions in the field of information technology.

Professional retraining program
Advanced training program

The program is designed for
Professionals planning to perform or already performing administration of heterogeneous information systems of small and medium scale organizations (3-5 facilities and 200-300 employees) on Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms.

Obtained knowledge and skills will not only allow students to successfully perform complex production tasks, but will also allow to successfully prepare for certification exams for obtaining internationally recognized status of specialist in network administration on ОS Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and CompTIA Linux+).

Students within «Network Technologies» discipline study Cisco CCNA Discovery course for free. This course provides a high level qualification for an IT specialist. All students get access to Networking Academy’s unique training materials and Cisco equipment. After successful completion of the course, students get an opportunity to take exams and get Cisco certificates.

Program duration
Professional retraining program: 828 academic hours (12 months). Advanced training program: 406 academic hours.

Study formats

  1. 16-24 hours per week
  2. 40 hours per week

Weekend class sessions
Training in such groups is organized on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM with a lunch break and two coffee breaks.

The course is taught partly in the distance learning format: electronic seminars in the distance learning system and on-line lectures (webinars). Such format allows to involve real practitioners in the training.

On-site sessions are held in the classrooms equipped with modern technologies that meet all the requirements for effective learning. During the practical trainings teachers will demonstrate implementation of the necessary work/procedures and will individually help to cope with all the encountered difficulties.

Distance learning group
Training of the group is carried out with the use of advanced distance learning technologies and the latest interactive and multimedia solutions.

On-line lectures (webinars) allow students to maintain contact with teachers in real time, ask questions and repeat all actions performed by teachers and students on their computer desktop. Students can watch the most successfully recorded webinars 24/7.

E-learning (electronic seminars) allows students to explore further all the practical aspects of the chosen program. Teachers provide and evaluate solutions of complex cases, the quality of coding, conducting system configurations, as well as stimulate discussions of the results and relevant issues for the students at the forum within the Distance Learning System.

On-line testing allows students to independently assess their level of academic achievement and identify issues for a more thorough examination and discussion with the teacher. Each training program is followed by the final testing.

Admission Requirements:
Diploma of Higher Education (bachelor’s, specialist’s, master’s degree) or Diploma of Non-University Level Higher Education (technical school, college).

Diplomas and certificates:
Upon completion of the retraining programs graduates receive a Diploma of Professional Retraining, giving the right to work in the chosen field. Upon completion of advanced training programs, graduates receive a certificate confirming acquisition of additional professional skills and extended professional potential.

Training formats and tuition fee:

Part-time/weekend class sessions Part-time with Distance Learning Technologies
79 000 rub.
99 000 rub.*
99 000 rub.
59 000 rub.
89 000 rub.*
89 000 rub.

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Part-time with Distance Learning Technologies
40 000 rub.

Cost for the whole training program, no additional fees;
Education loan up to 36 months with an initial payment of 0% is possible.