System Administration (specialization in Microsoft Windows)

Administration of modern information systems is based on the administration of the base platform, which in almost 90% of cases is Microsoft Windows OS. New versions of client and server operating systems (Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008) contain a lot of innovations that can dramatically improve the quality, reliability, security and controllability of the IT infrastructure.

New technologies require new knowledge. Modern system administrators can consider themselves to be professionals not just when they know how to use the tools of the operating system, but when they also possess applied knowledge and skills in networking, databases, when they can increase the efficiency with additional applications and programming technologies. In addition, the effective use of IT requires interaction with users and the heads of departments, knowledge of modern methodologies and standards requirements, 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 other popular OS, like Linux.

Program objective
Obtaining the necessary knowledge and skills to perform network administration tasks for PCs, servers and applications in the operating system Microsoft Windows, ensuring its safe operation in a distributed environment, development and integration with modern solutions in the field of information technology.

Professional retraining program
Advanced training program

The program is designed for
Specialists planning to perform or already performing administration of information systems on Microsoft Windows platform.

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: 794 academic hours (12 months). Advanced training program: 372 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.