Network and System Administration

Network and System Administration is a technical course focusing on Microsoft and Unix technologies, network infrastructure and server operations. This education is suited for those seeking many future opportunities in the IT sector.

Vocational course

1 year

Available online

Network and system administration, vocational education

First semester

During this topic, the students will learn to actively contribute to moving a project forward, with feasibility studies, planning, implementation, report writing and presentation. The students will also learn to break down problems to smaller and more manageable pieces, increase their analytical skills and develop a logical methodology towards problem solving. This is competence that is important during the study program, because there will be project based exams in all topics, but also in the workplace.

The topic gives the students a general overview of information security, including different security models and standards. In addition to this, an overview of different security aspects like hacking, cryptology, malware, virus and similar will be included. The topic also discusses how a computer is build, what parts it contains and how these interact.

This topic gives the students a general overview of operating systems and how the internal communication in a computer works. For instance process allocation and memory management. The students will also be given an overview of the installation process of different operating systems. Examples are different versions of Windows and different distributions of Linux. An overview of accompanying file systems is also included in this topic.

This topic is about the installation, configuration and administration of a Windows based server with Active Directory. The students will learn how to manage a network through Active Directory. They will also learn about user rights and permissions on a Windows system, along with the configuration of different services such as Web, FTP, file/print, audit and backup.

Second semester

The topic is about the installation and configuration of Linux servers. We are looking at installation of several distributions, webserver, FTP-server and Samba, in addition to the actual file structure and user permissions on a Unix based system. Focus will be on the command-based interface – to be as distribution independent as possible.

This is the topic that lays the foundation for all communication between devices. Students will be acquainted with general network theories and how networks and devices on a network communicate with each other. It is important to have a thorough understanding of this topic, since it exists several vendors with different adaptations. We will focus on Cisco to give students an insight in the configuration of network components.

Towards the end of the year, the students will complete a study project where they will demonstrate their ability to evaluate a given situation and then make decisions based on knowledge gained throughout the study program. During this project they can work individually or in groups of maximum three (3) students. They will deliver a report that shows the progress in the project, what choices have been made and the final result.

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Course information

Next startup:

August 14 2017 on-campus,
August 15 2017 online.
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Campuses: Oslo, Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Online Studies
Duration: 1 year
Price online: NOK 33.500,- per semester full time
NOK 16.750,- per semester part time
Price on-campus: NOK 55.750,- per semester.
NOK 1.500,- registration fee.
Approvals: Approved for loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. Approved by NOKUT.
Fagskolepoeng: 60 ECVET

* subject to approval from NOKUT.

Admission requirements

Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate.

You may also apply for admission on the basis of prior learning, as described in our school regulations.

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