Nettverks- og systemadministrasjon, ettårig utdanning på Noroff

Professional Degree

Network and System Administration

Study Online or On Campus in Norway

The need for network and systems administration skills has never been greater. The management, configuration and administration of data networks and servers has evolved from being the domain of IT companies to a pervasive influence across multiple industries.

Online Studies

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1 year full time | 2 years part time

Full time: NOK 44.000,- per semester
Part time: NOK 22.000,- per semester

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger

12 August 2024

1 year full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Network and System Administration?

Technological advances have positioned Norway as one of the most digitised countries in the world, driving economic growth and increasing productivity for both individuals and businesses. However, the pervasive integration of digital controls into critical societal functions has introduced vulnerabilities and challenges that require a strategic focus on information technology (IT) security.

The primary objective of this programme is to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of general IT security principles, coupled with the ability to tailor technical network solutions to meet the specific needs of organisations. You'll learn about the structure and operation of computers and how different components can optimise performance. As a student, you'll gain a fundamental knowledge of understanding, building, managing and troubleshooting networks.

Graduates will be able to perform a range of tasks from installing, operating and optimising servers and clients to the ongoing development of an organisation's information and communication technology (ICT) systems. You will also be equipped to provide support and advice to internal staff and external clients.

Two-year programme also available

After this one-year programme, many are ready for employment. For those who wish to continue their training in IT security, there is a seamless transition to the second year of the Network and IT Security programme.

Career Opportunities

After completing the Network and System Administration programme, you can pursue roles such as::

  • Network Manager
  • System Administrator
  • ICT Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Virtualisation specialist
  • Database administrator
  • Network or system consultant
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Programme information

Students on the programme will encounter authentic, hands-on challenges that reflect the practical and relevant tasks they can expect to encounter in their professional endeavours. The study year is designed to provide training in the intricacies of computer structure, operation and performance optimisation, as well as providing methodologies for customising technical network solutions. Each semester is divided into modules, allowing students to concentrate on a single subject. The year culminates in a comprehensive study project, which provides a platform for the application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the various subjects covered in the curriculum.

Subjects on Network and System Administration

  • IT Foundations
  • Operating and File Systems
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Server Technologies
  • Cloud Computing Foundations
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Exam Project 1
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English online. Norwegian/English on campus
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Professional Degree
Credits: 60 ECVET

Hardware and software

A machine that handles virtualization is recommended. We do not recommend MAC with M1 processor, as the machine does not handle certain software and virtualizations.

Additionally, the following is recommended:

  • 16 GB RAM.
  • Storage: 1 TB – SSD

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

Bachelor's Degree Abroad

If you complete this programme and choose the second year of Network and IT Security, you can continue your studies for a third gain a Bachelor's degree abroad. You can apply directly to the third year of a Bachelor's programme at the University of South Wales. This option is also available to online students.

Bachelor's Degree Abroad

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