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Network & System Administration


Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $1,075

Next Start Date:

April 18, 2023

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About this Course

This course introduces students to the common tasks performed by network and system administrators. You’ll be exposed to basic network and system administration concepts and learn how to apply them in real-world scenarios. Skills covered range from supporting internally hosted monolithic applications to supporting containerized microservices running in a cloud environment.

You can take this course on its own or use it to prepare for one of these programs:

Designed For

Anyone interested in developing the skills necessary for network and system administration roles. 

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What You’ll Learn

  • Scripting techniques and how to use layer 7 protocols such as DNS and HTTP
  • Version control using Git, container management using Kubernetes and cloud services using AWS
  • Core TCP/IP networking concepts
  • Core security concepts and tenets
  • How to write shell and Python scripts

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Install, configure and administer Linux systems and Linux-based containers
  • Work with iptables, SELinux and REST-based APIs
  • Create Ansible playbooks

Career Stats


Projected job growth for network and systems administrators in Washington state (2018-2028)


Average annual salary for network and systems administrators in the United States (2020)

Source: O*NET OnLine


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings


Meet your instructor

Angus Glanville

New Product Introduction Engineer, F5 Networks 


You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit options.

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