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Become a Network Engineer
at STEP Computer Academy!

Why become
a Network Engineer/System Administrator?

It’s Cool!

The main task of a System Administrator/Network Engineer is to support infrastructure or service, ensure their performance, improvement, modernization and safety. Depending on a company size, a minute of service shutdown can easily cost several thousands to several million dollars. Is there a need to say that highly qualified specialists are much-in-demand?

Continuous Development

Administrator works daily with numerous technologies that constantly change and evolve. It stimulates continuous improvement.

High Salary

System Administrators and Network Engineers are highly demanded specialists, and their salaries are among the highest in Europe. Their salary depends on qualification, experience and varies from $500 to $3000 per month.

Guaranteed employment

Information technologies are the only area where number of jobs exceeds number of specialists. Every year the demand for Network Engineers and System Administrators grows

Creative Work

According to representatives of the profession, the main attractive feature of the speciality is opportunity to work with equipment, and to solve off standard tasks, or standard ones, but by own methods.

Favorite Job

If you have always been interested in learning how the things work, wanted to understand interrelations in this area, and you have been passionate about computers for a long time, you will definitely enjoy a job of System Administrator/Network Engineer. Listen to yourself, -when choosing your speciality. The best job is a well-paid hobby.

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Knowledge and skills

What a network engineer should know and be able to do:

  • Build IPv4 and IPv6 networks:
    • LAN Technologies: Ethernet, L2/L3 Switching, VLAN, STP (RSTP, MSTP)
    • Routing Protocols: EIGRP, OSPF, BGP
    • Multicast Editing Technologies: IGMP, CGMP, PIM
    • Backbone Buildup: MPLS
  • Key Network Services Implementation
  • Network Security Technologies
  • Network Monitoring Technologies

What system administrator shouldknow and be able to do:

  • OS Windows Server and GNU/Linux Administration
  • Workstation Development and Support
  • Windows 7 and Windows 8 Administration
  • Active Directory Infrastructure Management in Windows Server
  • Implementation Windows Server and GNU/Linux based Services
  • Data Backup and Recovery
  • Network Security

This and much more you will learn in Computer Academy STEP on specialty
“Network technologies and system administration”

Stady program

Why students choose
STEP Computer Academy?

Modern and Relevant Curriculum

The curriculum is developed in accordance with the IT market and is regularly updated. There are no unnecessary subjects, only those you need for successful employment.

Unique Training Materials

Our curriculum and syllabi are worked out by the best professionals. We offer electronic study materials and real-life projects to support the training process. The result is profound knowledge our students gain.

Professional Trainers

The Academy employs highly-skilled trainers with the IT industry, who share their knowledge with our students. We hold regular seminars and training sessions to refresh and update and our trainers' professional and teaching skills.

Modern PC Hardware and Equipment

Our students always have access to modern PCs and all necessary equipment. Every student has a desk equipped with a personal computer. We do our best to provide our students with everything needed for a successful learning process.

100% Practical Training

Our training process is based on completing practical assignments and exercises under the supervision of your trainer. We don’t have boring lectures. The knowledge you gain is reinforced by practical exercises.

Internationally Recognized Diploma

The Academy graduates obtain international diploma after successfully completing course.

International Certificates

STEP Computer Academy is an authorized training center for Microsoft, Cisco and Autodesk. The Academy students have an opportunity to take certification exams free of charge while studying at the Academy.

Convenient Classes Schedule

We offer morning, day, evening classes both on weekdays and weekend. Students can easily combine studying at the Academy with their work or other studies.

Lack of Alternatives

Experienced trainers, up-to-date curriculum, technical equipment, international certification, employment assistance – all this and much more distinguish STEP Computer Academy from other educational institutions.

Employment assistance

Partnership programs with IT industry and our reputation results in our students getting job offers as early as after the first year of studies.

Small Study Groups

Our students study in groups that are never too crowded. Thanks to that, our trainers can always pay attention to every student’s needs what greatly helps the learning process.

No Corruption

Trainers at the Academy never take bribes. The grades you get will always reflect your real knowledge.

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about STEP Computer Academy

The largest private educational institution (44 branches in 16 countries). Established in 1999.

STEP Computer Academy was named among Europe’s best Cisco training centers, and was ranked best in the CIS for Autodesk Maya professionals training.

Academy is included in the top 10 technical universities of Ukraine to prepare IT-specialists (according to the data of the site

We have proprietary techniques that are valued by professionals worldwide, and updated training materials.

More than 600
trainers with the IT industry experience.

We give practical knowledge
demanded by IT industry.

The Academy students regularly win IT competitions and championships.

The Academy is an authorized training center for Microsoft, Cisco and Autodesk.

More than 14,000 students and 70,000 graduates successfully working in Russian and international IT-companies.

The Academy graduates work in 36 countries around the world. Many of them are founders of their own successful companies and start-ups.

learning Options

Full-time study
  • Who
  • Everyone
    from 15 to 55 y.o.
  • Study duration
  • 5 semesters
    or 2.5 years
  • Classes schedule
  • 5 times per week
    (including 1 day for independent work)
  • Tuition fee
  • 250 AZN/month Sign Up
Part-time study
  • Who
  • Everyone
    from 18 to 55 y.o.
  • Study duration
  • 5 semesters
    or 2.5 years
  • Classes schedule
  • 1 time per week
  • Tuition fee
  • 180 AZN/month
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Common mistakes
when choosing
an educational institution:

Pursuit of Low Prices

Desire to save money will impact the quality of training. Low prices mean low salaries for trainers, what in its turn means that experienced trainers will avoid such educational institution. Trusting your education to dubious organizations is never a wise choice.

Choosing a Training Program, Not Matching Your Goals

Before you start training, it is important to define the goal of your study. Professional advice can be helpful in this case. Incorrect statement of the program often leads to a wrong choice of form of a training form. When you realize your mistake your time and money will have been lost already.

Short-term Course Training

If your goal is to programming from scratch, short courses lasting lasting months will not give you a sufficient knowledge base. In order to grasp the essence of programming algorithms to work out right solutions and design software projects, regardless of a final implementation language, it is important to restructure thinking and acquire practical skills. The experience of our trainers suggests that the optimal period for quality education is 2.5 years and more. In this case, you can be sure of the result.

Pursuit of University Degree

Those days when university degree was a decisive factor for hiring have passed. Now employers themselves assess the knowledge and skills of applicants. This is especially true for the sphere of information technologies, where knowledge of programming languages and skills in working with new technologies are crucial.


Self-education is a great thing, if you possess will of iron and a have lot of time for searching through literature, video tutorials and audio books. But it cannot replace live chatting with experienced trainer. It is much more convenient and faster to learn, if you have an opportunity to consult with a specialist who can show you a right path, point at your mistakes and inaccuracies.

Learning with a Tutor

Tutoring is an alternative to self-education. In this case, a tutor controls learning, process and it can go faster. Still, the tutoring loses to group lessons with a trainer who has industry experience and trains according to a curriculum tailored for the industry requirements. A good tutor can certainly master one or maybe even several technologies, but a team of professional is needed to train according to a well-rounded curriculum. Moreover, lessons with tutor do not give you any international certificates or diploma.

Desire for Quick and Easy Results

Whichever option you choose – the result depends on you. The task of the educational institution is to lead a student to his/her goal by most effective and shortest path, making the learning effective. Our 15-years experience in training has proven that it is not possible to become a programmer from scratch in 2-3 months. Those who promise it lie to their customers. Our training program has received high appraisal from professionals all around the world, and it is designed for 2.5 years. This is the optimal period, that enables to obtain high-quality basic education and confidence necessary to start working.

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Companies where STEP graduates
are employed

Alumni and Employers

Evgeniy Yunak,
Project Manager and Lead System engineer at British Sky Broadcasting

I couldn’t have achieved all those high goals - technological knowledge and carrier - without studying at the Academy, and that priceless experience I gained there. You won’t find such materials at any other university. The teachers are highly qualified professionals and enjoy doing their job. Add here the curriculum based on practical knowledge and excellent atmosphere in class-rooms where students really want to study.

Alexandr Valyushko,
2009 graduate,
Leading Instructor and Consultant at Incom Network Security Company

What makes the difference when studying at STEP Computer Academy is close contact with student, informal atmosphere, focus on key issues. Studying there has totally changed many things in my life: I turned from a noob who used to play in Lineage 2 into a competent professional. I got international CCNA, CCNP, CCAI and CCSI certificates at the Academy. The first thing I understood during my studies is that admin is not the sole job. It includes three or four jobs. So, you will have time to decide which one is the most interesting for you.

Denis Gudilin, 2011 in graduate, Research IT Support
Analyst at Barclays Capital (England)

The key factors for choosing a place to study for me were: highly specialized training using up-to-date programs of leading IT-companies, working with modern equipment and opportunity to obtain international certificates, without which it is difficult to work in a prestigious company in my field of work. I also enjoyed the fact that we worked only with real life examples, which were highly practical and not cut off from reality.

Oleg Mozhaev, 2011 graduate, Automation QA at Comodo

The Academy teaches things taught by none of the universities. And it’s a fact. University graduates with IT-diplomas don’t have even 20% of STEP’s students’ knowledge. I have all the reasons to say that because my friends studied at institutes and I was a technical interviewer. The Academy has cool teachers: Godunov Oleg, Kodesh Denis, Chorniy Oleg, Sokolova Masha, Alex Tumanov, Oksana Polunina, Misha Velichko. And I want to say a special “Thanks” to them.

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How we

You post an enquiry on our website or come to the Academy office

Taking your goals into account, we pick up program and schedule of your training.

After signing the contract and paying the tuition fee, a place in a group will be reserved for you, and you'll start training as soon as the classes begin.

Upon graduation you will receive STEP Computer Academy diploma and international certificates to validate your knowledge

The Academy HR Service is ready to assist you in finding employment in your field of studies.

We do our best to learn from us was interesting and effective.
Nothing extra. Just what you need for successful employment.

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