Become a Network Engineer
at STEP IT 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, ensuring their performance, improvement, modernization and safety. Depending on a company size, a minute of service shutdown can sometimes cost from several thousands to several million dollars. Is there a need to explain that highly qualified specialists are much-in-demand?

Continuous Development

Administrator works daily with numerous technologies that are constantly changing and evolving. It stimulates continuous improvement.

High Salary

System Administrators and Network Engineers are highly demanded specialists, and their salaries are among the highest in IT business.

Guaranteed employment

Information technologies is 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 this specialty is opportunity to work with real equipment, and to solve not standard tasks, or standard ones, but by your own methods.

Favorite Job

If you have always been interested in learning how the things work, wanted to understand connections, 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 specialty. The best job is a well-paid hobby.

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 should know and be able to do:

  • Windows Server and GNU/Linux Administration
  • Workstation Deployment and Support
  • Windows Client SKUs Administration
  • Active Directory Infrastructure Management in Windows Server
  • Windows Server and GNU/Linux based Services Implementation
  • Data Backup and Recovery
  • Network Security

All of the above and much more you will learn in STEP IT Academy choosing "Network technologies and System administration” specialty

Study program

Why students choose
STEP IT 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 developed by the best IT professionals. We offer electronic study materials, real projects and case studies to support the training process. The result is profound knowledge and applicable skills.

Professional Instructors

Only instructors from IT industry teach in STEP IT Academy, they share their knowledge and experience with our students. We hold regular seminars and training sessions to update our instructors professional and teaching skills.

Modern 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 instructor. We don’t have boring lectures. The knowledge you gain is reinforced by practical exercises.

Internationally Recognized Diploma

All Academy graduates obtain an international diploma after successfully completing the course. These diplomas are recognized globally by leading IT companies.

International Certificates

STEP IT Academy is an authorized training center for 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 and evening classes; both on weekdays and weekend. Students can easily combine studying at the Academy with their job or other studies.

Your best alternative

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

Employment assistance

Partnership with IT companies often results in job offers after the first year of study.

Maximum 15 students in a group

Groups in STEP IT Academy are never too crowded. Our teachers can always pay attention to every student’s need. That greatly helps to make the learning process more effective.


We are striving for each student’s success. All of our staff and instructors are committed to making your study an outstanding educations experience.

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about STEP IT Academy

The fastest growing private educational institution (41 branches in 16 countries). Established in 1999.

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

Employers hire graduates of STEP IT Academy because they understand the quality of the our curriculum.

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 Cisco and Autodesk.

More than 18,000 students and 80 000 graduates successfully working in world-known 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
  • 690 $/month*
  • *Tuition monthly price when paying semester in full. 10% discount when paying complete 5 semesters in full. Monthly payment plan available with extra charge of 10%.
  • Free consultation
Part-time study
  • Who
  • Everyone
    from 15 to 55 y.o.
  • Study duration
  • 5 semesters
    or 2.5 years
  • Classes schedule
  • 1 time per week
  • Tuition fee
  • 480 $/month*
  • *Tuition monthly price when paying semester in full. 10% discount when paying complete 5 semesters in full. Monthly payment plan available with extra charge of 10%.
  • Free consultation

Common mistakes
when choosing
an educational institution:

Pursuit of Low Prices

Desire to save money will impact the quality of training. Low prices mean unexperienced trainers, as they would work for lower salaries. Low prices also mean bigger groups and worse technical equipment. Trusting you education to a dubious organization is never a smart decision.

Choosing a Training Program, Not Matching Your Goals

Before you start a training, it is important to define the goal of your studies. Professional advice is helpful in this case. Incorrect statement of a program often leads to a wrong choice 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 learn programming from scratch, short term courses do not offer a sufficient knowledge base. In order to understand the essence of programming algorithms, to be able to develop right solutions and design successful software projects, it is important to restructure thinking and acquire strong practical skills. At STEP IT Academy we believe that the optimal period for a quality programming education is 2.5 years, and confident in the success of each of out graduates.


Self-education is a great thing, if you possess a 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 an experienced instructor and networking with other students. It is much more convenient and faster to learn, if you have an opportunity to consult with a specialist who can show you the right path.

Learning with a Tutor

Tutoring is an alternative to self-education. In this case, a tutor controls learning process and it can advance faster. However, the tutoring loses a lot 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 professionals is needed to train according to a well-rounded curriculum. Moreover, lessons with a 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 an educational institution is to lead a student to his/her goal by the most effective and shortest path of learning. Our 17 years’ experience in education has proven that it is not possible to become a programmer from scratch in 2-3 months. Our training programs have received appraisal from professionals all around the world and it is designed for 2.5 years. This is the optimal period to obtain high quality basic education and confidence necessary to start a successful career.

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Companies where STEP graduates
are employed

Alumni and Employers

Project Manager and Lead System engineer at British Sky Broadcasting

I couldn’t have achieved all those high goals like 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 Ukrainian 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.

Leading Instructor and Consultant at Incom Network Security Company

What makes the difference when studying at STEP IT 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, 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, 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.

How do we

You contact us through our website or just come to visit the Academy office and meet our manager.

We discuss your goals and choose specialty and form of learning.

After signing an agreement and covering tuition fee, we reserve a place for you and you get to your trainings as soon as the classes start.

Upon graduation you will receive STEP IT Academy diploma and international certificates validating your knowledge.

The Academy HR service is ready to assist you in finding a relevant employment in the field of your studies.

We are committed to ensure you get the most effective and useful training, providing knowledge you need for successful employment in the chosen field of studies.

STILL Have Questions?

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