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System Engineer Program

What is a System Engineer?

A System Engineer is a professional who designs, develops, and maintains complex systems or networks. They are responsible for making sure all the different parts of a system work together smoothly. Think of a system engineer as a problem solver who takes various components, such as hardware, software, and networks, and integrates them into a cohesive and functional system. They analyze the requirements, design the system architecture, select appropriate technologies, and oversee the implementation process. System engineers also troubleshoot issues and ensure the system operates reliably and efficiently. They collaborate with different teams, such as software developers, network administrators, and project managers, to ensure the system meets the needs of the users or organization.


In simple terms, a system engineer is like a skilled puzzle solver who puts together all the necessary pieces to create a computer system that works well and helps people accomplish their tasks effectively.

System Engineer Program

This program prepares students to understand and implement Linux OS, System Administration and Engineering. Linux is an open source operating system and very popular for its stability, security and performance.

Both the online and on-campus delivery options have the same schedule with students attending classes together. Online students join the classes via video conference applications.


The goal of this program is to prepare students for an entry-to-mid level System Engineer position.

Graduates of the program earn a Diploma

Students have 28 weeks to complete this 350 clock-hour program, which is offered on a part-time basis on evenings and weekends.

Program Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:30-9:30 PM EST and Saturdays, Sundays 10 AM - 1 PM EST

  • Program Objectives
    Upon completion, students will be able to: Identify computer components Use Linux shell command line Administer, monitor and troubleshoot Linux Systems Design and build redundant Domain Name System Build and load balanced web servers & create basic website Explain how databases work and build MariaDB server Design file sharing systems and build file sharing servers Use version control to keep track changes Create monitoring system to monitor servers and services Create CI/CD (Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery) pipelines using Jenkins Build and orchestrate containers using Kubernetes Build and use hardware and software storage Configure and troubleshoot basic networking Read and write simple scripts in Bash Shell and Python Create LAMP server using AWS Cloud technologies like EC2,S3, IAM, etc Implement automation using Ansible automation and configuration tool Build an entire environment for a fictitious small startup company as part of final project
  • Program Requirements
    Be 18 years of age or older, beyond the age of compulsory school attendance. Provide a U.S. high school diploma or equipment. ZiyoTek recognizes the following equivalents to a high school diploma: A General Education Development (GED) certificate A foreign diploma or transcript that is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. Copies of all high school transcripts must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service approved by ZiyoTek Institute of Technology or an agency which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluations (AICE).
  • Program Cost
    The full program cost is $12,000 - *$500 deposit is required when you enroll* Financing is available in two parts; Get financing through our third-party lender - CLIMB CREDIT Climb Credit will quote a finance plan for you in 5 minutes! Get in-touch with Ziyotek Institute about finding a comfortable monthly payment plan by calling us at (202) 221-8221 Here are the options: 1. Pay in full and get a $500 discounted from the full price 2. Pay $959 per month (after the first month $500 deposit) for 12 months 3. Apply via Climb Loan program - Get approved here: Climb Credit $500 deposit is required when you enroll.
  • Technical Requirements
    Internet Connection High-Speed Internet Broadband (cable or DSL) 10 Mbps minimum, 20 Mbps recommended; or a mobile device with a data connection (4G, or LTE) Hardware Any computer/laptop with these minimum recommended specifications: Processor: Intel i5 or AMD A8 or better Memory: 16GB or higher Storage: 64GB minimum with at least 20% free space Must be WiFi capable Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels Operating System PC: Microsoft Windows 8.1 or higher (Windows 10 preferred) Mac: Apple OS X v10.11 (El Capitan) or higher Software PDF Reader (Adobe recommended) Web Camera Headphones
  • Graduation Requirements
    To maintain satisfactory status leading to graduation all students must: Achieve a minimum of 80% cumulative attendance Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (70%, C) Make-up all academic deficiencies (incompletes, failures, withdrawals, etc.) Meet all financial obligations to the school
  • Curriculum
    Linux - Introduction to Linux - Installing Linux - Linux Command line - Shell expansion - Pipes and commands - VI editor - Scripting - Local user management - Hardware ​ Systems Administration - Introduction to Scripting - Remote Access - Package Management - System Management - Scheduling - Logging - Archiving ​ System Engineering - Firewall - DNS - Web Servers - DB Management - File Sharing - Identity Management - Monitoring DevOps / Automation - Version control - Ansible - Terraform - CICD Pipelines - Python Containers - Kubernetes - Docker Cloud Technologies - AWS

Learning portal

Books? No, you do NOT need to buy any books, we will provide you with all necessary learning materials through our learning portal.

  • You will have an opportunity to 24/7 access to our portal to read materials, to do quizzes and tests

  • All classes are recorded and posted on portal right after the class, so you can watch video as many time as you need 


Upcoming Classes

Start Date
System Engineer Program
Summer 2024
June 4, 2024
DevOps Engineer Program
Fall 2024
September 5, 2024
Cloud Architect Program
Winter 2024
Decemeber 4, 2024
System Engineer Program
Spring 2025
March 4, 2025

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