This thesis describes a program of study for a master s degree in network andsystem administration in Pakistan. It describes the course sequence and theindividual courses that will be taught. It also discusses the facilities and computingresources required. It proposes a lab environment based on the Raspberry Pidevice and Xen-based virtualization for student work, using the MLN tool formanagement. Some usability tests for the suggested lab environment wereperformed and indicated that it would be suitable.