Systems Administrators are responsible for handling the operation, installation, configuration, and maintenance of system hardware and software. They typically maintain the necessities of systems, such as operating systems, web servers, and data recovery.
Systems Administrators must participate in technical research and development in order to keep up with new developments within the industry. In addition, they should be familiar with operating systems such as Linux and Windows and possess the ability to create scripts in Perl, Python, and other languages.
Systems Administrator responsibilities may include:
Systems Administrators are responsible for handling the day to day activities of the system. In order to provide a smooth user experience, a skilled Systems Administrator will:
In order to gain an entry-level position, candidates will need to possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or a related mathematics field. Additionally, most jobs will want candidates to have at least 3-5 years of experience in system administration.
Many employers require specialized training relevant to the job. Certifications, such as the Cisco Certified Network Professional, can help to distinguish candidates.
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