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Career as a System Administrator

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About Career as a System Administrator

System Administrators are responsible for maintaining the computer systems of a company. Server management is a primary responsibility, and a System Administrator would be responsible for installing, maintaining and upgrading servers. They are also responsible for ensuring the servers are backed up, and that the server data is secure from unauthorized access. System administrators will also often perform light programming (usually scripting, which involves writing programs to automate tasks).

Career Prospects of Career as a System Administrator

System Administrators often promote to a more senior administrator role and then into a project management role. Strategic roles involving long term planning and company technology strategy, such MIS Manager or CIO (Chief Information Officer), may be a fit for those with the appropriate education and experience. Some System Administrators specialize in a certain area, such as security, and become experts in that particular area.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a System Administrator

System Administrators may hold certifications for a specific servers they are familiar with. Sun Solaris certifications would be a popular choice for those administering Solaris Servers. Another current popular certification is for the Microsoft Certified System Administrator or MCSA for those managing Microsoft server technologies. An example of another popular certification would be the Red Hat RHCT for companies utilizing Linux technologies.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a System Administrator

  • i have completed B.tech IT how can i apply for this job Posted By : dhivya, on 24-03-2012 21:15:04 Report Abuse

  • Dear Sir.. I want to apply in System admin for job. Thanks & Regards.. Posted By : vivek singh, on 05-01-2012 15:03:56 Report Abuse

  • Dear sir/madam i have completed B.C.A and i have completed certifications RHCE and RHCSA, now i looking for the Linux Administrator Job for your company, Posted By : Gothandaraman S., on 18-11-2011 11:50:57 Report Abuse

  • Dear sir/madam i have completed B.C.A and i have completed certifications RHCE and RHCSA, now i looking for the Linux Administrator Job for your company, Posted By : Gothandaraman S., on 18-11-2011 11:50:32 Report Abuse

  • hi sir/madam, i h've completed my B.C.A this yearr and i'm working as a sr cse engg for hcl at csi airport, i'm lookin for oracle dba job ,i'm oracle 9i certified . pls give me a call if there's any vacancy. Posted By : Geetesh Mhatre, on 27-09-2011 11:44:18 Report Abuse

  • hi my name is mohan and i'm a BE graduate , i completed MCSE networking course in IIHT and i would like to see my Career as a System Administrator ... if any openings by company pls contact on my mail id mohaukumar23@gmail.com Posted By : mohan, on 05-09-2011 14:35:16 Report Abuse

  • I am willing to work in IT Softwares and Hardwares, network Posted By : Basheer Ahamed, on 22-08-2011 22:30:42 Report Abuse

  • i completed M.Tech Posted By : I.Gouthami, on 17-08-2011 15:00:47 Report Abuse

  • please tell full detail about its salary,courses. Posted By : nishal nair, on 14-08-2011 13:44:47 Report Abuse

  • please tell full detail about its salary,courses. Posted By : nishal nair, on 14-08-2011 13:34:18 Report Abuse

  • Hi Sir/Mem Very Good Evening This is Mukesh Kumar and My ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICTION :- MCA From Sikkim Manipal UniverHi Sirsity 2007-2010,Certified Systems Engineer Course Description (A+,N+,CCNA,MCSA&SDI) From CMS 2009-2010,MCSA CERTIFIED From Microsoft 2009-2010,Diploma in Computer Application From Govt.of Bihar 2006 and write now i am working in MBD Group as System Admin but any vacancy is there for related my profile plz....give me one chance . Posted By : MUKESH KUMAR, on 11-08-2011 19:37:17 Report Abuse

  • Dear Sir, Now I am working as IT executive in Mahindra Finance, which completely windows platform maintaining desktops in branches, can you pls suggest further any course/ certification to get good break. Or whatever is demand in present industries. Kindly guide and suggest. Posted By : K Ravi Kumar, on 22-07-2011 23:51:34 Report Abuse

  • i want to job as a technical support H/w & N/W Posted By : sunil rakshit, on 12-07-2011 13:59:45 Report Abuse

  • I am MCA 2010 passed out . How to I choose System Administrator as my carrer . I know , Already I am too late for this opportunity . Posted By : Abhishek Yadav, on 08-07-2011 11:44:12 Report Abuse

  • hi it's me purushothaman i have finished diploma in computer technology i have exp desktop engg 2 years and system monitoring 6 months i'm just looking for system admin y because now i'm doing ccna that 's way only can u please kindly help i known english overall 60% Posted By : purushothaman, on 04-07-2011 20:20:17 Report Abuse

  • can i make my career in system administrator while doing mca through your university.I mean there is courses available in mca for system administyrator. Posted By : Amit tiwari, on 17-06-2011 12:02:42 Report Abuse

  • after my gradution in year 2000 , i started my carrier in sales. till now i had done tele marketing sales job, done venue marketing , worked in BPO , curently in real estate industry selling properties .now i want to get off from sales job. i want a back office job kindly suggest me the perfect path as of now i m married and have responsbilities Posted By : PARESH , on 12-06-2011 21:14:24 Report Abuse

  • dear sir ineed a job as a system admin. can u plz help me Posted By : srinivasan.D, on 29-05-2011 20:36:05 Report Abuse

  • na Posted By : shivshes kumar, on 11-05-2011 10:06:22 Report Abuse

  • Dear Sir/Madam, my self hemant Mahamuni in working of post of Desktop Engg in IT Company,how to upgrade my feature hemant mahamuni Posted By : hemant, on 12-04-2011 17:14:58 Report Abuse

  • Hi, I'm currently working in a product based company. My role is some what similar to a system admin. I would like to know the prospects of being a system admin. sun solaris and the type of jobs offered in India and the salary package offered. Posted By : Gaurav, on 11-01-2011 10:40:06 Report Abuse

  • i have done 12class i also did course in basic computer but i had a financial problem so now i gap my education but i want to read please help me Posted By : KAMALDEEP, on 03-01-2011 02:33:08 Report Abuse

  • i have done software engineering diploma from NIIT..i also did course in Solaris Administrator(10)...n preparing for the certification in Solaris..is it helpful for my career..?is there any job scope after certification...pls help me.... Posted By : Pawan Kanthwal, on 31-12-2010 03:00:13 Report Abuse

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