Systems administrators keep a company’s IT systems running.Their critical role ensures that employees can access what they need when they need it.
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What does a Systems Administrator do?
- Ensures the company hardware and software are working as intended.
- Installs all the applications needed to support the organization.
- Updates systems when new software is released.
- Maintains user accounts and access.
- Some functions of a systems administrator may overlap with the company’s network administrator, depending on the size of the company.
While a network administrator’s primary focus is the company’s servers and network, a systems administrator primarily focuses on other working parts of the IT system, including the computers themselves and software.
How to become a Systems Administrator
Coursework – Cybur courses are ideal for those individuals who are interested in this job.
Certifications – Adding certifications such as CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ will show employers you have the current skills to be successful as a systems administrator.
Experience – Employers usually require three to five years of experience for systems administration positions.
Background – Most employers look for systems administrator with a bachelor’s or associates degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related field.
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