The system administrator (sysadmin, system administrator, systems administrator) first became known as a professional in 1980, that is, since the time when the American military department created the world’s first computer network.
No company with more than one machine can survive without a system administrator. Its main task is to create, configure and maintain the company’s internal computer network. This may include: hardware and software settings; installation, configuration of servers and workstations in the management of various OS families Windows and Linux, fault-tolerant solutions, infrastructure elements; maintenance of office computer equipment and internal automatic telephone exchange; hardware testing; setting up workstations, network equipment; ensuring information security; organization of backup; organization of remote access; user support; procurement of new hardware and software.
Typical responsibilities of a system administrator:
- preparation and storage of backup copies of data, their periodic check and destruction;
- installation and configuration of operating system and application software updates;
- installation and configuration of new hardware and software;
- creating and keeping up to date a file of user accounts;
- maintaining information security in the organization;
- documenting your work;
- elimination of problems in the computer system;
- installation of computer equipment and determination of the need for repair;
- participation in the design and installation of a local network;
- participation in the planning of computer systems and the acquisition of new computer equipment.
Our students study specialized and selective disciplines that provide theoretical foundations and practical skills for working with software products of various profiles, study methods and means of management, security of information and payment systems, as well as the functioning of infocommunication communication networks, working with databases and server equipment. Note that most often our students already receive their first invitations to work as a system administrator already in their third or fourth year. In this case, they are most often invited as assistants to system administrators, while they constantly learn, gaining important practical skills.
Skills required for work:
- knowledge of different versions of OS Windows, the ability to configure and maintain them, it will also not hurt to own Linux;
- ability to work with server software;
- the skill of building local computer systems and using network protocols;
- knowledge of the most common applied software, depending on the direction of the company (1C, MS Office, Outlook);
- understanding the device hardware of the PC;
- the ability to eliminate a malfunction;
- technical English.
Where do system administrators work?
System administrators in any company with local area networks.