specialise in a specific area

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Designing and implementing efficient end-user feedback and error reporting systems.

Supervising and mentoring IT department employees, as well as providing IT support.

Keeping up to date with advancements and best practices in IT administration.

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, or similar.

Applicable professional qualification, such as Microsoft, Oracle, or Cisco certification.

At least two years' experience in a similar role.

Extensive experience with IT systems, networks, and related technologies.

Solid knowledge of best practices in IT administration and system security.

Exceptional leadership, organizational, and time management skills.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Computer Systems Administrators made a median salary of $83,510 in 2019. The best-paid 25 percent made $106,310 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $65,460.

Depending on the role’s complexity a minimum of three-five years’ experience is normally required for a system administrator. Typically a bachelor’s degree in computer science is required for a system administrator role, in web technology, network administration or something similar. However, some employers may require further training depending on the role and if it requires the system administrator to specialise in a specific area. Therefore certificates and proof of training may be required from certain vendors.

Common certifications asked for by employers are Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Network Professional. Depending on the technologies used within the organisation Sun Solaris certifications for instance may be required for administrating Solaris Servers. Other examples are Microsoft Certified System Administrator or MCSA for those managing Microsoft server technologies or Red Hat RHCT for those using Linux technologies.

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