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Intro to Systems Administration Online Training


Garth Schulte


Intro to Systems Administration Online Training

This foundational CBT Nuggets training prepares learners to make a knowledgeable decision about a future as a systems administrator, including future job opportunities and skills needed.

Systems administration is an essential position within any company. It seems simple enough: when a piece of hardware malfunctions or a computer program doesn't work, someone asks me if I restarted it and then comes and figures it out, usually by pressing a button or two. But systems administration is more than that: it's usually not deep and specific knowledge of one computer system or technology, but instead broad familiarity with the many ways that a given piece of tech can go wrong, and what likely solutions for it would be. They're thoughtful and curious and have to hold a lot in their heads at any given time. This training covers the fundamentals of what a career in systems administration is and where it can lead to.

After completing this CBT Nuggets training you'll be ready to make a knowledgeable decision about a future as a systems administrator, including future job opportunities and skills needed.

For anyone who leads a technology team, this CBT Nuggets training can be used to onboard new IT professionals, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a CBT Nuggets reference resource.

Intro to Systems Administration: What You Need to Know

For any new IT professional looking to improve their proficiency with systems administration, this CBT Nuggets course covers topics such as:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a systems administrator
  • Certifications that a systems administrator should consider
  • Devices and technologies a sysadmin can focus on
  • Administering storage and networking systems
  • Starting a career in systems administration

Who Should Take Sysadmin Training?

This sysadmin training is considered foundational-level CBT Nuggets training, which means it was designed for new IT professionals with six months of experience -- or no experience at all. This sysadmin course is valuable for new or aspiring IT professionals, experienced IT professionals looking to validate foundational skills, and non-technical professionals.

Systems administration user training. Non-technical professionals can benefit from this intro to systems administration training in a few different ways. First, they can learn how complicated it can be to troubleshoot and resolve problems and start giving their sysadmins a break. Second, it can empower them to take on some of the work of systems administration themselves. Third, it can provide insight to what the career path for a systems administrator looks like, and how their work interacts with yours and the rest of your organization.

New or aspiring IT professionals. If you've decided on a career in IT, but you're struggling to think of what you want to focus on or where you want to end up, CBT Nuggets' Intro to. courses are the perfect way to see the trajectory of potential careers. Many extremely advanced IT professionals started with systems administration because the job requires knowledge of the interconnecting parts of systems of differing complexity. With this training, you'll be more prepared for whatever great career you end up choosing.

Skills You'll Learn in this Course

  • Intro to IT: Systems Administration

    Entry1 hr 10 mins11 videos
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