New 8-bit Game! Play and Win Prizes

The legendary 8-bit Sysadmin Game is back! This time the sysadmin has decided to ask his boss to increase the IT budget so he can get some better tools. But watch out! The office is full of annoying users who want him to fix their printers, update their software or solve other problems for them. … Continued

SysAdmin Magazine: S for Sysadmin

365 days a year, sysadmins have our backs — saving our laptops after careless eating, ensuring signal purity, preventing printers from jamming and so much more, often with little or no thanks at all.  It’s time for the silence to be broken and sysadmins to get the respect and appreciation they deserve! Accordingly, we’re dedicating … Continued

[Infographic] Key Facts About System Administrator Jobs

System administrator jobs are both tough and underappreciated. People rarely think about sysadmins when everything is working, but when problems arise, they’re usually in the hot seat. Of course, that gives them the opportunity to be superheroes to the whole company! We polled 123 IT pros who work as network or system administrators to learn … Continued

Top 10 Free System Administrators Tools

To help system administrators get their jobs done better and more easily, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 free sysadmin tools for Windows server management, monitoring, backup and troubleshooting. Here are the free system administrator tools for Windows that made our top 10 list: Wireshark and Microsoft Message Analyzer Clonezilla PowerShell ISE … Continued

Systems Administrator Salary in 2018: How Much Can You Earn?

Many systems administrators are concerned that they are not paid fairly, especially considering the high work load and the need to work extra hours. 2017 research by Spiceworks found that about 41% of IT pros complain about being underpaid. We spend about 1/3 of our lives at work, so it’s essential that our jobs bring … Continued

How to Become a System Administrator: Five Steps

Now that almost every business relies heavily on stable IT operations, there is a constant need for professional computer systems administrators to maintain and manage computer networks. Today, sysadmins are superheroes that keep the business running, so the job it is not for the faint-hearted. But if you are ready start down the path to … Continued

Best System Administrator Certifications for 2018

System administrators are in high demand. A recent search for “system administrator” on SimplyHired revealed more than 42,000 job postings. According to SimplyHired, average salary for system administrators is over $75,000, with highs of almost $119,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the average salary slightly higher, at $81,100.  With a steady growth of six … Continued

CISSP Exam Changes Effective April 2018: What You Need to Know

On April 15, 2018, ISC² implemented a new set of objectives for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. The goal of refreshing the CISSP exam blueprint is to keep the exam relevant to the latest technologies, standards and processes in information security, so the certification will remain highly valuable. In this post, we’ll … Continued

[Infographics] Insiders Threaten Educational Data Security in the Cloud

In 2017,two former Miami-Dade School District students discovered that their Social Security numbers, test scores and other personal information was posted on one of the district’s public web pages. In fact, the personal information of hundreds of students was published online and was very easy to find simply by Googling their names. The two students … Continued

10 Best Study Guides and Training Materials for CISSP Certification

If you’re an IT professional who’s serious about information security, then at some point in your career, you’ll likely want to add the (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential to your certification portfolio. Globally recognized, CISSP is the pinnacle of the (ISC)2 certification ladder, attainable only by the crème de la crème of … Continued

How to Automate PowerShell Scripts with Task Scheduler

Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler can help you automatically launch a program or PowerShell script at a certain time or when certain conditions are met. You can also schedule sending emails and even displaying certain messages. In this blog, we will show you how to run a PowerShell script from Task Scheduler that will alert on … Continued