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July 21, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

System Administrator Salary: How Much Can You Earn?

Many system administrators are concerned that they are not paid fairly, especially considering the high workload and long hours. In fact, the recruiting website Indeed.com reports that 43% of system administrators think their salary is not enough for the cost of living in their area. How does...
July 7, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Top Things that SysAdmins Really Hate

Being a sysadmin basically means being a superhero. Fighting bad guys (aka hackers), helping ordinary people (aka users), saving your home (aka IT environment) from various disasters — it all sounds very heroic, but it’s just an average day in a sysadmin’s life. Handpicked related...
June 29, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Senior System Administrator: Duties and Responsibilities, Salary, Certificates

Started as a junior sysadmin and are now ready to take the next step? Take a moment to look around and consider some possible career paths. If you’re interested in a specific technology, you can consider becoming a network administrator, security administrator or database administrator. If...
September 25, 2019 | Mary Kyle

How to Create a Dynamite System Administrator Resume

Whether you’re just beginning your career or possess years of experience, network and system administrators are in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand for these professionals is projected to grow at a steady rate of at least 6 percent between 2016 and...
February 27, 2019 | Ryan Brooks

[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...
July 14, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

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: ...
October 14, 2018 | Ryan Brooks

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...
October 8, 2020 | Mary Kyle

Best System Administrator Certifications

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...
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