Systems Administrator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Systems Administrator in Fort Lauderdale:
Consider information security. Vmware is essential. Linux also. Cloud integration.

Systems Administrator in Riverside:
"One Job but Many Hats."
Run a helpdesk for support calls via email and phone, but I also maintain several windows servers and cisco network devices. I have to manually install windows security updates as well as other updates for other products such as Adobe flash player, Adobe reader, and orcacle Java. Perform STIG configuration changes on windows servers and cisco devices to stay complient with company DoD policy. Use VISIO to design and deploy new network configurations. Research new equipment to replace old equipment or to expand on current network requirements.

Systems Administrator in Alpharetta:
"Challenging Position working with a team of smart people."
Pros: - People I work with are professionals, everyone contributes, no drama. - The work is challenging but we are given the resources to get the job done. - We have sufficient time for projects. - Best practices are utilized. - Managers are helping us to b
Cons: - Physical environment leaves something to be desired; quarters are tight, illness is passed easily from cube to cube. - Break room is small and people don't clean up after themselves. - No money for classroom training; all training is self-directed and

Systems Administrator in Colorado Springs:
"You must go up."
Don't be lackadaisical, keep moving up -- this is not a job to become an old man in.

Systems Administrator in Colorado Springs:
"Focus."
Seek consul from current Systems Administrators, know the ins-and-outs of the day-to-day roles and responsibilities. Be customer focused, patient, don't be a know-it-all, ask for guidance (tips-n-tricks). Somewhere, someone has already reported an issue, whether it be software or hardware related, so the Internet is a good tool to research fix-actions.

Systems Administrator in Atlanta:
"Challenging and Interesting."
Pros: Learning new things.
Cons: Salary.

Systems Administrator in Morristown:
"Identified expectations."
Make sure you know exactly what is expected of you.