Systems Administrator Advice

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

Systems Administrator in Tualatin:
"Stay current on your site needs."
Stay current on your sites needs to reduce the stress snowball.

Systems Administrator in Indianapolis:
"Undergraduate degree not important except on paper."
Dedication, self-learning, discipline, aptitude, willing to change.

Systems Administrator in Omaha:
Get the expectations of your job beforehand. Know your pay/benefits, expectations and responsibilities. If you've got problems with an issue ask questions. No one learns unless they ask questions.

Systems Administrator in tobyhanna:
"Pay Attention to emerging technology."
There are so many new technologies invented each day. There are many tools that can be used to make IT jobs a breeze. Pay attention to new ways of doing things and stay abreast of updated methodologies. Many IT workers get into a funk, where they become complacent and refuse to discover new ways of approaching old problems. Don't fall into the abyss.

Systems Administrator in Albuquerque:
"Learn."
Keep learning new things - Linux being the main one.

Systems Administrator in Phoenix:
Learn how to take notes. Focus on best-practices and the proper way to execute on them. Think outside the box.

Systems Administrator in Lombard:
"How much I had learn and the lack of training."
Be ready to learn on the fly.