Based on 3,102 responses, the job of Systems Administrator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.82 out of 5. On average, Systems Administrators are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Systems Administrator?
"Continous learning and development."
Pros: This job allows me to explore new and emerging technologies that will help teaching and learning.
Cons: It can be boring when everything is working.
"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.
Pros: Review of current system.
Cons: Time contraints.
Consider information security. Vmware is essential. Linux also. Cloud integration.
Make sure to keep learning. As a Sys Admin, you need to be aware of security holes in your system, and make sure all systems are patched up to date.
Study subnetting and how to maintain multiple subnets on the same wire.
"Take risks and take initiatave."
Never ever be doubtful of your skills. Be bold in your actions, know when it's okay to ask for help and when it isn't. Before asking for help always attempt to research things on your in order to solve the problem yourself. Most importantly never cease to learn and never EVER give up.