Systems Administration (Professional Certificate)

An increased use of cloud computing is driving the need for more systems and network administrators. Gain the skills to enter this field with a professional certificate in Systems Administration.

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Prepare for a career as a system administrator with a professional certificate in Systems Administration. The professional certificate in System Administration is awarded after completing any three of the five system administration courses listed below.

Core coursework covers a wide range in topics in network, database, and web administration. These include shell scripts to enhance and streamline system administration tasks in all contemporary server operating systems, as well as user account management, security, printing, disk configuration, and backup procedure. Hardware requirements, software compatibility, administrative and technical practices required for system security, process management, performance monitoring and tuning, storage management, back-up and restoration of data, and disaster recovery and prevention are covered for both Windows and Linux systems.

Program Overview

Prepare for a career as a system administrator with a professional certificate in Systems Administration. Core coursework covers a wide range in topics in network, database, and web administration.

Career Opportunities

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for systems administrators in the United States is $83,500.

Related job titles include network, database, or web administrators.

Pursuing a professional certificate would be best served by receiving guidance from a program manager of information technology Courses. Some courses may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing a program manager to assist in planning the sequence of courses would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience.

Required Courses (Select any Three):

Electives:

Additional fourth and fifth courses can be chosen from above or from the following:

Applying is easy; all you need is a résumé! If you have any questions about the information technology professional certificate program, feel free to contact the certificate program manager and adviser, or see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.