Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » C »

computer systems administrator

Computer systems administrators install, maintain, and support an organization's information technology systems. They test system components to ensure that computers, software, and network equipment function seamlessly together. Systems administrators may be in charge of the company's LAN, WAN, intranet or Internet systems. Some administrators focus on specialist roles such as network security, IT audit, or system upgrade research.

A computer science degree or online IT degree offers an entry point into a computer systems administration degree. Most administrators have a bachelor's degree, though an associate's degree can offer a baseline credential. In addition, professional IT certifications in specific technologies help administrators advance into expert administrator or analyst roles.

Recommended Reading: Webopedia's list of Computer Certifications.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
5 Best Valentines Day Ideas for Open Source Romantics

Because nothing says "I Love You" Like an open source app. Read More »

Guarding your Data against Cyber Attacks

In this new era of heightened stakes comes an increased need for a comprehensive security strategy. Let's take a look at how cyber-threats have... Read More »

The Great Data Storage Debate: Is Tape Dead?

Tape clearly is on the decline. But remember, legacy systems can hang for a shockingly long time. Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
Network Fundamentals Study Guide

A network is a group of two or more computer systems or devices, linked together to share resources, exchange files and electronic communications.... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

This Webopedia  study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »

Webopedia Polls

The trend for the past two years has been for shoppers to spend more online during the holiday season. How do you typically shop for holiday... Read More »