Attributes required for a successful System Admin

Key Attributes of a System Admin

 

A system administrator, or sysadmin, is a person who is responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems.

Therefore must have skill set for today’s System Admins are.


But what makes a quality System Administrator?


Technical Knowledge

Strong systems admin typically have professional experience in an enterprise environment so it is a plus point to have numerous relevant certifications in their field.


Patience 

Because a system admin collaborates with staff at every level of the organization so choosing someone who is calm for the position is important. The ability to communicate clearly. Manage difficult personalities. In this scenario, the user is likely to be irritable because their computer isn’t functioning properly, Therefore this skill is even more important.


Flexibility

One should be excellent at multitasking and handling multiple projects at once. Therefore a flexible approach and good decision making skills help IT support prioritize your company’s most pressing issues.


 

 

 

 

3 Tools needed for a system admin are.

 

Wireshark – Wireshark is a well-known network traffic monitoring tool. It has a strong graphical interface based on GTK + and a powerful filter system.

 

CloneZilla – open-source tool designed to clone disks and individual hard disk partitions. As well as facilitate system backup and disaster recovery.

 

System Monitor – ‘Sysmon’ enhances Windows OS logging functionality by writing detailed information about process creations and terminations, network connections and file creations to the Windows event log

About Mukund Raghavan

Mukund Raghavan is an IIM Calcutta graduate with B.E in Comp Science. His professional journey started at Infosys where he worked as business analyst looking after the data science of the key businesses.
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