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A server administrator, or systems administrator, works with a variety of back office devices that are used for things such as hosting databases, hosting websites and other network services used the organization. Network services must be maintained, updated, and protected and it is the Server Administrator who has the primary responsibility of keeping things running smoothly.
Server administrators are often designing and building web servers, data warehouses, as well as the infrastructure services that will monitor network security, system usage and those systems that process online financial transactions.
Those who install, operate, and support computer network systems and services, design and implement software and maintain existing systems, and know how to apply business principles are in demand in all businesses, whether large or small. System security is also a necessary skill in many offices. Skills you’ll acquire in the College’s Server Administrator Emphasis include the following:
- Software setup and configuration
- System management
- User access controls
- Server management and backups
- Network administration such as routing, subnetting and host configuration
- Setting up new employees and configuring notebooks for mobile users
The Bureau of Labor reports a bright outlook for network and computer systems administrators. This means the occupation is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years and a large number of job openings is expected. This degree provides a wide range of skills for working with servers and information technology. The program offers a great foundational preparation for work in an expanding technology field.