Server Administration


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
  • Security
  • Network administration such as routing, subnetting and host configuration
  • Setting up new employees and configuring notebooks for mobile users

Career Opportunities

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to:
  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles
  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools
  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems
  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and life-long learning opportunities
  • Install and configure Windows Servers and associated services
  • Install and configure Linux Servers and associated services
  • Design, plan, and implement software and hardware solutions allowing an organization to innovate
  • Manage technical implementation and development projects on time and within budget
  • Complete and present effective systems design strategies and solutions
  • Provide effective executive-level presentations and documentation to convey complex technical designs
  • Troubleshoot and maintain corporate servers
  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes and interviews

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