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  • Best Path towards Systems Administrator

    Hi forum,

    I am currently a backup administrator (NetBackup, TSM, and ARCserve), but I would like to extend my opportunities by becoming a systems administrator. Do you guys have any advise to what path or road should I travel. I already have an MIS from college, but want to do this on my own, and by taking courses, etc.


    thanks.

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    Re: Best Path towards Systems Administrator

    Moved to Windows Certification forum for the moment

    Assuming you are looking at Windows Server Administration, you should probably follow the MCTS/MCITP (and now MCSA/E) route. This will involve a number of exams -- exact pathways are on the MS web site: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en...owsserver.aspx

    Each exam tends to give an attached certification so you will be certified in something before you have finished the full set
    Tom Jones
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      Re: Best Path towards Systems Administrator

      If you have the time/money too I would recommend doing the CCNA and ICND courses from Cisco too. Good info on networking which is always a cornerstone of administration. VMware/Microsoft Virtual are also things you will need to learn.
      Plus of course build a virtual lab at home to play about with.
      cheers
      Andy

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