The System Administrator Career Path is the perfect starting point for professionals with little background in IT or cybersecurity. Build your foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities that will launch you into your next industry position.

Certifications covered in this program: -CompTIA A+ -Microsoft MCSA -Linux+

Once Completed You Are Ready To:

Claim Skills

  • Hardware/Software Fundamentals
  • IAM
  • Operating Systems
  • Virtualization
  • Windows / Linux
  • Firewall Configuration
  • PowerShell
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Software Patching and updating
  • Configuring Windows Security
  • IT Troubleshooting

Apply for Jobs

  • Systems Administrator
  • IT Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist

Pass Certifications

  • CompTIA A+
  • MCSA
  • CompTIA Linux+

Entry level career


Study 6 hrs/week and complete in 7 months

$44,000 - $87,000

Estimated salary (acc. to


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Test your knowledge and proficiency in the core skills needed for this career.

System Administrator Workrole Assessment

This assessment will test your knowledge and proficiency in the core skills necessary for the System Administrator work-role.

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All of the knowledge, skills, and abilities gained through the program were essential to me impressing the employer during the interview - Gabby H. (Senior Security Analyst)

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Learn Through Courses

A Career Path contains a series of courses taught by Cybrary's community of instructors. Our instructors are subject matter experts, thought leaders, and inddustry veterans that deliver relevant, high-quality content.

Practice Your Skills

Every Career Path includes guided virtual labs chosen to give you real world expereince in key topics you are learning. With unlimited access to the labs, you can practice until you're confident in your abilities, all in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere, at anytime.

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Assess Your Knowledge

Practice Tests give you confidence that you really know the material through standard questions and advanced virtual labs to test your skills.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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Feel confident you are learning with the best

After having helped grow the careers of 2.5 million cybersecurity professionals around the world and individuals from thousands of companies, be rest assured you are choosing the right program from a provider with the track-record to show for it.

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Work through a structured career path curated by experts and tied directly to popular industry job roles

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Use virtualized, hands-on experiences to learn by doing gaining practical, real-world skills

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Track your progress as you move closer to your goal with each learning session

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Be confident you’re ready for the next step of your career journey upon completion


CompTIA - 220-1001 A+ ExamCompTIA A+ 220-1002CompTIA A+ 220-1002Enable Disk Encryption using BitLocker and Key VaultManage Local User AccountsMicrosoft Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012: 70-410Microsoft Administering Windows Server 2012: 70-411Configure Windows Defender on a Windows System Configure Windows Firewall ACL RulesConfiguring ACL Permissions on Files Configure a Local Security Policy on Server 2016 Create a Basic Script in Windows PowerShell Use PowerShell To Gather Computer Information in WindowsUse Arrays in Windows PowerShellUse the Sysinternals Suite to Review Permissions on a Windows SystemConfigure IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing for Linux Configure IP Routing with Linux on AzureConfigure Network Connectivity for Linux on Azure Use Find and Locate to Search for Files in LinuxManage Users in LinuxManage Local User AccountsConfigure IPSecConfigure Standard Permissions in Linux Deploy Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machines in the Microsoft Azure Configure a Virtual Network Service EndpointConfigure Linux Firewall ACL RulesManage Software with YUM in LinuxInstall and Configure a Linux DNS ServerConfigure Standard Permissions in Linux Backup and Restore Files with tar in LinuxCompTIA Linux+ LX0-103CompTIA LX0-103: Linux+CompTIA Linux+ LX0-104CompTIA LX0-104: Linux+Use RBAC and Design a Custom RoleCreate a Scheduled Linux Backup ScriptDistribution Installation in LinuxManage Server Startup Options in LinuxProvision Update Management for On-Premises SystemsCreating Recommendations Based on Vulnerability AssessmentsIdentifying System Vulnerabilities with OpenVASPatches and UpdatesInstalling Patches and Testing SoftwareSystem HardeningHarden Windows HostsConfigure Windows Defender on a Windows System

This is the Systems Administrator Career Path to get people started in their journey in IT.

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Program Starts On January 29th