System Administration Part 4

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so those responsibilities, that's what that's what you do. Where will you do it
for a system admin everywhere. Pretty much. Any company is going to need some amount of systems administration Now we've talked about, and we'll talk about a little bit later on this lights in the cloud based world on the platform is service infrastructures of service. A lot of companies don't necessarily have a dedicated sys admin or multiple dedicated sys admin.
But what happens is that those aggregators you know, those cloud service is on this platform. Service's infrastructure service's whatever are pulling in, CIS admits now it means that once this admin can affect, can work with more, companies could be more effective and more efficient. So it means the market doesn't necessarily grow as fast as others, which again, we'll talk about a little bit. What's important understand here is that it means that
you, as a sister Edmund, might now be dealing with a finance company, a tech company and a hospital all in one day.
So your work variants could be really, really wide. It could be. It is potentially a lot of fun to get to kind of interactive love it's different companies, but I picked the three that I picked specifically because they tend to
fewer of them are migrating. Their internal service is over to cloud service is for proprietary data or for whatever purpose, you know. Sometimes just they don't trust the cloud, which is valid. I understand. I don't necessarily trust it all the time, either. The point is that those are the kind of organizations you're very likely to have dedicated. Sys admin. Still,
generally speaking are gonna be working in office conditions unless, like me, you joined the Navy, in which case you could be working. Very strange situations assist at men. That's just gonna depend on the individual. But usually it's gonna be in something approaching office conditions.
So how do you become a sys admin? Traditionally speaking, you're gonna want a bachelor's degree in something related to computer science. That being said, that is not that is the general standard. That is not the rule. Ah, lot of good friends of mine who have been so segments for a long time or very skilled, very effective sustainment have no degree or having associates degree
or have a bachelor's degree in philosophy in one very specific example who may be watching this video
may feel called right now. Sorry, but the point is that you don't necessarily have to have a degree in computer science if you don't. What you really want to focus on is supplementing your education. Supplement your knowledge with experience, training and certification. So certifications are
very, very important in the I T industry. A lot of people are really focused on getting them. There are there are people who will claim you can't get a job without them. That's not entirely true, but they definitely make it easier because essentially what a certification really is in I t in Cyber Security in general is that
a certification is a verification that you have learned these skills.
It is from a trusted source. It's sort of 1/3 party's signature
saying we verify we who you trust, verify this person you don't know has this set of skills, this knowledge, these abilities. And so even though certifications aren't necessarily the be all end all here, it's library. We actually focus much more on experiential learning than ST certification training.
They are very useful in the process of getting a job now the most useful, and I alluded to it just a second ago. The most useful is experience Hands on, messing with labs, messing with systems, actually doing sys admin work. Being able to indicate, you know that you're capable of doing that, be able to prove it in an interview.
It's very, very easy to get to the first stage interview for us this admiral
Early entry level positions insist admin will generally pull a lot of people in for these interviews. It doesn't matter if you necessarily don't have as many a big degree years, many certifications is. The next person that matters is when you get into these interviews were able to be conversant and effective in the job. If you can prove you can do the job, you can get higher. That's the court.
So how much will you make? The golden question salary is very widely for entry level positions. You're probably looking in the 50 K Range, depending on where you are. Here in D C. Entry level could be a lot higher, But of course, the cost of living is extraordinary. In D. C. Saves Silicon Valley on the West Coast that sort of thing.
But generally speaking, for your for your overall career, you're going to be averaging between about 70 and 90,000. There are outliers for this again, especially in big cities like New York or DC,
you're gonna have plenty of sys admin jobs. They're paying 125 130 $150,000.
The downside of that, of course, is the cost of living in those areas.
One of the nice things about everyone moving to these platforms of service or infrastructures and service is that there are a lot of remote jobs available for, CeCe admits. You are capable of, you know, living in somewhere cheap like Indiana. I only call that Indiana is. I'm from Indiana, and it is incredibly cheap to live there, and that haunts me sometimes.
But you can live somewhere very cheap, like the Midwest, and work for these big companies,
you know, in the city with better salary. So that is an option. And Tess admit, obviously everyone wants to be a remote workers, so there's a little bit more stiff competition for that. But it does exist.
And speaking of the competition, there are absolutely jobs available. There are a lot of doom, Sayers will tell you the sys admin field is dying. It's It's the careers and it's not. It just isn't that is untrue. And it's based on the same sort of thinking that brings us all of the tech bubbles of the past 20 years. What's really happening is that
while the other I T industries are exploding on on an amazing level, we'll talk about those and other videos.
I t. Specifically, sys admin and help desk is growing at a stable, normal progression. At 6% 6% year over year growth is about the market average for job growth. In 2016 there were 391,300 jobs in 2026 their projected 415,300. So that is stable, sustainable, healthy growth.
Health care, especially, is where we're seeing a lot of that growth hospitals, you know, large sort of pharmaceutical organizations. Bringing in more and more sys admin is because again they're using very proprietary data. They don't necessarily want to share it to some unknown cloud for him on the West Coast
and a lot of the markets you know, just like any other market. They're expanding now. There is Admittedly, you know the reason why this isn't experiencing explosive growth, like some of the other industries, is because of the fact that individual efficiency is being increased.
So you're not necessarily going to have 50. You're the crazy 0% unemployment that pen testers are currently experiencing.
But your when you get the individual jobs, you're likely going to have more responsibilities, better pay and better title because of the fact your individual individual efficiency is increased.
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