How to Become an UNIX Administrator

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of an UNIX Administrator

What does an UNIX Administrator do?

AN UNIX Administrator installs, configures, and maintains UNIX operating systems. Analyzes and resolves problems associated with the operating system's servers, hardware, applications, and software. Being an UNIX Administrator detects, diagnoses, and reports UNIX related problems on servers. May require a bachelor's degree in a related area. Additionally, UNIX Administrator typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be an UNIX Administrator typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work.

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Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment.

12/09/2019: San Antonio, TX

Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

01/26/2020: York, PA

In some cases, administrators help network architects design and analyze network models.

01/13/2020: Scranton, PA

Not much difference at all; Administrative tasks in different Unix systems can be done in different ways as well.

02/08/2020: Cheyenne, WY

In general, the tasks are done in a similar fashion in both Linux and Unix, including the types of tasks an administrator would perform in either.

12/10/2019: Florence, AL
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become an UNIX Administrator

Best tips for those who want to become an UNIX Administrator

Here are some tips to become an UNIX Administrator.

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Meet up the system administrators.

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Join the groups related to your interest.

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Job Performance Evaluation Form Page 1 Unix administrator performance appraisal.

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UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers.

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UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users.

01/23/2020: Saint Louis, MO
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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for UNIX Administrator

Best colleges and universities for UNIX Administrator

  • Butler University
  • Carroll College
  • Cooper Union
  • High Point University
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be an UNIX Administrator

Is being an UNIX Administrator Worth it?

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This position will work with the existing UNIX team to manage, maintain, deploy, troubleshoot and support servers for a mixed customer environment.

02/21/2020: Raleigh, NC

Strong experience in UNIX System Administration, Hardware and OS troubleshooting, Configuration, Backup, Security, Disaster Recovery, and Performance Monitoring.

02/25/2020: San Antonio, TX

Experience with administering Unix based systems, Sun/Oracle and/or Red Hat and experience with administering Windows based systems a plus.

02/15/2020: Gastonia, NC

4 years of experience implementing, troubleshooting, and supporting Unix/Linux operating system.

01/30/2020: Amarillo, TX

As a Systems Administrator at Google, you own and support the needs of one of Google's server infrastructure systems.

01/23/2020: Springfield, MO
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being an UNIX Administrator

What skills do you need to be an UNIX Administrator?

This is not a management position, but still requires important skills in order to fully execute the role.  A keen understanding of the following is necessary for the role: Backup/Recovery, Problem Analysis, System Administration, System and Console Operations, System Monitoring, System Testing, Systems Troubleshooting, Upgrades Management.  Some of the more basic skills utilized in this role include: IT Backup Software, Operating System.  The following skills are paramount to this role: Unix System.  These skills are certainly important to the role, but keep in mind, fit into a company culture and environment is often just as important.

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Strong experience in UNIX System Administration, Hardware and OS troubleshooting, Configuration, Backup, Security, Disaster Recovery, and Performance Monitoring.

01/31/2020: Tulsa, OK

Senior Network Administrator F5 NetworksSenior Network Administrator F5 NetworksDeloitteRadford, VAWe offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world.

12/31/2019: Bellingham, WA

The Linux/Unix System Administrator program is designed to train students in the skills needed to design, build, and maintain Unix/Linux networks.

12/09/2019: Brownsville, TX

Talented UNIX Administrator with outstanding technical and communication skills.

02/23/2020: Norfolk, VA

6 years of system administrator experience in multiplatform Unix and Linux environments, with hands-on expertise in networking, scripting, and systems integration.

12/09/2019: Duluth, MN
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Step 6: View average salary for UNIX Administrator

How much does an UNIX Administrator make?

The average salary range for an UNIX Administrator is from $89,665 to $114,781. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for an UNIX Administrator
$89,665 to $114,781

Step 7: Find relevant UNIX Administrator jobs, and apply.

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Step 8: Explore Career Path of UNIX Administrator

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