Why you should become a System Administrator?

Why you should become a System Administrator?


A system administrator is primarily responsible for setting up and monitoring the operations and maintenance of an office’s computer systems. His work involves setting up LANs WANs, Internet and Intranet systems in office. In other words, he is the person we all reach out to, the moment there is a problem with our computers or internet at work. The smaller talent pool is the reason why System Administrator get paid equally as software engineers.

What will your responsibilities include?

  • Supporting LANs, WANs, Internet and intranet systems at workplace and ensuring their efficiency.

  • Maintaining network and systems security

  • Modification and evaluation of system’s performance.

  • Maintaining network facilities in individual computers and machines at workplace and also mainatain network servers, printers, routers, firewalls, security updates and patches.

  • Troubleshooting problems reported by other people at work.

What skills are employers looking for?

This profile requires very strong domain knowledge about networks, operating systems, hardwares etc among others. Apart from that, interpersonal skills, work management, ability to handle stress are some essential characteristics of this role:

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal skills / People skills

  • Work management

Do you have the right skill set?

The leading employability test AMCAT, which is also the only adaptive test  in India allows you to test yourself for a wide range of skills and competencies.

The following table illustrates how various skills and personality traits map to assessments required for the system administrator role.

System Administrator Profile

AMCAT Mapping

Communication SkillsSpoken English : Mid
Technical SkillsDomain skills : High
Interpersonal SkillsSpoken English : Mid to High
Problem Solving SkillsLogical Ability: High
Ability to Work under stressEmotional Stability: High

System administrator is a very lucrative career keeping in mind the salary offered and the number of jobs available.  So if you’re not sure of your job readiness, take the AMCAT test today and find your right career path.