Systems Administrator

Also known as: SysAdmin, Systems Engineer or Software Support Technician

About the Role

A system administrator, or sysadmin, is responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems; especially multi-user computers such as servers.

Education Options

NZ Diploma in Systems Administration (Level 6)  (More info at NZQA)

Relevant Professional Certification

Certified Technologist (CTech) (More info at IT Professionals NZ)

Recognised Industry Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

  • Citrix Certified Professional (CCP)

  • Linux

  • VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP5–DCV)

  • CompTIA Server+

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

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