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Systems Administrator

Advance your Cornell career as a systems administrator. Many resources to gain technical skills are free to Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

This article applies to: IT Career Resources by Job Family


The Systems Administrator job profiles can be reviewed on the Cornell Career Navigator site -- look in the Information Technology job family.

Top Ten Technical Skills

The typical Systems Administrator job title at Cornell can include any number or type of applications based on what that unit or department needs. IT directors across campus have identified the following top ten technical skills necessary—for now and for a future career—in systems administration:

  1. Application Packaging
  2. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  3. Cloud computing
  4. Docker
  5. ITIL
  6. SQL
  7. Perl
  8. PowerShell
  9. Project Management
  10. System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

Instructor led training offered by IT Training

Check the Current IT Training page for instructor led training offered by IT Training. Our courses are open to all Cornell staff, faculty, and students unless specifically noted.

Courses, Books, and Videos on Skillsoft

Courses, books, and videos on Skillsoft are free to all Cornell staff, faculty, and students. Once logged in, type any of the topics below into the search box on the top navigation bar, then use the tabs to narrow down your selection by course, book, video, or resource.

  • Application Packaging
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Docker
  • ITIL
  • SQL
  • Perl
  • PowerShell
  • Project Management
  • SCCM

Courses on LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content

Courses and videos on LinkedIn Learning are free to all Cornell staff, faculty, and students. Once logged in, type any of the topics below into the search box on the top navigation bar, then use the filters on the left to narrow down your selection by course, video, or learning path.

  • Application Packaging
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Docker
  • ITIL
  • SQL
  • Perl
  • PowerShell
  • Project Management
  • SCCM

Books

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Last updated: 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:48pm

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