System Administrator


19 Weeks

380 Hours

Get Hands-on Training to Launch a Successful Career in IT

Technology has become a way of life, and companies are conducting businesses over the web more than ever. Thus, the need for qualified system administrators or Sysadmin to maintain and run smooth operations is more than ever.

System administrator certificate at BizTech College offers in-depth knowledge and practical skills in a specialist area within Information Technology support.

  • Prepare for a cutting-edge career in IT services and Infrastructure.
  • Equip yourself with the latest technologies and industry certifications for better career opportunities.
  • Learn in high-tech labs with industry and subject matter experts.

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System administrators are crucial in every business setting. Apart from basic installation, configuration and updating of computers, they are responsible for everything from specific services to end-users, across different environments.

According to PayScale, the average salary for a Systems Administrator in Toronto, Ontario, is $61,261. As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA, employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026. As firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks, the demand is increasing about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Graduates will qualify for specialized positions such as:

  • Junior Administrator
  • Server Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Lab Technician
  • Security Administrators

A system administrator may acquire, install, or upgrade computer components and software; provide routine automation; maintain security policies; troubleshoot; a train or supervise staff; or offer technical support for projects.

IT is a competitive sector and employers seek employees with both hard and soft skills.

To be a successful system administrator one should possess:


  • Strong Technical Knowledge: Most vital attribute of any sound systems administrator is a wide-ranging understanding of hardware, software, and computer equipment.
  • Interpersonal Skills: System administrators frequently work with end-users. It is essential to have practical inter-personal skills to communicate effectively, listen to users’ issues and stay calm under pressure and deadlines. Adapting to the change and offer support depending on users’ level of understanding will help you operate effectively.
  • Flexibility: One should be able to quickly prioritize and be flexible in the wake of a potential crisis. Excellent decision-making skills help IT support to prioritize the company’s most pressing issues. Multitasking skills are a must.

Duties & Responsibilities of System Administrator/Sysadmin

The responsibilities of a system administrator are widespread and vary from one organization to another. You might be performing some or all of the following duties:

  • Setup and maintaining a user account.
  • Maintaining systems in the network.
  • Implement and manage Active Directory.
  • Monitor system performance.
  • Create file systems and Install the software.
  • Manage backups and data recovery.
  • Monitor network communication.
  • OS and application software updates.
  • Setup computer security. (e.g. firewalls and intrusion detection systems)
  • Password and identity management.

System Administrator certificate at BizTech College is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment.  Including monitoring the network for any potential issues.

Graduates will also be able to operate within an organization with appropriate professional standards and practice, both independently and as part of a team.

Learning Outcomes

  • Job-Ready: Graduates will gain practical skills to secure expert positions in a variety of business settings.
  • Certifications: An industry-standard certification adding on to your resume for better job opportunities.
  • Career Growth: Fundamental understanding of system administration will help you to advance your career in the technology sector.

Upon graduating as a system administrator, you will be able to perform the following functions successfully:

  • Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server.
  • Successfully install, configure and monitor network infrastructure.
  • Configure Active Directory Services.
  • Secure Windows Server.
  • Set up accounts and workstations.
  • Upgrade systems with new releases and models.
  • Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies.

Certification Opportunities

Graduates qualify for Microsoft exams and can obtain MCSA, MCSE certification, which is highly demanded in the IT industry to get a job.


Students looking to enroll in Computer Network and Security Engineer program must first meet the following prerequisites:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent OR
  • Mature Student Status (18 years of age or older) AND
  • Successful completion of Entry Assessment Test

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