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Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them

  • Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them-

    IT is the only career field out there that basically requires you to relearn major aspects of your job every three to five years. Do not short change your learning. If your company does have a training program, take advantage of it. If there’s no budget for it, look for free online training resources, blogs, wikis, how-to posts and anything else you can use to keep your knowledge up-to-date and your skills sharp. If you take lunch at your desk, make sure you spend at least two of those breaks each week learning a new skill or improving an existing one, and never stop making sure your management know that training is a critical part of your job. Spending regular time on developing your own skills helps to keep you relevant, and is also a big part of what makes most IT admins love their jobs.

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Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them

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    IT is the only career field out there that basically requires you to relearn major aspects of your job every three to five years. Do not short change your learning. If your company does have a training program, take advantage of it. If there’s no budget for it, look for free online training resources, blogs, wikis, how-to posts and anything else you can use to keep your knowledge up-to-date and your skills sharp. If you take lunch at your desk, make sure you spend at least two of those breaks each week learning a new skill or improving an existing one, and never stop making sure your management know that training is a critical part of your job. Spending regular time on developing your own skills helps to keep you relevant, and is also a big part of what makes most IT admins love their jobs.

A SysAdmin has an almost endless list of tasks they must complete on a regular basis. Some are so routine that they can be done while multitasking, others require careful attention to detail and a laser-like focus to ensure that things are done well and completely. While many admins may look at most of the tasks on this list as run of the mill, they frequently present a challenge to others. In this slideshow, Christina Goggi, writing for GFI Software, provides some tips on how to approach them.