System Administration and Me Essay

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System Administration and Me

What is system administration? System administration is basically adding and configuring new workstations, setting up user accounts, installing system-wide software, performing procedures to prevent the spread of viruses, and allocating mass storage type. While there are a lot more things that make up the job description of most system administrators, these are the ones that I'll be touching on in this report. But before getting into what that stuff means, let's talk a little bit about what's required for a system administration position.

Many things are needed. First and foremost, you should have some knowledge in hardware. If you know what the difference between a scanner and a monitor, that's a
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But luckily, you don't have to know everything about them. A good, solid foundation in an operating system is usually enough. If you know all of the commands, or know where to find them, you should be fine.

When you get a firm grasp on operating systems, then you should learn some other software. Things such as Perl, Oracle, and Apache are good to know. Perl is a programming language that can be used to create many, many things. Among them being web sites. The system administrator is oftentimes called upon to also double as webmaster for the company. Therefore, knowing how to create and maintain a web page is very helpful. Oracle is a database program. It would come in handy for keeping track of employees…where they go while on the internet, their phone number, salary, and a number of other things. Apache is a server software. It got its name from being a spin-off of a previous software that was patched (a patchy). It hosts more than 50% of all the sites in the world. As before, there is almost an infinite amount of knowledge of software that could all be helpful, but knowing everything is almost impossible. So if you don't know it all, don't worry. You can always take classes at LSSU!!
Ok. Now that we have the basics out of the way, let's get back to some of the job descriptions.

· Adding and Configuring New Workstations
When the network gets
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