System Administration areas of responsibility



"System" or "Systems"? Flip a coin!

General vs. OS-specific tools: the same areas of concern will need to be addressed no matter what operating system you use, but obviously, the specific tools you use are likely to differ greatly.

Breadth vs. depth: if you are a "depth person", you might be happier as a developer. In most shops, the sys admin is a "breadth person" who can do anything from wielding a screwdriver to designing a network.

Large vs. small shops

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last edit: 2002.08.02 Bruce Hamilton