Gain hands-on Systems Administrator skills in this exciting course that follows the journey of the fictional Globex Corporation as it grows from a startup to a multinational enterprise with fully-functional network and information systems. As their new corporate systems administrator, get ready to upgrade obsolete systems and design new networks in this fast-paced learning environment that mirrors critical on-the-job scenarios designed to prepare you for real-world Ops challenges.
The course integrates practical network and systems administration operations such as network design and troubleshooting, server deployment and configuration, user identity management, scripting & automation, and system health monitoring with professional exercises in change management and project planning in a simulated on-the-job narrative.
This course includes a career coaching curriculum to get you ready for your job search. The course totals 160 hours, including lectures, lab, coworking, and collaborative projects.
At the end of this course, you will be able to land an entry-level Network Operations Specialist or Systems Administrator job with skills to:
- Implement ITIL change and configuration management best practices
- Apply Agile project management methodologies to IT systems administration
- Design and deploy a client-server infrastructure
- Administer critical IT and network systems
- Practice identity management in Active Directory (AD)/LDAP protocol
- Deploy and use a database in Microsoft SQL Server 2019
- Analyze how cloud systems can integrate into on-premise systems
- Automate OS tasks using scripting languages Bash, Powershell, and Python
- Design and deploy a complete enterprise-grade network infrastructure including routers, switches and firewalls
- Troubleshoot challenging network problem scenarios
- Implement network protocols TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, and routing
- Oversee patch management of various systems
- Resolve network problems using network analyzer tools and network management solutions
- Be prepared for a Ops 401: Cybersecurity Engineering course
- Required: Familiarity with algebra concepts.
- Ops 201: Foundations of Computer Operations Learn to support technology operations by resolving issues with hardware, software, and virtual or cloud systems.
- Students with previous experience can test out of this requirement in their application. If you'd like to test straight into this course, please make sure you have experience with all of the topics listed on the Ops 102 and Ops 201 course pages.