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A system administrator, or sysadmin, is a person who is responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems; especially multi-user computers, such as servers. [1]

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Analytical skill

Analytical skill is the ability to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to find a solution or complete an exercise.

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Apache HTTP Server

The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache, is a free and open-source cross-platform web server, released under the terms of Apache License 2.0.

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Application analyst

In the USA, an Application Analyst is someone whose job is to support a given application or applications.

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Application service management

Application service management (ASM) is an emerging discipline within systems management that focuses on monitoring and managing the performance and quality of service of business transactions.

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Application software

An application software (app or application for short) is a computer software designed to perform a group of coordinated functions, tasks, or activities for the benefit of the user.

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Bastard Operator From Hell

The Bastard Operator From Hell (BOFH) is a fictional rogue computer operator who takes out his anger on users and others who pester him with their computer problems, uses his expertise against his enemies and manipulates his employer.

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A budget is a financial plan for a defined period of time, usually a year.It may also include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows.

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CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is an information technology (IT) certification from Cisco.

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The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a non-profit trade association, issuing professional certifications for the information technology (IT) industry.

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A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.

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Computer engineering

Computer engineering is a discipline that integrates several fields of computer science and electronics engineering required to develop computer hardware and software.

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Computer hardware

Computer hardware includes the physical parts or components of a computer, such as the central processing unit, monitor, keyboard, computer data storage, graphic card, sound card and motherboard.

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Computer operator

A role in IT, computer operators oversee the running of computer systems, ensuring that the machines and computers are running properly.

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Computer performance

Computer performance is the amount of work accomplished by a computer system.

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Computer science

Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of information and computation, together with practical techniques for the implementation and application of these foundations.

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Computer security

Cybersecurity, computer security or IT security is the protection of computer systems from theft of or damage to their hardware, software or electronic data, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

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Copyright status of work by the U.S. government

A work of the United States government, as defined by the United States copyright law, is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." "A 'work of the United States Government' is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain.

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Critical thinking

Critical thinking is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgment.

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A database is an organized collection of data, stored and accessed electronically.

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Database administrator

Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data.

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DevOps (a clipped compound of "development" and "operations") is a software engineering culture and practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops).

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Documentation is a set of documents provided on paper, or online, or on digital or analog media, such as audio tape or CDs.

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Electronic engineering

Electronic engineering (also called electronics and communications engineering) is an electrical engineering discipline which utilizes nonlinear and active electrical components (such as semiconductor devices, especially transistors, diodes and integrated circuits) to design electronic circuits, devices, VLSI devices and their systems.

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Evi Nemeth

Evi Nemeth (born June 7, 1940 – missing-at-sea June or July, 2013) was an engineer, author, and teacher known for her expertise in computer system administration and networks.

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Firewall (computing)

In computing, a firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.

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Information technology

Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise.

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Information technology operations

Information technology operations, or IT operations, are the set of all processes and services that are both provisioned by an IT staff to their internal or external clients and used by themselves, to run themselves as a business.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Internet forum

An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.

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Internet Information Services

Internet Information Services (IIS, formerly Internet Information Server) is an extensible web server created by Microsoft for use with the Windows NT family.

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Intrusion detection system

An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a device or software application that monitors a network or systems for malicious activity or policy violations.

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Large Installation System Administration Conference

LISA is the Large Installation System Administration Conference, co-sponsored by the computing professional organizations USENIX and its LISA special interest group (formerly known as SAGE).

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League of Professional System Administrators

The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA), founded in 2004, is a professional association for IT Administrators.

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Linux Professional Institute

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) is a non-profit organization founded on October 25, 1999, and it is the global certification standard and career-support organization for open-source professionals, with more than 500,000 exams delivered.

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LISA (organization)

LISA is the USENIX special interest group for system administrators.

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Log file

In computing, a log file is a file that records either events that occur in an operating system or other software runs, or messages between different users of a communication software.

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Mark Burgess (computer scientist)

Mark Burgess (born 19 February 1966) is an independent researcher and writer, formerly professor at Oslo University College in Norway and creator of the CFEngine software and company, who is known for work in computer science in the field of policy-based configuration management.

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Microsoft Certified Professional

The Microsoft Certified Professional or MCP Program is the certification program from Microsoft that enables IT Professionals and Developers to validate their technical expertise through rigorous, industry-proven, and industry-recognized exams.

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Multi-user software

Multi-user software is software that allows access by multiple users of a computer.

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NetWare is a discontinued computer network operating system developed by Novell, Inc. It initially used cooperative multitasking to run various services on a personal computer, using the IPX network protocol.

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Network administrator

A network administrator is the person designated in an organization whose responsibility includes maintaining computer infrastructures with emphasis on networking.

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Network management

Network management is the process of administering and managing computer networks.

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Network switch

A network switch (also called switching hub, bridging hub, officially MAC bridge) is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network by using packet switching to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device.

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Open-source model

The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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Oracle Certification Program

The Oracle Certification Program certifies candidates on skills and knowledge related to Oracle products and technologies.

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A password is a word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or access approval to gain access to a resource (example: an access code is a type of password), which is to be kept secret from those not allowed access.

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Performance tuning

Performance tuning is the improvement of system performance.

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Problem solving

Problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods, in an orderly manner, to find solutions to problems.

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A profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain.

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Professional certification (computer technology)

Professional certifications in computer technology are non-degree awards made to those who have achieved qualifications specified by a certifying authority.

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Programming language

A programming language is a formal language that specifies a set of instructions that can be used to produce various kinds of output.

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Public domain

The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply.

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Quality control

Quality control, or QC for short, is a process by which entities review the quality of all factors involved in production.

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RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks, originally Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) is a data storage virtualization technology that combines multiple physical disk drive components into one or more logical units for the purposes of data redundancy, performance improvement, or both.

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Red Hat Certification Program

Red Hat company offers different level of certification programs.

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Router (computing)

A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks.

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Scripting language

A scripting or script language is a programming language that supports scripts: programs written for a special run-time environment that automate the execution of tasks that could alternatively be executed one-by-one by a human operator.

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Server (computing)

In computing, a server is a computer program or a device that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called "clients".

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Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.

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Software development

Software development is the process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components.

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Software engineer

A software engineer is a person who applies the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of computer software.

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Sun Certified Network Administrator

SCNA (an abbreviation of Sun Certified Network Administrator) is a certification for system administrators and covers LANs and Solaris.

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In computing, the superuser is a special user account used for system administration.

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A sysop (an abbreviation of system operator) is an administrator of a multi-user computer system, such as a bulletin board system (BBS) or an online service virtual community.

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System Administrator Appreciation Day

System Administrator Appreciation Day, also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, or Sysmas, is an annual event created by system administrator Ted Kekatos.

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System resource

In computing, a system resource, or simply resource, is any physical or virtual component of limited availability within a computer system.

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Systems architect

The systems architect is a professional figure in information and communications technology.

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Systems design

Systems design is the process of defining the architecture, modules, interfaces, and data for a system to satisfy specified requirements.

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Systems engineering

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design and manage complex systems over their life cycles.

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Technical support

Technical support (often shortened to tech support) refers to a plethora of services by which enterprises provide assistance to users of technology products such as mobile phones, televisions, computers, software products or other informatic, electronic or mechanical goods.

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Technical writer

A technical writer is a professional information communicator whose task it is to transfer information (knowledge) between two or more parties, through any medium that best facilitates the transfer and comprehension of the information.

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Tom Limoncelli

Tom Limoncelli (born December 2, 1968) is an American system administrator, author, and speaker.

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Troubleshooting or dépanneuring is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes on a machine or a system.a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem in order to solve it, and make the product or process operational again.

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Upgrading is the process of replacing a product with a newer version of the same product.

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Uptime is a measure of the time a machine, typically a computer, has been working and available.

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User (computing)

A user is a person who utilizes a computer or network service.

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A webmaster is a person responsible for maintaining one or many websites.

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