Kevin tells his story of working as a Systems Administrator for a petroleum company in the island country of Trinidad and Tobago. He talks about what a typical day looks like for him and what his responsibilities are. He also shares why he got into information technology and talks about what he would have liked to have known about his career before he started it.
Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of an organization's computer networks. They organize, install, and support an organization's computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.
In 2010, over 90 percent of network and computer systems administrators worked full time. Most organizations depend on their computer networks, so many administrators work overtime to ensure that the networks are operating properly. Administrators may have to be at work outside of normal business hours to resolve problems.
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