Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.Education
Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.
Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.Other Experience
To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.Advancement
Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.
Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.
Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.
Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.
Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Hadoop Administrator||Bittorrent, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Apr 11, 2016||$165,640|
|Hadoop Administrator||Bittorrent, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Nov 04, 2013||$160,000|
|Hadoop Administrator||Bittorrent, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Nov 30, 2016||$150,000 -
|Hadoop Administrator||Asap Solutions Group||Duluth, GA||May 14, 2014||$146,090|
|Senior Hadoop Administrator||SONY Interactive Entertainment Network America LLC||San Diego, CA||Dec 19, 2016||$145,000|
|Senior Hadoop Administrator||SONY Interactive Entertainment Network America LLC||San Diego, CA||Nov 14, 2016||$145,000|
|Hadoop Administrator||Vsion Technologies, Inc.||Cedar Park, TX||Jan 09, 2016||$141,120|
|Hadoop Admin||Artech Information Systems LLC||Reston, VA||Jan 02, 2016||$140,400|
|Hadoop Administrator||Fishbowl, Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Feb 11, 2015||$135,000|
|Hadoop Administrator||General Electric Company||San Ramon, CA||Apr 01, 2015||$135,000 -
|Hadoop Administrator||Randstad Technologies, LP||Beaverton, OR||Oct 28, 2013||$135,000|
|Hadoop Administrator||Exacttarget, Inc.||Indianapolis, IN||Sep 12, 2011||$110,000|
|Technologist, Hadoop Administrator||Sears Holdings Management Corporation||Hoffman Estates, IL||May 26, 2014||$110,000|
|Informatica and Hadoop Administrator||Staples, Inc.||Framingham, MA||Oct 30, 2014||$110,000|
|Hadoop Admin||Ignite Management Consultants LLC||Richardson, TX||Oct 31, 2016||$110,000|
|Lead Hadoop Administrator||Xscion Solutions||McLean, VA||Aug 30, 2016||$110,000|
|Hadoop Administrator||Solar Turbines Incorporated||San Diego, CA||Mar 21, 2016||$105,000|
|Hadoop Administrator||Cloudwick Technologies Inc.||Mountain View, CA||Jan 10, 2016||$102,149 -
|Hadoop Administrator||Cloudwick Technologies Inc.||Richardson, TX||Dec 30, 2015||$98,883 -
|Hadoop Administrator||Cloudwick Technologies Inc.||Newark, CA||Aug 18, 2016||$79,498 -
|Hadoop Administrator||Cloudwick Technologies Inc.||Pleasanton, CA||Aug 18, 2016||$79,498 -
To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.
Top 5 Hadoop Admin Tasks | Webinar -1
Hadoop Admin Jobs and Responsibilities
A Career In Big Data? | Career opportunties in Big Data and Hadoop | KnowBigData Training