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Working As A Security Systems Administrator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $80,698

    Average Salary

What Does A Security Systems Administrator Do

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these 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.

Duties

Network and computer systems administrators typically do the following:

  • Determine an organization’s network and computer system needs before setting one up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Collect data in order to evaluate and optimize network or system performance
  • Add users to a network and assign and update security permissions on the network
  • Train users in the proper use of hardware and software
  • Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that one exists

Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

In some cases, administrators help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network. Some administrators provide technical support to computer users, and they also may supervise computer support specialists who help solve users’ problems.

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How To Become A Security Systems Administrator

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.

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Security Systems Administrator Career Paths

Security Systems Administrator
President Analyst Information Technology Manager
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Information Assurance Analyst Information Security Analyst Information Technology Security Manager
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Analyst Systems Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Information Assurance Analyst Analyst Systems Analyst
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Information Technology Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Securities Analyst Security Engineer Senior Network Engineer
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Analyst Business Analyst Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Support Manager
8 Yearsyrs
President Technician Network Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Securities Analyst Information Security Analyst Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Network Administrator Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Administrator 3.2 years
Top Employers Before
Technician 3.6%
Top Employers After
Consultant 4.8%

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Security Systems Administrator Demographics

Gender

Male

79.1%

Female

19.6%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

59.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

13.1%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

4.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3%

German

25.0%

Arabic

16.7%

Portuguese

8.3%

Turkish

8.3%

French

8.3%
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Security Systems Administrator Education

Schools

Strayer University

11.6%

University of Phoenix

11.6%

University of Maryland - University College

10.7%

Western Governors University

8.9%

Community College of the Air Force

5.4%

Park University

5.4%

Webster University

4.5%

Capella University

4.5%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.5%

Auburn University-Montgomery

3.6%

Bellevue University

3.6%

Saint Leo University

3.6%

American InterContinental University

3.6%

Kansas State University

2.7%

New Mexico State University

2.7%

Pennsylvania State University

2.7%

Roosevelt University

2.7%

University of West Florida

2.7%

Butler University

2.7%

Academy College

2.7%
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Majors

Computer Science

16.4%

Computer Information Systems

14.1%

Business

13.8%

Information Technology

13.5%

Criminal Justice

8.5%

Computer Systems Security

5.6%

Computer Networking

4.8%

Management Information Systems

2.7%

Information Systems

2.4%

Project Management

2.1%

Computer Engineering

2.1%

Liberal Arts

2.1%

General Studies

1.9%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.9%

Computer Programming

1.6%

Electrical Engineering

1.6%

Management

1.6%

Accounting

1.3%

Communication

1.1%

Finance

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.6%

Other

18.5%

Masters

18.3%

Associate

11.6%

Certificate

3.6%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Real Security Systems Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Basis Security Administrator/Systems Analyst Delek Us Holdings, Inc. Brentwood, TN Mar 22, 2016 $100,000
Basis Security Administrator/Systems Analyst Delek Us Holdings, Inc. Brentwood, TN Nov 02, 2014 $100,000
Info Security System Administrator/Specialist Explicit Systems USA, Inc. Eden Prairie, MN Nov 19, 2015 $90,000
Info Security System Administrator/Specialist Explicit Systems USA, Inc. Eden Prairie, MN Aug 12, 2015 $90,000
Security Systems Administrator Nuance Communications, Inc. Burlington, MA Sep 13, 2014 $90,000
CA Siteminder Security System Administrator Ryder System, Inc. Miami, FL Mar 01, 2012 $90,000
Senior Security Systems Administrator Infonet Services Corporation El Segundo, CA Oct 08, 2010 $82,360
Security System Administrator/Specialist American Unit Inc. Plano, TX Apr 08, 2016 $82,000
Security System Administrator/Specialist American Unit Inc. Plano, TX Dec 08, 2016 $82,000
Systems Administrator III, SAP Security First Solar, Inc. Perrysburg, OH Oct 01, 2013 $76,900 -
$111,900
System/Security Administrator Ordusion Technologies, Inc. Duluth, GA Jan 19, 2015 $68,000
Systems Admin for IT Security Dizer Corp San Francisco, CA Sep 13, 2016 $66,000
System Security Administrator Prohealth Care Inc. Waukesha, WI Jun 08, 2015 $62,000 -
$85,000
Network & Computer Security Systems Administrator Olympic Computer Services, Inc. Brookfield, NJ Mar 16, 2016 $60,112
Network Security and System Admin Triesten Technologies LLC Rolling Meadows, IL Aug 24, 2016 $60,000

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Top Skills for A Security Systems Administrator

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  1. Windows XP
  2. Procedures
  3. Computer
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  • Secured and administered Windows Server and Windows XP/Vista environment within the brigade.
  • Performed disaster recovery testing in lab environment and document the procedures; performed the life disaster recovery successfully.
  • Served as the liaison for foreign partner computer security unit by developing computer security policy for unit.
  • Designed and Deployed Microsoft Active Directory Environment.
  • Ensured all teams within management organization maintained focus on security compliance by tracking target completion dates of key compliance activities.

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Top 10 Best States for Security Systems Administrators

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  3. District of Columbia
  4. New Jersey
  5. Rhode Island
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