What can I expect to earn as a Linux system administrator?
As of August 4, 2023, the average salary for a Linux system administrator is $105,204 ($51.00 per hour) a year, according to ZipRecruiter.
What is system administration?
A system administrator's (sysadmin) duties include managing, troubleshooting, licensing, and updating software and hardware assets. In this role, you make sure appropriate measures and processes are followed to respond to unforeseen issues like IT downtime so organizations can keep their networks up and running efficiently.
What does a Linux system administrator do?
As a Linux system administrator, you are likely to play an active role in patching, compiling, securing, and troubleshooting Linux systems, amongst other responsibilities. System administrators should also be comfortable working with application and file servers, desktops, routers, wide area networks, databases, information security systems, cybersecurity protocols, and storage, as they are responsible for implementing changes and updates in multiple environments from development to production.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) exams through this course enrollment, which includes a voucher upon eligibility. The voucher covers both the exam fees and allows for a retake of the certifying exam if needed.
How long is the certification valid?
Starting April 1st, 2024, the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) will be valid for two years from the time of completion. Certifications achieved before that day will remain active for 36 months from the achieved date.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
As part of the LFCS training program, you will have access to a dedicated forum monitored by senior instructors with the Linux Foundation. This forum is the perfect place to ask your questions regarding the course materials and interact with other program students.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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