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System Administration

System Administration at Illinois Tech

Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) System Administration undergraduate degree, graduate degree, and certificate program includes coursework covering installation, configuring, upkeep, activation of accounts, security controls, installation and configuration of routers and switchers, monitoring of network performance, and troubleshooting and repairing problems among multi-user computers such as servers and large scale systems to the deployment of clouds and the use of virtualization.

IIT’s System Administration program is designed to help students and experienced information technology professionals become successful system administration managers and leaders.

Coursework in programming, security, Linux, Unix, Microsoft® and systems administration will enhance your technology skills and prepare you for leadership and management in interconnecting systems and platforms into a common data-sharing infrastructure.

What Will I Learn?

The curriculum emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of issues such as network administration and operations; distributed workstation system administration; client-server system administration; open source operating systems; cloud computing technologies; operating system security and virtualization; storage technologies; project management; information technology management frameworks; mainframe administration; and networking and telecommunications management.

Where Will I Take Classes?

Courses are offered by IIT’s School of Applied Technology and are taught by experts in the field with significant academic knowledge and years of business, industry and government service experience in system administration.

Career Outlook

A degree in Information Technology and Management with a specialization in Systems Administration provides you with knowledge and skills that qualifies you for a variety of careers in the Information Technology field.

  • Systems Administrator
  • IT Systems Specialist
  • Information System Specialist
  • Network Systems Administration
  • Systems Engineer - Manager
  • Data Systems Designer

This is a list of actual Information Technology positions that you may obtain as a result of completing your degree. This list is not comprehensive, and is not a guarantee of employment, but is meant to introduce you to the variety of possible career choices available to ITM degree graduates.

Students from this program are highly recruited by private and public sectors.

Popular Courses in System Administration

ITMM 571 Project Management for Information Technology Management
ITMM 575 Networking and Telecommunications Management
ITMO 456 Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems
ITMO 541 Network Administration and Operations
ITMO 544 Cloud Computing Technologies


Courses are offered by IIT’s School of Applied Technology and IIT Chicago-Kent College of
Law and are taught by experts in the field with significant academic knowledge and years of
experience in the System Administration realm in both industry and government



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