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Advanced Computer System Administrator



Manages computer systems and networks for laboratories, government organizations, small businesses, and large companies across a variety of industries.

Career Details


Students in Advanced Computer System Administrator are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Network infrastructure, fundamentals, monitoring, and management
  • Configuring hardware and applications, network connectivity, access to resources, and mobile computing
  • Active directory
  • Workstation configuration and deployment
  • Monitoring and maintaining servers and systems
  • Configuring backup and recovery
  • Green IT technologies, tools, and standards
  • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ certification (Optional)

Career Options

Career Options

Program graduates go on to work in a wide variety of fields in information technology such as database administrator, network administrator, security administrator, web administrator, or computer operator.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete one of Job Corps' basic Information Technology career technical training programs.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Professionalism

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National average earning potential for this career

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.


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