Leveling Up: Skill Building for Systems Administrators

taos

First Published: July 27, 2017, By Jess Males As technologists, half the technology we need to know for our jobs is getting invented or reinvented on a daily basis.

Leveling Up: Skill Building for Systems Administrators

taos

As technologists, half the technology we need to know for our jobs is getting invented or reinvented on a daily basis. You already know this: look at the rapid onset of Docker; look to the continual improvement of languages like Java and Go; look to the features and services that public clouds introduce daily. Mastering new technology is a constant challenge for us; how do we meet it? I recently had the pleasure of talking to a group of fellow consultants at a Taos Practice Dinner.

5 Pitfalls of Benchmarking Big Data Systems

Cloudera Engineering

Benchmarking Big Data systems is nontrivial. Benchmarking matters because one of the defining characteristics of Big Data systems is the ability to process large datasets faster. The post 5 Pitfalls of Benchmarking Big Data Systems appeared first on Cloudera Engineering Blog. Avoid these traps! Here at Cloudera, we know how hard it is to get reliable performance benchmarking results.

3 Questions That Every CIO Should Be Asking About Clouds (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Buying more servers would require more IT staff to act as systems administrators – no servers means no hiring of additional administrators. Post tags: backup , capital expenditure , cost savings , data , performance , security , servers , systems administrators , Virtualization.

User Account Management

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You need a clear system inventory. security account-management system-administration active-directory frameworkFirst Published: November 11, 2015, by Mark McCullough?—?Senior Senior Technical Consultant User Account Management (UAM) is a hard problem.

Software Developers Should Have Sysadmin Experience

Professor Beekums

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Cryptomining Malware Using NSA Hacking Code is Spreading Rapidly

Lacework

The combination of an anonymous currency and leaked government security exploits have led to a rising new threat for system administrators.

Infrastructure as Code: The Key Offering of AWS DevOps

Daffodil Software

It enables developers and systems administrators to easily create and manage a collection of related AWS resources. AWS was the first to offer Infrastructure as Code (IaC) via AWS CloudFormation as a part of AWS DevOps.

Connected Devices, Remote Security: Data Encryption and Security in the Cloud

CTOvision

Then the “bring your own device” (BYOD) phenomenon caused system administrators to worry about things like […]. Security” used to mean worrying about HTTPS certificates on your websites. The notion of a “device” was a browser and all you really had to do was to guarantee that traffic between it and your web servers was encrypted. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News

What is DevOps? An Intersection of Culture, Processes and Tools

Dzone - DevOps

Back in the day, system administrators had mastered the art of avoiding software developers and rejecting system changes, unless they were perfect. There's a lot to be said about the culture of collaboration in DevOps.

How to Prepare for Your DevOps Interview

Dzone - DevOps

For system administrators, operations engineers, and others with strong systems and software backgrounds, there’s perhaps no better time than the present to transition into DevOps. So, why should they hire you?

10 top AWS resources on O’Reilly’s online learning platform

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

AWS System Administration — Federico Lucifredi and Mike Ryan show developers and system administrators how to configure and manage AWS services, including EC2, CloudFormation, Elastic Load Balancing, S3, and Route 53.

To Identity and Beyond: Identity and Access Lessons from the NASA Cybersecurity Report

Saviynt

In short, stolen credentials led to malicious actors infiltrating JPL’s networks and systems for more than ten months. According to the report, at the time of the audit, JPLs IT network included 26,714 computer systems and 3,511 servers. Of those, the auditors only reviewed 13 systems.

On SysAdmin Day, Celebrate the Heroes Who Keep Companies—and Your Laptop—Running

Storagecraft

If so, then you’re probably like the thousands of other people who are confronted with such problems and do the one thing guaranteed to solve such issues: Call the system administrator. System administrators don’t wear superhero capes (although they may.

Learn Containers by Doing with New Containers Hands-On Training!

Linux Academy

Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course link: Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course Description: Get prepared for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Learn Containers by Doing with New Containers Hands-On Training!

Linux Academy

Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course link: Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course Description: Get prepared for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

The Certainties About Your Job as an Site Reliability Engineer

The New Stack

And so, I think it’s just perfect blend of Dev and Ops and in fact often times you see them as being a coder who has done a bunch of system administration or a system administrator that knows coding.”. Site reliability engineers (SREs) are tightly woven into DevOps today.

Cisco CCNA Wireless Certification Exam Questions From PrepAway – Build Your Career of Successful Network Engineer

The Crazy Programmer

CCNA Wireless certification is designed for people who have system administration foundational skills and basically need to find out about wireless systems, especially Cisco Wireless Systems.

Event Designators | Bash Basics

Linux Academy

Remember that BASH skills are something that separates the masters from the padawans when it comes to system administration. Hello again!

Learn DevOps by Doing with New DevOps Hands-On Training!

Linux Academy

Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course link: Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course Description: Get prepared for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Artificial intelligence: The future IT help desk

CTOvision

Read why Scott Matteson says that artificial intelligence is the future on Tech Republic : As a system administrator working in technology for more than 25 years, I’ve provided some measure of IT support. While it’s rewarding to help people, sometimes the monotony in doing so can lead to feeling unfulfilled, especially when there are […].

DevOps: Principles, Practices, and DevOps Engineer Role

Altexsoft

Developers wrote code; the system administrators were responsible for its deployment and integration. A Version Control System (VCS) allows developers to record changes in the files and share them with other members of the team, regardless of its location.

Postgres and superuser access

The Citus Data

Those can include things that touch the underlying system itself, or enabling extensions which allow for low level system access. This is a standard security operating procedure that is followed in system administration and extends to database administration as well.

Learn DevOps by Doing with New DevOps Hands-On Training!

Linux Academy

Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course link: Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course Description: Get prepared for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Dr. Torq: ‘rm -r *’ and Other Linux Command Line Gotchas

The New Stack

Like anything else, you need to know a few fundamentals to get started putting the system to work doing important computing jobs. rm removes files from the system. It has caused much heartache among system administrators.

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6 cybersecurity revelations from the redacted Mueller report

The Parallax

The report also contains several important new cybersecurity revelations regarding interference by Russia in the 2016 election, and by the Trump administration in the ensuing investigation. From the earliest moves by Russian hackers to influence the 2016 U.S.

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Your Chance to Win – Stranger Things in IT

Kaseya

Friday, July 26, 2019, marks the 20th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, Kaseya would like to give System Administrators the chance to win some amazing prizes that shows how much you are appreciated. Most users easily succumb to the temptation of connecting to a free Wi-Fi. N either do they think twice before plugging in an unknown pen-drive, or worst – downloading files from unverified sources over the internet.

Packet’s Smaller, Faster and Cheaper Bare Metal Servers

The New Stack

Software developers and system administrators typically don’t spend too much time fretting over server processor speed, and yet, deployments on bare metal servers warrant a second look.

5 Tips for Using Dynamics 365 CRM

Datavail

The user interface makes it easy to adapt the system to fit your unique needs. A workflow automates repetitive administrative tasks and streamlines business processes. Based on the type of approvals needed, the system would automatically set up a routing path.

Managing Oracle EBS: A Day in the Trenches

Datavail

” Beneath them, roles such as application managers, DBAs, and system administrators need to check the software, database, applications, and network (respectively) in order to hunt down the underlying performance issues.

Thank You to Our Customers: Tenable Recognized as a March 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice

Tenable

These include unsecure system configurations or missing patches, as well as other security-related updates in the systems connected to the enterprise network directly, remotely or in the cloud.”. Systems Administrator, Services Industry.

Learn DevOps by Doing with New DevOps Hands-On Training!

Linux Academy

Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course link: Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Course Description: Get prepared for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Learn Linux by Doing with New Linux Hands-On Training!

Linux Academy

Configuration and tuning of threat-detection tools, and securing applications and systems within an organization. You should hold the following certifications or possess the requisite experience: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA).

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What is Your Security Automation Strategy? Mindful or Mindless?

Firemon

FireMon provides context around access requests to help system administrators and network engineers determine and implement change with keen foresight. Every day, when I open LinkedIn or Twitter, I come across at least a handful of posts or articles on security automation.

AI brings speed to security

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

The respondents answer to a wide range of job descriptions, from system administrators and network operations to upper management. Survey results indicate incident response times improve with AI-based security services.

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120+ live online training courses opened for January and February

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Managed Machine Learning Systems and Internet of Things , January 9-10. Systems engineering and operations. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Crash Course , January 7-10.

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One SRE’s Journey When Cloud Infrastructures Became What They are Today

The New Stack

I was looking at myself more as a DevOps person, but I was never a systems administration,” Arbezzano said. “I

Trends in Cloud Jobs In 2019

ParkMyCloud

Cloud Architects are experts responsible for the supervision of a company’s cloud computing system, overseeing the organization’s cloud computing strategy through deployment, management, and support of cloud applications.

Learn by Doing with Hands-On DevOps Training Courses

Linux Academy

Course Description: Apache Kafka is a publish/subscribe messaging system with many advanced configurations. Unleash the power of Apache Kafka within this course and discover this world of distributed messaging systems! Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA).

Go is gaining momentum

Federico Cargnelutti

Ruby gained popularity among web developers and system administrators after David Hansson created Rails and Luke Kanies Puppet. Experts predict that Go will become the dominant language for systems work in IaaS, Orchestration, and PaaS in the next couple of years.