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Sys Admin Guild, the big picture ???

By eujay ·
I am very interested in the info on the SAGE, (System Administrators Guild), web site. Being new to Sys admin I was surprised by what I read there.

I want to know if you agree with the Sage assesment of the work/life reality of being a system administrator.

I was interested mainly in three of the findings.

1/ Unix Sys Administration is a "new" job, so far it is somewhat undefined. But there is a wealth of oppportunity out there.

2/ Over 50 % of survey respondents said they did not have title recognition. They come from all sorts of backgrounds, grew into the job and do not have the title "System Administrator".

Info on both the above at

3/ Job descriptions. See the info at

Are these job descriptions real ? Do they correspond with the real world jobs that novice, junior, advanced and senior System administrators do ?

In terms of the Sage model I see myself being at junior level but I want to advance to Intermediate and senior levels. The kind of information on the Sage web site motivates me to learn and do more.

I want to hear from real System Administrators at all levels. I am very interested in your responses to the above statements.

Let me know what you think. emails to my alias are always welcome.

FYI Sage is putting together a certification program, non vendor specific, details on the Sage site.

Thanks for your help


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