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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

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.
  • Have a Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ certification.
  • 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.

Students who complete a program in the Information Technology training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the national standard in computer science training and credentialing.

Credentials such as these show that students are ready for positions in computer programming and repair.  

Advanced Computer System Administrator Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career


Months to complete career training program


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

Attention to detail
Communication skills
Critical thinking

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