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Systems Administrator

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 0 total skills
Server Administration
Software and Network Management
User and Group Management
Mail, Directory, and Services Collaboration
Ticket Management and Documentation

Technical Instruction

Server Administration - 140 req. hrs
Server machine roles
Considerations in managing servers vs. desktop/laptop workstations
Clustering, distributed roles, and virtualization concepts
Managing storage solutions and network-attached storage
Understanding essential services
Monitoring and troubleshooting server applications and services
Configuring file and print services
Introduction to network services and applications
Configuring encryption and auditing
Deploying and maintaining server images
Implementing software updates and security patches
Monitoring server logs and error reports
Network Management - 120 req. hrs
Network Theory (network standards and OSI model, network types, configurations, and data transmission methods)
Implementing networking solutions (Internet Protocol versions 4 and 6, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Domain Name System, ICMP, TCP/IP, UTP)
Bounded network media (copper vs. fiber, installation requirements, noise control)
Unbounded network media (wireless networking)
Network implementations (topologies of physical/logical networks, Ethernet, network devices, VLANs)
WAN Infrastructure (WAN basics, connectivity, transmission, unified communication technologies, cloud and virtualization technologies)
Network security basics (vulnerabilities, threats/attacks, authentication, encryption)
Preventing and responding to security breaches
Physical security, network access controls, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, user education, incident management and response, basic forensics
Remote networking (architectures, VPNs)
Network management and troubleshooting
User and Group Management - 80 req. hrs
Introduction to user access levels, group policies, and tree hierarchies
Overview of Active Directory, LDAP, and other group tools
Configuring user account permissions and enforcing password and security requirements
Managing domain controllers and forests
Implementing a group policy infrastructure
Managing user desktops with group policy
Automating domain directory service administration
Configuring Advanced Server Services - 60 req. hrs
Implementing advanced network services (special roles, unusual routing protocols)
Implementing advanced file services and configuration options (including cloud-connected storage)
Implementing Dynamic Access Control
Implementing distributed LDAP/Kerberos/Active Directory domain services deployments, sites, replication, certificate services, rights management
Implementing network load balancing
Implementing failover clustering

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