Advanced Computer Systems Administration

Advanced Computer Systems Administration

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy working with technology? Are you interested in helping people?  

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Computer Systems Administration training program. 

On the job, you will ... 

  • Configure hardware applications, network connectivity, access to resources and mobile computing  
  • Coordinate workstation configuration and deployment  
  • Monitor and maintain servers and systems 
  • Configure backup and recovery for systems  
  • Implement green IT technologies, tools and standards 

Some of the career options you will have ... 

Most Advanced Computer Systems Administration Job Corps graduates go to work for midsize to large companies that have extensive computer networks, or they work for computer repair contracting companies. 

The credentials you will earn ... 

This is the first level of Advanced Training offered in the Advanced Computer Technician series. Students who complete the Advanced Computer Systems Administration training program can earn industry-recognized credentials from organizations such as the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Cisco. Credentials such as these show that students are ready for positions in computer programming and repair. 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ... 

  • High school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of Job Corps’ basic Computer Technician program 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • At least 18 years old  
  • Positive attendance and progress record 
  • Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel  
  • Health clearance at current center  
  • Strong work ethic and determination to succeed  
  • Have a positive behavior record 
  • Complete a successful phone or in-person interview 
  • Earned the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) certification 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.