Start your career in tech as a Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer is an attractive tech career as it is in great demand on the market. The System Engineer Accelerator from Careerist is a fast track towards a $65k+ salary. Are you looking for a change?

Training starting May July 19th: sold out.

Next training begins September 9th. Join while seats remain

The Careerist training standard

Take your career to the next level with training designed to make you succeed in a new career.
Practical online training

Learn everything you need to know in order to succeed as a Systems Engineer in just 9 weeks. You can start looking for a job after week 7 while continuing with the rest of the course.

Integrated internship

With a built-in internship, you’ll have the real-world experience and references you need to land your first Systems Engineer job.

1-1 mentoring

Work with our career specialists who will help apply for jobs and support your career seeking journey.

Job placement service

We will send out your resume so you can focus on responding to recruiters, preparing for interviews and landing that job!

Interview prep

Live job interview practice will get you ready for any questions. Boost your confidence and get hired.

Our Instructors

Our program is led by tech industry leaders from top companies like EPAM, New York Times and more.

Tuition waived with ISA: pay when you get hired

As your career partners, we offer you to waive the program tuition until you get a high-paying job in tech. Didn't get the job you wanted? You don't pay for our program but a small admission fee.

This partnership is made possible through ISA – Income Share Agreement. When you start your new job in tech, a percentage of your initial salary will go towards the tuition payment. It’s a win-win.


50+ training hours. Developed and led by industry experts
Lesson 1
Intro to Linux System Administration

Why Linux? Systems Engineer responsibilities. Historical context. Major system components (kernel, services, UI, applications.) Processes and Files. Large installations - virtualization and configuration management.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 2
Linux User Introduction

Setting up Linux on GCP. SSH Overview. SSH setup and login. Command Line walkthrough, files and process basics.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 3
Files, Users, and Security

File System Hierarchy Standard. File types. Users and permissions. Security (SSH, Sudo, PAM, SELinux/AppArmor.)

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 4
User and Software Management

Package management systems. Installing packages. User and group account management. Introduction to Ansible.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 5

Processes. Standard I/O. Process list. Kernel and Userspace. Fork. Process ID. Process Statuses. Background and foreground processes. Process groups.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 6
Booting and Services

GRUB. SystemD overview. SystemD tools and configuration. Cron. SystemD vs. SysV Init.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 7
Storage and Networking

Storage (LVM, RAID, filesystems.) Networking and services (network tools, DHCP, DNS).Network security (firewalls/packet filters).

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 8

Logging, metrics, and tracing. Parsing logs. Performance monitoring and measurements. Tools walkthrough.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 9
Advanced Shell Use

Advanced Command Line. Bash scripting. Zsh overview. Customization. Tips & Tricks.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 10

Incident and problem Management, Change control, Change management, Postmortem process. Information Security management. Application debug tools.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 11

Hands-on monitoring and alerting. Prometheus, Grafana, Alertmanager.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
Lesson 12
Preparing for the job market

Interview process, pre-Internship, common Interview questions.

5 уроков
12 часов
4 практических задания
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Our instructors

Alex Bochannek

DevOps/SRE Manager with 30+ years of hands-on experience.

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Alex Bochannek

Andrey Shalobalo

Site Reliability Engineer with 10+ years of experience at Box, EPAM, New York Times

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Andrey Shalobalo

Frequently asked questions

What is a Systems Engineer?

A Systems Engineer combines an understanding of both engineering and management. A Systems Engineer works with various departments to manage and develop systems within a company. From creating and implementing systems software to analyzing data to improve existing ones, a Systems Engineer increases productivity in the workplace. A Systems Engineer works to balance various aspects of a project, most of them complex issues such as architecture and system dynamics.

What are the entry requirements for the courses?

You need to:

  • Be able to speak English
  • Have permission to work in the USA
  • Be ready to study for 12 weeks and find a job in 3-6 month
  • Be willing to accept around $76K+ as a salary offer
  • You need basic computer knowledge

You do not need to buy equipment.

I have never worked in IT and I have not worked in testing. Can I still become a System Engineer?

You need a basic understanding of computer processes before you start the course, so you need to have either some experience in tech or a computer science degree

Why choose Systems Engineering?
  • Systems Engineer is one of the fastest to advance in the IT world and boost your programming skills
  • Good salary
  • Great opportunities for career growth
  • You can work remotely
  • You can find a lot of Systems Engineering jobs around the US
What salary can I expect? How much will I get in my first year as a Systems Engineer?

According to Glassdoor, on average a Systems Engineer makes around $76k per year (according to

What is the format and schedule of training? Will I be able to work as well as learn?

Our course lasts 9 weeks, and we hold 2 sessions throughout the week (Monday and Thursday).

Sessions are 2 hours long.

Lessons are online: on Monday at 6:00–7:30 PM Pacific (9:00–10:30 PM Eastern Time) and Thursday at 6:00–7:30 PM Pacific (9:00–10:30 PM Eastern Time)

You get access to course material all of the time. You can review the content at a convenient time for you.

After the training, you will be able to remotely go through an internship at one of the Silicon Valley companies. The average duration of an Internship is 2-3 weeks. The training is organized in such a way that you can combine it with work, study, and your private life.

How do Careerist teachers and mentors help with training and job searching?

We guarantee 1:1 support and mentoring, which is provided after the course is completed too.

During the course, your instructors will personally comment on your work and they will give you helpful tips so that you can learn their life hacks.

Mentors will also help you to prepare a resume and to create a LinkedIn profile.

To prepare for an interview, your mentor can run through mock interview questions with you. Plus, they can provide you with feedback on where you could improve.

The Careerist mentor will work closely with you until you find a job.

How much does Systems Engineering training cost? Are there free lessons?

You have two payment options:

  • 1st: You only pay the registration fee. Then you pay Careerist a % of your salary over a set period of time once you get your first job.
  • 2nd: Pay upfront. You pay the full cost of training immediately.

Learn more about prices here.

You get the first 2 lessons for free. Only after completing these lessons, you decide if you want to continue with your studies. If you choose to continue then you will need to sign an agreement based on one of the above options (1 or 2).

Will I get any discount if I bring my friend along?

You will get $100 from us for every person you refer to Careerist! You just need to take these three easy steps.

How fast will I get a job?

Searches usually take 3-6 months after finishing the course. This, however, does depend on individual effort as well.

One of the main mistakes people make is to assume they will get a job in two to three weeks of completing the course.

Generally, the key to success is to look for a job every day and to apply for roles.

You will eventually receive some good offers and you can choose which one to pursue. Plus, if you have many offers you can start negotiating with companies for the best salary.

Do you provide employment guarantees?

We do our best to get you into work quickly. However, we cannot guarantee that you will be employed in a set amount of time, as every student is different.

Although we do our very best to prepare you as much as possible, we cannot do the interview and get the job for you - this is entirely up to you.

When looking for a job you must be prepared to put in the effort and to accept that you will be rejected by companies. But, you must remember that this is a perfectly natural process, and you should remain motivated and calm. Your mentor will be able to help you when you feel low, and when you need to brush up on your interview skills.

The important thing to remember is to keep searching and applying for roles.

We can guarantee that with us, within just 6 weeks of training, you will gain System Engineering knowledge, as well as an internship, practical learning projects, and interview skills.

Do I need an accredited certificate to get a job in System Engineering?

No, a certificate in this area is not needed in the United States.

I'm over 30, can I get a job in System Engineering without having previous experience in this field?

Yes, we recommend that you participate in the training if you are aged between 21 and 50 years old.

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