Become an IT systems engineer

A career as a Systems Engineer offers a top-tier salary, fulfilling work, and soaring demand over the long-term

Сourse starts in:

Program time
6 months
with an average of 6-8 hours per week
Enroll by
December 12th
to secure a place in this round
Basic Computer Science
no prior Tech experience required
Who is an it systems engineer

Systems Engineers are highly sought after specialists responsible for the upkeep & configuration of the entire company’s infrastructure. From implementing software solutions to analyzing data to improve existing ones, a Systems Engineer boosts productivity in the workplace.




High salaries

Entry level salaries start at ~$80k, and senior Systems Engineer salaries reach an upwards of $250k

Growing demand

Soaring cloud infrastructure means demand is greater than the current supply

Flexible work

Get a key role at a tech company and enjoy remote work and vibrant culture

Growth potential

Grow to Security Engineering, DevOps, Network Engineering, Cloud Engineering and more!

This program


LIVE Webinars

Attend our LIVE sessions 2 times a week or watch recordings & get connected with world-class instructors. Get the pro-tips you need to get hired!


Unlimited Support

Stuck completing an exercise? Your personal support manager will assist you with any questions you’ve got!


Built-in Internship

Careerist will match you with a Systems Engineer internship. This experience will enrich your resume and prepare you for interviews


Career Coaching

We’ll optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile. We’d help you customize cover letters and practice mock job interviews


Job Application Service

Get a complimentary month of JAS – our automatic job application system that finds new openings and applies on your behalf


1:1 Technical Mentorship

Meet 1:1 with your technical mentor. Every week, we’ll practice advanced content and help sharpen your skills so you get hired!

Careerists who
made it as SES

We’re so proud

Our students work at top innovative
companies such as:


Resume & Linkedin review

Improve your resume and LinkedIn profile. Present your skills and experience so you land the job you want

Proven job search guidance

Use our proven job hunting tactics and navigate the employment market effectively with your mentor

Unlimited mentorship and support

Your mentor will guide you until you find a job. Practice mock job interviews and be ready for any question that may come up!

Self-service video practice

Get pre-recorded job interview questions, record your responses, and get feedback from your mentor

The Careerist Guarantee

Because Careerist is fully committed to your success, we now offer a 100% money back guarantee if you don’t land a job in tech within 1 year of graduation. Read the complete terms and conditions ​here.

Refund eligibility requirements:

  • Complete all training modules on time
  • Submit all projects and assignments by the deadline
  • Follow our Job Search guidelines and instructions

Job Application Service (JAS)

With JAS, you can save 15+ hours a week on your job search process. The JAS suite of tools will help you land your dream job faster

Our jas illustration

job search

View all job openings in one place: get listings from LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, and more!

jobs list

Get a daily list of recommended job openings selected for your preferences and experience

No time

The JAS browser extension autofills job application forms on your behalf

Free with your training

Retain your JAS access for as long as it takes to land your dream job

Our instructors

Study from senior Silicon Valley professionals with an average work experience of 8+ years

Andrey Shalobalo

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

Chad Perkins

Linux System Administrator at Garmin with 10+ years of Sr. Systems Engineering experience

Jay Smith

IT professional with 30+ years of broad experience at IBM, Deloitte, and CBS

Keith Barth

Lead Technical Analyst with 25+ years of experience in the field and 30+ years in teaching


L1 Intro to Linux System Administration
Intro to Linux System Administration

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

L2 Linux Basics
Linux Basics

Linux CLI, Linux prompt, Linux commands, Common Linux commands. Command Line walkthrough, files and process basics.

L3 GCP Introduction, CloudShell, SSH
GCP Introduction, CloudShell, SSH

Cloud Shell. Setting up Linux on GCP. SSH Overview. SSH setup and login. Command Line walkthrough.

L4 Files, Users, and Security
Files, Users, and Security

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

L5 User and Software Management, Ansible
User and Software Management, Ansible

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

L6 Processes

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

L7 Service Management
Service Management

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

L8 Storage and Networking
Storage and Networking

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

L9 Shell Programming
Shell Programming

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

L10 Monitoring

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


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

L12 Preparing for the job market
Preparing for the job market

Interview process, pre-Internship, common Interview questions.

Flexible tuition
makes it easy

Only 8 seats left. Reserve your seat now

Upfront discount
    • Upfront payment covers your entire tuition and fees
    • You aren’t required to make any future payment and you don’t have any financial obligation to Careerist
    • Includes access to JAS
    • 100% money back guarantee
Split payment
  • First payment $2000 + $2799 after 2 weeks
  • Payment within 2 weeks
  • Includes Job Application Service (JAS)
Launch Your Systems Engineering Career

What's included?

Program Features

  • LIVE webinars
  • Hands-on assignments
  • Capstone project

Training Services

  • Personal support manager
  • 1:1 technical mentor
  • Students community

Career Services

  • Real world internship
  • Mock job interviews
  • Career strategy
  • Resume / LinkedIn optimization
  • Job Application Service