A career as a Systems Engineer offers a top-tier salary, fulfilling work, and soaring demand over the long-term
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.
Entry level salaries start at ~$80k, and senior Systems Engineer salaries reach an upwards of $250k
Soaring cloud infrastructure means demand is greater than the current supply
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Study from senior Silicon Valley professionals with an average work experience of 8+ years
Site Reliability Engineer with 10+ years of experience at Box, EPAM, New York Times
Linux System Administrator at Garmin with 10+ years of Sr. Systems Engineering experience
IT professional with 30+ years of broad experience at IBM, Deloitte, and CBS
Lead Technical Analyst with 25+ years of experience in the field and 30+ years in teaching
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
Linux CLI, Linux prompt, Linux commands, Common Linux commands. Command Line walkthrough, files and process basics.
Cloud Shell. Setting up Linux on GCP. SSH Overview. SSH setup and login. Command Line walkthrough.
File System Hierarchy Standard. File types. Users and permissions. Security (SSH, Sudo, PAM, SELinux/AppArmor.)
Package management systems. Installing packages. User and group account management. Introduction to Ansible.
Processes. Standard I/O. Process list. Kernel and Userspace. Fork. Process ID. Process Statuses. Background and foreground processes. Process groups.
GRUB. SystemD overview. SystemD tools and configuration. Cron. SystemD vs. SysV Init.
Storage (LVM, RAID, filesystems.) Networking and services (network tools, DHCP, DNS). Network security (firewalls/packet filters).
Advanced Command Line. Bash scripting. Zsh overview. Customization. Tips & Tricks.
Incident and problem Management, Change control, Change management, Postmortem process. Information Security management. Application debug tools.
Hands-on monitoring and alerting. Prometheus, Grafana, Alertmanager.
Interview process, pre-Internship, common Interview questions.
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