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The role of Systems Engineers

IT Systems Engineers are responsible for implementing and maintaining business computer systems, including hardware, software, and networking. Their role ensures smooth operations, making their skills highly sought after in today's job market

Why choose
Systems Engineering

High salaries

Entry-level salaries start at ~$80K+, and Senior Systems Engineers earn an upwards of $250K a year

Growing demand

The need to build and maintain cloud infrastructures means higher than ever demand

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!


Immersive training

Say hello

Meet your classmates and instructors as you start your journey towards a high-paying career as a Systems Engineer


Attend classes

Join live or watch the recordings of classes from Systems Engineering experts. Ask questions, do homework, get feedback and build the skills you need to succeed


Internal Internship

Gain work experience you can show in your resume and talk about in your job interviews. Complete an end-to-end Systems Engineering project guided by an expert

Landing a job

Job interview prep

Practice mock job interviews 1:1 with your Career Coach. Increase your confidence and prepare for any type of Systems Engineering job interview question


Job Search Tools

Our all-in-one Job Search Tools suite collects job openings from around the web and helps you track your progress, so you land a job faster


You’re hired!

Our graduates achieve an average starting salary of $70-100K per year within months of finishing their training


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Learning objectives


Linux Administration

Configure and automate system administration tasks: manage processes, users, file systems, security, networking, and backups


Virtualized Environment

Deploy and manage virtual environments to improved resource utilization, flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness


Server Configuration

Set up and manage servers for various purposes: hosting websites, running applications, managing databases, providing network services, and more


Scripting Essentials

Master Bash shell commands and learn how to write scripts that automate repetitive tasks, making file and directory manipulation easier



Design and implement network infrastructures, configure network devices, troubleshoot network issues, and ensure network security


Landing a Job

Create an attractive resume and LinkedIn profile. Learn effective job search strategies and prepare in depth for every stage of job interviews


Module 1 M1. Introduction to Systems Engineering course

Introduction to Systems Engineering course

Introduction to Systems Engineer course

Understand who is a systems engineer. Understand the career path of a systems engineer. Identify advantages of the Linux operating system. Define components of Linux. Manage processes and files.

Linux Foundation, Systems, Distributions, Open Source Software, Linux History, Components, Linux vs Windows.

Module 2 M2. Computer Science

Computer Science

Computer Science. Architecture.

Learn about key computer components. Comprehend the components and connectors found on a typical mainboard. Discuss memory and storage devices.

Motherboard; Central Processing Unit; Basic Input/Output System; Storage; Graphics Processing Unit; Unified Extensible Firmware Interface.

Computer Science. Operating systems.

Continue learning about hardware and software components focusing on operating systems. Define the concept of processes in a computer system. Understand input/output management and its challenges.

Processes; Memory; CPU management; Scheduling Techniques; Software; Linux installation.

Computer Science.

Discuss differences between data types. Talk about data formats. Dive in common basic algorithms.

Primitive and composite data types; text-based formats; binary formats;searching, sorting algorithms.

Module 3 M3. Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation. Part 1.

Explore the basics of the Linux operating system. We'll explore the Linux Kernel, Command Line Basics, the Linux file structure, file system directories, navigating the Linux file system, file types in Linux, and how to get help.

Linux Kernel; Prompt; Commands; Files; File Systems; Directory; Getting help in Linux.

Linux Foundation. Part 2.

Continue immersing yourself in the Linux world. Gain understanding of key aspects of Linux, including the Linux Boot process, its role as a multi-user operating system, useful configuration files, command syntax, interpreting CLI errors.

Grand Unified Bootloader; Init System; Multi-user Environment; Configuration Files, Syntax, Linux CLI Errors.

Module 4 M4. Command Line Interface

Command Line Interface

Command Line Interface. Part 1

Define CLI and access to the command line. Define different types of shell. Perform Acquire skills in the command line, including basic commands and their structure. Perform tasks in Jupyter notebook.

Shells; Prompt; Environment; Variables; Shell History; Special Symbols; Common Commands, Path, Help and Man Pages.

Command Line Interface. Part 2.

Employ more advanced command lines, including commands and their structure Work with VIM and Nano editors.

Command Line options and arguments; Standard Streams; Linux Pipes; File Types; Vim Editor; Sed Editor.

Lab 1

Gain hands-on experience upon the concepts covered in Lessons 7 and 8.

Module 5 M5. Filesystems & Software Management

Filesystems & Software Management


Manage file systems and perform related operations. Examine and manipulate file properties and information. Manage file properties, permissions, and attributes.

File systems Semantics; Layout; Inode; Properties; File Names; Modes; Attributes.

User and Software Management.

Identify and use common package management tools Manage packages on Red Hat/CentOS and Debian/Ubuntu systems Understand daemons and their management Manage users and groups.

Package Management; Tools; Red Hat; Debian; Daemons; User Management; Capabilities; Selinux.

Lab 2

Gain hands-on experience upon the concepts covered in Lessons 9 and 10.

Module 6 M6. Processes & Service Management

Processes & Service Management


Manage Processes using CLI. Manage Background processes using CLI. Monitor and analyze system resource utilization. Change process priority.

Inheritance; States; List and Interpret Processes; Jobs; Sessions; Killing Processes; Prioritization.

Service Management.

Set up, manage, enable, disable services in Linux Set up and manage a basic web server. Work with cron jobs in Ubuntu Instal and configure SysV and SystemD service.

rEFInd; GRUB 2; BIOS Boot Sequence; Initramfs; SysV; SystemD; Runlevels; systemctl; Custom Unit Files; Procedure.

Lab 3
Service Management.

Gain hands-on experience upon the concepts covered in Lessons 11 and 12.

Module 7 M7. Storage & Networking

Storage & Networking


Define fundamental storage concepts. Manage, create, mount, monitor filesystems. Manage, create, mount LVM. Manage, create, mount NFS and Samba. Manage, create, mount Remote Block-based Storage

Storage Media; Redundant Array of Independent Disks; Storage Area Network; vSan; vNAS; Disc Partitioning; Mounting; Quotas; Disc Inodes.


Define fundamental networking concepts. Comprehend functions of each OSI model's level. Understand NAT, DHCP, and DNS. Manage network on Linux.

Local and Wide Area Networks; OSI Model; IPv4; IPv6; Network Address Translation; Protocols, Domain Name System; Firewalls.

Module 8 M8. Shell Programming

Shell Programming

Shell Programming 1.

Understand the fundamentals of shell scripting. Create simple shell scripts using basic commands, variables, and conditional statements. Identify how to redirect input and output in shell scripts. Use loop constructs to automate repetitive tasks.

Variables; Scripting; Symbols; Regular Expressions; grep; Loop Construct; Commands; Bash.

Shell Programming 2.

Understand functions and their usage in shell scripts. Pass and process command-line arguments Use environment variables to access and manipulate important system information Control script execution flow. Perform advanced string manipulation. Use arrays to store and process multiple values.

Bash; Functions; Command Line Arguments; Script Parameters; Array; Shell Expansion; Regular Expressions.

Lab 4

Gain hands-on experience upon the concepts covered in Lessons 13-16.

Module 9 M9. Monitoring & Operations Management and Incident Response

Monitoring & Operations Management and Incident Response


Understand basic concepts of system and app monitoring. Install and configure Monitoring system for a cloud-based infrastructure. Setup APM monitoring for Web-Application.

Black Box; White Box; Time-Series Database; Metrics; Logging Tools; Golden Signals; Prometheus.

Operations Management and Incident Response.

Estimate incidents. Understand how to perform the post mortem process. Identify information security risks.

Troubleshooting; Alerts; Postmortem; Network Operation Center; Basic ITIL; Problem Management; Mean Time To; Information Security Management

Lab 5

Gain hands-on experience upon the concepts covered in Lessons 17-18.

Module 10 M10. Preparing for the job market

Preparing for the job market

Preparing for the job market.

Create a selling resume Identify job application process. Establish understanding of interview processes.

Prepare for a job interview. Resume; Career; Job Interview; Cover Letter; Experience; Job Application; Funnel; Profile; Job Offer.

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Darya Bryntseva

I attended Careerist in 2022 for System Engineer and Manual QA courses and have only great things to say about my experience. I thought the courses were well organized, clear and easy to follow and the instructors were very knowledgeable with excellent presentation skills. Thank you again for helping me to approach my personal and educational goals.

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

I was waiting for everything to finalize before making the announcement. I received a job Offer the end of October and will be starting in about a week and half. It took me about 4 months of active job searching. Over 2,400 applications with hundreds of rejection emails, interviewing with 5 different companies to get this point. But I believed in the system and focused more on my activity than the results. This is a marathon and not a sprint. You can all do it. But you will have to be persistent and patient.

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Thank You So Much! It is very apparent that you guys do care, support us well and are truly vested in ours and your own well deserved success!! To your developers, couches, foundational team, creators and leaders and all of your HR staff I would like to offer a note of sincere gratitude as well as very joyous times of this season of goodwill.

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Rigan P Patel

It was the best investment I had made in the past six years. The program was super organized, first lectures were thorough, then interview preparation was spot on and comprehensive, resume building was super helpful, Linkedin resume coaching was minute and detail oriented, then submitting applications using Job Search Tools was easy and effortless, a complete package. I love it. I spread word about your program in my circle.

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