Become an IT systems engineer

If you want a top-tier salary, fulfilling work, and soaring demand, look no further than Systems Engineering

Program time
6 months
with an average of 6-8 hours per week
Enroll by
June 2nd
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.

Why choose us

High salaries

Entry level salaries start at ~$80k, and senior SE 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 2X a week & 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 SE 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​​

Launch Your Systems Engineering Career
1:1 feedback at every step
Projects reviewed
Unlimited hours of 1:1 mentor sessions
Qualified mentors
Average mentor raiting
Blake from Careerist
Hi Taylor, what are you
working on today?
I just finished my
new resume
This looks strong! 💪
And are the new cover
letters ready?
Thanks for reminding
me! I will share as soon
as I’m done
Job Application

Our software automates your job applications and our team trains you to become more hireable. With JAS, you will land your target job faster

Our jas illustration

1:1 Interview Practice

Learn how to ace job interviews

LinkedIn + Resume Optimization​​

Upgrade your online presence

Automated Job Applications​​

4X more job applications submitted with JAS

Personalized for You​​

Apply for lucrative jobs you will want to accept

Our instructors

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

Alex Bochannek

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

Andrey Shalobalo

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


Lesson 1
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

Lesson 2
Linux Basics

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

Lesson 3
GCP Introduction, CloudShell, SSH

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

Lesson 4
Files, Users, and Security

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

Lesson 5
User and Software Management, Ansible

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

Lesson 6

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

Lesson 7
Service Management

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

Lesson 8
Storage and Networking

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

Lesson 9
Shell Programming

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

Lesson 10

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

Lesson 11

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

Lesson 12
Preparing for the job market

Interview process, pre-Internship, common Interview questions.

We’re so proud

Our students work at top innovative
companies such as:


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

Flexible tuition
makes it easy

split payment $4,1988,499
  • First payment $2,099 + $2,099 after 2 weeks
  • Payment within 2 weeks
  • Includes Job Application Service (JAS)
Upfront discount $3,7997,999
  • You pay the full cost of training once and get full access
  • Admission fee included
  • Includes Job Application Service (JAS)