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System Administrator Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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  • System Administration
  • Windows Server
  • Active Directory
  • Networking
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Servers
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
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  • VMware
  • Troubleshooting
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Network Administration
  • Operating Systems
  • Linux System Administration
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Technical Support
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Virtualization
  • Firewalls
  • Computer Hardware
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • VMware vSphere
  • Office 365
  • Powershell
  • CentOS

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Resume Skills: Tools

  • Active Directory
  • Office 365
  • Exchange Server
  • Windows Server
  • Linux Server
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • SCCM
  • Nagios
  • Ansible
  • Wireshark
  • Jenkins
  • Git
  • JIRA
  • SSH
  • VMware
  • Hyper-V
  • Puppet
  • Cisco IOS
  • Cisco Packet Tracer
  • NetScout
  • SolarWinds
  • Docker
  • Oracle DB
  • VMWare
  • Red Hat
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Firewall
  • Apache
  • PowerShell
  • Kubernetes
  • Exchange server
  • Oracle database
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Resume Skills: Cloud Platforms

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • VMware
  • Hyper-V
  • AWS (EC2, S3, RDS, EBS)
  • AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  • Oracle Cloud
  • GCP
  • Citrix
  • AWS EC2
  • S3
  • Lambda
  • RDS
  • VMWare
  • MS Exchange
  • Office365
  • Powershell
  • Python Scripting
  • SQL
  • Windows Server
  • Unix
  • Linux
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Resume Skills: Database

Resume Skills: Networking

  • TCP/IP
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • VPN
  • Firewalls
  • Cisco IOS
  • Firewall Administration
  • VLAN
  • Firewall
  • IPv6
  • subnetting
  • VoIP
  • FTP
  • HTTP
  • Load Balancing
  • IPv4/IPv6
  • WiFi
  • Router and Firewall configurations
  • Juniper JUNOS
  • Wireless LAN
  • Ethernet
  • LAN
  • WAN
  • Wireshark
  • Cisco Packet Tracer
  • NetScout
  • SolarWinds
  • Nagios
  • Cisco iOS
  • IPSec
  • Active Directory
  • Firewalls (SonicWall, Cisco ASA, FortiGate)
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Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • UNIX
  • Windows Server
  • macOS
  • Windows Server (2008, 2012, 2016)
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu
  • Cisco IOS
  • Windows Server (2008/2012/2016)
  • Linux (CentOS, RedHat)
  • Mac OS
  • Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS)
  • MacOS
  • Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu)
  • MacOS X
  • Unix
  • Windows Server 2016/2019
  • Linux/Unix
  • Solaris
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, RedHat, Fedora)
  • Linux (Ubuntu, Red Hat)
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Resume Skills: Shell scripting

Resume Skills: Virtualization

Resume Skills: Technical

Resume Skills: Systems Analysis Tools

Resume Skills: Others

Resume Skills: Programming

Resume Skills: Hardware Maintenance

Resume Skills: Security

Resume Skills: Certifications & Standards

Resume Skills: Network Administration

Resume Skills: Server Technologies

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Sample System Administrator Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
System Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior System Administrator
Automated critical network-related tasks using scripting in Linux which reduced downtime by 35%
Modernised Active Directory infrastructure by introducing group policy changes which increased company-wide productivity by 20%
Implemented high availability solutions for Windows Server and SQL Database, resulting in reduction of server downtime by 45%
Mentored junior administrators enabling them to troubleshoot advanced system related issues independently, thus increasing overall team efficiency by 40%
Designed and deployed AWS-based solutions to effectively manage high traffic loads reducing site latency by 30%
Microsoft March 2019 - December 2021
System Administrator
Migrated company’s old DHCP server setup to a new centralized infrastructure improving network performance by 30%
Configured and simplified maintenance of DNS servers, reducing the number of inquiries by 25%
Optimized VMware virtual environment, and realized 20% improvement in system performance and resource utilization February 2016 - February 2019
Junior System Administrator
Assisted in administering Microsoft Exchange servers increasing email uptime rate to 99.9%
Provided level-III technical support, achieving an impressive customer satisfaction rating of 95%
Devised a new data backup procedure that improved data security and access efficiency by 15%
Resume Worded University January 2016
Master of Science in Information Systems Management
Specialization in Cloud Computing and Information Security Management
Resume Worded Institute May 2014
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Minor in Data Science
Awarded 'Student of the Year' for Excellent Academic Performance
Software Management: Active Directory, Office 365, Exchange Server, Windows Server, Linux Server
Cloud Computing: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes
Database Management: MS SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL
Networking: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, Firewalls
Certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
Leadership & Volunteering: Tech Mentor at Girls Who Code, Committee Member of local Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign
Projects: Developed an automated incident response system for faster issue resolution
Awards: Recipient of 'Systems Administrator of the Year', Microsoft, 2020
Your Name
Network Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2021 - Present
Senior Network Administrator
Led a major upgrade of LAN and WAN infrastructure, resulting in a network performance boost of 35%
Implemented comprehensive firewall and network security measures that brought down system intrusions by 60%
Redesigned network topology which improved data flow rate by 25%
Led the team in planning and implementing system upgrades and network configuration changes
Introduced effective packet flow control strategies in internal network which significantly decreased packet loss and latency by 30%
Cisco April 2018 - June 2021
Network Administrator
Implemented changes to existing DNS configurations that improved query speed by 20%
Created robust disaster recovery plans that reduced potential downtime in case of critical failures by 40%
Overhauled virtual local area network (VLAN) configurations, contributing to 15% faster intra-network communication
Developed knowledge base for the team that improved problem-solving efficiency by 30% January 2015 - March 2018
Junior Network Administrator
Assisted in migrating intranet services to cloud-based solutions, increasing network scalability
Participated in troubleshooting network related issues, achieving an impressive Incident resolution rate of 90%
Assisted in deploying gateway redundancy which improved network reliability by 20%
Resume Worded Institute April 2020
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching
Specialized in complex network solutions
Resume Worded University December 2014
Bachelor of Science in Network and Systems Administration
Emphasis in Cybersecurity
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Networking Concepts: TCP/IP, VPN, WAN, LAN, Firewall, DNS, HTTP
Networking Tools: Wireshark, Cisco IOS, Cisco Packet Tracer, NetScout, SolarWinds, Nagios
Server Platforms: Windows Server, Unix, Linux, VMware, Hyper-V
Certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, CompTIA Network+ Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Cybersecurity Awareness Program Lead at Cisco
Projects: Implemented LAN/WAN infrastructure for 3 remote sites, resulting in 40% reduced network latency
Your Name
IT Systems Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2020 - Present
Senior IT Systems Analyst
Optimized system performance through in-depth analysis and reconfiguration, leading to 25% faster transaction processing
Researched and implemented advanced AWS cloud solutions, reducing operational costs by 35%
Successfully led a cross-functional team in a major system upgrade, ensuring zero downtime during transition
Spearheaded the automation of system's manual tasks, saving 15 hours of work per week
Built data analysis models that helped in predicting and preventing system failures, resulting in 20% decrease in unplanned downtime
IBM August 2016 - February 2020
IT Systems Analyst
Played a key role in transitioning to a new CRM system which increased sales team performance by 15%
Implemented comprehensive firewall and network security protocols, reducing attempted cyber attacks by 40%
Enabled better business decision-making by providing insightful system performance data January 2014 - July 2016
Junior IT Systems Analyst
Assisted in transitioning all physical servers to virtual machines using VMware, reducing operational costs by 20%
Supported migration of 5 major applications to open-source platforms, which led to annual savings of $150,000
Solved technical issues for clients and achieved a customer satisfaction rate of 98%
Resume Worded University June 2013
Master of Science in Information Systems
Specialization in Systems Analysis and Integration
Resume Worded Institute May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Minor in Business Management
CISCO Networking Certification
Technical Skills: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle DB
Languages: Java, Python, C++, Javascript (Node.JS)
Systems Analysis Tools: Enterprise Architect, IBM Rational Rose, Structured Systems Analysis and Design (SSADM)
Others: Linux, Docker, AWS, Jenkins, GitHub
Certifications: Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer (2014), Certified Information Systems Analyst (CISA - 2017)
Projects: Led the development of a real-time data processing system using Apache Kafka at Resume Worded, Developed a reliable backup system for critical data at IBM
Volunteering: Tech Mentor at Code for All – Guiding upcoming IT professionals (2018-Present)
Your Name
Systems Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2017 - Present
Senior Systems Engineer
Designed secure Linux server solutions for key clients, which increased client retention by 15% and network efficiency by 30%.
Spearheaded a critical migration from Apache servers to NFS, enhancing the organization's capacity to handle large workloads by 40%.
Introduced Virtualization strategies using Docker products, increasing processing capabilities by 20%.
Managed and optimized AWS infrastructure for cost-effectiveness, saving the company $70,000 annually in operation costs.
Google September 2014 - June 2017
Middleware Engineer
Coordinate the integration of Linux server solutions to a broad base of applications, which increased system efficiency by 35%.
Harnessed the potential of Ansible to automate repetitive tasks, saving 15 work hours per week while ensuring consistency. February 2012 - August 2014
Junior Systems Engineer
Assisted with Bash script development to automate routine maintenance tasks, saving 10 man-hours weekly.
Resume Worded University June 2014
Master of Engineering - Computer Systems
Focus on Network Engineering and Data Communications
Resume Worded Institute May 2012
Bachelor of Science - Information Systems
Minor in Business Management
Completed with Honors (Top 5% of Class)
Programming/Scripting: Python, Java, Bash, JavaScript, Perl, Powershell
Middleware Technology: WebSphere, Oracle Fusion, JBoss, Apache Tomcat, WebLogic
Cloud Platforms: AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, IBM Cloud
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (2022), Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert (2021)
Publications: Authored 'Benefits of Integrating Middleware Technology in Business Operations', published in Tech Magazine (2019)
Volunteering: Mentor for Resume Worded Code Club, helping inspire and educate younger generation in coding and tech (2018–Present)
Professional Development: Frequent participant in Developer's Meetups and Tech Industry Events, keeping abreast with the latest trends and developments in the field
Your Name
AWS Cloud Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2019 - Present
Lead AWS Cloud Engineer
Optimized application deployment tactics using CI/CD practices on AWS, which improved project delivery times by 30%.
Supervised the transition of on-premise infrastructure to AWS cloud, reducing operational costs by 50% and enhancing availability.
Implemented Docker products to facilitate effective containerization and improve application response times by 20%.
Revamped operational designs using efficient AWS cloud services, enhancing bandwidth by 35%.
Microsoft May 2015 - December 2018
Cloud Systems Engineer
Deployed over 200+ Linux VMs on Azure, increasing the redundancy of the infrastructure by 40%.
Implemented automated disaster recovery solutions using Azure Site Recovery, yielding a decrease in recovery time by 25%. February 2013 - April 2015
Junior AWS Cloud Practitioner
Participated in managing Linux server environments on AWS, which increased server uptime by 15%.
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2013
Master in Computer Science, focus on Distributed Systems
Thesis: Advanced Distributed Systems Management in AWS
Resume Worded University June 2010
Bachelor of Science in Informational Technology
Relevant Coursework: Cloud Computing, Internet Programming, Network Design and Management
Cloud Technologies: AWS (EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, IAM, CloudFormation), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
Programming & Scripting Languages: Python (Boto3), JavaScript (Node.js), Bash, SQL, Ruby
Infrastructure as Code: Terraform, Cloudformation, Ansible, Chef, Puppet
DevOps & CI/CD: Jenkins, Travis CI, Docker, Kubernetes, Git
Certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
Projects: Developed a cloud-based tool to automate the deployment of microservices across multiple AWS environments
Publications: Co-authored research paper - 'Multi-Tenancy Architecture in AWS: Case Study' published in the Journal of Cloud Computing
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor at CodeNewbie, helping newcomers navigate the tech industry
Your Name
Linux Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Senior Linux Engineer
Successfully orchestrated seamless migration of 450+ Linux Servers from CentOS to Red Hat Linux, enhancing server performance by 65%
Led a cross-functional team, applying Ansible automation techniques to reduce system downtime by 40%
Developed comprehensive virtualization solutions utilizing VMWare and Docker Products, resulting in significant cost savings of 30% on hardware
Implemented Nagios monitoring standard for entire server landscape, picking up on critical issues 20% faster and improving overall system stability
Reduced security vulnerabilities by 70% through effective system administration, regular patches and security updates
IBM June 2017 - December 2020
Linux System Administrator
Achieved 99.5% system uptime, managing and optimizing a mixed environment of Linux (Red Hat) and AWS servers
Efficiently administered DNS and Samba, enhancing network performance by 30%
Developed and implemented practical data backup using Logical Volume Manager, reducing data loss incidents by 98% April 2015 - May 2017
Linux Support Engineer
Reengineered Linux Server architecture to increase system efficiency by 45%
Provided senior-level support on a major Linux upgrade project, reducing post-migration issues by 75%
Resume Worded Institute February 2021
Certified Linux Professional (LPIC-2)
Part-time Certification along with working as a Senior Linux Engineer.
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with focus on Operating Systems
Related coursework: Advanced Linux, Unix Basics, Network Administration.
Operating Systems: Linux (CentOS, Fedora, Red Hat, Debian), Unix, Windows
Technical: DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Apache, Shell Scripting, PHP, MySql, C, Java
Tools and Automation: Jenkins, Docker, Ansible, Nagios, Git, Bash, Python Scripting
Security: OS Hardening, Firewall Systems, SELinux, Network Security, Load Balancing, VPN
Certifications: Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
Projects: Developed and deployed a scalable Linux system for an open source project involving over 50 servers globally.
Achievements: IBM's 'Innovator of the Year' 2019 for designing an automated server management system for Linux servers.
Volunteering: Volunteer at 'Tech for Good', a non-profit organization offering IT support to local charities.
Your Name
Systems Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Oracle February 2022 - Present
Senior Systems Administrator
Optimized the deployment handling Linux, NFS, Apache, and MySQL, improving the completion rate of deployments by 55%
Adopted Ansible for routine System Administration tasks which resulted in the reduction of manual intervention by 70%
Initiated measures for effective virtualization through VMware, saving the company $2M annually on hardware
Resume Worded August 2018 - January 2022
Systems Administrator
Managed Amazon Web Services-based solutions resulting in a 40% improvement in network security
Implemented and managed Linux and CentOS servers, achieving 99.9% system uptime
Improved database performance by 70% through efficient MySQL administration
IBM January 2016 - July 2018
Junior Systems Administrator
Assisted in migrating physical Linux servers to cloud-based servers in AWS, resulting in a 20% increase in system efficiency
Maintained DNS entries, leading to a decrease in customer recorded issues by 50%
Resume Worded University February 2016
Master of Science in Information Systems
Specialization in Systems Administration and Networking
Resume Worded Institute June 2014
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Concentration in Systems Analysis, Dean’s List 2014
Systems: MySQL, Oracle, Windows Server, Linux, MacOS, Unix
Networking: LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, Wireless Networking, Cisco Routers and Switches, Network Security
Programming: Java, Python, Shell scripting, Bash scripting
Tools: Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, AWS, Jenkins, Azure
Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Projects: Designed and implemented a comprehensive system upgrade for Resume Worded's infrastructure, including seamless migration of critical data to cloud storage
Leadership & Volunteering: Tech Mentor at CodeForCause, Guest Speaker at several tech-events and conferences
Awards: IBM Innovation Award for implementing a new Network Security Protocol, Rated as 'Top Performer' consecutively for 3 years at Resume Worded
Your Name
DevOps Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Amazon March 2021 - Present
Senior DevOps Engineer
Established a reliable CI/CD pipeline through AWS and Bash scripting, increasing the number of deployments by 30% and reducing release downtime by 40%
Improved server efficiency by 70% through the successful management of Kubernetes and Docker Products
Standardized the usage of Nagios, enhancing system stability and reducing critical issues by 50% July 2017 - February 2021
DevOps Engineer
Automated build and deployment process using Jenkins, saving the DevOps team 15 hours a week
Optimized system performance using Amazon Web Services (AWS), achieving 99.9% uptime
Monitored over 200 servers and identified bugs using Shell scripting, reducing system errors by 45%
Adobe January 2015 - June 2017
Linux System Administrator
Conducted system administration of Linux server, decreasing server downtime by 20%
Managed DNS configuration and reduced network interruptions by 15%
Successfully executed data backup using Logical Volume Manager resulting in 99% data recovery rate
Resume Worded Institute December 2014
Master of Science - Computer Systems Engineering
Specialization in Computer Networking and Security
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science
Minors in Mathematics and Information Technology
Recipient: Resume Worded Academic Excellence Award (Top 5% of class)
Programming Languages: Python, Java, Groovy, Shell Scripting
Cloud Technologies: AWS (EC2, S3, VPC, RDS, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda), Google Cloud Platform, Azure
Configuration Management & Automation Tools: Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes
Monitoring & Logging Tools: Nagios, New Relic, Datadog, ELK Stack(Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)
Certifications: AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional (2022), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Awards: Tech Star of the Year (2019), Adobe's Best System Administrator Award (2016)
Projects: Developed a personal DevOps dashboard to monitor and manage cloud resources
Leadership & Volunteering: Tech Lead at local CoderDojo, mentoring young people in Python and Java programming
Your Name
Linux Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Linux Administrator
Overhauled the complete Unix/Linux configuration, enhancing the overall system performance by 40%.
Implemented Ansible to automate routine tasks, saving 20 hours per week across the team.
Collaborated with cross-functional teams and successfully migrated 500+ servers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) while minimizing downtime.
Applied Red Hat Linux expertise to fine-tune Apache web servers, contributing to a 30% speed improvement.
Safeguarded network stability by proactively monitoring using Nagios, reducing system outages by 30%.
Red Hat January 2017 - December 2019
Linux System Administrator
Modernized the company’s data backup and recovery solution, reducing recovery time by 50%.
Utilized NFS and Samba servers for file sharing among Linux and Windows environment, increasing inter-departmental collaboration.
Developed effective shell scripts for system administration tasks, improving productivity by 25%.
Leveraged CentOS and LVM to optimize disk management, achieving substantial improvements in system performance. May 2014 - December 2016
Junior Linux Administrator
Assisted in MySQL database administration tasks, improving overall database performance by 20%.
Worked on VMware environment configuration for virtualization, saving a significant cost on physical servers.
Improved DNS service efficiency by 15% by implementing periodic updates and patches.
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2020
Certificate in Linux System Administration
Part-time course aligned with current senior capacity role.
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Science - Computer Science
Concentration in Network and System Administration
Award: Dean's Honoree for Excellence in System Administration Research.
Operating Systems: Linux, Unix, FreeBSD, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu
Tooling: Ansible, Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Git, Jira
Scripting: Bash, Perl, Python, Ruby, Shell
Certifications: Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) (2019), Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC-1) (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Lead Organizer, Open Source Codeathon (2020), Mentor, First Generation Coders Initiative (2018-)
Projects: Established an automated backup & restore mechanism for critical application data leading to a 35% reduction in recovery time.
Publications: Co-authored 'Evolutions in System Administration: Trends and Tools' in the Journal of Open Source Software (2018)
Your Name
Systems Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Senior Systems Administrator
Led the successful migration of 200+ servers to AWS, minimizing downtime and enhancing overall performance by 35%.
Reduced server deployment time by 60% through efficient automation using Puppet.
Utilized my Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) skills to optimize Apache Web servers, resulting in a 25% increase in speed.
Boosted network robustness and uptime by implementing Nagios for proactive monitoring.
Employed Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a scalable, fault-tolerant production environment.
Amazon September 2016 - January 2019
Linux System Administrator
Used NFS and Samba for file sharing between Linux and Windows systems, enhancing team collaboration.
Effectively upgraded Linux servers, increasing system uptime and reducing maintenance costs.
Developed scripts using shell scripting to perform routine backups, enhancing data protection and recovery. June 2012 - August 2016
IT Support Specialist
Resolved IT related issues and technical hiccups, reducing interruption and improving productivity.
Applied my knowledge of CentOS to manage disk space, resulting in better system performance.
Resume Worded Institute March 2020
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Intensive training encompassing all areas of IT security, including Network Security, Security Management and Architecture
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Science - Computer Information Systems
Specialization in Network Management and Security, Data Management
Operating Systems: Linux, UNIX, Windows Server 2016/2012/2008, Mac OS X
Server Administration: DHCP, DNS, IIS, Active Directory, Hyper-V, WSUS, VPN, SAN/NAS storage, Backup Exec software, Virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V)
Scripting & Programming: Shell Scripting, Bash, PowerShell, Python
Network & System Security: Firewall administrations (PFsense, IP tables), SSL/TLS, IPS/IDS, PKI, Two-factor authentication
Certifications: CompTIA A+ Certification (2022), Linux Professional Institute Certification - Level 1 (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Assistant Organizer for annual Resume Worded TechCon (2019-Present), Volunteer at Amazon's 'Girls Who Code' initiative (2016-2019)
Projects: Built and maintained a private cloud infrastructure using OpenStack for a personal project (2015)
Professional Development: Regular attendee of annual DevOps Days and RSA Conference, Participant in multiple Hackathons
Your Name
Unix Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Senior Unix Administrator
Optimized Unix/Linux configuration, improving system availability and performance by 40%.
Lead a cross-functional team and successfully migrated 300+ servers to AWS.
Reduced routine task completion time by 30% using Ansible automation.
Boosted network reliability by implementing Nagios for proactive monitoring, reducing system interruption by 20%.
Enhanced the Apache web server speed by 25% applying expertise in Red Hat Linux.
IBM April 2014 - February 2018
Unix Systems Administrator
Assured secured data backup and recovery, reducing the recovery time by 30%.
Orchestrated Shell scripting for system administration tasks, increasing efficiency by 15%.
Utilized CentOS and LVM for effective disk management. October 2011 - March 2014
Unix Support Engineer
Contributed to MySQL database administration tasks, improving overall performance and stability.
Supported VMware environment configuration for virtualization, reducing physical server requirements.
Ensured timely updates and patches for the DNS service, improving service performance by 10%.
Resume Worded University May 2011
Master of Science in Information Systems
Specialization in Unix Systems and Administration
Resume Worded Academic Center September 2010
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science
Minors in Systems Engineering
Awards: Dean's List 2008-2010 (Top 5%)
Operating Systems: Unix, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Windows
Virtualization: KVM, XEN, VMWare, Hyper-V
Scripting & Programming: Shell scripting, Perl, Python, Bash
Security & Networking: TCP/IP, Firewall, SSL, VPN, Load Balancing
Certifications: IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert – Power Systems with AIX (2018), Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Projects: Initiated and led Unix migration project for large customer database
Training: Attended IBM's annual Unix training conference
Awards: IBM Excellence Award for significant advances in system operations (2017)
Your Name
Linux System Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Linux System Engineer
Revolutionized infrastructure by standardizing on Red Hat Linux, achieving a stability increase of 60%.
Innovated the company's server setup with the deployment of Ansible, streamlining system administration tasks and boosting efficiency by 25%.
Constructed a dynamic virtual environment using VMware, enhancing server capacity tenfold and enabling granularity in resource allocation.
Harnessed the power of Puppet to manage servers efficiently, which reduced the time spent on troubleshooting by 35%.
Implemented Apache for the web server, facilitating a massive surge in traffic handling capability, achieving a reduction in page load time by 40%.
IBM June 2016 - December 2019
Linux System Administrator
Executed seamless migration of systems from Debian to CentOS, enhancing system performance by 30%.
Administered Domain Name System (DNS), reducing downtime by 20% due to the effective management of resource records.
Strategically utilized Nagios for continuous monitoring of systems, leading to faster response time for issues and increased system uptime by 15%.
Employed Shell Scripting to automate routine tasks, resulting in saving 10 hours per week for the team.
Increased security and data isolation by implementing Docker Products, reducing the risk of security threats by 20%.
Dell Technologies January 2014 - May 2016
Linux System Technician
Leveraged Bash scripting to automate mundane tasks, enhancing overall team efficiency by 20%.
Participated in designing scalable servers using AWS, leading to a 25% decrease in resource provisioning time.
Initiated the transition from Unix to Linux operation systems, resulting in a 15% increase in system speed.
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2019
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) - Expert Level
Completed certification alongside work responsibilities at IBM.
Resume Worded University May 2015
Masters in Computer Science
Specialization in Operating Systems and Server architecture
Dissertation on 'Optimization of High-End Server Applications in Linux'
Linux Distros: CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora
Networking Tools: Cisco NX-OS, Dell Networking X-Series, HP Comware 7, MikroTik RouterOS
Scripting & Programming: Python (Expert), Shell Scripting (Expert), Perl (Proficient), Php (Proficient)
Server & Cloud Services: Apache, Nginx, MySQL, Docker, AWS, DevOps, Openshift
Certifications: Linux Professional Institute (LPIC-2) Certification (2016), Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) (2014)
Projects: Open Source Contribution - Contributed to the Fedora project, focusing on server optimization
Awards: Tech Pinnacle Award at IBM for outstanding work in Linux Systems Administration (2018)
Conferences & Workshops: Regular attendee at Linux Foundation Events, Open Source Summit (2016, 2018, 2019), DockerCon (2019)
Your Name
Systems Operations Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2019 - Present
Senior Systems Operations Engineer
Implemented advanced level of virtualization using VMware, minimizing physical server hardware requirements by 40%.
Redesigned DevOps flow using Ansible, leading to an increase in code deployment speed by 35%.
Developed centralized logging using Amazon Web Services (AWS), which resulted in a 50% reduction in debugging time.
Transitioned from physical to scalable servers, which helped increase hardware utilization from 40% to 70%.
Incorporated Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) across the infrastructure, resulting in a 30% increase in server efficiency. June 2015 - September 2019
Systems Operations Specialist
Managed over 200 Linux servers across development, staging, and production environments.
Led the shift from semi-automated to full-automated configuration management using Puppet, simplifying server management and reducing errors by 20%.
Developed intricate Bash scripts to automate routine administrative tasks, saving over 250 hours annually.
Boosted system performance by 20% by effectively managing Domain Name System (DNS).
Microsoft April 2012 - May 2015
IT Support Technician
Implemented the transition from Unix to Linux systems within various customer environments.
Supported the scripting and execution of virtualization protocols, leading to 15% efficiency in server utilization.
Applied knowledge of Apache in configuring HTTP servers, thereby increasing site reliability by 25%.
Resume Worded Institute June 2015
Master of Science - Information Technology Management
Specialized in Systems Operations and Network Security
Resume Worded University April 2012
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science
Electives: Data Structures, Algorithms, Network Programming, Cloud Computing
Achievements: Dean's List 2011 (Top 10%)
Programming & Scripting: Python, Java, Shell scripting, PowerShell, Ruby
Operating Systems & Servers: Windows, Linux, VMWare, Docker, Kubernetes
Networking: TCP/IP, DNS, VPN, Firewall, LAN/WAN Technology
Database & Cloud Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, AWS, Azure, GCP
Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
Projects: Designed a robust disaster recovery solution for, reducing downtime by 40%
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer IT Support for Local Community Center, mentoring in computer literacy programs
Continuous Learning: Completed courses in Machine Learning, Network Security, and Data Engineering on Coursera
Your Name
IT Infrastructure Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist
Devised blueprints and drove the implementation of a massive shift from Debian to RHEL, resulting in a 30% increase in processing speed.
Pioneered an automation-first approach with Bash scripting for administration tasks, saving an average of 10 hours per week for the team.
Implemented VMWare for virtualization, achieving an increase in overall network resource efficiency by 40%.
Conducted comprehensive management of DNS records, reducing system downtime by 20%.
Managed Docker technical products across the infrastructure, increasing system reliability by 15%. May 2014 - February 2018
IT Infrastructure Engineer
Proactively monitored and maintained systems using Nagios, improving system uptime by 15%.
Ensured organization-wide implementation of CentOS, boosting system performance by 20%.
Designed and maintained scripts using Shell Scripting, leading to a streamlining of administrative tasks and time savings of 8 hours per week.
Google January 2011 - April 2014
IT Support Analyst
Transitioned operating systems from Unix to Linux, leading to improvement in system efficiency by 10%.
Worked significantly on the virtualization of servers, which optimized hardware utilization by 20%.
Aided in managing Apache web servers, which increased web server speed by 15%.
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2014
Master of Science - Computer and Network Engineering
Specialization in Data Center Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure
Resume Worded University June 2010
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science
Minors in Mathematics & Network Systems
Awards: Resume Worded Scholar (Top 5%); President, Cybersecurity Club
Operating Systems: Windows Server 2019, Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu), VMware ESXi, Microsoft Azure
Network and Security: Firewalls (Cisco ASA, Fortinet), VPN, LAN/WAN, VLAN, DNS, DHCP, NAT
Hardware: Cisco Routers/Switches, HP Servers, Dell EMC Storage, Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Scripting & Others: Python, PowerShell, WireShark, Nagios, Puppet, Splunk, Git
Certifications: Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) (2020), VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Member, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) (2017 - Present), Volunteer IT Consultant, Local Non-Profit Organization (2016 - 2018)
Projects: Built a Home Lab for Testing and Learning New Hardware/Software Technologies, Member of the Disaster Recovery Plan Implementation Team at
Publications: Authored series of online articles on 'Emerging Trends in IT Infrastructure'
Your Name
Windows System Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Microsoft January 2022 - Present
Senior Windows System Administrator
Led a large team to optimize Windows Server configurations, reducing the system downtime by 80%
Enhanced network efficiency by 30% using advanced scripting and automation techniques.
Successfully upgraded 150+ servers from Windows Server 2012 to 2019, reducing security vulnerabilities drastically.
Implemented robust disaster recovery plans, resulting in 100% data recovery in testing scenarios.
Improved system performance by 25% through effective resource allocation and use of virtualization.
Resume Worded January 2020 - December 2021
Windows System Administrator
Managed Active Directory domain services by adding 500+ users and 100+ machines.
Reduced task completion by 20% through the successful deployment of automated scripts.
Performed timely and effective system and security patches, leading to zero security breaches. March 2018 - December 2019
Junior Windows System Administrator
Monitored network infrastructure, resolved 100+ user access issues.
Maintained 95% system uptime by ensuring regular system updates and patches.
Assisted in the migration of physical servers to virtual machines, boosting performance efficiency by 15%.
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master’s in Computer Science - Network Administration
Coursework: Advanced Network Security, System Analysis and Design
Graduated Top 5% of class
Resume Worded Institute March 2017
Certified Systems Administrator
Contracted by the institute after certification to deploy advanced system configurations
Operating Systems: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
Programming: PowerShell, Batch Scripting, Python
Networking: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, AD DS, Group Policy, VPN, Firewalls
Tools: VMware, Microsoft Azure, MS Office Suite 365, Active Directory, Norton Ghost, Exchange Server
Certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate (2021), Microsoft Certified: Windows Server 2016 (2020)
Projects: Design and implementation of a secure network system for a small business, increasing resilience against cyber threats by 50%
Awards: Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award for personnel contribution to Windows Server community
Leadership & Volunteering: Tech mentor at local community center, teaching basic internet safety to senior citizens
Your Name
System Network Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Cisco February 2022 - Present
Senior System Network Administrator
Launched a multi-site LAN/WAN infrastructure that boosted network stability by 70%.
Upgraded networks from IPv4 to IPv6, increasing network throughput by 50%.
Established an effective disaster recovery plan, delivering 100% data recovery in a hitch-free drill.
Boosted network stability by 80% by designing and implementing a network traffic analysis system using network management tools.
Managed VoIP gateway and VPN setup, reducing communication costs by 25% by exploiting cloud-based services.
Resume Worded April 2020 - January 2022
System Network Administrator
Reduced security breaches by 70% by effectively integrating an intrusion detection system.
Reconfigured network topology, resulting in a 20% increase in overall network speed.
Mitigated network outages by conducting regular preventive maintenance & system updates. June 2018 - March 2020
Junior System Network Administrator
Completed daily service request, leading to a 15% increase in customer satisfaction rating.
Enhanced server performance by conducting regular assessment and updates.
Managed the firewall and network security systems, resulting in zero major security incidents.
Resume Worded University August 2018
Master's in Computer Networking
Specialization in wired and wireless infrastructure design and management
Resume Worded Institute May 2016
Bachelor of Technology - Information Technology
Relevant Courses: Network Security, Operating Systems, Data Structures and Algorithms
Achievements: Dean's List 2015 (Top 10% of the batch), Winner of IT Quizzes in Inter-College Meet
Networking: Ethernet, WAN/LAN/WLAN, TCP/IP, Cisco IOS, VPN, Firewall, DHCP/DNS servers, VoIP, IP Routing & Switching (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP)
Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003-2019, Linux (RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian)
Programming: Python, Perl, Shell, PowerShell scripting
Tools & Software: SolarWinds, ManageEngine, Active Directory, VMware, Hyper-V, AWS, Azure
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), CompTIA Network+ Certification, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Projects: Implemented Network Infrastructure for Start-up company X (2022), Led network security audit for Company Y (2021)
Awards: Cisco Champion (2022), Employee of the Year - Resume Worded (2021)
Volunteering: Cybersecurity Workshop for highchool students (2020), Tech Camp mentorship program for underprivileged children (2019)
Your Name
System Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Oracle May 2022 - Present
Lead System Administrator
Implemented an effective cloud solution strategy, leading to a cost reduction of 30%
Spearheaded a system upgrade to latest software versions, reducing the occurrence of system defects by 20%
Balanced the load across servers, efficiently improving network performance by 40%.
Devised a systematic technique to manage network backups, achieving 100% data backup and recovery.
Successfully designed a disaster recovery plan, ensuring 0% data loss upon implementation.
Resume Worded July 2020 - April 2022
System Administrator
Implemented cybersecurity measures, eliminating all network vulnerabilities under my management.
Managed server environments to ensure high availability, resulting in 99% uptime.
Performed network asset management, including maintenance of network diagrams and component inventory. September 2018 - June 2020
Junior System Administrator
Serviced and replaced hardware devices leading to a 20% decrease in system downtime.
Gave timely response and resolution to IT issues, resulting in an increase in customer satisfaction by 30%.
Managed routine backups and archiving, ensuring 100% data availability in case of data loss.
Resume Worded University April 2018
Master's degree in Information Systems
Specialized in System Analysis and Design
Resume Worded University October 2015
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
Ranked in the top 5% of class
Minors in Database Management Systems
Operating Systems: Windows Server, Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu), UNIX, MacOS X
Programming: Python, Perl, Bash, PowerShell, SQL
Network Administration: Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS, SonicWALL, Fortinet FortiOS
Cloud Platforms: AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
Certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
Projects: Developed and maintained an open-source multi-platform system monitoring tool
Awards: Oracle Excellence Award for Systems Innovation (2023)

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Review the job posting closely.

Go through the System Administrator posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like System Administration, Windows Server and Active Directory are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Domain Name System (DNS) and Servers.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Networking and VMware - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Troubleshooting, Powershell and Linux - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Emphasize your DevOps accomplishments.

System Administrator hiring managers want to see evidence of where you managed the operations and infrastructure of a system in production. In your resume's bullet points, include DevOps tools and software you used.

Emphasize your administrative skills.

Recruiters look for administrative skills on your System Administrator, so highlight your experience with key administrative functions, like organizing workshops or communicating with customers and employees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top skills you should add to your System Administrator resume?

Some popular System Administrator hard skills are System Administration, Windows Server, Active Directory, Networking, Domain Name System (DNS), Servers, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and VMware.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Powershell, Windows, Linux, Troubleshooting and Network Administration can also be good to include on your resume.

What are the differences in resume skills between a Learning Management System Administrator and a Geographic Information System Administrator?

If you are writing a Learning Management System Administrator resume, try to emphasize skills like Learning Management Systems, E-Learning, Instructional Design, Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Cornerstone, SAP Successfactors and Learning Management.

Similarly, if you are writing a Geographic Information System Administrator resume, emphasize skills like ArcGIS Server, ESRI, Cartography, ArcGIS Products, ArcMap, Spatial Analysis, Spatial Databases and Global Positioning System (GPS).

What are good resume skills to include for different System Administrator roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Learning Management System Administrator: Learning Management Systems, E-Learning, Instructional Design, Articulate Storyline and Captivate
  • Windows System Administrator: Windows Server, Active Directory, Windows System Administration, System Administration and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Linux System Administrator: Linux System Administration, Red Hat Linux, Linux, Apache and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Information Technology System Administrator: Microsoft Exchange, Network Administration, VMware, VMware vSphere and Windows
  • Geographic Information System Administrator: ArcGIS Server, ESRI, Cartography, ArcGIS Products and ArcMap

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