Hello Daniweb Members (and hopefully some SysAdmins out there),
I am beginning to consider future careers, I am currently studying for my AS and A2 (GCE) exams at Sixth Form and so I need to begin thinking about either a job or further education. I have always been interested in computers, and I've looked at a variety of jobs from programming to being a network engineer however one job which has stuck out as something which I think I would be most interested in is being a System Administrator.
Could someone please give me more information on what it is like in the real world, and not just what a text book says it is.
I have read that going to university isn't always required for a system administrator, and that further education in the form of certificates (Cisco, Microsoft, Redhat etc.) is sometimes preferred, how true is this?
I know my way around Linux systems (both GUI and Terminal) and I've installed and managed countless Linux based servers. What other skills are desirable, I am not suggesting I have what it takes at the moment but what other skills would look good on a resume?