How should I go about becoming a system admin?

I would like to become a System Admin, however, I’m not really sure how to go about it.

I am thinking about getting an Associates in Computer Information Systems (security concentration). Then possibly getting a bachelors in something else or getting certs. I’m really not sure what the best way to go about this is and I really don’t want to make the wrong decisions.

The course outline for that degree is,

1. Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation
2. Networking Technologies
3. Operating Systems
4. Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming
5. Windows Server Administration 1
6. Windows Server Administration 2
7. Hardware Fundamentals
8. Network Security
9. Firewall Security
10. Operating Systems Security
11. Information Security and Disaster Recovery
12. Security Seminar

What do you guys think of that course? Do you have and suggestions for becoming a System Administrator? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time,
res

those classes look to me like they are very across the board. probably to give you a general knowledge. the key is once you have that knowledge what you do with it. You will not become an Admin straight out of school. that is something you will have to work up to. I have seen admins with degrees in business or literature, but a butt load of experience in computers.

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rani_tips says:

To become a System Admin, try to keep yourself upgraded with the latest networking knowledge networking certifications such as MCSE, CCNA, CCNP.
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bluemazdatruck1995 says:

those classes look to me like they are very across the board. probably to give you a general knowledge. the key is once you have that knowledge what you do with it. You will not become an Admin straight out of school. that is something you will have to work up to. I have seen admins with degrees in business or literature, but a butt load of experience in computers.
References :