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Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Systems Administrator

Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Systems Administrator

Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Systems Administrator

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Entry-Level Systems Administrator resume template

Tammy Parsons
1212 South West Ave.
Sometown, MA 02102
Home: 555.555.5555 | | LinkedIn URL

Junior Systems Administrator

  • Highly motivated systems administrator offering hands-on experience in a Unix environment.
  • Experience configuring, monitoring, upgrading and maintaining systems hardware, software and related infrastructure.
  • Strong analytical skills; able to work with technicians from various engineering disciplines to troubleshoot complex system-level issues.


BS in Computer Information Systems (Network Admin Track), 2011
Sometown College, Sometown, MA

  • Dean’s List (2009 to 2011); Alpha Iota Mu (international CIS honor society); graduated with honors (GPA: 3.78)
  • Course highlights: network administration, network design & analytics, system security, project management, systems analysis, database administration, business information systems

Certification: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), 2011

IT Experience

Systems Administrator Intern, 2010 to 2011
ABC Company, Sometown, MA

  • Provided systems administration support for Unix systems including server and workstation upgrades, backup and disaster recovery monitoring, user account setup and security administration.
  • Created and optimized Unix shell scripts using Bourne, Korn and Bash shells.
  • Performed regular system backups and recovery procedures, closely following SOPs to ensure system security.
  • Helped resolve virus outbreak as member of a team that quickly isolated and removed virus that had infiltrated systems.
  • Worked on project that added a new layer to SAP user interface, reducing data-entry time by more than 15%.
  • Commended for technical, analytical and problem-solving skills; effective task prioritization; and customer service orientation.

Computer Operator (concurrent with college), 2009 to 2010
XYZ Company, Sometown, MA

  • Monitored night-batch job process, documented errors, performed nightly backups and troubleshot issues.
  • Developed scripts to automate network administration tasks and application deployments.
  • Facilitated swift resolution of embedded scripting error on Unix system that was freezing printing operations for more than 100 users.

Other Skills


Systems Admin Skills
Unix Administration | Unix Shell Scripting,
Perl Scripting | AIX, HP-UX Troubleshooting,
VIO Administration | VMware ESX/vSphere, LDAP, Web Services
(IIS, Apache) | Sun Servers | SAN Storage | MySQL

Networking & Protocols
LANs/WANs, TCP/IP | Cisco 2500 and 2600 Routers,
Netgear FVS318v3 Firewall Routers,
Active Directory Domain Controllers,
DNS, VoIP | Wireless/VPN Architecture

Available for Weekend & Evening Shifts also Able to Relocate Nationwide

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