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This course will transition you from working on a single computer to an entire fleet. Systems administration is the field of IT that’s responsible for maintaining reliable computers systems in a multi-user environment. In this course, you’ll learn about the infrastructure services that keep all organizations, big and small, up and running. We’ll deep dive on cloud so that you’ll understand everything from typical cloud infrastructure setups to how to manage cloud resources. You'll also learn how to manage and configure servers and how to use industry tools to manage computers, user information, and user productivity. Finally, you’ll learn how to recover your organization’s IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. By the end of this course you’ll be able to: ● utilize best practices for choosing hardware, vendors, and services for your organization. ● understand how the most common infrastructure services that keep an organization running work, and how to manage infrastructure servers. ● understand how to make the most of the cloud for your organization. ● manage an organization’s computers and users using the directory services, Active Directory, and OpenLDAP. ● choose and manage the tools that your organization will use. ● backup your organization’s data and know how to recover your IT infrastructure in the case of a disaster. ● utilize systems administration knowledge to plan and improve processes for IT environments.

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Rating 4.5 based on 123 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts Feb 11 (5 days ago)
Cost $49
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Instructor Google
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Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Computer Security And Networks Information Technology Support And Operations

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great course in 19 reviews

GREAT COURSE.

Good great course!

Great course always room for improvement.

Great course!

Its a great course, with great information to make it perfect would be incredible to have some program exercises simulation to reaffirm the knowledge.

Really great course.

great course.

Great Course.

learned a lot in 8 reviews

Great course, I learned a lot of things that are very useful in a daily basis This was one of the more challenging courses for me for whatever reason.

enjoyed the course and learned a lot but would have liked to work on the labs like the other courses Great course!

Learned a lot about directory services which I was largely ignorant of.

I learned a lot and really enjoyed this course!

Learned a lot about what system administration and IT infrastructure services are.

i learned a lot.

Great course, I feel like a learned a lot without material being overly technical.

Learned a lot!

system administration in 8 reviews

This is a great intro to IT system administration.

This is an excellent course packed with information which provides students with an overview of the many aspects of system administration.

I love the way the instructor explains the IT concepts contained here Excellent course about services and system administration using tools for save time and avoid errors in a centralized manner.

The whole Course was Intelligently Build keeping mind all the aspects of system Administration.

Did I really just finish a system administration course without creating users and groups?

Full of information, this course is an excellent overview of System Administration.

it infrastructure in 6 reviews

I was challenged on this course to not only think like an IT Sys Admin but to also be the one making decisions on how the IT Infrastructure of an organization of 100 people will be implemented and improved!

This is an excellent introductory course to System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services.

Great course helps develop strong concepts of IT Infrastructure.

Overall a worthwhile course for aspiring and practicing IT admin, you will pick up plenty of tools to help you manage your day to day IT infrastructure.

A thorough introduction to the fundamental aspects of systems administration This course provided the information I needed to centrally manage my IT Infrastructure while providing a solid understanding of the system processes that an IT Support Specialist is responsible for maintaining.

active directory in 4 reviews

I hope that there are more practical approaches in the lecture, there must be more labs about how to manage Active Directory.

Great Course Interesting insights in the day to day job of a sys admin with a particularly deep and interesting dive into Active Directory.

Section on Active Directory was center piece of the course.Hats off to the course creators, Google & Coursera.

success great Most of the modules in this course are pleasantly brief, except for the lengthy module about Active Directory which was a little dry.

very good in 4 reviews

Very good course lot of great skills learned.

Thank you very good course..

Very good overview of the responsibilities of an admin Great course.

Very good course.

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Rating 4.5 based on 123 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts Feb 11 (5 days ago)
Cost $49
From Google via Coursera
Instructor Google
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Computer Security And Networks Information Technology Support And Operations