System Administration Online Test

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The System administrator (sysadmin) online test assesses knowledge of setting up computer systems and procedures that keep such systems up and running.

The assessment includes work-sample tasks such as:

  • Preparing backup procedures to prevent data loss.
  • Configuring virtual machines, servers, and server clusters.
  • Setting up the proper RAID configuration for a storage system.

A good system administrator needs to know how to configure and maintain system software and hardware, especially servers, as well as ensure that these systems run efficiently and effectively.

Sample public questions

5 min
System Administration
Storage Systems

A startup is using an in-house storage system that provides protection in case of single-disk failures, but this turned out to be insufficient.

Which of the following would you recommend that will offer protection against the failure of any two disks?

2 min
System Administration
Storage Systems

A company plans to purchase laptops for its employees so that they can work from home. The last decision to be made is which type of storage device to put into each laptop, based on the type of daily tasks each employee does.

How will a common SSD compare to a common HDD?

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7 more premium System Administration questions

Configuring a Web Server, Web Hosting, Building a Workstation, Backup Process, Replace Storage, Active Passive, SATA Cable.

Skills and topics tested

  • System Administration
  • Web Server Software
  • Virtualization
  • RAM
  • Backup
  • RAID
  • Storage Systems
  • Server Clustering
  • Cables

For job roles

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • System Administrator (Sysadmin)
  • System Engineer

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