System Administrator Pathway

Metro State University

About This Program

MSU CyberSkills2Work offers a nine-month, intensive training program designed to grow a diversified cybersecurity workforce with focus on roles such as cyber defense analyst, cyber defense infrastructure support specialist, knowledge manager, network operations specialist, system administrator, systems security analyst, technical support specialist, and vulnerability assessment analyst. The program delivers eight pathways in an asynchronous, online-learning environment and provides training, certification, free exam vouchers, mentoring, a career skills workshop, and assistance with job placement for military personnel, transitioning first responders, veterans, and minorities. This program is offered at no cost to selected participants.

About This Pathway

The System Administrator Pathway is designed to prepare participants for a system administrator work role where they are responsible for setting up and maintaining a system or specific components of a system (for example, installing, configuring, and updating hardware and software; establishing and managing user accounts; overseeing or conducting backup and recovery tasks; implementing operational and technical security controls; and adhering to organizational security policies and procedures).

  • Free
Target Work Role(s)
  • System Administrator
  • Entry Level
Delivery Format
  • Asynchronous Online
Start Date
  • Jan. 9, 2023
End Date
  • Sept. 30, 2023
Duration (in weeks)
  • 25 weeks
Industry Certifications Included
Digital Badges Awarded
  • Cyber Career Readiness
  • NCAE-C MSU CompTIA Linux+ Course and Exam Prep
  • NCAE-C MSU CompTIA A+ Course and Exam Prep
  • NCAE-C MSU CompTIA Network+ Course and Exam Prep
  • Familiarity with hardware and software and knowledge of working in a Windows environment.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be a veteran, transitioning service member, or first responder. (School transcripts of the highest level of education completed are required.)
  • Must have at least a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Must have some IT or cybersecurity experience.