What is the difference between a systems administrator and a network administrator? states that a network administrator is the same as a systems administrator except he/she is working on a network. But when would a systems administrator be in demand. says there are 100,000 unfilled systems administrator jobs in the US. Why can't network administrators fill these positions? Please help.

Asked By: Chitownian - 2/16/2007
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In many cases, there is no difference. Many HR departments don't know the difference between those two job titles, so they are used interchangably... More
Answered By: Tim T - 2/16/2007
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systems admin is for the computer in general, but network admin it specificalyl for networks ie internet
Answered By: virus.execute - 2/16/2007
system admin is person looking after the server and network connection, but not client system, network admin look or takes care of all client system
Answered By: theres_blr - 2/16/2007
Well, the position largely depends upon the organization. I've been both and on top of that, the duties of both have largely have been combined and blurred. Because for IT the network is considered part of the company's computer system and part of the overall responsibility for a small to mid-size company... More
Answered By: tuxedomadness - 2/17/2007
I think the difference is what you want it to be.
Answered By: Carmen Sandiego - 2/17/2007
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