Stand Out from the Crowd: Become an Oracle Solaris System Administrator

If you're like many people in the modern day workplace, you're looking for ways to grow your knowledge, challenge yourself, become a greater asset to your company, make yourself more marketable and improve your job satisfaction. Many people are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd by possessing a unique set of valuable skills that will warrant higher pay.

In the IT world, possessing Oracle Solaris System Administration skills can be that key differentiator to increase your earning potential.

Oracle Solaris System Administration Skills in High Demand

IT Managers often tell me that they have a hard time finding qualified Oracle Solaris System Administrators. These managers need people with a depth of knowledge to manage their infrastructure, but there aren’t enough highly qualified people to fill those roles. Since the most business critical operations are running on Oracle Solaris, it's important to employ people who are experts in administering those systems. Furthermore, these in demand technologists tend to be engaged in a more comprehensive part of the IT story within their businesses. And their advanced skills are rewarded with higher pay.

Oracle Solaris System Administrator Salary

Oracle Solaris System Administrators, on average, are on a substantially higher pay scale than other System Administration positions. They also tend to have a high job satisfaction rate. As the technologies available in Oracle Solaris continue to advance, their skills allow them to work on challenging projects that expand well beyond the common daily system administration tasks.

How to Become an Oracle Solaris System Administrator

Whether you're new to Solaris and want to work your way to become a senior level administrator, or you're an experienced System Administrator looking to move into Oracle Solaris, Oracle University offers courses to get you there. You can also invest in earning an Oracle Solaris System Administrator Certification to validate your skills and prove to employers you have the knowledge and skills they need.

If you're interested in exploring Oracle Solaris Training courses, the sooner you start, the more competitive you'll be in the job market.

Get a preview of offerings available in the Oracle Operating Systems curriculum video below.


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- John Hathaway, Principal Curriculum Product Manager


Is it possible to become a solaris administrator if I have only basic knowledge in Unix ?

Posted by guest on June 26, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT #

Yes. We have various levels of training to support the path to becoming and Oracle Solaris System Administrator. We have created a learning path that outlines all of the courses you can take to become proficient in Administering an Oracle Solaris 11 system. The learning path is available here:

If you have some basic knowledge of UNIX, then you can jump to the Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration course. This will give you the skills to perform some system administration tasks and gets you on the way to becoming an Oracle Solaris 11 System Administrator. Our core path for you includes the Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration and Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration courses. The courses listed below those are specialty courses that help Sys Admins gain detailed knowledge on specific Solaris 11 Features. Those course can be taken in any order and should be taken after completing the Oracle Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration course.

More information on Oracle Solaris 11 Course offerings, Learning Paths, and Certification can be found here:

Posted by Kate on June 26, 2013 at 10:27 AM PDT #

I am a system administrator in windows. Is it possible to learn solaris even if i dont have any pre knowledge in any os other than windows.

Posted by Umar on October 30, 2013 at 02:23 AM PDT #

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