Skip to main content

Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Systems Administrator

Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Systems Administrator

Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Systems Administrator

Are you excited to launch your systems administrator career, but fear that your resume needs a disaster recovery plan? This sample resume below can help. View and download the Entry-Level Systems Administrator resume template in Word.

Learn more about IT careers.

Impress employers with a high-impact resume and cover letter from the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service.

Search for systems administrator jobs


Tammy Parsons

Junior Systems Administrator

  • Highly motivated systems administrator offering hands-on experience in a Unix environment.
  • Experience configuring, monitoring, upgrading and maintaining systems hardware, software and related infrastructure.
  • Strong analytical skills; able to work with technicians from various engineering disciplines to troubleshoot complex system-level issues.


BS in Computer Information Systems (Network Admin Track), 2011
Sometown College, Sometown, MA

  • Dean’s List (2009 to 2011); Alpha Iota Mu (international CIS honor society); graduated with honors (GPA: 3.78)
  • Course highlights: network administration, network design & analytics, system security, project management, systems analysis, database administration, business information systems

Certification: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), 2011

IT Experience

Systems Administrator Intern, 2010 to 2011
ABC Company, Sometown, MA

  • Provided systems administration support for Unix systems including server and workstation upgrades, backup and disaster recovery monitoring, user account setup and security administration.
  • Created and optimized Unix shell scripts using Bourne, Korn and Bash shells.
  • Performed regular system backups and recovery procedures, closely following SOPs to ensure system security.
  • Helped resolve virus outbreak as member of a team that quickly isolated and removed virus that had infiltrated systems.
  • Worked on project that added a new layer to SAP user interface, reducing data-entry time by more than 15%.
  • Commended for technical, analytical and problem-solving skills; effective task prioritization; and customer service orientation.

Computer Operator (concurrent with college), 2009 to 2010
XYZ Company, Sometown, MA

  • Monitored night-batch job process, documented errors, performed nightly backups and troubleshot issues.
  • Developed scripts to automate network administration tasks and application deployments.
  • Facilitated swift resolution of embedded scripting error on Unix system that was freezing printing operations for more than 100 users.  





Systems Admin Skills

Unix Administration,
Unix Shell Scripting,
Perl Scripting,
AIX, HP-UX Troubleshooting,
VIO Administration,
VMware ESX/vSphere, LDAP, Web Services
(IIS, Apache),
Sun Servers,
SAN Storage,



Networking & Protocols

Cisco 2500 and 2600 Routers, Netgear FVS318v3 Firewall Routers, Active Directory Domain Controllers, DNS, VoIP,
Wireless/VPN Architecture




Available for Weekend
and Evening Shifts

Able to Relocate Nationwide

1212 South West Ave. | Sometown, MA 02102 | LinkedIn URL | 555.555.5555 |

Education programs to fit your profession