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Systems Administrator Interview Questions

"Organizations count on systems administrators to ensure that their computers and software are fully functional. In an interview, expect technical questions that will test your ability to troubleshoot relevant computer issues. Because systems administrators often play the role of customer supporter, be prepared to answer a situational question about dealing with a difficult customer. In addition, make sure to highlight your interpersonal and communication strengths as well as your ability to clearly explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience."

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A UNIX fie system has been reported at 100% full. You log in and clear what appears to be the offending file. However, the file system still reports to be 100% full. What could cause this?>

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In this case the answer accepted was. "The file that you cleared was still open by the calling application. The file handle was still in use and the file system was not recognizing that the space had been released.

Use the lsof utilty (List Open Files) to identfy the process

Kill or restart the process which has been still looking for deleted file

How do you handle irate clients that are having technical trobules and need to work immediately.

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If the customer was on the phone angry and pressuring to get the system back online but you didn't know what the issue was how would you deal with the situation

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How will you troubleshoot an issue like when the application is down or unreachable?

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What did I know about Salesforce governance?

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User has lost root password, how do you reset?

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Can you write the code to generate the Fibonacci sequence?

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Define the difference between a hub and a switch

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How do you control processes on a Linux server?

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Why are manhole covers round?

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