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"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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Which one is the bit of the Sticky Bit?

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Tell us a mistake you made at work

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Write perl code to find the number of lines in a file

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What are your weaknesses?

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is ping tcp or udp type traffic

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The interviewers had little or zero knowledge of UNIX and kept asking questions specifically about Java and Tomcat. Understandably a sysadmin should know the basic fundamentals of such software, however these questions were more developer oriented. "How would you change the pixels of java app...", "What makes you the best and the brightest?"

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Know basic DNS record types

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What are some of the challenges in setting up a high availability application environment (web servers, db servers, networking ,etc)?

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What do you find most frustrating about customer support?

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Everything was on expected lines.

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