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Old 11-10-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:58 PM   #3
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Administrator would be management with technical skills.

Engineer would be mostly technical with some management.
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:02 PM   #4
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one administrates, the other engineers.
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:02 PM   #5
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Default what's the difference between a systems admin and a systems engineer?

Depending on the company, this is sometimes nothing more than a semantic difference. I assume you're jobhunting--the listing details will often tell you much more than the posted job title.
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:03 PM   #6
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Sysadmin = IT guy, keeps the servers up and running basically.
Systems engineer = Guy who designs and/or develops information systems

Two entirely unrelated jobs.
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Default what's the difference between a systems admin and a systems engineer?

This job descriptions are usually across the board.

I have found a sys admin keeps it going and the engineer figures it out.

In most jobs I think it's usually sys admin and net engineer though. One does the soft stuff which can be hard and one does the hard stuff which can be easy.

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Old 11-10-2006, 10:52 PM   #8
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Technical definitions define them differently; in many companies, however, they are combined into one position.
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at my company, engineer > admin
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One of them is a blonde?
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Sysadmin = IT guy, keeps the servers up and running basically.
Systems engineer = Guy who designs and/or develops information systems

Two entirely unrelated jobs.
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edit: they do not work on the same things. A sys admin is like mugs said, someone who works on servers/networks. A systems engineer designs systems (circuits) that go into things, not necessarily networks.
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:53 AM   #12
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Systems engineer is all about the process.
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:12 AM   #13
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I'm called a systems admin because I do ever freaking thing. "Systems" and "Admin" are broad terms technologically.
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:30 PM   #14
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So should Systems Engineer take MCSE while Systems Admin take MCSA?
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At the last place I work, a systems admin and systems engineers were completely unrelated jobs.

Sys admin = administer of networks/computers

Sys engineer = engineer with broad abilities in electrical, mechanical, etc engineering to help oversee the development of an actual product.
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So should Systems Engineer take MCSE while Systems Admin take MCSA?
LOL neither one should take either of those. They are about as common as a $1 bill these days... And worth about just that much
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Around here all systems engineers have at least a BS in EE. Many have their masters as well.
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