Ops School Curriculum
Welcome to the Ops School curriculum documentation site.
Ops School is a comprehensive program that will help you learn to be an operations engineer. Operations engineers are highly skilled people who manage the computer systems of businesses big and small. In addition to corporate systems, operations engineers also maintain the systems that allow websites, networks, payments systems and other Internet services to function. The field of operations engineering covers a wide variety of topics, from systems administration, to security, networking and beyond. Ops School will guide you through all of these skill sets from beginner to expert.
Since the early 90's, operations engineers have been in high demand. As a result, these positions often offer high salaries and long term job security. The SAGE/LISA Salary Survey has charted the average salaries for systems administrators and operations engineers since 1999 and has consistently shown the field to be prosperous for those people who enjoy diving into the inner workings of computer systems.
If you already know about the profession and want to know how to start, read :ref:`how-to-become-an-operations-engineer`.
If you are reading about this career for the first time and want to know if it is for you, check out the :ref:`careers` chapter.
Table of Contents
.. toctree:: :maxdepth: 2 introduction meta/guidelines careers sysadmin_101 unix_101 unix_201 windows_101 text_editing_101 text_editing_201 sysadmin_tools security_101 security_201 troubleshooting_101 networking_101 networking_201 common_services identity_management active_directory_101 active_directory_201 remote_filesystems_101 remote_filesystems_201 programming_101 programming_201 hardware_101 datacenters/datacenters_101 datacenters/datacenters_201 datacenters/datacenters_301 virtualization_101 virtualization_201 logs_101 logs_201 databases_101 databases_201 application_components_201 loadbalancing_101 monitoring_101 monitoring_201 bcp architecture_101 architecture_201 config_management capacity_planning statistics deployment_101 deployment_201 soft_skills_101 soft_skills_201 labs learning seealso reading_list meta/contributions meta/conventions meta/style_guide glossary