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Pp. 95-104 of the Proceedings

The Yearly Review, or How to Evaluate Your Sys Admin

Carrie Gates and Jason Rouse, Dalhousie University


While some work has discussed hiring system administrators, and other work has focused on the technical and mechanical requirements for terminating a system administrator, there has been very little published regarding how to review or evaluate a system administrator. This paper presents one approach to doing such a review, followed by scenarios that explore the approach. The system developed in this paper has the aim of creating measurable goals that a competent system administrator should be able to achieve. We also discuss when the use of this model is appropriate, its strengths and weaknesses, and the responsibilities placed on management if this model is used.
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