The competition focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career as a Network Systems Administrator in a Microsoft Server Environment.

The competition will challenge competitors to test their skills in configuring and administering a Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019 based network.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • IT skills

  • Customer service skills

  • Time management

  • Creativity

  • Problem solving

  • Workflow management

  • Data analysis

  • Planning and organising

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the ‘Useful Information’ section below) and must not have more than 2 years’ industry experience.

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

Kickstart a career as a Network Systems Administrator

If you’re interested in being a Network Systems Administrator then visit our Careers pages to learn more.

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