Overview

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

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

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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