Chapter 1

What Does an Application Administrator Do?


This chapter describes tasks performed by an Application Administrator. Their job functions include installing software licensed from a vendor, updating software, tuning the application from a performance viewpoint, troubleshooting problems, and training users.

Key Words

Application Administrator; install software; update; diagnose; troubleshoot; tune; document

1.1 Overview of the Position

Application Administrators aren’t developers and they’re not users, but they are critical to keeping the applications your organization relies on running. They install, update, tune, diagnose, and babysit both internal and third-party applications. The applications they support can include ERP (Enterprise ...

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