Vertical Sysadmin delivers high quality hands-on training on sysadmin basics.

Would you like to learn CFEngine? Time Management? All of vi?


Take one of our excellent classes:

CFEngine Essentials

Get a thorough orientation to and grounding in CFEngine technology.

Student successes


Time Management for System Administrators

This half-day course covers Tom Limoncelli's Cycle System which can greatly increase the efficiency of a single sysadmin. Applied by a group, it can yield a quantum shift in productivity.

Successes and Resources

Editing with vi

Most sysadmins use 10% of vi's capabilities. Our two half-day courses (Basic, Advanced) teach 100% and increase speed and power in editing. Twenty year veterans of vi have come out raving how much they've learned in this course.


About Us

Vertical Sysadmin trains sysadmins. Our principal, Aleksey Tsalolikhin, has been a sysadmin for over 15 years and is passionate about raising efficiency, happiness and quantity of system administrators to ensure a stable civilization.

Would you like to improve effectiveness and morale of your sysadmin staff? Yes!

The balance between theoretical and practical knowledge is just perfect. No bullshit.

– Bernard Brandl

Very personal approach to teaching. We are bored to death with PowerPoint slides. Most of the class was hands on.

– Prakash Rudraraju

Thank you for such a great class. Been to lots of technical training and you are the best instructor I've had.

– Thomas Nicholson

We Care

  • Professionalism

  • Honesty

  • Generosity

We Love

  • Making sysadmins

  • Helping sysadmins work faster and better

  • Increasing efficiency