Vertical Sysadmin trains IT staff that support modern civilization.

Would you like your staff to learn Linux?


Take one of our excellent classes:

CFEngine Essentials

Get a thorough orientation to and grounding in automating system administration with CFEngine 3.

Student successes


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.


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

Linux Essentials

Our five-day course with certification exam will orient your junior or new staff to Linux and help them gain basic user skills.


LPIC-1 is the Linux Professional Institute's junior level Linux certification. Our course covers basic skills for the Linux professional common to major distributions of Linux.

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