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IT Network Professionals
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IT network professionals analyze, test, troubleshoot, design, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Other duties:

  • Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems.

  • Coordinate changes to computer databases.

  • May plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

  • Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system.

  • Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.

  • May monitor and test website performance to ensure websites operate correctly and without interruption.

  • May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software.

  • May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists.

  • May administer network security measures.

  • Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks.

  • Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning.

  • May also design network and computer security measures.

  • May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

  • Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

United States SOC Codes included for reference:

15-1141 Database Administrators, 15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators, 15-1143 Computer Network Architects, 15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists

Top Job Titles: Systems Administrator, Network Engineer (Computer and Mathematical), Database Administrator, IT Network Administrator, IT System Administrator, IT Support Engineer, Network Technician, Systems Engineer (Computer and Mathematical), Network Analyst, Support Engineer (Computer and Mathematical)

Top Skills: Management, Troubleshooting (Problem Solving), Microsoft Windows, Technical Support, Information Technology, Customer Service, Active Directory, Microsoft Office, Network Administration, Operations

Top Educational Programs: Computer and Information Sciences, General; Computer Science; Information Technology; Computer Systems and Networking and Telecommunications

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