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Network Administrator

Network Administrators install and maintain hardware and software, document diagnosis and resolution of faults, manage user passwords, security and inventory documentation, ensure the efficient performance of servers, printers and personal computers, and attend to other operational tasks. They may also perform tasks such as help desk support and user training.

Overview

Network Administrators install and maintain hardware and software, document diagnosis and resolution of faults, manage user passwords, security and inventory documentation, ensure the efficient performance of servers, printers and personal computers, and attend to other operational tasks. They may also perform tasks such as help desk support and user training.

Day-to-day

  • provides specialist skills in supporting and troubleshooting network problems and emergencies
  • installs, configures, tests, maintains and administers new and upgraded networks, software database applications, servers and workstations
  • provides network programming in support of specific business needs and requirements
  • prepares and maintains procedures and documentation for network inventory, and records diagnosis and resolution of network faults, enhancements and modifications to networks, and maintenance instructions.

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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Network Administrator

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in a related information technology field (such as network systems administration) to work as a Network Administrator. Training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers.

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