Network Administration
IT Career Level 1

Following are some of the most popular IT job titles that companies are looking for, as well as their job description, salary and education/credential requirements. There are many more computer job titles than what you see below; we have only listed a few of the most popular in each sector.

Network Technician Job Titles

Computer Operator, Network Technician, Network Support Specialist, Email Specialist

Job Description:
Network Technicians help install and support an organization’s network and their computer systems. They are responsible for local-area networks (LAN), wide-area networks (WAN), network segments, and Internet and intranet systems. They work in a variety of IT job environments, including professional offices, small businesses, government organizations, and large corporations. They help on a basic level to maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems, and monitor networks to ensure their availability to system users.

They can also help perform network back-ups and measure network performance. They normally work under direct supervision, typically reporting to a Network Administrator.

Education/Credential Requirements:
(Note: The requirements listed below were assembled based on the most popular IT job titles and company expectations. We have listed the most likely requirements. You may not need them all, but you will certainly be required to have some of them. If you need help with this, please speak to one of our Training Advisors at 877-872-4646 and they can guide you to the correct path.)

(Required): [High School Diploma or Equivalent]; [IT Infrastructure Library]; [Basic Linux]; [Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)]; [CompTIA A+ Certification]; [Cisco CCENT™ (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) Certification]; [EMC Proven Professional Storage Technologist Associate Certification]; [Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Vista, Configuration]; [Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Business Desktop Deployment]; [Soft Skills in Communications]

(Recommended): Working Towards [Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA)]; [CompTIA Server+ Certification]; [CompTIA Network+ Certification]; [CompTIA Linux+ Certification]; [Junior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-1)]; [Novell SUSE Linux Fundamentals]; [CompTIA Security+ Certification]; [Cisco CCNA™ Certification]; [Cisco CCDA™ Certification]; [Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) NGX Certification]

Also review the following page on Understanding Certifications

Also review the following page on Understanding Soft Skills

Salary information:
National Average Salary: $37,923.00
For more detailed Salary information see our Salary Statistics page.

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