Career as a Network and Computer System Administrator
Network and Computer Systems Administrators is one who install, configure , support, and repair computer systems
for businesses and other organizations.
Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are
responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization's
computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets,
and other data communication systems.
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 Web site performance to
ensure Web sites 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.
The duties of Network and Computer Systems Administrators typically includes to determine an organization’s system
needs and install network hardware and software, make needed upgrades and repairs to networks and ensure that
systems are operating correctly They also maintain network and computer system security, evaluate and optimize
network or system performance and add users to a network, and assign and update security permissions on the
network. They also train users in the proper use of hardware and software and to interpret and solve problems when
a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that a problem exists.
Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data
storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay
connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.
Administrators may help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions
about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network.
Network and Computer Systems Administrators work with the physical computer networks of a variety of
organizations and therefore are employed in many industries. Network and computer systems administrators work
overtime during technical emergencies and spend some evenings and weekends on call.
Entry Level Education
Bachelor’s Degree Computer or Information Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or in related