Nature of the Job: Network engineers or network administrators, devise, install and maintain computer communication systems that make it possible for people within an organization to interact faster and more effectively. Among others, the system allows them to commune with each other, send files, resources and provide services,
- Develop network systems that aid in the overall processes in a company or an organization.
- Work with four main network systems:
- local area networks (LANs) – connecting computers within a limited area like an office or building,
- metropolitan area networks (MANs) – joining LANs together across a city,
- wide area networks, (WANs) – linking systems across national boundaries and
- global area networks (GANs) – combining networks over an unlimited geographical area, often using wireless and satellite technology.
- Installing new software and hardware
- Setting up user-accounts, permissions and passwords
- Maintaining effective security, particularly in networks that connected to the world wide web
- Troubleshooting and fixing network errors
- Creating preventive maintenance schedules
- Provides technical support to end-users
- Gives training on new systems
- Supervise day-to-day administration and monitor network use
- Plan and put into practice future developments.
Education and Training Requirements:
At least Bachelor's/College Degree specifically in the areas of Information Technology
Minimum of 3 years work experience
Skills and Competency Requirements:
- Installation and configuration of data/telecom network:
CAT6 cabling, fiber optic, routers and switches
- Knowledge of Networking
- Good knowledge in C/C++,Perl,TCL/TK
- Background in SNMD,FREE BSD,JAVA and PHP is a plus
- CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
- MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer)
- Basic Knowledge of Autocad and/or Visio
- Good Communication Skills
- Team Player
Work Environment: Network engineers usually work at an office.
A typical type of work from Monday to Friday is the usual work hours for network engineers.
Career Advancement: Network engineers even when they are already working should not stop in keeping themselves updated with the latest software developments by taking up trainings or advanced lessons.
Employment Opportunities: There is huge demand for network engineers in the