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Network Administrator

Network Administrator Job Description

Other job titles for Network Administrator

LAN Specialist, LAN Administrator, CISCO Administrator, Network Specialist

What does a Network Administrator do?

Network Administrators maintain network infrastructure such as switches and routers. They also diagnose problems to network connectivity and must ensure that the organization’s network runs efficiently. They ensure that computers and other devices run smoothly so the organization can continue work. Network Administrators also troubleshoot problems as they arise. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

These are some of the core duties and responsibilities of a Network Administrator, however, specific tasks will depend on the type of business, organization, client, or project.

 

  • Examine and monitor daily performance of the organization’s network
  • Install network hardware and software
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems or issues
  • Add users, manage passwords, delete old accounts, construct firewalls, or perform other protective measures to ensure proper security

 

Products/Technologies a Network Administrator may work with:

  • Cisco
  • Juniper
  • f5 VOIP
  • Avaya

Network Administrator Salary in the Philippines

How much does a Network Administrator make?

The average monthly salary of a Network Administrator in Philippines ranges between Php 0 - Php 0 (median: Php 0).

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Network Administrator Skills & Qualifications

Qualifications

 

These are some of the skills & qualifications a Network Administrator needs. These may vary depending on the specific requirements of the business or organization.

 

Technical Knowledge:

  • Networks: LAN and WAN
  • Servers
  • Operating systems
  • Cloud computing
  • Upgrade and maintenance
  • System monitoring tools

 

Other Key Qualities/Abilities/Knowledge:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Problem sensitivity

 

Sample Certifications:

These are examples of certifications that some companies may look for/require

  • Cisco: CNNP, CCIE, CCNP Data Center

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar

Skills required

Local Area Network (LAN)

Operating Systems

Cloud Computing

System Monitoring Tools

Training Courses for Network Administrator

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a core training program for an information security professional, also referred to as a white-hat hacker, who systematically attempts to inspect network infrastructure with the consent of its owner to find security vulnerabilities which a malicious hacker could potentially exploit. The course helps you assess the security posture of an organization by identifying vulnerabilities in the network and system infrastructure to determine if unauthorized access is possible. The Certified Ethical Hacker program is the most comprehensive Ethical Hacking program in the world. It is the first of three courses within our Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) track. The goal of this hacking course is to help you master an ethical hacking methodology that can be used in a penetration testing or ethical hacking situation. You walk out the door with ethical hacking skills that are highly in demand. This course prepares you for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker course exam 312-50.

5 Days
Online (Instructor-Led)
Free

Certified Network Defender (CND)

Certified Network Defender (CND) is a vendor-neutral, hands-on, instructor-led comprehensive network security certification training program. It is a skills-based, lab intensive program based on a job-task analysis and cybersecurity education framework presented by the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE). The network security training course has also been mapped to global job roles and responsibilities and the Department of Defense (DoD) job roles for system/network administrators. The course is designed and developed after extensive market research and surveys.

5 Days
Online (Instructor-Led)
Free

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers in today’s digital world.

5 Days
Online (Instructor-Led)
Free

CompTIA CASP+

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) is the ideal certification for those technical professionals who wish to remain immersed in technology as opposed to managing cybersecurity policy and frameworks.

5 Days
Online (Instructor-Led)
Free

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ verifies that you have the essential knowledge and skills in networking to develop a career in IT infrastructure.

5 Days
Online (Instructor-Led)
Free

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