Network Systems Administrator Jobs
Santa Ana, CA
Newport Beach, CA
$130000 - $150000 / Per year
Costa Mesa, CA
Veros Real Estate Solutions
Santa Ana, CA
Santa Ana, CA
Strategic Service Solutions, Inc
$60000 - $85000 / Per year
Long Beach, CA
Network Systems Administrator Jobs Overview
Most companies cannot run without a computer network. And computer networks definitely can’t run without people in network systems administrator jobs. People who have this essential job function oversee the day-to-day operation of a company’s computer network. It includes installing, monitoring, and supporting local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems a company uses.
Behind the scenes, a network systems administrator:
- keeps the company’s computer system and network secure.
- upgrades and repairs components of the system and recommends new software and hardware to optimize the system’s performance.
- plans for outages and troubleshoots problems that may slow or stop the network from running.
- keeps email and data storage functions operating smoothly.
More visibly, a network systems administrator sets up workstations for employees, adds and assigns permissions to network users, and trains them to use hardware and software. Some administrators also manage telecommunication networks.
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Network Systems Administrator Education and Skills
Typically, a bachelor’s degree is needed to work as a network systems administrator. This degree can be in network administration, computer science, or software engineering. Some employers will hire graduates with postsecondary certificates or associate degrees from two-year institutions. Classes for students aiming to become network systems administrators include:
- Core hardware technologies
- Database management
- Desktop support
- Information systems management
- Introduction to programming
- Network security
- Networking essentials
- Operating-system technologies
- Web languages
Software companies manage certifications and credentials for network systems administrators. While these are optional, they increase earning potential and upward mobility. Students can work toward or achieve many of these credentials while still in school, giving them an advantage when it’s time to search for a job. The most common certifications for network systems administrators are CompTIA and Cisco certification.
Important skills for network systems administrators include analytical and problem-solving skills, communication skills, and the ability to multitask.
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Interviewing for a Network Systems Administrator Job
Having a successful job interview is a crucial component of your job search. It also can be intimidating, even for experienced employees. To help you prepare, we’ve put together a library of possible interview questions, including some especially for IT jobs.
It’s a good idea to ask how many network systems administrators a company has. One school of thought says there should be one system administrator for every seven to 15 servers. Other experts recommend a company should have one network systems administrator no matter the size of their network. You may be asked your thoughts on this, so it’s a good idea to read up, form an opinion, and prepare a response.
How Much Do Network Systems Administrator Jobs Pay?
According to Monster, the median pay for a network systems administrator in the U.S. is $75,893. Monster’s Salary Tools will tell you what salary to expect as a network systems administrator in different parts of the U.S. Be sure to look on that page to find out the next steps you can take in your career.
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