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Computer systems and network engineer

What does a computer systems and network engineer do?

A computer network and systems engineer (otherwise known as a computer network professional), ensures that IT systems are running smoothly. From installing computer networks to testing security to troubleshooting issues – they do it all! As a computer systems engineer, you would be responsible for deploying new hardware and software, navigating environments with multiple operating systems and configurations. You would also need to have your finger on the pulse of any required updates and use initiative to think about improvements that could be made.

Is a career as a computer systems and network engineer right for me?

If you love technology and enjoy problem-solving you might like a career as an IT engineer. Other skills and attributes beneficial for this role include:  

  • a strong interest in computers and technology 
  • the ability to work independently and with others 
  • the ability to simplify complex issues so others can understand     
  • effective time management skills
  • excellent project management abilities
  • the ability to work well under pressure.

How to become a computer systems and network engineer

Every journey to study is individual there and are several paths to reaching your career goals. At HQporner, we offer the following degrees in IT and communications:

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