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Network administrator

What does a network administrator do?

Have you ever wondered, 'what is computer networking'? Network administrators are fundamental to business operations and are responsible for ensuring network infrastructure is running smoothly and securely. As a network professional, your role would involve maintaining systems, programming computers, troubleshooting issues, and supporting users. You might also assist with IT networking design and planning – informing leadership of what hardware and software is needed, and then implementing the new technologies.

Career options exist within many different industries (almost every organisation has network needs), and there are a range of areas you could specialise in, such as support, security, systems, or wireless or cloud-based networks.

Is a career as a network administrator right for me?

Do you get excited by new technologies? Are you always looking for more efficient ways to do things? A career in computer networking may be your next best step. Other skills and attributes beneficial for this role include:

  • an analytical and technical mind
  • strong time management skills 
  • high attention to detail 
  • strong problem-solving skills
  • a proactive approach
  • an adaptable nature
  • an interest in continuous learning. 

How to become a network administrator

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

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