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Network Administrators have a vital role in almost every industry that requires computers and databases as part of their job. The IT industry is booming, and with that growth comes an increased need for people to work in this field. With more support structures constantly being built worldwide, there has never been a better time to enter as a network administrator.
Network Administrators specialise in maintaining various network hardware, equipment, and software within an organisation. They’re responsible for installing network nodes and systems within a company that can be used to house applications, software, and expansive amounts of data.
Network Admins are also responsible for monitoring changes in a company’s network and providing troubleshooting and technical support where problems arise.
A skilled network administrator is well-versed in a back-end programming language (MySQL, PHP, e.g.), which allows them to program new software and applications designed to handle large amounts of a business’s data. Other times, admins can provide support to employees through user training, helping them understand how to use network features in their job.
- Works with computers for programming, writing software, data entry, and information processing
- Monitoring changes in systems over time
- Collect and draw insights from data to optimise performance
- Oversee digital security
- Providing troubleshooting where problems emerge
- Upgrading and installing network nodes, databases, servers, and applications
- Oversee local area network and wide area network
- Manage and maintain procedures and documentation required for maintaining networks, diagnosis for faults, and overall network maintenance instructions
- Help train employees on how to use systems
- Experience using Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server Manager Studio
- Critical thinking/ problem solving
- Strong programming skills
- Ability to create network diagrams and documentation for design and planning network communication systems.
- Good analytical skills
- Ability to quickly learn technologies and products using documentation and internet resources.
- Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to visualise solutions
- Good communication skills
- Good time management
Network Administrators are less vital to a wide variety of industries. You can often find them working with:
- Financial Businesses
- Government Agencies
- Educational Centres (i.e. schools, universities)
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Generally, you require a nationally recognised qualification to be employed as a Network Administrator in Australia. Common qualifications include:
What our trainer has to say
“Network administrators play a vital role in ensuring that organisations can function properly. They are the backbone of any business, keeping everything running behind the scenes. Without network administrators, businesses would be in trouble. These skilled professionals play a vital role in keeping organisations running smoothly.”