What does a Network Technician do?
Network technicians implement, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair network and computer systems. They install and setup internet connections and establish different types of networks and connect them. Network technicians troubleshoot computer software and hardware issues, perform scheduled updates, and make repairs when necessary. They provide clients and end-users with technical support through various communication lines, including phones and secure networks against cyberattacks, by installing anti-virus software and updating it regularly.
Network technicians educate and train employees on the multiple facets of a company's network and consult with senior management about possible causes and solutions with network problems. They stay informed about the latest developments and select the best equipment and programs for a company, or request new equipment if the equipment in use becomes unreliable. Network technicians need at least a bachelor's degree in information systems, computer engineering, related fields, and industry-specific certification, including a Cisco Certified Network Associate.
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When working as a network technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are .NET, Excellent Communication, Configuration, EIGRP and Windows Server 2012.
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The most common qualifications to become a network technician is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.