Network Administrator

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Network administrators provide operational support for and management of computer networks to ensure they run efficiently.  The IT networks can range from internet and private networks to large communications networks. 

A network administrator’s tasks include:

  • installing, configuring and maintaining PCs, networking equipment and network operating systems
  • monitoring and configuring networks to optimise performance and resolve faults
  • undertaking recovery action in the event of a system failure
  • establishing and controlling system access and security levels
  • providing training and support for system software
  • implementing and co-ordinating housekeeping procedures, including system back-ups, setting up user accounts, monitoring file access etc
  • planning and implementing maintenance and upgrades for system software and hardware
  • maintaining peripheral devices connected to the network such as printers and scanners