Network and Computer Systems Administrators Job Description video

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I-T spells a lot more than “it,” these days. Because I.T. stands for Information Technology, among the fastest growing industries not only in America, but around the world. One of the key players in the field of I.T. is the network administrator. He or she may work in a busy office…alone at home, commuting electronically to multiple clients…or somewhere in between. Network administrators are responsible for the increasingly important inter-dependence of computers. An organization might have a “LAN,” or Local Area Network, or a “WAN,” a wide area or network of work groups. Designing, installing and supporting them is the network administrator’s job. So is maintaining network segments, or an Internet system, with which an organization relates to computers outside its own closed world. It might seem like you need a course in computer science even to explain these jobs, much less do them! Certainly a network administrator’s position often requires computer science training, either at a college or a technical school. This is a field where intelligence and ability cuts through tradition, however, so some independents break through the ranks without formal training. Network administrators and the related occupations, computer scientists and computer engineers, enjoy a wide range of opportunities as this field continues to expand into all types of businesses, government agencies and academic research.

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