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Working As An Infrastructure Consultant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $81,572

    Average Salary

What Does An Infrastructure Consultant Do

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Duties

Network and computer systems administrators typically do the following:

  • Determine an organization’s network and computer system needs before setting one up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Collect data in order to evaluate and optimize network or system performance
  • Add users to a network and assign and update security permissions on the network
  • Train users in the proper use of hardware and software
  • Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that one exists

Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

In some cases, administrators help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network. Some administrators provide technical support to computer users, and they also may supervise computer support specialists who help solve users’ problems.

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How To Become An Infrastructure Consultant

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.

Education

Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.

Advancement

Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

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Infrastructure Consultant Career Paths

Infrastructure Consultant
Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Senior Manager Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Program Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Infrastructure Architect Infrastructure Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Director
Director, Technical Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Architect Systems Administrator Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Management Consultant Information Technology Consultant
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Architect Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Contractor/Consultant Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Infrastructure Architect Lead Architect Technical Project Manager
Technical Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Server Engineer 2.5 years
Vmware Consultant 1.9 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 8.5%
Top Employers After
Consultant 15.8%
Architect 4.0%
Engineer 3.6%

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Infrastructure Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

90.4%

Female

8.4%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

50.8%

Asian

15.3%

Hispanic or Latino

14.5%

Black or African American

10.4%

Unknown

9.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.8%

German

12.5%

Japanese

12.5%

French

12.5%

Vietnamese

6.3%

Carrier

6.3%

Cheyenne

6.3%
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Infrastructure Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.1%

Strayer University

9.4%

Western Governors University

6.3%

Pennsylvania State University

6.3%

Johns Hopkins University

4.7%

Towson University

4.7%

University of Houston

4.7%

University of North Texas

4.7%

Colorado Technical University

4.7%

George Washington University

4.7%

Purdue University

4.7%

University of Mississippi

4.7%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

4.7%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

3.1%

Boston University

3.1%

State University of New York Albany

3.1%

Dominican University of California

3.1%

Wayne State University

3.1%

Northern Kentucky University

3.1%

University of Idaho

3.1%
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Majors

Computer Science

16.1%

Business

13.8%

Information Technology

12.4%

Computer Information Systems

9.2%

Electrical Engineering

6.9%

Computer Networking

4.1%

Computer Engineering

4.1%

Information Systems

3.7%

Management

3.2%

Management Information Systems

3.2%

Finance

3.2%

Mechanical Engineering

3.2%

Project Management

2.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.3%

Communication

2.3%

Civil Engineering

2.3%

Psychology

1.8%

Computer Systems Security

1.8%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.8%

Criminal Justice

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.9%

Other

21.0%

Masters

19.0%

Associate

8.6%

Certificate

4.8%

Diploma

2.5%

Doctorate

2.2%
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Real Infrastructure Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Infrastructure Consulting Consultant Accenture LLP Berlin, NJ Aug 10, 2015 $115,000
Infrastructure Consulting Consultant Accenture LLP Berlin, NJ Dec 19, 2015 $115,000
Infrastructure Consulting Consultant Accenture LLP NJ Dec 19, 2015 $115,000
Infrastructure Consulting Consultant Accenture LLP Florham Park, NJ Dec 19, 2015 $115,000
Infrastructure Consulting Consultant Accenture LLP Middletown, NJ Dec 19, 2015 $115,000
Technical Infrastructure Consultant OLR America, Inc. Minneapolis, MN Jan 09, 2016 $115,000
Infrastructure Consulting Consultant Accenture LLP Raritan, NJ Aug 10, 2015 $115,000
Infrastructure Consultant 4 Capgemini America Inc. Greenland, NH Jun 30, 2016 $112,029 -
$200,000
Infrastructure Consultant 3 Capgemini America Inc. Stamford, CT Jun 29, 2016 $108,035 -
$200,000
Infrastructure Consultant 3 Capgemini America Inc. Stamford, CT Jun 30, 2016 $108,035 -
$200,000
Infrastructure Consultant 3 Capgemini America Inc. Philadelphia, PA Jun 30, 2016 $107,000 -
$200,000
Infrastructure Consultant 3 Capgemini America Inc. Philadelphia, PA Jun 29, 2016 $107,000 -
$200,000
Infrastructure Consultant 3 Capgemini America Inc. Lake Mary, FL Mar 08, 2016 $81,800
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US-Practitioner Infosys Limited Stamford, CT Jan 09, 2016 $81,780
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US Infosys Limited Collegeville, PA Jul 08, 2016 $81,488
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US Infosys Limited Collegeville, PA Aug 08, 2016 $81,488
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US Infosys Limited Philadelphia, PA Dec 08, 2016 $81,488
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US Infosys Limited Jersey City, NJ Aug 01, 2015 $81,480
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US Infosys Limited New York, NY Aug 04, 2015 $81,480
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US Infosys Limited Tampa, FL Oct 07, 2016 $75,603
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US Infosys Limited Cincinnati, OH Nov 25, 2016 $75,603
Infrastructure Consultant Capgemini America Inc. Fort Collins, CO Mar 09, 2016 $75,600
Infrastructure Consultant Capgemini America Inc. Fort Collins, CO Feb 09, 2016 $75,600
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US Infosys Limited Oak Brook, IL Dec 08, 2016 $75,586
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US Infosys Limited Charlotte, NC Jul 21, 2016 $75,577
Consultant-Infrastructure Management-US Infosys Limited Issaquah, WA Aug 13, 2016 $75,525

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Top Skills for An Infrastructure Consultant

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  1. Windows XP
  2. Active Directory
  3. Computer
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  • Supported Microsoft products Windows XP, Vista, Office 2003 and 2007.
  • Verify that any domain account assigned as a local administrator was not disabled in active directory.
  • Provide Daily Operational Leadership for GE in area of business to business computer information technology systems.
  • Monitor the available storage capacity of devices to mitigate issues with oversubscribing.
  • Designed Disaster Recovery/business continuity plans.

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  3. District of Columbia
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