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Working As A Network Systems Specialist

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

  • Repetitive

  • $60,893

    Average Salary

What Does A Network Systems Specialist 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 A Network Systems Specialist

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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Network Systems Specialist Career Paths

Network Systems Specialist
Senior Systems Engineer Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Director Technical Project Manager Senior Information Technology Manager
Director Of Information Services
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Adjunct Instructor Information Technology Manager
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Information Technology Administrator Network Manager
Director, Network Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Network Technician Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Network Engineer Information Technology Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Network Administrator Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Support Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Network Manager Network Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Network Administrator Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Information Technology Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Director Architect Technical Manager
Technical Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Network Technician Network Administrator Information Technology Director
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Network Technician 3.1 years
Network Operator 3.0 years
Network Associate 2.7 years
Network Consultant 2.3 years
Network Assistant 1.8 years
Network Internship 0.6 years
Top Careers Before Network Systems Specialist
Technician 2.8%
Programmer 2.8%
Top Careers After Network Systems Specialist
Consultant 5.0%

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Network Systems Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

87.4%

Female

10.3%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.9%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

8.7%

Unknown

4.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.7%

Portuguese

16.7%

German

8.3%

French

8.3%

Carrier

8.3%

Cheyenne

8.3%

Korean

8.3%
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Network Systems Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.5%

Capella University

8.6%

Strayer University

6.9%

Pennsylvania State University

6.9%

Syracuse University

5.2%

Community College of the Air Force

5.2%

Mountain View College

5.2%

Alabama State University

5.2%

Santa Fe Community College

3.4%

Western Governors University

3.4%

Grantham University

3.4%

New York University

3.4%

University of Northern Iowa

3.4%

American University

3.4%

University of Central Oklahoma

3.4%

The Chubb Institute-Westbury

3.4%

Georgia State University

3.4%

Park University

3.4%

Middle Georgia Technical College

3.4%

Mohawk Valley Community College

3.4%
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Majors

Computer Information Systems

15.2%

Business

11.3%

Computer Science

10.3%

Electrical Engineering

8.8%

Information Technology

8.8%

Computer Networking

7.4%

Communication

4.9%

Information Systems

4.4%

Management Information Systems

3.9%

Computer Systems Security

3.9%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.4%

Computer Engineering

2.9%

Computer Technical Support

2.5%

Management

2.0%

Information Sciences

2.0%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.0%

Accounting

2.0%

Liberal Arts

1.5%

Biology

1.5%

Physics

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

35.8%

Other

28.0%

Associate

17.2%

Masters

13.4%

Certificate

3.7%

Diploma

1.5%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Real Network Systems Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Network System Engineer Specialist Diversant LLC Pennington, NJ Dec 26, 2016 $135,655 -
$156,525
Network Systems Specialist Principal Conexant Systems, Inc. Newport Beach, CA Jan 26, 2012 $104,000
Network Systems Specialist II Siemens PLM Software Inc. Grand Prairie, TX Nov 18, 2011 $88,000
Network Systems Specialist II Siemens PLM Software Inc. Dublin, OH Jun 13, 2011 $88,000
Network Systems Specialist II Siemens PLM Software Inc. Milford, OH Jun 14, 2014 $82,950 -
$95,000
Network Systems Specialist Corona-Norco Unified School District Norco, CA Aug 15, 2016 $82,680
Network Systems Specialist Zero2LLC Ridgefield, NJ Oct 16, 2015 $73,674
Network System Specialist Corona-Norco Unified School District Norco, CA Feb 15, 2015 $73,671
Supervisor Network Systems Specialist Corona-Norco Unified School District Norco, CA Mar 18, 2015 $73,671
Network Systems Specialist Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo, NY Sep 14, 2012 $70,703
Network System Specialist Eidos Energy Inc. Irvine, CA Feb 20, 2015 $69,372
Network & Data System Specialist EMAX Solution, Inc. San Gabriel, CA Jul 03, 2012 $67,018
Network System Specialist Eidos Energy Inc. Irvine, CA Feb 20, 2015 $64,050
Network Systems Specialist Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo, NY Sep 14, 2009 $63,822
Network/Desktop Systems Specialist McKesson Corporation Livonia, MI Aug 15, 2012 $62,566 -
$78,200
Network System Specialist Corona-Norco Unified School District Norco, CA Sep 01, 2014 $61,713
System Specialist-Networking Blueline Software Services, Inc. Iselin, NJ Sep 10, 2014 $60,000
Network Systems Specialist Zero2, LLC Ridgefield, NJ May 16, 2013 $58,728
Network System Specialist Eidos Energy Inc. Irvine, CA Feb 20, 2015 $57,956
Network Systems Specialist H Mart Edison LLC Edison, NJ Sep 16, 2014 $56,620
Network Analyst/Systems Specialist Xyken, LLC. Vienna, VA Aug 15, 2016 $53,427

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Top Skills for A Network Systems Specialist

  1. Customer Service
  2. Network Hardware
  3. Windows XP
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  • Recognized as a Customer Service Superstar for internal Technical Support.
  • Configured, optimized, administered, and troubleshot microcomputer network hardware and operating system software using Marine Corps standard network administration.
  • Support and maintain Microsoft Operating Systems, Windows 7, Windows XP, Microsoft 2003, 2007 and 2010.
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 over in a larger scale intranet holding more than 15,000 various routers and switches.
  • Developed and enhanced monitoring protocols which removed PC viruses from multiple SBNE branches eliminating email and productivity risks.

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