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Working As A Senior Data Center Technician

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

  • Repetitive

  • $77,810

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Data Center Technician 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 Senior Data Center Technician

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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Average Length of Employment
Top Employers Before
Technician 6.9%
Top Employers After
Resident 3.8%

Senior Data Center Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

85.6%

Female

13.3%

Unknown

1.1%
Ethnicity

White

74.3%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Asian

9.2%

Unknown

1.1%

Black or African American

0.3%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0%

Senior Data Center Technician Education

Schools

Pace University - New York

9.1%

The Academy

9.1%

Missouri State University

4.5%

La Sierra University

4.5%

Community College of the Air Force

4.5%

Purdue University

4.5%

William Rainey Harper College

4.5%

Ferris State University

4.5%

Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)

4.5%

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

4.5%

University of Northern Colorado

4.5%

William Paterson University of New Jersey

4.5%

Iowa Lakes Community College

4.5%

Schoolcraft College

4.5%

Central New Mexico Community College

4.5%

Clemson University

4.5%

York Technical College

4.5%

Monmouth University

4.5%

Coastal Carolina University

4.5%

State University of New York College at New Paltz

4.5%
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Majors

Business

15.4%

Information Technology

13.5%

Computer Information Systems

7.7%

Computer Systems Security

7.7%

Management

5.8%

Computer Science

5.8%

Computer Engineering

5.8%

Electrical Engineering

5.8%

Biology

3.8%

Computer Technical Support

3.8%

Law

3.8%

Computer Networking

3.8%

Project Management

3.8%

International Business

1.9%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.9%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.9%

Pharmacy

1.9%

Graphic Communications

1.9%

Finance

1.9%

Heating And Air Conditioning

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.9%

Other

25.4%

Masters

14.3%

Associate

14.3%

Doctorate

4.8%

Certificate

3.2%

Diploma

3.2%
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Top Skills for A Senior Data Center Technician

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Top Senior Data Center Technician Skills

  1. Server Hardware
  2. Data Storage
  3. Backups
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Lead the installation of network and server hardware including structured wiring to support IT operations.
  • Performed data storage and tape management and provided system restoration of data files and servers.
  • Verify successful of daily backups; restarting or modifying backups as needed.
  • Make, test, and install copper, fiber, coax, cables.
  • Deployed and configured Windows, Linux, and OS X server operating systems.

Top Senior Data Center Technician Employers