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Working As A Senior Network 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

  • $129,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Network 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 Network 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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Senior Network Technician Career Paths

Senior Network Technician
Senior Network Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Administrator Senior System Administrator Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Administrator Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Administrator Network Manager Senior Project Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Manager Production Manager Engineering Manager
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Senior Project Manager Director Of Technology And Services
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Production Supervisor Quality Assurance Supervisor
Systems Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Technical Team Lead Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Team Manager Technical Support Manager
Data Center Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Network Manager
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Network Manager Information Technology Operations Manager
Service Desk Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manager Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Operations Director Director, Technical Operations
Director Of Information Technology Security
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer Senior Technical Consultant
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Analyst Senior Business Analyst Information Technology Senior Analyst
Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Network Supervisor 3.6 years
Network Technician 3.2 years
NOC Technician 2.1 years
Top Careers Before Senior Network Technician
Technician 5.0%
Supervisor 2.3%
Top Careers After Senior Network Technician
Consultant 5.4%
Technician 3.9%
Manager 3.2%
Engineer 2.3%

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Top Skills for A Senior Network Technician

  1. Windows XP
  2. Hardware Issues
  3. Routers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed an essential role in the implementation and migration process of the network from Windows XP to Windows 7.
  • Provided user support for all hardware issues within the ARADS network.
  • Managed over 1,400 continuously operating routers, circuits and sites providing connectivity for critical government agencies.
  • Developed unattended, standard desktop image for Microsoft Windows workstations utilizing Microsoft SMS packages.
  • Install, turn-up and maintain all analog, digital, and optical devices, at all hub sites and remote sites.

Senior Network Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

78.3%

Female

15.3%

Unknown

6.4%
Ethnicity

White

61.0%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

8.0%

Unknown

4.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

36.8%

Carrier

15.8%

Greek

10.5%

Portuguese

5.3%

Vietnamese

5.3%

German

5.3%

Albanian

5.3%

French

5.3%

Polish

5.3%

Italian

5.3%
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Senior Network Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.4%

University of Maryland - University College

8.3%

Strayer University

7.6%

Western Governors University

6.9%

Community College of the Air Force

6.3%

Kaplan University

5.6%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

4.9%

American InterContinental University

4.9%

George Mason University

4.9%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

4.2%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.5%

Capella University

3.5%

Northeastern University

3.5%

Pace University - New York

2.8%

North Carolina State University

2.8%

Pennsylvania State University

2.8%

Grantham University

2.8%

Colorado Technical University

2.8%

Champlain College

2.8%

New York University

2.1%
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Majors

Business

13.1%

Information Technology

13.1%

Computer Information Systems

12.3%

Computer Science

11.4%

Electrical Engineering

9.8%

Computer Networking

9.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.8%

Management

3.2%

Information Systems

2.7%

Computer Technical Support

2.5%

Computer Systems Security

2.3%

Criminal Justice

2.2%

Management Information Systems

2.0%

General Studies

1.8%

Nursing

1.8%

Education

1.8%

Project Management

1.5%

Communication

1.5%

Psychology

1.5%

Finance

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

33.6%

Other

24.9%

Associate

19.3%

Masters

13.9%

Certificate

5.2%

Diploma

2.3%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.1%
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