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Working As A Senior Telecommunications Consultant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $100,240

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Telecommunications Consultant Do

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers. Network architects must have extensive knowledge of an organization’s business plan to design a network that can help the organization achieve its goals.

Duties

Computer network architects typically do the following:

  • Create plans and layouts for data communication networks
  • Present plans to management and explain why they are in the organization’s best interest to pursue them
  • Consider information security when designing networks
  • Upgrade hardware, such as routers or adaptors, and software, such as network drivers, as needed to support computer networks
  • Research new networking technologies to determine what would best support their organization in the future

Computer network architects, or network engineers, often work with their organization’s chief technology officer (CTO) to predict where the organization will most need new networks. They spend most of their time planning these new networks. Some computer network architects work with engineers such as computer hardware engineers who help build the network a network architect has designed. Network architects are often experienced staff and have 5 to 10 years of experience working in network administration or with other information technology (IT) systems.

Computer network architects also create models to predict future network needs by analyzing current data traffic and estimating how growth will affect the network. They also keep up to date on new hardware and software technology and test how it can improve network performance. In addition, computer network architects have to keep security in mind and when network vulnerabilities arise, implement security patches or other countermeasures.

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How To Become A Senior Telecommunications Consultant

Most computer network architects have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field and experience in a related occupation, such as network and computer systems administrators.

Education

Computer network architects usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related field. Degree programs in a computer-related field give network architects hands-on laboratory work in classes such as network security or database design. These programs prepare network architects to be able to work with the wide array of technologies used in networks.

Employers of network architects sometimes prefer applicants to have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. MBA programs generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Network architects generally need to have at least 5 to 10 years of experience working with information technology (IT) systems. They often have experience as a network and computer system administrator but also may come from other computer-related occupations such as database administrator or computer systems analyst.

Certification

Certification programs are generally offered by product vendors or software firms. Vendor-specific certification verifies a set of skills to ensure network architects are able to work in specific networking environments. Companies may require their network architects to be certified in the products they use.

Advancement

Some network architects advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer network architects have to examine data networks and decide how to best connect the networks based on the needs and resources of the organization.

Detail oriented. Computer network architects create comprehensive plans of the networks they are creating with precise information describing how the network parts will work together.

Interpersonal skills. These workers must be able to work with different types of employees to successfully design and implement computer and information networks.

Leadership skills. Many computer network architects direct teams of engineers who build the networks they have designed, such as computer hardware engineers.

Organizational skills. Computer network architects who work for large firms must coordinate many different types of communication networks and make sure they work well together.

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Senior Telecommunications Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

61.4%

Female

35.6%

Unknown

3.0%
Ethnicity

White

78.5%

Hispanic or Latino

13.8%

Asian

5.8%

Unknown

1.1%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

Carrier

33.3%

Senior Telecommunications Consultant Education

Schools

University of Maryland - University College

11.1%

University of Nevada - Reno

7.4%

Columbus State Community College

7.4%

San Jose State University

7.4%

Grand Canyon University

7.4%

State University of New York Albany

7.4%

Missouri State University

3.7%

Southwestern University

3.7%

Lexington Community College

3.7%

Community College of the Air Force

3.7%

New York University

3.7%

Wayne State College

3.7%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.7%

Troy University

3.7%

University of Oklahoma

3.7%

College of Lake County

3.7%

Walden University

3.7%

Liberty University

3.7%

Drexel University

3.7%

University of Texas at Austin

3.7%
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Majors

Business

22.6%

Computer Information Systems

7.5%

Electrical Engineering

7.5%

Computer Science

5.7%

Computer Networking

5.7%

Law Enforcement

5.7%

Sociology

3.8%

Psychology

3.8%

Intelligence Operations

3.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.8%

Medical Assisting Services

3.8%

Human Resources Management

3.8%

Economics

3.8%

Operations Management

3.8%

Criminal Justice

3.8%

Liberal Arts

3.8%

Science, Technology, And Society

1.9%

International Business

1.9%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.9%

Medical Technician

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

36.3%

Bachelors

25.0%

Masters

17.5%

Certificate

7.5%

Doctorate

7.5%

Associate

6.3%
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Top Skills for A Senior Telecommunications Consultant

Non-EmergencyCallsLawEnforcementVoipAssistanceDataNetworkNcicCADPBXCustomerServiceAvayaS87Xx/S83XxInternetPoliceOfficersIgx/NortelEMSProjectManagementFrameRelaySaleManagementSystemSuperviseE911

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Top Senior Telecommunications Consultant Skills

  1. Non-Emergency Calls
  2. Law Enforcement
  3. Voip
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prioritize and process emergency and non-emergency calls.
  • Dispatch Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and other emergency personnel for Lenoir and Jones Counties.
  • Implemented Cisco VoIP and Video conferencing.
  • Managed a data network for 250+ remote locations including the installation of 73 sites in less than 12 weeks.
  • Check entries made into the NCIC system.

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