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Everything You Need To Know About Becoming A Network Engineer

The tech industry is very big and accommodates people with different interests and this includes the exciting opportunities that one might be exposed to when pursuing a career as a network engineer. Join us as we review this career path and give you some tips on how to get started.

Source:

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/careers/what-does-a-network-engineer-do

What is a network engineer?

It's someone that is responsible for the normal functioning of an organizations network. This includes performing maintenances, getting rid of vulnerabilities and installing the latest software. We are living in a time where our lives revolve around online activity, that's why it's important for every company to have someone on standby to deal with network outages.

What are their responsibilities

As aforementioned, this jobs is strongly vested around overseeing computer networks. We have outlined some of their key responsibilities below:

Configuration: Part of their job includes installing network devices like routers, switches, serves and fiber networks.

Maintenance: If any of the equipment breaks down and needs to be fixed, they will attend to those problems making use of standard troubleshooting procedures.

Security: We are surrounded by a lot of cyber attacks that happen due to the slightest vulnerabilities. As a network engineer you must install programs such as anti-virus software or firewalls in order to protect the system from harms way.

Network Engineer specialties

For people that would only like to narrow down their focus to a particular field, there are specialization areas which you can choose from and this includes:

— Security specialist

— Wireless network engineer

— Cloud Networking architect

— Voice over internet protocol

How to get started

Just like any careers, you need to undergo certain steps that are eventually going to lead you to where you want to get. You need to have an extensive knowledge about computer programing languages and cybersecurity. Enquire with an institution near to find out if there are any courses in this field.

— Programming with (Javascript, Ruby)

— Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

— Linux Essentials

— CompTIA A+

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