Computer Network Architects


Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
Also called: Network Analyst, Network and Security Engineer, Network Consultant, Solutions Architect

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Communications
  • telecommunications
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Web platform development software
  • Apache Tomcat
  • JavaScript
    Network monitoring software
  • Nagios
  • Wireshark
    Development environment software
  • Eclipse IDE
  • Ruby

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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