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Network Administrator

Also known as Network Specialist, Network Support.

Installs and maintains hardware and software, documents diagnosis and resolution of faults, manages user passwords, security and inventory documentation, ensures the efficient performance of servers, printers and personal computers, and attends to other operational tasks. May also perform tasks such as help desk support and user training.


Tasks Include:


  • analysing, developing, interpreting and evaluating complex system design and architecture specifications, data models and diagrams in the development, configuration and integration of computer systems
  • researching, analysing, evaluating and monitoring network infrastructure to ensure networks are configured to operate at optimal performance
  • assessing and recommending improvements to network operations and integrated hardware, software, communications and operating systems
  • providing specialist skills in supporting and troubleshooting network problems and emergencies
  • installing, configuring, testing, maintaining and administering new and upgraded networks, software database applications, servers and workstations
  • providing network programming in support of specific business needs and requirements
  • preparing and maintaining procedures and documentation for network inventory, and recording diagnosis and resolution of network faults, enhancements and modifications to networks, and maintenance instructions
Specialisations
  • LAN Administrator
Job prospects for Computer Network Professionals in Victoria

Occupations in the Computer Network Professionals group include Computer Network and Systems Engineer, Network Administrator and Network Analyst.

Employment prospects
There are currently 8,400 Computer Network Professionals in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$2,043.70

Hourly earnings
$54.00

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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