The role of a network administrator can vary significantly depending on an organization’s size, location, and line of business; however, for most companies, the network administrator has historically only been noticed when the network goes down and employees can't access the applications they need to do their jobs.
Over the last few years, however, there has been a growing awareness that the network is central to the success of the organization. At the same time, the role of the network administrator is changing, and there are additional attributes they should possess in order to be successful going forward. Business objectives are changing, too, and there now is a greater link between network management and the organization’s ability to achieve their objectives.
As with many technical roles, network administrators require a breadth of knowledge that vary depending on the employee level:
- Entry Level
- Administrator Level
- Professional Level
Network Management covers a wide area, and includes the two following key components:
- Security: Ensuring that the network is protected from unauthorized users.
- Performance/Reliability: Eliminating bottlenecks in the network.
See below for the tailored learning solutions New Horizons can provide to address your network administration needs.
With Entry-level Network training from New Horizons, you can learn to maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations. Also plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.
With Administrator-level Network training from New Horizons, you can learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats.
With Professional-level Network training from New Horizons, you can learn the troubleshooting tools and methodologies that are used to identify and resolve issues in complex enterprise networks and isolate and fix the network issues that your company is facing.