Computer Network Support Specialists
On the Job
Computer Network Support Specialists test, troubleshoot, and maintain network systems, such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), internet systems, and other networks. They perform maintenance to make sure the network is working properly.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Configure computer networks.
- Create electronic data backup to prevent loss of information.
- Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
- Install computer hardware.
- Install computer software.
- Resolve computer network problems.
- Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
- Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
- Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.
- Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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